High Protein Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
Prepping baked oatmeal is perfect when you need a quick meal on busy mornings. This protein packed cinnamon roll baked oatmeal is a complete meal, made with oats, egg whites, and Greek yogurt.Jump to Recipe
See the TV segment where I’m making this baked oatmeal here!
Eating oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start your day. Not only is oatmeal a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but it as far as grains go, it’s high in protein as well. (check out my other recipes for more healthy whole grains here)
Oatmeal can be so versatile! Overnight oats, regular oatmeal, egg white oats, and baked oats are four different ways you can eat oatmeal for breakfast.
Baked oats is making your oatmeal into a cake or bread like dish, rather than a hot cereal. It’s a great option because unlike regular oatmeal, you don’t need a spoon to eat it. It’s portable, filling, and delicious.
While I love some baked oats with berries or other fruits, I REALLY love this version of baked oats. Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats!
Rich with sweet cinnamon and topped with some sugar free icing, it may taste like dessert, but so much healthier.
To make this cinnamon roll baked oats high in protein, and low in sugar and calories, I included some key ingredients:
- For extra protein I used Greek yogurt.
- For extra protein I used egg whites.
- For lower calories I used unsweetened almond milk (30 calories per cup)
- For lower calories I used zero calorie Monk Sugar.
- For lower calories I used fat free cream cheese.
- For lower calories, I kept the oats down to 1 cup, and soaked them for a few hours to get a little more volume out of it.
The final recipe, when cut into 9 pieces and cooked in an 8X8 pan gave me 52 calories, 3.5 grams protein, 8.3 grams carbs, and 1 g fat per bar.
I store these in the fridge and eat them all week. They are delicious cold, but also warmed up in the microwave! I will literally take it either way!
Cinnamon Roll Protein Baked Oatmeal
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 tablespoons monk sugar (or zero calorie sugar)
- 1 cup rolled oats dry
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons fat free cream cheese
- 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon monk sugar (or any zero calorie sugar)
- Whisk together wet ingredients. Almond milk, Greek yogurt, liquid egg whites, and vanilla extract, Add the monk sugar to the wet ingredients.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. Oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and let soak for several hours while the oats absorb the liquid. It will start very runny, but will become thicker as it stands.
- Pour oat batter into an 8X8 pan, sprayed with cooking spray, mini loaf pans, or a muffin tin.
- Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, or until center is no longer wet.
- To prepare the frosting, whisk together fat free cream cheese, monk sugar, and enough almond milk to make the frosting smooth and runny.
- Top cooked oatmeal with frosting.
So, give these a try, and let me know what you think!!
This smelled so good cooking but it’s very eggy
Now I doubled the recipe to make more cause I thought I’d enjoy it more.
Maybe less eggs and almond milk next time I try. I feel like it could be really good. But as is texture and taste are very eggy
Can I sub apple sauce for Greek yogurt????
I haven’t tried it, but it sounds yummy!
Hi… I am thinking about trying this recipe. Can you provide the fiber count in the breakdown?
Definitely try it! I didn’t get the fiber calculated, but if you put the recipe in my fitnesspal, it should show you the fiber!
Hi, I’d like to try this but can I just replace your almond milk, egg whites, fat free cream cheese, etc., with their full fat regular items? Thank you!
Yes! And it would be super delicious, but definitely higher in fat and calories of course.
I see that the recipe calls for egg whites, would it work with whole eggs? if so, is any adjustment in amount needed?
I like the egg whites because it adds very few calories, and a lot of protein.
I haven’t tried it with whole eggs, but I would reduce the egg whites if you replace it with whole eggs.
Attempting to make this now but wondering how long to soak the mixture. Overnight? Three hours? And should it be refrigerated while it soaks?
I was about to make this today. I only let it soak for an hour, and it didn’t get too much thicker, and still turned out.. So, I wouldn’t be too worried about it.
I’ll know better after I make it too how long is ideal. But, you should be fine with just an hour.
What can I sub for the unsweetened almond milk, I use non-fat dry milk for most of my receipes, will this work?? Would love to make
Do you mean you use the dry milk and add water? As long as it’s liquid, yes, a great substitute!
I love this baked oatmeal! It’s delicious! Just wondering if it freezes well?
I haven’t tried to freeze it yet Allie! But, I will try it soon!
These are a perfect breakfast. Great recipe, thanks!
Love this for breakfast!
I’ve never tried baked oatmeal before but this was so good!
Thanks for this great cinnamon roll recipe, can’t wait to try it!
I’ve been dying to try something new for breakfast, and this oatmeal looks like it’s it! I can’t wait to try it!
My kids loved this oatmeal
I love the texture of this baked oatmeal.
Looks so good and I love how healthy it is!
So glad this baked oatmeal is high in protein!