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Cinnamon roll baked oatmeal.

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Frosted with my favorite Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting.

I blame Ikea.

It is impossible to walk out of that store not craving cinnamon rolls. The aroma of their freshly-baked rolls permeates the entire warehouse. I swear, it’s like they’ve sprayed cinnamon-scented perfume throughout the store.

When I was little, I thought Ikea was so boring! I even fell asleep once, in their rug section. (In my defense, we’d just moved and I was still on jet lag.) But I feel differently about the store now that I’m an adult, shopping for my own furniture, as opposed to tagging along with mom. I spent over an hour, yesterday afternoon, happily browsing. I love how their decorating style is so clean and simple.

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And I love how it smells like homemade cinnamon rolls.

One of my favorite breakfast recipes, can be frozen and reheated for an instant breakfast! Full recipe link:

One of my favorite breakfast recipes, can be frozen and reheated for an instant breakfast! Full recipe link:


I’m working on a yeast-free cinnamon-roll recipe, but it’s not perfected yet. So for today, you get boatmeal (boatmeal = baked oatmeal).

 Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50g)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • sweetener, such as 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or pinch stevia
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (60g) (or pumpkin or mashed banana)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice, creamer, juice, or water
  • heaping 1/16th tsp salt
  • Optional, for a buttery flavor: 1 tbsp oil or nut butter (if oil, scale the other liquid back)
  • Optional: handful of raisins, chopped walnuts, brown sugar for the top
Total Time: 25m
Yield: 1 serving


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce, and liquid. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins). Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first, if you want your cakes to pop out. Ideas: top with your favorite nut butter, pumpkin butter, banana butter, or even coconut banana butter! Or try the healthy cream cheese frosting linked at the beginning of this post.

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Do you like furniture shopping? And have you ever been to Ikea? Wouldn’t it be cool if they bottled their cinnamon-bun scent and sold it as perfume?! Or maybe I am the only one who wants to smell like a giant cinnamon bun…

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I do like IKEA! I agree, the smell of those cinnamon rolls always leave me craving one too. I swear they spray cinnamon roll scented fragrance all throughout the place to make you buy one. This recipe looks amazingly delicious! (Just like everything else you post, of course! 😉 ) Thanks for sharing…I definitely plan on trying it out!

  2. Maya says:

    You sure made that look amazing! I’ve never liked cinnamon rolls- but I think it’s the sickly sweetness I didn’t like, so I’m sure I’d love this.

    I was actually just wondering the other day if vegans eat yeast- so I’m guessing the answer is no?

    I just recently went to Ikea, and it was quite the experience. You end up wanting to buy everything huh? (Maybe bc I’ve always been too cheap to buy new furniture so I’ve always had hand me downs?) And I’m the weirdo that actually loves assembling it! I would volunteer to assemble my roommates’ furniture for them.

    1. Oh LOL yes vegans can eat yeast! I am just lazy and therefore am intimidated by it. Not sure why! Someday I will work out my issues and try a yeast bread or roll recipe ;). I mean, I work with agar… how hard can yeast be?!

      1. Maya says:

        Hahaha! Now I just feel really silly. In my mind it was because yeast is “live” but duh, so are plants. If we didn’t eat ANYTHING live I guess we would live on water? And salt?

        If anyone can do it you can! Gosh I’m embarrassed by my yeast question now haha.

        1. Oh do NOT feel silly! I used to think that vegans couldn’t eat chocolate! 😉

        2. Stefanie says:

          I get that question quite a bit. You’re not the first one to ask and won’t be the last. 😉

          1. Maya says:

            Haha thanks! Maybe because yeast is such a weird thing??? I mean it’s alive, but comes in a little aluminum foil packet…who knows what’s going on there.

      2. Queen Mommy says:

        Just made the cinnamon roll oatmeal this morning, and it was delicious! My girls loved it too (even the one who’s burnt out on oatmeal….unless it’s your chocolate-raspberry oatmeal). Have you tried baking with yeast yet? It’s really not that hard, honestly. The main thing is to make sure you use yeast that’s still active, and to get the liquid temp right (usually just warmer than body temp is perfect). I recently forayed into the sourdough world. My first attempt grew mold, but my second attempt was perfect. I’ve now made 4 loaves and a batch of sourdough pancakes.

        1. I have! I actually have a yeasted cinnamon roll recipe that’s probably going in my cookbook. You’re right… it’s definitely not as scary as it seems ;).

          1. Nichelle says:

            oh my goodness !
            the irony, here I am excitedly clicking through all your super delicious sounding recipes, because I just stumbled
            upon your yummy site a couple days ago. (and have been addicted to it since !) And here I thought, hmm, this girl NEEDS to write a little cook book on all the scrumptous-ness she’s got going on on this site !
            and you’re already on top of that !
            looking forward to it :)

      3. ejpoeta says:

        yeast is easy to deal with though i can see why one might be intimidated. the key is to remember to use luke warm water. you also need some sugar to feed it. when i make the actual cinnamon rolls, i use warm milk. add 1/2 cup of sugar and let it dissolve. then i add my yeast and let it proof. about ten minutes and it should be looking foamy. you should try it sometime. what’s the worst that happens? if you proof the yeast first the most you are out of is some water, sugar and the yeast.

  3. YUM! I’m super excited to try this… maybe for breakfast tomorrow?!

    I love furniture shopping/decorating! Ikea is wonderful; they have super cute stuff & so cheap… how can you resist?

    The only down-side I’ve found to Ikea has been seriously awful customer service! They wouldn’t let me return something that was (unknowingly) broken when I bought it… lame.

  4. Andrea says:

    I haven’t tried baked oatmeal before, which is odd considering I eat oats almost daily! I will definately have to try it soon! :) I have been to Ikea a few times before, and it’s almost mind-boggling! There’s SO MUCH to look at! I admit, I’ve even got lost in there a few times since it’s so big! Ha :)

  5. I love stores like pottery barn and homegoods now haha! It’s funny to watch your preferences for shopping evolve over the years. Your furniture shopping.. does this mean your moving out on your own?! That would be cool!

