Since starting this blog, I've received many compliments on my oatmeal recipes. A lot of people are amazed at how I can make plain Jane, ho hum oats look tasty and delicious. I've been experimenting with different oatmeal recipes for years, so I'm always a bit shocked to hear this reaction and wonder if people actually settle for eating oatmeal with no pizazz day after day. How dreadful. While I hope that is not the case, I've made it my mission to show readers that oatmeal has a ton of potential and can be so much more than plain and boring!
Not convinced yet? Well take a look at this delectable, scrumptious, opposite-of-boring oatmeal recipe.
This recipe, like most oatmeal recipes, is super quick and easy to make. In five minutes you have a warm breakfast that smells and tastes just like a cinnamon roll. I kid you not. The cream cheese icing is what does the trick. So, the next time you are faced with a boring bowl of oatmeal, add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a bit of vanilla extract, whip up a quick cream cheese icing, and voila! You have yourself a delightful, enticing bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal.
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal (adapted from Cooking Classy)
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal:
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
optional: 1/8 tsp butter extract
Cream cheese icing:
1/2 Tbsp Neufchatel cheese, room temperature
2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Mix oats, milk, water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave for another minute, or until oatmeal is thickened and set. Stir in vanilla extract and butter extract. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, mix ingredients for cream cheese icing in a separate bowl. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Top oatmeal with cream cheese icing.
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Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 5.9 g
Cholesterol: 3.8 mg
Sodium: 133.1 mg
Total Carbs: 51.9 g
Fiber: 4.5 g
Sugars: 24.8 g
Protein: 6.3 g
-Tastes just like a cinnamon roll!
-Quick and easy to make
-Good source of fiber
-Great as a breakfast, snack, or dessert
-High in sugar
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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