Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cups: A breakfast that is full of hearty grains, fiber, protein–but tastes just like an ooey, gooey cinnamon roll. This is one breakfast treat that will make eating healthy a dream come true and comes complete with finger-licking icing! Well, the holidays are over and it is time to DETOX.
Are you all with me? Yep. However, it is so hard to go cold turkey for most. My kids pout and complain about NOT having cookies for breakfast and hot cocoa every day–that is what we get for visiting grandparents for 2 weeks. Thanks a lot Mom and Dad! LOL!
For me to be successful in getting my family back on track, I take something rich and decadent, like a cinnamon roll, and remake it into a healthy, hearty, but still tasty recipe. Hence, these Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cups.All the flavors of a decadent cinnamon roll baked into healthy and hearty steel cut oats. The oats pack fiber and whole grains and they are baked with eggs, milk, and Greek yogurt for a hefty dose of protein to power you through the day. And the cinnamon that is baked throughout this dish has been proven to help keep your blood sugar stable. Pretty Healthy, right?! Yes, indeed.But not only is the dish completely healthy and a great way to start any day, but it is so tasty, you will think you are NOT eating healthy. The dish is swimming with rich cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and maple syrup. The oatmeal is sweet enough to make you feel naughty, but being made with all natural sweeteners, you are certainly being nice to your body!
My kids took one bite, and said it was one of the best breakfasts ever! And this was AFTER eating french toast, pancakes, and sweets for breakfast for two weeks straight. If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will!!
Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cups
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups milk = 1 tablespoon milk divided
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
- 2 eggs whisked
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup + 1 tablespoon divided
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 6 1-cup ramekins.
Mix together oats, 2 cups milk, yogurt, eggs, spices, and 1/3 cup maple syrup. Divide evenly between each ramekin (slightly over 1/2 cup mixture).
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set up.
Mix together cream cheese with reserved tablespoon milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Place into pastry bag or plastic sandwich bag with snipped corner and swirl topping on each ramekin (or just dollop on with a spoon!)
Alternatively, you can bake the entire mixture in a 2 quart dish for 50 minutes.
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