  6. This would have been delicious with my Pumpkin Latte this morning – adding it to my list now! :) Your pictures are always gorgeous, makes the food look so tempting. It’s a good thing these are healthy recipes. :)

  7. Fernanda says:

    Amazing! Ever since I found you I never feel deprived while on a diet! And I’m eating way healthier :) I ever considered becoming a vegan but that I’d have to do by baby steps…

    1. Aw I’m so glad you found my blog! And lol yeah definitely baby steps are the way to go! Even if you never decide to become a full vegan, you can still eat yummy vegan foods :).

  8. Great idea!

    I love smelling like dessert. The winter scents at Bath & Body Works are my favorite…vanilla bean and caramel! I even have some chocolate body wash. :)

    1. Chocolate body wash? Wha??? Want! I have coconut body wash :).

      1. Yup, and it came with a gingerbread body wash as well :)
        OOH, coconut’s a great one too!
        Probably the craziest one I ever got, though was eggnog-scented…!

      2. Lisa says:

        Philosophy makes all kinds of dessert scented body washes, etc. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Hot Cocoa, Cinnamon Buns, etc. They’re awesome!

  9. Sarah says:

    Yes, i have been to Ikea. But only about a gazilion times. I’m still 15 so i tag along with my mom. And i ALWAYS fall asleep somewhere, usually the bed display. I have no shame. I HATE Ikea. It bores me. Immensely. I cannot see what is so intriguing about terry cloth towels. What do i appreciate about Ikea? NO CHEAP VANILLA SOFT SERVE DUDE. Oh yeah, did i mention? They have a new Justin Bieber bedroom display. What was i talking about again? Oh yeah, how much i LOVE Ikea…

  10. Giulia says:

    I absolutely love furniture shopping, I just cannot wait for when I’ll have to furnish my own home!!
    When I was little I loved going to Ikea! the one near our house had a kid’s area were kids could be left (attended, obviously) to play until the parents were done shopping, so my sister and i would always be super excited of going there!

  11. I absolutely love Ikea. Their food section always gets me, and you have to try their dark chocolate bar. It’s vegan and it’s oh so rich – you’d love it!

    1. Hold the phone. Ikea sells vegan food?! Must find this chocolate bar! As if I needed an excuse to go back ;).

      1. Faith says:

        They sell TONS of food – and lots of it is vegan-friendly! I love their jams and pastas, and I’m dying to try their vegetarian caviar substitute. Their food section is the bomb!

  12. Oh My! That Really looks like a cinnamon roll! Cinnamon and oats are Some Of My favorite things, I know what I’m having for breakfast! :)

    I’m not the biggest fan of furniture shopping, but I’ve never done it For my own place. IKEA is a cool store though. I found the cutest silverware there once!

  13. Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! I’m making this tomorrow!! They look totally like cinnamon rolls!
    I love shopping at Ikea! Its one of my favourite places to shop at, hypermarts being the most favourite. The kitchen section’s really cool; bakeware and kitchen tools come at much lower price compared to baking supply shops even! 😀

  14. saskia says:

    IKEA is the best! I love it, i can spend hours in there!:) this thingie looks incredible yummy..oh, and i’d love cinnamon-perfume! 😀
    Happy eating,

  15. Jenny says:

    When it’s for yourself, I don’t see how furniture shopping could be boring! Well, most guys seem to find it boring, even when it’s for their own apartment/house/residence… Weird. Although I like doing it, I’m not really a fan of IKEA – at least not the one where I am. I LOVED the IKEA in Singapore, though! They never sold cinnamon buns, but it was big and awesome. And actually… when my family first moved to Singapore, I fell asleep on one of these fluffy throw pillow stacks at IKEA, too, haha! We are kindred spirits? 😛 Jetlag is definitely tough… whether you’re still a child or an adult.

    I love cinnamon buns… so I’ll have to give this a go one of these days. I imagine it being a perfect, warm breakfast on a cool autumn morning. Thanks! And happy Friday. :)

    1. Hahaha mine was in Shanghai! It must be something about Asian Ikeas!

    2. I’m from Singapore and… our Ikea just started selling cinnamon buns about 2 months ago!!! Need to try it!!! 😀

  16. Oh man, that look good!!

    and I LOVE furniture shopping. I’m way into interior design. I like IKEA but as long as the whole room doesn’t look like it came from their catalog. :) I love looking at places like Ross and Tjmaxx for stuff. Or outlets. So fun!

  17. Gen says:

    Yummy!! I’ve never actually been to Ikea before.

  18. Oh, th frosting adds so much deliciousness!! I can hardly take it! …..My tummy is rumbling now!

  19. Oh my LORD Katie. Can we just move our little indecisive-about-life butts into the same place and blog while cooking for each other? It’d be a great life, and this is my first request. Along with a PSL. And chocolate.

  20. KATIE! This recipe looks amazing!!!!! I want to start all over today so I can have this for breakfast!

    In re your furniture question … I love furniture shopping, when I’m not buying my own. Sounds funny, but when it came to purchasing my own I was so stressed out because it’s permanent .. it just has to be perfect!

    Love Ikea! And I love going first thing in the morning and having their breakfast (and a few cups of coffee) as fuel before I start!

  21. Cinnamon roll.. in a healthy form? I am NOT hating this :)

  22. Oh Yum! I think I’ve found my Saturday breakfast!! :-)

  23. Megan says:

    I love going to IKEA! I like seeing how they have arranged furniture for 900 sq ft apartments and how efficiently they use their space. The aroma of cinnamon rolls there IS very alluring and I can imagine that your boatmeal smells the same! It look so delicious! As a kid I always liked the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, although I doubt they have any health benefits whatsoever. Once again, you have saved the day with a nutritious vegan cinnamon bun!

  24. Frida says:

    Can I just say: YES!! I looove cinnamon rolls, and now i can have a healthy version, yay! For the question: I love Ikea (almost, if not as much, as cinnamon rolls!) I grew up with it, living here in Denmark. Ikea is really something else, and I love the awesome play-room for kids, the cheap and good food, fun and affordable furniture, and just the whole atmosphere of the place :)

  25. bassitos says:

    omg, doing it tomorrow <3

  26. I actually have a lot of furniture from IKEA. Can you believe I enjoy putting it together?

    Oh the smell of cinnamon rolls makes me hungry, too. I also like to wear edible smelling fragrances (sometimes I even put on vanilla and other stuff from my kitchen). I used to wear some made my Demeter: They make cinnamon bun:

    1. Oh wow. Off to check that link… this could be dangerous ;).

      1. Alison says:

        I was literally just about to post this link, haha. I remember seeing Cinnamon Bun being sold back when I lived near Sephora. I bought their Pomegranate and Sex on the Beach…the latter smelling amazing.

