This healthy cinnamon roll baked oatmeal is a tasty twist on a classic breakfast favorite. This delicious breakfast combines the wholesome goodness of oats with irresistible sweet cinnamon flavor!

cinnamon roll oatmeal

If you love cinnamon rolls, you have to try this cinnamon roll baked oatmeal! It’s so easy to make. In fact, you can mix everything right in the baking dish so the cleanup is easy! Plus, this recipe reheats well, so it’s great to make at the start of the week and enjoy all week long! Even my toddler loves this recipe, so I’ve been making it repeatedly at our house. I made this recipe with almond milk and chia seeds to keep it vegan, but you can use milk and eggs if you prefer.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  1. Rolled oats– Rolled oats are the base of the dish, providing a hearty and wholesome texture. Use certified gluten-free oats if you have an allergy. Do not substitute steel-cut oats as they cook differently. If you’re looking for a recipe with steel-cut oats, try my baked steel cut oats instead.
  2. Baking powder– This adds a leavening agent to help the oatmeal rise and achieve a softer texture.
  3. Chia seeds or ground flax seeds– These act as a binding agent and contribute to the texture of the baked oatmeal. You can substitute the chia seeds or flax seeds with two eggs.
  4. Vanilla– A splash of vanilla extract adds a sweet and aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  5. Salt- A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor by balancing sweetness and adding depth.
  6. Cinnamon- Ground cinnamon adds the characteristic flavor associated with cinnamon rolls.
  7. Maple syrup- Adds natural sweetness to the dish. Honey or agave syrup can be used as alternatives.
  8. Almond milk– This helps to create a creamy texture. Any milk of your choice — such as cow’s milk, soy milk, or oat milk — can be used as a substitute. If you want to add more protein to this recipe, use soy milk.
  9. Powdered sugar– I added a little “frosting” to make this taste even more like a cinnamon roll. You can skip it if you want to reduce the sugar.

How to Make Baked Oatmeal

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to 5 days. This can also be frozen. I recommend storing in individual portions so they’re easy to grab and go in the morning. To reheat, place a slice on a microwave-safe plate and reheat at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until heated.

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal (6 of 5)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is oatmeal healthy? Yes! Oats are a whole grain and they’re a good source of fiber. They’re an easy and affordable ingredient that is perfect for breakfast.
  • Are oats gluten-free? Oats do not contain gluten, but you should use certified gluten-free oats, if you have an allergy.
  • Can I use something else instead of chia seeds or flax seeds? Yes. You can use two eggs in place of the chia/flax seeds.
  • Can I add protein? I recommend using soymilk instead of almond milk if you want to add a little extra protein.

More Oatmeal Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try my vegan blueberry oatmeal recipe. If you want your oatmeal to taste like cake, try my blended baked oats recipes like this Biscoff baked oatmeal or these raspberry baked oats. It’s a little extra work but they’re so delicious.

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Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal (6 of 5)

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This healthy cinnamon roll baked oatmeal is a tasty twist on a classic breakfast favorite. This delicious breakfast combines the wholesome goodness of oats with irresistible sweet cinnamon flavor!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Spray an 8×8 baking dish or a 10″ pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the baking dish, combine the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and chia seeds. Stir until combined.
  • Add the vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir until well combined.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until brown on the edges.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before adding the frosting.

  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and one tablespoon of almond milk. Drizzle the frosting on top of the oatmeal.
  • Cut into 6 pieces and enjoy.

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