Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal


Who says healthy food can’t taste absolutely, amazingly delicious?  This oatmeal is incredible!  I could eat it three meals a day =).  I was so in love with the banana oatmeal that I made last week (I’ve been eating it nearly every morning since) that I decided I wanted to try more variations on oatmeal because I’m suddenly an oatmeal lover.

So, I came up with this recipe.  This oatmeal tastes just like a cinnamon roll!  The incredible things about it are, it’s much healthier, much quicker and it’s even more figure friendly =).  You get all the goodness of a cinnamon roll in 5 minutes, rather than waiting around hours for those freshly baked, labor intensive rolls.

You’ll even get a kitchen filled with the warm, reminiscent scent of cinnamon rolls.  Serve this up for your kids and it’s likely you’ll get them to eat their oatmeal everyday =).  Turn an oatmeal hater into an oatmeal lover with this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal!

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Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

It's like having dessert for breakfast! The same delicious flavors of a cinnamon roll in warm and comforting oatmeal form.

Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp molasses
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter (optional)


  • 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese , softened
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine oats, milk, water, brown sugar, cinnamon, molasses, and salt. Cook oatmeal mixture in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave, stir in optional butter and allow to cool several minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, using a fork, whisk together cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk until well blended. Drizzle or pipe icing over oatmeal (if you'd like to make the swirl as I did in the photos just make an light indentation in oatmeal with a chopstick, when it has cooled slightly, then pipe icing into indentation). Sprinkle lightly with additional cinnamon if desired. Serve warm.
  3. Additional serving suggestion: if you like chopped pecans or raisins in your cinnamon rolls feel free to sprinkle some in.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Gloria: Nice recipe! Made it this morning and anjoying now. Only problem I would like to mention is that the liquid to oats ratio is too high. Typically, I’ve always made oats at a 1:1 ratio (liquid to oats), on the stovetop. I made it the way you wrote it anyway just because I thought the microwave thing might change it, but it still ended up too liquid-y. Next time I try this I’ll probably go 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup milk, it might work with 1/3 cup each, but a half cup is definitely too much. I tried letting the oats sit and absorb for a little while but still too much liquid. Flavor is FANTASTIC though!!! And it may even just be a different microwave thing! Maybe the 1/2 cup of each liquid works for different people/situations. However I would recommend to those who try this to go with less. October 7, 2016 at 8:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Gloria! October 18, 2016 at 11:34am Reply

  • raizy: Thanks jaclyn for another great recipe! Ive been trying to get my kids to eat oatmeal for the longest time and this is the first time they actually ate it! Im also not the biggest oatmeal fan, but this was GOOD! October 29, 2013 at 7:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you got your kids to eat oatmeal :). Thanks for leaving a comment Raizy! October 30, 2013 at 3:43pm Reply

  • Renee Pierson: I just thought I would let you know that this is now my FAVORITE diet breakfast!!! I made a few changes to it like only using 1/4 cup 2% milk and 3/4 cup water and no cream cheese just powdered sugar and a little skim milk and it was EXCELLENT!!!! It all together is only 263 calories and I allow myself 300 calories a meal and this is just amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! September 28, 2013 at 7:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad to hear you were able to find a way to this fit into your diet Renee! Thanks for sharing! October 7, 2013 at 7:38pm Reply

  • jessica: I see where rob is coming from and i see where jaclyn is coming from..while there is still many calories and sugar the rolled oats I’m sure have more nutritional value than a cinn roll filled with empty carbs. Ne ways looks amazing! Il have to try it! May 4, 2013 at 7:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hope you love it Jessica! May 4, 2013 at 12:35pm Reply

      • reema: hi can u tell me exactly which oats to be used for this? August 23, 2013 at 4:54am Reply

        • Jaclyn: Either the quick or old fashioned should work. September 1, 2013 at 12:37pm Reply

  • VZ: What if you use Organic almond milk? May 2, 2013 at 10:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That should work great too! I love almond milk! May 4, 2013 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Ashley: This cinnamon roll oatmeal was awesome! I felt like I was eating a cinnamon roll! I happen to have made cream cheese frosting for cupcakes yesterday so I just spread that over the top and it melted over it! Yum! Thanks for the recipe! I may eat this every morning! March 7, 2013 at 6:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed this Oatmeal Ashley! Thanks so much for your comment! March 7, 2013 at 9:33am Reply

  • Kelly Zdrowak: This looks awesome!

    My favorite recipe that i’ve tried is this one.

    It’s a really unique flavor combination that works really well together. There are also really good healthy dessert inspired oatmeal recipes like smores and apple pie February 2, 2013 at 5:00am Reply

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