        But this is my favorite scent now… Reminds me of lucky charms, haha.

        No weird chemicals and they don’t test on animals, always a plus!

      2. katiecoops says:

        Yes! I jumped over here from my Google reader just to tell you about Demeter fragrances! I’m obsessed and I really want the cake batter one SO badly.
        Oh, and Katie, your blog has changed my life! I LOVE chocolate chip cookies but know they’re so bad for me. I’m trying to cut back on carbs and eat more protein so your bean cookie recipes are saving me. I can’t thank you enough!

        1. Forget cinnamon rolls. I want to smell like cake batter!

          Thanks, Katie :).

  27. Jennifer JCD says:

    I have been craving a cinamon bun for weeks! This looks delicious and beautiful too. I’m dreaming of cinnamon buns now, the smell and all… oh… I’ll have to make these tonight!! Thank you for the recipe!

    Oh, IKEA! They have a child minding area at the one near us (and they had one at their old locations too), and I remember being dropped off, wearing a little pinny with a number on it, and playing in the ball pit and indoor play space. Good times. Now I go and browse whenever I am in that part of the city (it’s an hour away, so I only get to go once or twice a year.) Most of the furniture in our house is from IKEA. :)

  28. Mmm I love cinnamon! Can’t get enough of it :)

  29. Oh my gosh Katie, you are a genius! I haven’t had a cinnamon bun in years, but these look like they’d do the trick.

    I too feel asleep in Ikea when I was a kid! I’m pretty sure at that point we had already been there for 4 hours. 😛 But not I love the store – too bad its 3 hours north.

  30. Beth says:

    Holy crap, Katie, this looks AMAZING.

    Making one tomorrow, you just made my Saturday morning.

  31. First of all, I’m extremely impressed: it’s an almost impossible feat to make oatmeal look delicious and photography-worthy. You’ve done it!

    I’m totally with you on the cinnamon obsession. My dad calls me his cinnamon girl, after an old 70’s song by Neil Young. “I wanna live with a cinnamon girl, I could be happy the rest of my life with a cinnamon girl…”

    Commence cinnamon season!

    1. Woah, I’ve never heard that song! Sounds like a GREAT song ;).

      Also: yes, it was ridiculously hard to make this look good! Someday I think I should do a post with all my reject photoshoots… the first photos I took of this were AWFUL!

  32. I love Ikea now, but I hated it as a kid!! But oh my gosh that store always smelt reallyreally good! I would not mind if I could smell that way the rest of my life….. :) Great recipe as usual! Can’t wait to try!

  33. I love Ikea but somehow I never noticed the cinnamon buns smell! That is probably a good thing :) Normally I only smell the swedish meatballs!

  34. Heather says:

    Oh my. I can’t wait to smell these baking on Sunday morning!

  35. Jenny says:

    Katie – I will PAY you to make a single lady cinnamon bun recipe :)!!!!!

  36. Ashley says:

    haha i thought this was a cinnamon bun!! Awesome picture!! Ive been meaning to try your baked oatmeal for a while now, ill be sure to use a topping :)

  37. Beth says:

    philosophy makes a cinnamon bun bath wash/shampoo/shower gel, so you could smell like a cinnamon bun all the time!

      1. I will have to look for it… I’m worried, though. I might start chewing my fingers ;).

  38. Moni'sMeals says:

    This is really creative Katie! I think you are just so clever. :)

    I hear you loud and clear on the smell and yes, I am weak at the knees for the smell of baked goodies!

    The BEST cinnamon roll I have ever had was in Vacouver BC. I dream of it often. haha!

  39. Sarah says:

    I’m back again! After i read this post i realized i didnt have any bfast yet! So guess wat i made? Yup, boatmeal. I used pumpkin and also added maple syrup and raisins. It was between savory and sweet- perfect! I had it alongside the pumpkin latte. And then i had a random strawberry. A winner of a breakfast!

    1. Sarah says:

      BTW- i forgot to mention that my mom sometimes makes pumpkin curry! we are of Indian descent so we make curry out of everything. Pickled dates, anyone?

      1. Mmmmm pumpkin curry sounds divine! I had an Indian pumpkin curry once, at a little Indian restaurant in the middle of nowhere Rhode Island. It was delicious!

  40. When I first saw that picture, I thought it was a legit cinnamon roll. It looks amazing! And I love Ikea… it’s one of my favorite stores. I literally get lost in there when I go it seems like.

  41. Oh my god- I could literally eat my computer screen!! Not fair- I have to wait hours until I get home to make this! This looks AMAZING!!!

    I love Ikea, too- but haven’t been in forever. Maybe this is a sign that I need to make a trip there this weekend (I am needing a new kitchen table….)!

    1. Y’know, I’ve wanted to eat my computer screen so many times. I wonder what it actually tastes like… :)

      1. Sarah says:

        That could be tomorrow’s post- chocolate covered computer screen :)

        1. Sounds like a good recipe to me!

  42. Stefanie says:

    I got my plates/bowls from ikea for cheap. They were $20 or $25 for 8 place settings. It includes the bowls, dinner plates, and dessert plates. The matching coffee cups were .59 cents each. I also got a great desk for cheap. The biggest Ikea I have been to was in chicago but I believe that is were it got started. I really do need to go back and get me a nice dresser.

    It is hard to walk out of there not craving a cinnamon bun. They smell so good and fresh. You can almost taste it walkin out the door.

  43. Ragnhild says:

    Oh my oh my! These photos are really to die for! I almost smell the cinnamon bum as I look at them :)
    Since IKEA is from Sweden and we are their closest country, IKEA is all over Norway! I love to go there- IF Im going to buy something! If Im not on a mission, it is just over-whelming 😉
    Happy weekend<3

  44. Namaste Gurl says:

    All my favorite stores as of today used to be my least favorite when I was a kid. Then again, it’s the same way with the foods I love presently as well. Kids just don’t get it: someday they will, though! :)
    I’m picturing a pumpkin or even a carrot- cake version of this with coconut butter and raisins atop. Thanks for the awesome recipe once again!

  45. Amber K says:

    I have only been to Ikea a couple of times. I think I’d find it more interesting if I could actually afford to get the really cool stuff.

