Dec 1, 2023 by Hannah Sunderani
Indulge this holiday season in a warm bowl of cozy Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal! Sweet, creamy oats swirled with vegan cream cheese and a luxurious cinnamon butter drizzle for an easy breakfast recipe to remember. Even oatmeal skeptics love these oats!
I love getting creative with my morning oatmeal recipes, because it can be like having dessert for breakfast! After perfecting my Pumpkin Pie Oats and Apple Pie Oatmeal, I knew I wanted to find a way to create a healthier, gluten-free, every day alternative to my soft and pillowy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls.
This cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe is hitting all targets while still being healthy, wholesome, and made with whole-food ingredients. It’s truly the best of both worlds and the perfect addition to a well balanced vegan diet.
Every good cinnamon roll recipe is complete with a beautifully golden brown cinnamon swirl and these cinnamon roll oats are no exception! In addition to being swirled with cream cheese, a cinnamon butter mixture is drizzled on top of the oats at the end for a deliciously buttery and cinnamon-y taste!
The end result is so gourmet and luxurious, it’s a recipe you’d get for breakfast or brunch at an upscale restaurant. So get ready to really WOW your family. They’ll definitely be open to eating more oatmeal for breakfast after the first bite!
Looking for more healthy and delicious breakfast ideas? Check out these Top 41+ Vegan Breakfast Ideas you can prepare in 30-Minutes or Less!
You’ll need just 8 simple ingredients to make a bowl of oatmeal that tastes like an actual cinnamon roll. Here are the basics you won’t want to skip:
Making hot cinnamon roll oats from scratch requires just 4 simple steps.
1. First, combine the oats, chia seeds, pinch of salt, and cinnamon in a saucepan, followed by the almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Bring the oats mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
2. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, and continue to cook the oats for 5 minutes, or until thickened to your desired oatmeal consistency.
3. When the oatmeal has thickened, stir through the cream cheese and remove the cinnamon roll oatmeal from the heat.
4. Lastly, in a small skillet, melt the vegan butter over medium heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the cinnamon until well combined.
5. Scoop the oatmeal into individual serving bowls and drizzle with the cinnamon butter mixture and enjoy!
Leftover oats will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and will reheat best in the microwave or in a small saucepan over low heat on the stovetop.
After refrigeration, the oatmeal will thicken. To make it thin and creamy again, add a few splashes of your favourite non-dairy milk of choice until your desired consistency is reached.
I have only enjoyed these oats as a hot oatmeal and have not tested a cinnamon roll overnight oats recipe just yet. Overnight oats typically require an altered liquid to dry ratio and would need additional testing to balance the wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
If you’re craving overnight oats, you may enjoy my popular Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats, Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats, or my Overnight Steel Cut Oats! Or, prep a big batch of these creamy, thick oats on Sunday eve and quickly reheat an individual serving throughout the week!
I hope you love this delicious Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons App for more wholesome vegan recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
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