Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal is topped with a sweet cinnamon drizzle and vanilla glaze. It tastes like a warm cinnamon roll’s more healthful sister. Bake and enjoy it all week. 

We’re big fans of breakfast in our house, most weeks you’ll find baked oatmeal on the table. We love Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal during the cold months, Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal are favorites anytime!

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Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is by far one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make! I’m pretty sure I could eat it every day if I could, which is why I always find any excuse to make a new baked oatmeal flavor. 

Of all the amazing baked oatmeals I’ve tried throughout the years, I have to say, this cinnamon baked oatmeal is my new favorite! The soft and moist texture is like that of bread pudding that’s made with oats instead of bread. 

With the decadent cinnamon drizzle and vanilla glaze you’ll feel like you’re treating yourself to dessert for breakfast, but without all of the guilt! What more could you ask for in a breakfast recipe?!

a bowl of Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal with milk and spoon

Is Baked Oatmeal Healthy?

There’s a lot of controversy on whether or not oatmeal actually makes for a nutritious breakfast. The reality is that the sugar-filled instant oatmeal packs, probably aren’t going to keep you full until lunch or get you all the nutrients you need. That doesn’t mean that’s the case for all oatmeals though. Making your own oatmeal from home means you can control how healthy your oatmeal comes out. 

When you use whole ingredients and don’t go overboard with the add-ins and toppings it can be an amazing breakfast option. This cinnamon roll baked oatmeal does use regular sugar, but if you want to save some calories, you can always swap it out for a natural or o calorie sweetener. 

how to steps for making Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

Making this cinnamon roll baked oatmeal is as simple as can be, and is SO worth the little bit of extra prep in the morning to make a batch. Once you find out how delicious and easy this recipe is, you’ll never go for the pre-packaged microwave oatmeal again. 

Start by preheating the oven, then grease the baking dish or pie plate. Then, using a large bowl, mix all of the oatmeal ingredients until well combined and set aside to allow the mixture to thicken slightly. Next, transfer oatmeal to the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven until slightly brown on top.

While the oatmeal bakes, prepare the cinnamon topping by mixing the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined. In another small bowl mix the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla for the glaze. Allow baked oatmeal to cool before adding cinnamon drizzle and vanilla glaze to the top. Enjoy warm, with or without a little milk.

To add drizzle and glaze to the top of the oatmeal you can use a spoon, a pastry bag or ziptop plastic bag with the corner snipped off. If the cinnamon drizzle seems too runny, you can chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar – if it’s too thick add a little more cream.

 

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal in round dish

Tips For Making The Best Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

  • Be sure to use rolled or old-fashioned oats for the best results when making this cinnamon roll oatmeal. Quick oats will not hold the texture and become mushy, while steel-cut oats will come out crunchy.
  • Whatever you do, DON’t overbake the oatmeal! Even if it doesn’t look quite done at first, it will continue to bake in the pan even after you take it out of the oven. 
  • Don’t dig in right away. You’ll want to let the oatmeal mixture sit 5-10 minutes to thicken before baking. If you don’t it will be a hot runny mess. 
  • If you like a crunch in your oatmeal try adding some chopped pecans, or your favorite chopped nut. 

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal on plate

How Long Does Baked Oatmeal Keep?

Other than the easy prep and amazing flavors, I also love that baked oatmeal is a recipe I can enjoy for more than just a day or two. Baked oatmeal will last about 4-5 days when stored properly. 

Ways Store Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Since cinnamon roll baked oatmeal contains dairy and eggs, it will need to be stored in the refrigerator. You can simply cover the baking dish with foil or plastic wrap, then place the oatmeal in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy it.

Another great option for storing is to separate the whole dish into single servings and place each serving into its own airtight container before you place it in the refrigerator. This way you will have already prepped grab and go breakfast every morning for the whole workweek. 

bowl of Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal with milk

Don’t Miss Out On These Breakfast Favorites

Easy 3-Ingredient Cherry Coffee Cake – A can of pie filling and a few tubes of cinnamon rolls help make this delicious breakfast or dessert. It’s the perfect addition to a hot cup of coffee and good conversation.

The Best Homemade Blueberry Pancakes – Don’t miss these easy to whip up, soft and fluffy pancakes. Filled with fresh berries and bursting with flavor they’re always a hit!

Weekend Buttermilk Waffles – There’s nothing like buttermilk waffles that are perfectly crispy on the outside, light and airy inside, and full of flavor all around.

Maple and Cinnamon Donuts – Forget the doughnut shop -if you have a donut pan, you can have homemade donuts at home any day!  Baked donuts are quick and much easier than fried donuts

Apple Spice Muffins With Streusel Topping – These muffins remind me of a taste of fall and are the perfect way to start the day.  Add a streusel topping, vanilla glaze and baked beans you’ve got yourself one heck of a delicious muffin!! 

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Stoneware Dish

A good stoneware dish makes the perfect dish for baked oatmeal, and the beautiful scalloping on the le cruset stoneware is a dream! 

Glass Bowl Set

Everyone should have a good set of mixing bowls in their kitchen. This set is my favorite because the variety of sizes means I always have exactly what I need available. 

Decorating Bags

With this set of decorating bags, you’ll always be prepared to make a beautiful design topping on any of your recipes whether it be a cake, cupcakes, or this amazing cinnamon roll baked oatmeal. 

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Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 6 ervings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

For Oatmeal

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Cinnamon Drizzle

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease 8" or 9" baking dish or pie plate.
  2. Using a large bowl, mix all of the oatmeal ingredients until well combined. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken slightly.
  3. Transfer oatmeal to the prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until slightly brown on top.
  4. While the oatmeal bakes, prepare the cinnamon topping by mixing the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined. In another small bowl mix the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla for the glaze.
  5. Allow baked oatmeal to cool for about 5-10 minutes before adding cinnamon drizzle and vanilla glaze to the top*.
  6. Enjoy warm, with or without a little milk.

Notes

  • you can use a spoon, a pastry bag or ziptop plastic bag with the corner snipped off to add drizzle and glaze to the top of the oatmeal.
  • if the cinnamon drizzle seems to runny, you can chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes
  • if the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar - if it's too thick add a little more cream.

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Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal in round baker dish