Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal: 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.
Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
All the flavors of a decadent cinnamon roll baked into healthy and hearty steel cut oats.
And as you know, I am a lover of all recipes made with 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 this cinnamon oatmeal completely healthy and a great way to start any day just like all these other easy, healthy breakfast recipes–but it is so tasty, you will think you are NOT eating healthy.
This baked oatmeal 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!
If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will!!
Tips on Cinnamon Baked Steel Cut Oats
- If you are dairy-free, you can make this Dairy-Free Cinnamon Oatmeal by using your favorite dairy-free milk such as almond milk and using dairy-free yogurt.
- The “icing” on this cinnamon roll oatmeal is not necessary, althought is is quite a fun way to make oatmeal more fun for kids.
- You can mix all the ingredients as stated and bake these cinnamon steel cut oats in a 2 quart baking dish instead of individual ramekins.
- Feel free to use melted butter in place of the coconut oil as well.
- Be sure to check out my collection of easy, healthy breakfast recipes.
If you are looking to add some fruit into your baked oatmeal, give this Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal a try from Inside Bru Life Crew. Or change it up and make Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes from Two Peas in their Pod.
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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