Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal:Baked Oatmeal that is full of hearty grains, fiber, protein has been flavored to be reminiscent of an ooey, gooey cinnamon roll. This Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal comes complete with a 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 Neiman Marcus Cookies for breakfast and Peppermint 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
This Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal has all the flavors of a decadent cinnamon roll baked into healthy and hearty steel cut oats.
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!
My kids took one bite, and said Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal was one of the best breakfasts ever! And this was AFTER eating french toast, pancakes, and sweets for breakfast for two weeks straight.
Ingredients in Baked Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Steel Cut Oats–for fiber and whole grains
- Eggs–help make this baked oatmeal have the consistency of cake and provide protein and lutein
- Milk–use any type of milk you desire, which adds calcium.
- Greek yogurt for a hefty dose of protein and more protein.
- Cinnamon–proven to help keep your blood sugar stable.
- The Icing–the icing on this baked cinnamon oatmeal is really what turns it into cinnamon roll oatmeal. It is decadent and fun, but completely optional.
Pretty Healthy, right?! Yes, indeed.
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.
More Delicious Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes
- Overnight Strawberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Slow Cooker Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Baked Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe
Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cups
Individual servings of cinnamon flavored oatmeal baked and then topped with a cream cheese icing.
- 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
For the Oatmeal
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).
Alternatively, you can bake the entire mixture in a 2 quart dish for 50 minutes.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set up.
For the Cream Cheese Swirl
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!)