    I tried baked oatmeal once, but I don’t know if I did it wrong or what because it was way too…I don’t know. Liquidy tasting? Like it was fully baked, but it just wasn’t dense and chewy. It was more fluffy and wet even though all of the liquid had baked off. I don’t know, something went wrong!

  46. OMG this looks amazing!!! I will for sure be making it this weekend! I forget to prep boatmeal the night before but I’m going to have to start because it will make my mornings so much better, looking forward to these delicious creations!

    I used to dislike furniture/home shopping too but now that I’m shopping for my own stuff it’s really fun! Funny how that happens!

    1. I know some people have said they’ve had luck making a bunch ahead of time and then freezing the leftovers. I really should try that sometime.

  47. Kelly says:

    This looks amazing. I’m going to have to try it when it gets a bit cooler. Love oatmeal in the winter.

    I keep seeing all these bloggers getting cookbook deals. I hope one comes your way. You truly have amazing recipes and I like that they are smaller portioned.

    1. Aww thank you SO much, Kelly. And there WILL be a cookbook ;).

  48. Ikea is so fun… Yet overwhelming and bad for the wallet! I always buy random little non furniture things like picture frames or cute measuring cups. I loved ikea when I was little because my mom would leave me in the ball pit area! It was such a treat because I could watch movies and tv which I rarely did at home!

  49. Stephanie says:

    Ooooohhhhh! Another winner to try out the second I get home! It looks absolutely delish! Think I might grate a touch of nutmeg in there too.

    I love, love, love IKEA! I found it has the best drapes – chic and cheap! And my little OCD heart does flip flops in the organization section! I’m actually headed there this weekend to buy a great bed frame for our guest room – exactly what I’ve been looking for and the price can’t be beat! And I had bought so many pictures and posters for my walls when I moved into my first place – it made the apartment so homey without making my wallet scream in pain.

  50. You should check out the website Philosophy. They have a cinnamon buns shower gel that is amazing (they have chocolate scented bath gels also!). It’s a wonderful way to start the day (without all the calories).

  51. I love Ikea! I don’t love that all my $1-$5 purchases add up quickly at the cash register! Of course, I only get there once in a while when we visit friends on the Coast so it’s all justifiable. Oh, and the cinnamon buns? I get one while shopping and one on the way out :) So very yummy!

  52. vegirl says:

    I love how you made it look like a cinnamon roll! I have never been to Ikea, but I like thrift store furniture shopping (if only from an artistic point of view). Around these parts, when you take a walk on Thursday night or Friday morning, people put furniture and perfectly good household goods out for the trash pick-up. I go and pick some stuff up ;). I mean, they are throwing it away, why shouldn’t I take it?! I have gotten a cute little shelf for my few books, a small vintage-y table, and this morning I found a beautiful square basket!

  53. I feel like there used to be a way to share this easily on twitter.. but I cannot find the button so I’m just going to copy paste the link — EVERYONE should know about these!!

    1. Aww girl, you are the SWEETEST!!!

  54. Katie that is soooo creative and adorable. Love it!

    But I’d be lying if I said I wasnt overwhelming attracted to JUST the Cinnamon Bun Frosting. That right there is where it’s at for me! Ok, I lie. Powdered sugar frosting is what I grew up on at my grandma’s house on top her her cinny rolls and I will always adore it :)

  55. Elise says:

    Mmmm…that looks awesome! I think breakfast for tomorrow is sorted!

  56. IKEA scares me. I get too overwhelmed there. I’ve only been once and not sure I’m going back anytime soon. I do LOVE their stuff though. In fact, I may need to go back because my friend said they have a kid friendly area where kids can play while you shop. Hmmm……
    I’m sooooo trying this boatmeal! I’m pretty sure it’s National Oatmeal Month too- perfect timing Katie! :)

  57. Stephanie says:

    Wow this recipe looks amazing! I have done so many recipes with oats, but have never tried baked oatmeal. (possibly because I’m impatient with the oven, especially in the morning!) Maybe it’s time to finally try it out. Thanks!

  58. oh my goodness that looks just like a cinnamon roll! So delicious! And thanks for the comment on my post about trying your voluminous oats! I was concerned that they were rubbery because I had done something horribly wrong… which is typically what happens…

  59. BRILLIANT recipe, Katie! : )

    I *want* to like Ikea–(so much cute furniture! so inexpensive!)–but I actually tend to have near panic-attacks whenever I’m in there! It’s *so* overwhelming, and it’s usually right before or right after a move, and I end up getting so stressed out about making decisions and feel cranky and tired and hungry; (and unfortunately those aromatic cinnamon rolls are not likely made vegan and low-sugar like yours are, so I can’t indulge to take the edge off! ; ))

  60. I love Ikea, but my boyfriend hates it. We have a few pieces from there, but mostly things I bought before we lived together. They’re still my go-to place for things like lamps and other small items that don’t involve assembly.

  61. katy sparrow says:

    wow wow wow, Katie!!!
    This is such a cool recipe and beautiful pics of the cinna-boats! I can’t wait to make one complete with that yummm-lishous tofu frosting.
    I feel ya on that olfactory cinn-sation! And not just in IKEA, but wafting from Cinnabuns in airports and such. Such a nice smell.
    I am so glad that I got all my grad school apt. furnishings at IKEA (Round Rock) when I moved to TX in July. I have yet to put together my Billy bookshelf and sleek bedside table add-on, but I will eventually!!! I loved the IKEA experience–it was my first time there, and I browsed for 2 hrs, took a break in the cafe, then got the goods for 4 hours! Supa sweet. Love the dishware and silverware I got too. I even picked up a fun ice cube mold so that I can make little coconut butter truffles like you!

  62. Rebecca says:

    I adore cinnamon buns. The smell of fresh cinnamon buns is pretty intoxicating too, especially now that its fall. I LOVE furniture shopping. I could spend a couple hours in IKEA (and have!) I love imagining how my someday house will look.

  63. Supermarket “bakery” sections here always smell like there’s actually bread baking and it’s lovely, especially in winter… then I found out they just pump the smell through vents; they don’t cook it there at all!

