Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Recipe

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It’s such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

 

How do you Make Cinnamon Oatmeal Better?

Cinnamon oatmeal is all well and good. But have you ever tried cinnamon oatmeal that tastes like an actual cinnamon roll?

I was skeptical at first, but it’s true! By adding a swirl of cinnamon roll filling and a swirl of cinnamon roll icing to the top of the bowl of oatmeal (instead of mixing it in), you get true bite of cinnamon roll taste with every bite.

And it is SO GOOD.

Making the cinnamon swirl and the icing for the top takes a little extra effort, but it’s totally worth it.

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

 

Is it Better to Make Oatmeal with Milk or Water?

I always use water to make oatmeal, and my husband always uses milk. Technically it’s fine either way. But here’s why I prefer water for making oatmeal:

‣ Oatmeal absorbs water more easily than milk. So the oatmeal cooks quicker in water.

‣ Since it takes longer for the milk to be absorbed by the oatmeal, the milk is exposed to direct contact with heat for a longer period of time = higher risk for burned milk.

‣ Oatmeal made with milk always turns into a goopy mess.

Pro Tip: if you like the creaminess from milk in your oatmeal, simply cook the oatmeal with a little less water than you normally do and add in milk at the end. The result will be a perfectly creamy, non-goopy texture!

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

Ingredients for Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Recipe

  • steel cut oats
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar

Directions Overview

➊ Cook oats according to the directions on the package.

➋ Mix the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon to make the filling.

➌ Mix up the icing. Swirl or drizzle the filling and the icing over the cooked oats. Serve warm!

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

No need to choose between Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal when you make this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe. It's such a delicious breakfast to start your morning and definitely a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cook steel cut oats, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of cinnamon

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing

  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine and let oats cook for 5-10 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling by mixing the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Make the icing by whisking together the cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  5. Drizzle (or pipe in swirls) the filling and icing over each bowl of oatmeal. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer. Mia married into the family in 2019 and joined Keat’s Eats shortly afterwards, bringing her INCREDIBLE Italian Macarons with her.