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A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I’ve been loving oatmeal in all it’s forms recently. It all started with the coconut cookie dough oatmeal and quickly went downhill (or uphill depending on how you look at it) from there.
My newest favourite has been this cinnamon roll oatmeal.
I’ve been a lifelong fan of cinnamon rolls. They’re sweet, doughy, and oh so yummy. And of course they’ve got cinnamon. What’s not to love?
For a while, my family actually bought cinnamon rolls every couple of days. One time, we ended up having a huge argument over who ate the last one and decided to tone it down.
But to tell you how seriously we take our cinnamon rolls: that argument still get’s brought up when things get heated at family gatherings…and it was over SIX years ago 😳
Anyway, back to the cinnamon roll oatmeal.
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
I’m not a huge fan of raisins – outside of cinnamon rolls – so I don’t usually have them in my pantry. When I got the idea for cinnamon roll oatmeal, I didn’t want to wait until I bought raisins so I decided to make to with craisins instead.
The craisins were a hit so the 5 (trillion) times I’ve made these oats since then, I’ve used craisins. You’re welcome to substitute the craisins in the recipe for raisins, of course, but I think I’ll stick with them for a little longer 🙂
I also added coconut oil because I wanted that same comfort food feel to the cinnamon roll oatmeal that you get from the real deal. The end result? Creamy, but without the overpowering taste of coconuts. Score!
My next project is to add some kind of glaze to the top of the cinnamon roll oatmeal, but I didn’t want to wait any longer before sharing this recipe with you. Enjoy!
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 dash sea salt
- ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp craisins or raisins
- Optional: extra craisins and cinnamon for topping
- In a small, non-stick pan, mix together water, milk, cinnamon, salt and craisins and bring to a boil over medium head
- Add oats and coconut oil to boiling water and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and maple syrup
- Add desired toppings and devour
What about you?
Have you ever had cinnamon roll oatmeal?
What oatmeal concoctions have you been cooking up?
Are you a fan of cinnamon rolls?
Know any good (healthy) cinnamon glaze recipes?
Share in the comments below!
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