Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

cinnamon roll oatmeal
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 2 (1 cup each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

293 calories
4g fat
50g carbs
15g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 (1 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 24g  
Includes 10g Added Sugars 20%
Protein 15g  
Vitamin D 3mcg 15%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 595mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Do you prefer a sweet breakfast over a savory one? It is possible to enjoy a sweeter breakfast while still getting a nutritious and filling one. Turn your morning oatmeal into a sweet treat with this healthy take on a cinnamon roll.

Oats offer lots of filling fiber to help keep you full and keep your heart healthy. Flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, and a Greek yogurt "frosting," this cinnamon roll oatmeal is a winning breakfast that'll also satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • 2 cups + 1 tsp skim milk or milk of choice, divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups milk to a gentle boil.

  2. Stir in oats, turn heat to low, and cook until oats have absorbed liquid, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Turn off heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla, and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Divide oatmeal into two bowls.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and 1 tsp milk. Drizzle over top of oatmeal. Serve immediately.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You can use quick oats instead of rolled oats if desired. This will reduce your cooking time slightly.

This recipe works well with any milk or milk substitute. Dairy and soy milk will provide the most protein, and unsweetened milk alternatives won't add sugar but sweetened plant milks may.

Try adding other spices, like nutmeg or ginger, for variation. Honey will also work in place of maple syrup for a natural sweetener.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • To prevent curdling or scorching, be careful not to heat milk over too high of heat. As soon as you add the oats, turn the heat to low to prevent boiling over.
  • Serve oatmeal with a piece of fruit for a rounded-out breakfast.

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By Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD, is an intuitive eating registered dietitian with a master's in clinical nutrition.