Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Start your morning with a warm bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal that is topped with cinnamon sugar and a cream cheese glaze.

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal |

If you have followed me for the last few months it might be obviously that I love oatmeal.  I shared my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the fall, then came Cranberry Oatmeal.  Now that the holiday decorations are tucked away for another year, so are my pumpkin and cranberry recipes until I start craving them again come fall.

My latest creation of this Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal has been making a frequent appearance at our morning breakfast table and for good reason, it is so good.  It has all the yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll mixed into a creamy oatmeal.  Unlike other oatmeal recipes I have made and tried that mix all the ingredients in, for this I like to layer the flavors.  Kind of like a cinnamon roll that is layered with the dough then rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. 

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal |

I am totally craving a cinnamon roll right now. 

This Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal begins with a simple creamy oatmeal then is topped with all the goodness of cinnamon sugar and even a cream cheese glaze.  To save time in the morning you can assemble this the night before and reheat it in the morning.  Once you dive your spoon into the bowl, you get all the flavors of a cinnamon roll in each delicious bite. 

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal |

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Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Glaze
  • 1 ounce cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar


  1. Oatmeal
  2. In a large saucepan add milk, sugars, vanilla and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Stir in oats, return to a boil and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes until oatmeal begins to thicken.
  4. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for about 3 minutes.
  5. Topping
  6. In a small bowl mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.
  7. Glaze
  8. Microwave cream cheese in a small bowl for about 10 seconds until just melted.
  9. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until combined.
  10. Stir in milk and vanilla until creamy.
  11. Note: Add in a little more confectioners’ sugar if glaze is too thin or a little more milk if glaze is too thick until desired consistency.
  12. Assemble
  13. Place desired amount of oatmeal in serving bowl. Drizzle with some of the cinnamon sugar topping and then drizzle on top of that some of the cream cheese glaze.
  14. Serve warm.

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      1. I love your recipes but I won’t visit your site again. I have ad choice pop ups all over my computer since I got on this site. SORRY!!!!!!!

      1. Thank you for your comment however my “poor kids” are very healthy and I usually substitute honey or agave nectar in their oatmeal in place of sugar.This recipe is meant to be a treat that can be enjoyed for a special occasion. You can adjust the sugar in this recipe to according to taste or use a variety of sugar substitutes in place of the amount of sugar indicated in the recipe.

  1. My husband and I absolutely loved this, but what made it great was that my 17 year old that hates oatmeal actually ate a whole bowl full.
    Wow,,, I am sharing this with all.

  2. This was DELICIOUS. Thank you for the recipe! It was my first time making oatmeal that wasn’t instant, and thanks to you, I’m never going back! I can’t wait to eat this one again tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  3. I found this on Pinterest right after I ate breakfast, so I just made it for lunch instead! It was SO GOOD. I just needed to add maybe another 1/4 C of milk once the oatmeal was cooked because it was too thick for me, and it was so tasty even without the toppings! I also decided to double both the brown sugar topping and glaze, which I shouldn’t have done because the written recipe really does make the perfect amount. Oops! Lastly, instead of cream cheese I used marscapone, just because I didn’t have any cream cheese but it was just as yummy πŸ™‚ I will definitely be making this again, it is such a great recipe! πŸ™‚

  4. I just made this with 7 grain cereal instead of oatmeal and added pecans. Just delicious! I’m so glad I decided to try this one!

  5. Love, love this great recipe! Can you share the nutritional facts? Need to know calorie count per serving. Thank you for sharing this great oatmeal!!!

  6. I made this today for 3 kids that “hate” oatmeal and it was a hit. Then my oldest came home ate the leftovers and promptly requested it for tomorrow. I actually ended up using unsweetened vanilla almond milk (and skipped adding more vanilla)since we were almost out of regular. Love the idea of adding pecans!

  7. This is delicious. I try to make lots of different oat meal recipes for my husband and this is the one he has requested as a repeat. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I don’t understand why you have a food website if we can’t copy and paste the recipes. Isn’t the idea for us to try making what you’re posting? If I want to try a recipe on your site, I will have to write it all down, which just takes up too much time for someone who always picks something out at the last minute. I just don’t see how I can infringe on your rites by copy & pasting rather than writing.

    1. Michele, I also forgot to add if you are trying to copy and paste the recipe, aside from printing it which I suggested before, once you hit print it will take you to the print version which you can easily copy and paste if you prefer.

  9. This is soooooo gooood. Made this for my mom last mother’s day and she really loved it!! Thanks for this recipe! πŸ™‚

  10. When I press the PRINT button, the recipe does print but NOT the photo. How do I print your recipe(s) & the photo(s) that go with the recipe? Any suggestions for me?