  64. um bookmarked this recipe for MUST MAKE RIGHT NOW. this looks amazing!!!! you are the best cook ever please can i hire you to be my friend and come up with beautiful creations like this 24/7. k thanksss<3

  65. Kathy says:

    That really does look like a cinnamon bun!! Ooh, I am soo going to have to try this out 😉 along with the ‘frosting’!
    I’ve never been to Ikea (shame on me? Yes.) but I don’t think I should since I would be tempted to buy all their treats!

  66. lian says:

    oh my goodness i have an ikea horror story. i generally love browsing ikea and buying my own furniture and everything, but one day one of my teachers (who isn’t fluent in English and wanted my help) asked me to accompany her to go pick some things for her new house. it was alright for the first 2, 3, …even 4 hours….but i ended up staying there for NINE HOURS. NINE !!! i fell asleep on the couch and wanted to get the heck out of there.

  67. Aja says:

    Oh my gosh I just found my replacement for sunday morning cinnamon rolls! Not that I eat cinnamon rolls on sunday mornings anymore. I don’t think I have in years… Yum! Seriously, you’re so creative.

  68. Going Steady says:

    Looks delicious! And something even a non-gourmand like myself could probably tackle.

    You CAN get cinnamon bun perfume: (I have a Demeter fragrance in Sugar Cookie.)

  69. Linz says:

    your blog makes me drool. EVERYDAY!

  70. KellyBelly says:

    That is the cutest breakfast I have ever seen. I’m not big into cinnamon rolls but the oatmeal one is the sweetest.
    I love furniture shopping, do most of my looking on craigslist because I like the idea of reuse and a better price because my fave place is Room & Board.

  71. BroccoliHut says:

    This looks amazing! Seth was looking over my should as I read the post, and he said “you can make that for me anytime.” Added to the list!

  72. Tara says:

    I’ve never been to IKEA! I’ve always wanted to go!! I’ve heard it’s epic. I’ll have to go so I can get my cinnamon bun cravings going (as if that picture didn’t do it enough) and make this!

  73. Ohmygosh. I read this post earlier today on my phone, which doesn’t show pictures, so I didn’t get to see how cute this recipe is until now. Adorable! Wait, can food be adorable? Regardless, this totally is! Your recipes are so creative :-)

  74. Jen says:

    I’ve never been a fan of cinnamon rolls. Good for the first bite but then a little too sick. And I love oatmeal but find it really filling. How much oatmeal do you eat in a day?!

    I’m more of a chocolate person. 😉

    1. Sometimes a serving, sometimes two… sometimes none! It just depends on the day :).

  75. People look at me funny when I refer to ‘boatmeal’.

    I have been craving cinnamon rolls. You read my mind, didn’t you?

  76. sophie says:

    This looks delicious. I will be making it to take to school as a snack :)
    I have a question that I hope you can answer about this recipe…would subbing quinoa flakes for the oat flake work?

    1. Hhmmm… I really don’t know! If you try, will you tell me how it works? I’m curious too :).

  77. Robin says:

    When the new ikea catalogue came out, all I could think about were those delicious cinnamon buns (only 50 eurocents with coffee?!). I then realised that they would obviously contain lactose, and result in a super unhappy tummy. I have been sulking ever since.. I can’t wait to try this recipe, and satisfy my craving!

  78. That sounds lovely. In England Ikea is famous for the swedish meatballs with cranberry sauce, so it does not smell lovely like cinnamon buns. It does do dime bar cake which is scrumptious!

  79. I have all these ingredients and absolutely love anything with oats, so I will definitely try this. It looks sooo good. I bet it would be great for breakfast, especially during winter.

  80. Michaela says:

    I received the new IKEA catalouge yesterday :) So many things I like, but what I dislike about IKEA is that so many people shop there and I am more into individual things (though, when I take a look around in my room, I have plenty of IKEA items ;)). Furniture shopping is way more fun with a big budget!
    Are you moving into your own flat?

  81. sarah a. says:

    hi. i’ve been stealing recipes off your blog for a few months now… thanks!
    just wanted to tell you, that while eating this for breakfast this morning ,(pumpkin version b/c i’m trying to get fall to come sooner!) my 7 year old ask for this to be her birthday breakfast!

    oh… and from reading an early comment on this i wanted to tell you to check out 100% Pure (all natural all vegan beauty products – i swear they must be edible) chocolate mocha body scrub! i wanted to stick my finger in and have a taste when i opened it! they also have white chocolate scrub, dark chocolate body wash and body cream… i’m sure there’s more! perhaps you’ve tried them…

    1. Wow, Sarah, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more honored!

      I’d stay and leave a longer comment… but I MUST rush off and google this chocolate body cream!!! 😉

  82. I love how easy this is to make! No wack-o ingredients, simple yet delicious! :)

  83. Katie, you are a freakin GENIUS.

    You should open your own shop.

  84. Lauren W says:

    Mmmm….it certainly looks like a cinnamon roll! Can’t wait to make this! Maybe I’ll make it for school one of these days, I wonder if they freeze okay? I can’t wait for the other cinnamon roll recipe-you can never have too much cinnamon (And chocolate!) 😀

    1. I haven’t done it, but a lot of other commenters have said the oatmeal cakes freeze well! :)

  85. Jen says:

    I’ve never actually bought an IKEA cinnamon roll, but I ALWAYS want one when I go. And this looks like a yummy alternative! One questions–what is the texture like on this baked oatmeal? Is it mushy in the middle or more chewy?

    1. It depends on whether you use applesauce or oil/nut butter, and how long you bake it! With applesauce (and no oil), it’s more soft… but it also depends on what type of ramekin or mini loaf pan you use to cook it.

  86. Mellie says:

    When i was little, I hated ANY kind of shopping that didn’t involve books- now it’s one of my favorite hobbies!

  87. yum yummy YUM I love baked oatmeal!! I am planning an Ikea trip tomorrow… but now i’m a little scared! Maybe I should make these to take with me!!!

  88. Marykate says:

    why does yours look so much prettier than mine?

  89. Ellen says:

    The photos in thus post are THE definition of food porn. I’m officially hungry!

  90. Carroll says:

    Tomorrows to do list!

  91. I’ve decided that next week is going to be a ”fun breakfast week” (haha) – which would you say is your best breakfast recipe?

    1. Oh goodness, I could no sooner pick a favorite star in the sky! (Ever After quote hehe)
      Here’s a list of all my breakfast recipes, though:
      I’m partial to the oatmeal and pancake recipes :).

