Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal: A Healthy Treat that Tastes Naughty

by Tina on January 7, 2014

in Food

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It is a new year and if any of you are like me, you might be in need of a few healthy options for starting your day after splurging a little too much during the holidays.  Well, have no fear because today I am sharing my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal, which may sound downright naughty, but is actually quite healthy.

Oatmeal is a great option for a healthy start because it is nutritious, full of fiber, can lower your cholesterol, and will keep you full all morning.  It is also a great source of magnesium which clinical trials show may be linked to depression when a deficiency is present.   (And on top of all that, it is inexpensive, especially if you make your own, and quick and easy for those mornings when you are dashing out the door, too!)

traveling mama homemade oatmeal-2 To make your own Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal, simply add all of the dry ingredients to a pot, then stir.  Next pour in the milk and stir until all of the ingredients are combined.  Now turn your burner to a low heat and stir just until the oatmeal is heated.  By just barely heating the oatmeal you will keep it from getting mushy and tar-like.  I also like to use a finer grain oatmeal because the texture is more like those of the packets I grew up on in the US.  (If you cannot find any at your super market just pop a batch or two into your food processor and give them a couple pulses.)

You can click below and print the recipe:

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal by Traveling Mama

(Since starting to eat oatmeal for breakfast daily over six months ago, I have started to barely sweeten mine and I rarely measure the ingredients, so consider the recipe more of a guideline.)

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This Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal also happens to be a fantastic travel option or a quick on-the-go breakfast.  Just mix the dry ingredients and add them to either a sealable sandwich bag or a small container.  (I buy Single Serving Size Milk Cartons so I can either eat my oatmeal cold if there is no microwave or stove available or just heat it as I would at home.)

I hope this is a recipe that you will enjoy!  Are any of you trying to make healthier choices in 2014?

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Julie January 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Hi Tina!
Now i have been thinking about it for some time, after seeing many US recipes… What is nutmeg – in danish? 🙂



Tina January 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Du skull prøve det! Det smager rigtigt godt! Jeg tror at Nutmeg er “muskatnød” på dansk. 🙂


anyajensen January 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

YUMMY – I remember this one 🙂
Godt Nytår – håber vi see til kaffe snart.


Tina January 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm

yes! I have now invented quite a few variations! Kaffe snart! 🙂


Autumn Duke January 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm

This sounds divine! I love that you gave insight on how to make it taste more like the packets… 🙂 I’ll definitely be trying this one!


Tina January 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Yes, I loved eating the packets, but I don’t think I will ever go back. This is cheaper and I make mine almost completely sugar free so I really do love it.


Claudia January 8, 2014 at 3:05 am

What a coincidence! The first time I tasted oatmeal was in Copenhagen (have you tried Grod?) and I’ve been doing it for breakfast almost every morning! I just add oatmeal milk, oats, a bit of brown sugar and lime zest. After being warm I add pomegranate, almonds and a bit of cinnamon! Delicious!!!


Tina January 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I went to an event they catered, but I couldn’t eat anything because it was all made with cow’s milk. 🙁 I think they have some dairy free options on their regular menu, so it is definitely on my list! Your version sounds yummy too. I have been obsessed with pomegranates lately!


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