    1. Hi Donna, Sorry the photo didn’t print on the recipe. I have the settings for the print option without the photo since some readers have mentioned in the past that they wanted the recipe without the photo to save on ink. I will check to see if I can include the photo as an option for printing along with the recipe. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  11. Thanks for this recipe! It looks amazing. Bought the ingredients and will be making it in the morning. I have to say though, it’s really difficult for me to use your website because of the advertisements. They pop all over the page. Wasn’t sure if you realized but thank you again for the recipe πŸ™‚

  12. Wow, this oatmeal is fabulous! My husband and I had it for breakfast and couldn’t believe how much it tastes just like a cinnamon roll! Pinned and is now a favorite oatmeal recipe. I want some more right now! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I’m making this right now but I’m using steel cut oats. So far I’ve had to add another whole recipe for the oatmeal because the originally amount of liquid was soaked up quickly. I’m excited to see how this comes out! πŸ™‚ I will update when I’m done.

  14. This is VERY good but VERY sweet so not very healthy for breakfast/lunch unless you change for other sugar substitute of put less. I guess it would be more suitable for a snack or sugar/cinnamon craving.

  15. This was super good, but definitely a treat! It’s very sweet, but a nice special breakfast option with fiber. πŸ™‚ I made the glaze and the topping the night before and stuck them in the fridge. Then I Just had to reheat them the next morning. Made it a lot quicker on a busy weekend morning.

  16. I’ve made this without the cream cheese glaze, only because I didn’t have any. It was still soooo good. I take it to work with me and eat it on one of my breaks. I had a friend request I make and bring her some. I did, she loved it! And my 10 year old’s reaction with his first bite, “Omg”

    I’m going to make it now, with the glaze! Then take it to work so that we get the full effect.

    Thanks for the yummyness!

  17. We had this today for breakfast. It’s a snowy winter wonderland out there – and this oatmeal was the PERFECT foil. So rich and cinnamon-y. (is that a word?!?) It definitely made enough for two generous servings for two. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. This is a great recipe. Saying that, I did make a couple of changes. Cut the sugars way back and, just for something sort of different, add two strips of cooked, crumbled bacon.

  19. This oatmeal is by far the best ever! Yes I know it’s not the healthiest option out there but boy is it the most delicious! Crave a cinnamon roll? Make this. It’ll knock your socks off! Thanks for this amazing recipe. Love love love it!

  20. I have never been a breakfast eater…just can’t seem to manage more than a half slice of toast no matter how hard I try. I much prefer breakfast for dinner, which is what I did tonight. I only made half a batch….not a fan of reheated oatmeal…and cooked it in the microwave – 1 1/2 minutes on high and then 1 1/2 minutes on medium. Didn’t have cream cheese in the house so I did without and it was some of the BEST tasting oatmeal I’ve ever had! Won’t be eating it every day because of the sugar content but maybe once a week or so? I will be making this again!

  21. Delicious!!!!! I used almond milk cream cheese and monk fruit sugar. I am gluten and dairy free so used GF oats and vanilla unsweetened almond milk. I love a little sweet . . . .

  22. I am eating this as I type and it is absolutely delicious words don’t do it justice. Its very decadent, like a desert so I think this will be my new go-to weekend breakfast. Don’t sleep on this!!

  23. Oh my gosh this is amazing!! Definitely to be eaten as a special treat for sure but Holy Cow! This has all the goey cinnamon-y, cream cheese-y flavors that I absolutely love about cinnamon rolls. I’m thinking about asking my family if they would let me make this for Christmas morning breakfast instead of our regular cinnamon rolls! 10/10!!

  24. I see this recipe is hella old but I was looking for something to pre make for breakfast tomorrow before work. I made this immediately but haven’t made the icing yet and decided to taste a little. Omg! It’s incredible!! That cinnamon butter topping takes it over the edge! So yummy! I did use 1 cup almond milk and 1/3 cup of vegan egg nog and added more water as it cooked. But wow I’m so excited for breakfast tomorrow. My son is going to love it too. Definitely a new recipe for my regulars.

  25. I’d seen this recipe over a year ago, but it’s a little more work to pull off than plain oatmeal, so I never made it. Today is Sunday so I thought, I’ll make it today. Glad I did! My 11 year old son looked at the final product and was asking,”What’s that brown stuff, what’s that white stuff, where is the cinnamon roll, does the frosting even taste good?” I was at that point that I didn’t care what he thought about the oatmeal because its the only breakfast option in the house right now until I go grocery shopping. To my surprise, he sampled it and said, “This oatmeal is better than good,” and he devoured it. Thank you for this recipe! It was definitely worth the extra effort!

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