      1. Yes, I’ve seen that. Oh well, I expected that you wouldn’t be able to choose favourites. Thanks anyway.

  92. Marianne says:

    My Ikea doesn’t smell like cinnamon buns. This makes me sad.

  93. LizAshlee says:

    This sounds perfect, especially with the cooler temps…if I didn’t have to work today, I would have it for breakfast!

    Can’t wait to try!

  94. I still haven’t tried your boatmeal yet, but it’s definitely on my chocolate-covered “to-make” list! I mean, oatmeal + baking + Katie recipe = nothing but amazing! :) And especially one with cinnamon! I’ve never been to Ikea, but now I want to just so I can see what it smells like (it’s like someone comes to ask me if I need help finding something, and I’m just like “no, I’m just here to smell your store.” lol!)

    I finally have your birthday pancakes up if you want to see! Oh and I was so happy when I read your last comment on my blog – I thought I was the only one who was able to kill cactuses, but now I have a cactus killing twin! 😉

    Have a wonderful Sunday Katie!! 😀 <3 <3

  95. Kerryne says:

    My mouth is watering, I just finished breakfast but I am suddenly starving. You kill me! This will be on my list to try asap!

  96. Shannon says:

    Holy yum that looks delicious! :)

  97. Megan E. says:

    I tried this out today – turned out quite well! I used unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp honey, and no applesauce. For a “topping”, I used a raspberry sauce we had and put it in a heart ramekin.

    Thanks for the idea!

    1. I am so excited you tried it! Raspberry sauce sounds wonderful!

  98. OH MY GOODNESS, I happen to have organic cream cheese in my fridge and your baked cinnamon bun oatmeal recipe very very closely resembles my “everyday oatmeal base”. Therefore, tomorrow morning I am upping the cinnamon in my oats and smearing that badboy with cream cheese. How did I not think of this sooner!?

  99. How the helllll do you do it Katie! You come up with amazing unique recipes day after day, just incredible!

  100. I was craving Sticky Buns this morning but knew it was not a good healthy choice for me so finding this today was perfect! I love the way it turned out & with the addition of the raisins & nuts in the oatmeal it was amazing (with a modified milk/dry milk/maple ‘sauce’ on top).

    Yum & Served on Ikea plates when we enjoyed it :-)

  101. tasha says:

    Made this for breakfast this morning. It was so, so YUMMY! (I added chia seeds and a lil vanilla protein powder before baking). I was quite sad to take the last bite. :( Guess I’ll have to have it again for tomorrow’s breakfast! I’ll miss my usual breakfast of cold oats smoothies, but I’ll love the boatmeals as the mornings are finally getting cooler. *sigh* I love oats. :)

    1. Oh yum! I love your idea to add protein powder!

  102. AWWWWEEEE!!! Your baked oatmeal is the best I have EVER had! KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And now I can have a cinnamon roll every morning! 😀

  103. Melanie says:

    These are SO tasty! I’ve been adding apple pieces, and it tastes just like the cinnamon apples you would get at a down home country cookin’ restaurant. Tried the banana bread boatmeal this morning and enjoyed that, too! Thanks for getting this girl out of her plain Jane oatmeal rut :)

  104. Kate says:

    Hey. This was posted under your gluten-free section so I thought I should just let you know that oats are only tolerable to some people who eat gluten-free. I have coeliac disease and I cannot eat oats without getting extremely sick. You should probably note that one the recipe in case people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten try to make these.

    1. Hi Kate,

      I would hope that people who are intolerant to oats would know that about themselves. My recipes are very generic; I don’t list specific ingredients. (It’s not just about not being specific for gf foods, either. For example, I don’t say “vegan chocolate chips” or “vegan almond milk.” As a vegan, if I read a recipe on a blog that calls for chocolate chips, I know that I personally should use vegan brands of these ingredients.) It’s the responsibility of my readers to do what’s good for them, because I can’t know the specifics of everyones’ individual diet.
      (By the way, because I know it can sometimes be hard to tell from writing, I am NOT trying to be rude in this reply! I just wanted to explain. :))

  105. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I found it on Pinterest and am now a subscriber to your blog here. (So many things I want to try!) I made these this morning, with tiny variations. I quadrupled the recipe, substituted the applesauce with two bananas, added two tablespoons of agave nectar for the sweet, and used two tablespoons of coconut oil in place of nut butters because we were out. (I need to pay more attention!)
    Anyway, it was awesome. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes you have listed here!

    1. Aw, you are so welcome! I’m so glad you found me :)

  106. Leah says:

    I made a bunch of mini boatmeals for a party I threw and everyone loved them. Great recipe, and love the blog!

  107. Valorie says:

    Made this this morning and it was AMAZING! I eat oatmeal all the time and had never tried it baked. This is how I’ll be eating my oatmeal from now on. :)

  108. vicki says:

    Katie, your blog has changed my life! You are making it so much easier for me to transition to Vegan. I’ve made the pumpkin boatmeal twice and the cinnamon bun three times! My husband had a few bites of one and declared it dessert–then requested his own. This is just awesome. Thanks!

    1. Awww you are too sweet, Vicki!

  109. Carrie says:

    Hi Katie!

    I was wondering if you would ever consider coming up with a recipe for actual cinnamon rolls. Most of the recipes I’ve found are intimidating because they involve yeast and too many steps and time. Or they’re just plain unhealthy. It would be great to see a cinnamon roll recipe that’s healthy, uses whole wheat flour, doesn’t use yeast, and is quick and easy. I know you would be the perfect person to come up with a healthy cinnamon roll recipe, because all of your other baked goods are so creative and delicious! I love your blog!

    1. I do have a recipe I haven’t posted yet… but it does have yeast :(. I’ve been trying to do a yeast-free one, but with all whole-wheat flour, it just is so dense. I tried spelt flour too, but it was still dense. But I am definitely still working on it! :)

      1. Carrie says:

        Good to know! Can’t wait for the recipe :) Thanks!

  110. Jody says:

    Okay, so I’m not sure if someone else posted this but, I thought you might be interested to know that “pleasant scents” such as cinnamon have shown in consumer studies to influence people to purchase more. So, it’s not just able getting you to buy the buns, it’s about opening your mind to purchasing more furniture too.

    That’s also why the stores next CinnaBon at the mall are such great “real estate”

    Just FYI.

