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Cinnamon Oatmeal

Cinnamon oatmeal is full of cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. It’s topped with a sweet icing drizzle and tastes just like a fresh baked cinnamon roll. It’s the perfect breakfast treat!

We are huge fans of homemade cinnamon rolls! Aren’t most people? While the thought of eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast everyday sounds like paradise, it’s not exactly feasible or healthy.

That’s what makes cinnamon oatmeal one of my favorite breakfast dishes. It’s the perfect blend of spices and sweetness with all the flavors of a cinnamon roll. I can’t think of a more satisfying way to start your day. You’ve got to try this recipe!

Top down view of a bowl of cinnamon oatmeal.

How to Make the Perfect Cinnamon Oatmeal:

This recipe has a couple of steps, so I will separate everything out so it’s easy to follow along. How about we get started.

First, start by heating the milk in a medium saucepan. Let it heat until it just begins to boil but not a full boil.

Add the oats, and pull the pan off the heat. If the oatmeal looks a little thick, pour in some additional milk to thin it out a bit.

Top down view of ingredients for oatmeal (cinnamon, oats, milk, and brown sugar).

Next, add the cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Separate the oatmeal into two separate bowls, and set aside.

Place the powdered sugar into a small bowl and add the milk. Whisk to combine. Drizzle over the prepared oatmeal.

Top down view of cooked oatmeal in a pan.

Serve the cinnamon oatmeal immediately. Add additional milk or fresh ground cinnamon as garnish.

Two white bowls with cinnamon oatmeal.

 Cinnamon Oatmeal Tips:

  • Feel free to use quick oats to cut down on cooking times.
  • Are you watching your sugar intake? Substitute the brown sugar and icing with a sugar substitute or leave it out all together.
  • For a gluten-free option, substitute regular rolled oats for your favorite gluten-free variety.
  • Did we use too much or too little cinnamon for your tastes? Adjust the amount for your liking. This recipe is really versatile!
  • For a dairy free or vegan option, switch the milk for your favorite almond, soy, or coconut milk.

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Yield: 2 Servings

Cinnamon Oatmeal

Two white bowls with cinnamon oatmeal.

Swirls of cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla cream cheese top soft, warm oatmeal in this inviting, protein filled breakfast dish. One bite of our cinnamon oatmeal and you'll be in love.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Milk or Water, (depending on package recommendations and desired thickness)
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 - 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, (to taste)


  • 6 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk



  1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk until it just begins to boil. Add the oats and remove from heat. Add additional milk if the oatmeal is too thick.
  2. Add the brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the oatmeal into two separate bowls.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the icing over the warm oatmeal.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of ½ a cup of the cinnamon oatmeal with the icing glaze. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1.5 Cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 5gSugar: 38gProtein: 19g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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Bet Chono

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

So, I notice that all the comments say that the recipe looks delicious or yummy, but none comment on how it actually tastes.

I made the recipe above (which talks about using vanilla but doesn't list the quantity) and I found it to be too sweet and did not taste very good. To the credit of the author this could be because of my cooking abilities, but the sugar-to-oats ratio is pretty high in this recipe.

Thanks for posting this for everyone - it does, indeed, look yummy, but to my palate it didn't taste yummy.


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Good Morning Bet, it's unfortunate that you didn't find it enjoyable. With that being said, it is very sweet and meant to mimic at cinnamon roll. So, I can understand that not everyone would find it tasty. Additionally, I looked over the post and recipe card. I removed any mention of vanilla extract because there's no vanilla in the oatmeal (it used to be in the original recipe but was later removed). I apologize for the mistake, that definitely caused you (and others) some confusion. We do hope you decide to try it again some time, with less sugar. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope you have a lovely day :)

Angela Amores

Monday 16th of April 2018

This sounds absolutely amazing!! I just had my first cinnamon roll and this sounds like the healthier version. I'm going to have to make this for myself. Angela


Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Thank you, Angela! Kim and I hope you enjoy the oatmeal. Have a wonderful Tuesday :)


Monday 16th of April 2018

This looks sooo good and way better than the pouches I buy haha. Will be saving for later!


Monday 16th of April 2018

Thanks, Shannon! We like this so much better than store bought. If you get a chance to give it a try, we hope you like it!


Monday 9th of January 2017

Thanks, Rachel! I hope your daughters enjoy the oatmeal :)

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