Friends, I’ve been gone too long! I’m back for good now though. And with yummy baked oatmeal. Cinnamon roll flavored. 😉 The first time I ever made baked oatmeal, I did not look up a recipe, I just… made some oatmeal and baked it. LOL. I’m a stubborn clueless girl. I see something I want and decide that I can replicate it easily without seeing how it’s done first. I do this with far more than just cooking. I have a sewing machine sitting in my closet that I purchased a while ago with the intent that I was going to dive head first into making ALL my clothes from scratch. The machine is collecting dust as I type!
Although I make a lot of mistakes doing things that way, I do learn a lot from my methods. I actually find it more rewarding when things turn out eventually! Watch out, when I move to Texas I’ll be doing the same with my future vegetable garden. (Or a vegetable graveyard I should say.) Ha… anyway. Ever had baked oatmeal? It’s kind of like if a granola bar and a cake made a baby together. Tender, sweet, and comforting. When I created this one, I was wanting a classic brown sugar flavor (my favorite kind of oatmeal) but decided to take it a step further. Cinnamon roll!
I use brown sugar and cinnamon to flavor the oats, top it with more cinnamon and then once cooled, drizzle it with a bit of yogurt icing. It really does taste like a cinnamon roll! I really enjoy making this because unlike a traditional bowl of oatmeal, you can save the leftovers for another day. It reheats nicely in the microwave!
Ready for recipe??
- 3 eggs (can sub flax eggs)
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 2 tbsp neutral tasting oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp plain unsweetened yogurt
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Grease a 9x9 pan and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla
- Add the oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar and stir together
- Pour into the prepared 9x9 pan
- Mix together the topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the mixture inside the pan
- Bake for 30-35 mins
- While that cooks, prepare the icing topping. Just whisk together the yogurt and powdered sugar
- Allow the baked oatmeal to cool before drizzling with the icing - I used a squeeze bottle to apply the icing
- Cut slices 3x3 to achieve 9 servings
- Refrigerate leftovers, reheats nicely in the microwave