    1. Wow, I am so going to pay attention to that next time I go to the mall. I’m curious what stores are next to the Cinnabon now!

  111. Tina says:

    Forgive me if this has been previously asked, but how many servings does this make? Would it work in a muffin pan? This will be my first attempt at Boatmeal :)

    1. It serves one :). I have never tried it in a muffin pan… but I think other commenters have, so I think it would work. But I can’t say for sure. Maybe it would make 2 muffins?

      1. Becky says:

        I made it this morning for the first time – and yep, it worked out perfectly to 2 regular sized muffins. I still need to play around with the sweetness level, but for my first time eating oatmeal, they weren’t bad. And kept me full until lunchtime – so all the better!

  112. Cheerful says:

    Do you think this recipe would transfer well to a crockpot? We don’t have a stove/oven right now…everything is either cooked in my crockpot or a toaster oven. Thoughts?

    1. To be honest, I don’t know much about crock pots at all :-?. But I do know that a lot of people HAVE made it in a toaster oven! :)

  113. Ellen says:

    Oh goodness me. Oh my. This rocks. My butter of choice to slather on was the vegan smart balance:) though if I’d had apple butter I might have tried that…

  114. Kat says:

    Hi Katie,

    Just wanted to say thanks for another great recipe! I am traveling for work this week and these little babies will make perfect snacks while I’m on the road. I added a scoop of unflavoured protein powder and doubled the recipe, which made four boatmeal muffins. Posted the link to the recipe and your site to my blog; hope you don’t mind!

    Have a great week,

  115. Paula says:

    Yes I like Ikea very much … mainly because a lot of their furniture is on wheels. I resist the cinnamon bun aroma for fear that it will awaken my dormant sweet tooth.

  116. Annie Semlak says:

    To give a butter flavor without the extra fat or calories (if you’re on a diet or watching either of those) you can use Butter Buds :)

    Katie, this looks legitimately delicious and I can’t wait to make it…. my roommates probably think I’m crazy bc I’m always looking at your recipes and making them in my dorm ha :) Thank you for delicious nutritious meals and desserts

  117. Paula says:

    I’m making this as we speak. I have no doubts it’s delish. I’ve made it on form of another on my own over the years, but not in this shape. Now Katie — dumb question — where can I buy a ramekin? What are they, ceramic? Right now I’m using 2 muffin compartments in my 12 muffin tray.

    1. Paula says:

      Had to write back. Egads, this is just delicious. No topping used. I’m thinking next time maybe add some diced apple pieces for a more apple-y taste? Thanks Katie, I’m going to post about you one day soon on my vegan meetups.

    2. Paula says:

      Had to write back. Egads, this is just delicious. No topping used. I’m thinking next time maybe add some diced apple pieces for a more apple-y taste? Thanks Katie. I just posted about CCK here:

    3. Most dishware stores have ramekins in the baking section. Pier One, Crate n Barrel, or even places like Super Target! Maybe even Wal Mart…

      1. Paula says:

        Thanks. Ya think this recipe could be made with quinoa (maybe it would have to be cooked first) instead of oatmeal? And I’m thinking of putting in flax or chia seeds … so many ways to improvise!

        1. Paula says:

          FYI — I made a batch using quinoa (no oatmeal) and it didn’t hold together.

      2. Paula says:

        I got my ramekins (2 for now) and I like how these come out better than a muffin pan. Also, Katie, I improvised on the recipe and added some chopped walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, dried ginger bits, coconut flakes, chia & flax seeds, raisins and agave. There are an endless amount of variations on the basic recipe here. Thank you for this recipe … now I have something to take with me that’s healthy and delicious (I warm them up) when I have my coffee at Starbucks. Make all those soupy oatmeal eaters jealous!

  118. Dianne says:

    I love your website! Thank you for all the great recipes. I am trying to link to the recipe for Cinnamon Bun Frosting and I keep getting a 404 error code. Is the recipe elsewhere on your site? I have done a search on your site and can’t find it. Thanks

    1. Hi Dianne,
      Can you see the link yet? It should be working… it works for me :(

  119. Amy says:

    The link to the frosting goes to a 404 error. Help!

  120. I just saw this recipe on Heather’s blog and had to come back to the original site! These look so delicious I cannot wait to give them a try!!! I also had to come see what other delicious recipes you must have on here! ha
    Love the blog! Look forward to reading more! :)

    1. Aww thank you so much, Jentry!

  121. Amanda says:

    I made this recipe this morning for my boyfriend and we both loved it! Neither one of us follows a vegan diet so I made my own version of a cream cheese frosting to top them off with. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will definitely be a regular in our house. I am anxious to try other recipes from your blog.

  122. Denise B says:

    I was looking for vegan recipes and your site (and that scrumptious looking Boatmeal) stopped me in my tracks! It’s definitely on for breakfast in the morning! I’m not totally vegan, so will make a cream cheese topping for it. I can smell the vanilla and cinnamon already! =) There isn’t an IKEA where I live…We have a wonderful little place called Farmer’s Furniture. Too bad they don’t have a food court! =) I like napping in their arm chairs when I’m not shopping for furniture! LOL My favorite scents are from Bath & Body: Aruba Coconut and Warm Vanilla Sugar. YUMM!!

  123. Paula says:

    Pretty delish, ay? I like it much better than soupy oatmeal and can take it out with me to have with my coffee.

    FYI — there are some good (and not so good) vegan cream cheeses on the market. The best ones I have found are the ones sold at bagel stores and such.

    Katie — maybe ya could do a query on your blog here about what vegan cream cheeses people like. I’d like to know myself besides the ones I’ve tried already and not crazy about.

  124. Tracey says:

    I have to say this is my absolute favorite breakfast of yours! I did add a little more sweetener and vanilla to it, but I love it! My 12 year old niece and 3 year old nephew loved it also. Magnificent!

  125. Denise B says:

    Hi Katie,
    I had to come back and let you know I tried this today (rather than the morning after I found it!) I didn’t crisp the top of it, but it was delicious! I mixed Chobani yogurt with Neufchatel cheese for the topping. YUMM! This recipe is definitely a keeper that I’ll be making again. Next time, I’ll turn on the broiler! =)

  126. Ellie says:

    I LOVE Ikea! Although that is probably because I am infatuated with Interior Design, but either way, furniture shopping is like entering a candy store for me :) Its weird, but I cannot relate with your bored state-of-mind in Ikea as a young kid, because I thought is was a super fun store to go in as a child. My parents even offered to get a babysitter before we left, but I insisted on going.
    Anyways, would it be possible to include chunks of apple in this recipe to make it a “cinnamon-apple oatmeal cake”? I think it would be scrumptious :)

  127. Allyson says:

    This looks SO good! I’m going to make these after dinner!!

