Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Recipe

cinnamon roll oatmeal
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 293
Fat 4g
Carbs 50g
Protein 15g
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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.
Total Time 10 min
Prep 0 min, Cook 10 min
Servings 2 (1 cup each)

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

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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups skim milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon skim milk or milk of choice

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 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 maple syrup. Divide oatmeal into two bowls.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, maple syrup, and 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 cut your cooking time slightly.

This recipe works well with any milk or milk substitute. Dairy milk will provide the most protein, while sweetened plant milks will add more sugar.

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

Cooking and Serving Tips

Be careful not to heat milk over too high of heat to prevent curdling or scorching. As soon as you add the oats, turn heat to low to prevent boiling over.

Serve oatmeal with a piece of fruit for a rounded out breakfast.

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