Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

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Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Jill Dalton
Cinnamon Rolls are one of my absolute favorite baked good treats but they are usually made with loads of butter, refined sugars and flours. This Plant Based oatmeal recipe tastes just like those same Cinnamon Rolls but they are absolutely good for you! You will feel like you are cheating for sure. This recipe will help you get through the oatmeal for breakfast doldrums and it will keep you full and satisfied till lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people
Calories 672 kcal



Topping sauce


  • Mix the topping ingredients in a blender except for the pecans.
  • Mix the water, dates, cinnamon and vanilla together for the oatmeal in a blender and pour into a saucepan with the oats.
  • Cook oats until desired consistency ( about 5 minutes )
  • Pour topping sauce on top of the oatmeal and garnish with pecans.


Use half of the frosting for 1 serving and save the other half for the next time you make it. 


Calories: 672kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 19gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 44mgPotassium: 807mgFiber: 10gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 7mg

27 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal”

  1. Hi Jill,
    I made this this morning. Really delicious! I like to make steel cut oatmeal in large batches so I used my usual
    ratio of 6 cups water to 3 cups oatmeal. I mixed the water with 12 dates, 1 T vanilla and 1 T cinnamon. I had to add a bit more water as the steel cut were not the quick cooking variety I normally buy from Trader Joe’s. I would love to make this in the Instant Pot. Any idea what the timing would be? Thanks!

    1. Pam I have been making steel cut oatmeal in the instant pot and I do 4 minutes with natural release. It comes out perfect. I also do large batches and just reheat what I need every morning.

  2. This looks wonderful, it will be breakfast tomorrow.
    I want to try the vanilla powder, can you share the link again as i cannot find it.

  3. Elizabeth A Zerck

    Will you please give me more information on the cashews please? We are new to this lifestyle. I know they probably aren’t salted, but are they raw? Is there a brand you buy? Thank you!

    1. They are raw unsalted. I get them from my local grocery store. Harris Teeter. Sometimes Whole Foods or Trader Joes too. I don’t have a favorite brand, I usually just go for the best price which is Trader Joes.

  4. I made this recipe this morning. I was skeptical that it would taste like a cinnamon roll. I’m glad to say I was soooo wrong! It was so delicious! This will be my go to recipe when I want to indulge myself. Thank you so much for this yummy delicious recipe!!!

  5. Well, I’m pretty impressed with how well you were able to succeed in your goal. You made a bowl of oatmeal into a decadent treat. And it certainly makes oatmeal palatable without heaping on table sugar, which is what I was looking for. At the same time it seems a little TOO decadent–all those dates add a lot of sugar, and the cashews a lot of fat. Because, really, I don’t want to eat Cinnabons! But I might try to dial it down a bit, and I’ll try it again a few times and see how it agrees with my gut.

    I really just want to find a simple way to make oatmeal palatable without fruit. I eat berries in smoothies, but plain fruit is just too sour and tart for me. I’ve always had a sweet tooth but have always had a very high sensitivity to sour/tart taste.

  6. Like the recipe, but would like to add not all cinnamon is created equal. I love cinnamon and learned after years of eating a lot of it about ceylon vs. all other kinds of cinnamon. Dr. Gregor, (nutritional has a video explaining the differences of cinnamon. I want to bring this to others attention as it could make a difference if like me you are a cinnaholic. most recipes do not specify the kind of cinnamon you should use.

  7. Just a quick question…..can I use walnuts or hazelnut to replace cashews? I an not supposed to have almonds or cashews.

  8. Hi Jill!

    Today I finally tried this recipe, it was as delicious as you promised, and I expect this to be a breakfast staple in my house from now on.

    I did want it to be sweeter, so plan to add another date to the topping, and to the oats next time. Also I started with too much water in the topping mix, so will start with less next time. I didn’t have any pecans so substituted almonds, but will pick up pecans next time in the market.

    This is a great recipe, thank you!


  9. Delicious!!! Saw the recipe on Saturday, and made it twice already! ??
    How long will topping last in the fridge?

  10. I can hardly wait to try this! Did you use deglet dates or Medjool dates? Thank you f!or all of the wonderful recipes! xo, Nancy

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