  128. Chloe says:

    This looks so good! I remember being dragged to IKEA when I was a kid and while I don’t remember cinnamon rolls, I do remember they had awesome Mac and Cheese :) YUM. Anyway I don’t know if someone has already mentioned it, but I found a great yeast-free cinnamon roll recipe that I am going to try this weekend! I’m going to copy the link here, but I’ll check back and let you know how it goes!!

  129. HollyEverhart says:

    I seriously LOVE YOU! lol Your website & recipes are out of this world! Thank you for making amazing vegan recipes, I made cinnamon roll baked oatmeal & banana pancakes for breakfast & they were amazing! I definilty will be making a ton of these recipes c: Have a great day!

  130. Farren says:

    YUM! I finally got around to making these this morning and they were DELICIOUS! Totally fulfilled the sweet tooth craving, while being healthier and OH SO FILLING! I love your site and all your recipes. So many more I want to make

  131. Melaina says:

    Made this for breakfast today and had to feature it on my blog right away! Take a look– –I’d love your feedback! Thanks for a great way to start my Saturday!! Love your recipes!

    1. Aw I’m so excited you liked it! I love your idea to use steel oats as well :).

  132. Brandi says:

    Can you do this with soaked oats, or is it necessary they be dry for baking? Sorry if this is a dumb question, I have never baked oatmeal. I always soak oats to make oatmeal in the morning.

  133. Sara Dane says:

    Any thoughts / advice on making this in the microwave?

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried it. But I’d love to hear the results if you experiment!

      1. cathryn says:

        i know i’m replying late, but maybe it’ll help someone. for the oat recipes i’ve used, for 15-20 mins in the oven, microwave for 45-60 secs. it won’t get crusty like the last step of broiling, but its still yummy :)

  134. Laura says:

    I’m (about three minutes) pregnant with baby number two. This is the ONLY thing I’ve been able to eat for the past six days. It’s good. It’s also so much better than with baby number one when all I could eat was mac and cheese!

    1. Aw haha my mom could only eat mussels when she had me… No wonder I never liked seafood!
      Congrats, btw :).

  135. Megan says:

    I made this recipe last week and loved it! This morning I switched out the applesauce with pureed carrots (I cheated and used some of my son’s baby food since it was ready to go). With some frosting on top, it was like eating carrot cake for breakfast. Absolutely awesome!

  136. Evelyn says:

    This recipe changed my life! Who would have thought of baked oatmeal! Divine!

  137. Tricia says:

    I made these for my kids this morning before school. My boys are non-oatmeal eaters. If I hadn’t given birth to them I would swear they belong to someone else. But I went ahead and made these anyway b/c they are cinnamon roll eaters :-) You wouldn’t believe the way they scarfed these suckers down. I made enough for all four of us (me and the three boys) to have some and they were gone b/f they could get cold. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Aw lol that really made me smile :)

  138. Melody says:

    This looks incredible!! What kind of oats does the recipe call for?

    1. rolled (not quick or steel-cut)

  139. Paul says:

    Any suggestion on how much additional liquid or applesauce to add if adding protein powder? I’d like to get around 60g of flavored protein in the mix and not sure how to change the water or applesauce amounts. Suggestions?

  140. Andrea says:

    My dad has been trying to eat more healthy foods, and I made him this for breakfast recently. Now both of my parents are obsessed with it! I always include the peanut butter and a tablespoon of brown sugar. For whatever reason, they have not quite come around to the idea of putting chocolate in or frosting on breakfast, but this giant oatmeal cookie is ok :) I just wanted to say thanks for all these recipes that taste heavenly while being healthy!

  141. Diana says:

    I just made this and it is wonderful. I added fresh blueberries, used the banana instead of applesauce and omitted the frosting. I love oatmeal anyway and this is a nice variation and can be made ahead of time and easily transported on the road….. Thank you!

  142. Sarah says:

    I follow your blog continuously, even though I hardly make any of the recipes due to lack of ingredients (non-vegan family) and I finally found something I had EVERYTHING for so I made this for breakfast. Oh my goodness, this was such a good breakfast treat ^.^

  143. Anonymous says:

    I made this and it was delicious! Tasted just like a cinnamon roll! I melted peanute butter on top for an extra kick

  144. Laura says:

    I made this yesterday except I doubled the recipe and it made 5 normal sized muffins in a muffin pan! I used a vegan oat cream alternative as the liquid and a pear puree instead of apple sauce and oh gosh, it turned out amazingly creamy and indulgent!

  145. Rhonda says:

    One thing I really like about your recipes Katie is the single-serving sizes! How wrong can I go with just one serving? This would really help with those “I’m still hungry after dinner but don’t want to wake up 10 pounds heavier” nights.

  146. Fern Richards says:

    Just made these and they are very tasty indeed :)

  147. Madie says:

    I know this is an old post, but what kind of oats do you use for this? Quick cooking/instant, old fashioned, or steel cut? Thanks!

  148. Teri says:

    I thought I would let you know that every Sunday for the past two months, I have multiplied all the ingredients for this recipe by five and prepared five servings, so I have a cinnamon bun for my morning snack every weekday! It totally satisfies my cravings for a traditional cinnamon roll. I do not like regular tofu but was pleasantly surprised by the tofu you recommend, so recently started adding the cheesecake sauce! YUM! Delish. Thanks for the work you do!

    1. Morgan says:

      I wanted to make a large batch in advance too! How did you store them?

      1. Fridge overnight, or freeze for longer storage :)

  149. kate says:

    hey so im a marine and in our barracks rooms we only have microwaves but im a health nut like u and LOOOVE oatmeal! can these receipts be made in the microwave/ do u have any microwave receipts?

    1. Many of my recipes can be made in the microwave (such as all the regular–not baked–oatmeal recipes). I haven’t tried this one in the microwave, though. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  150. Dave says:

    “Chocolate-Covered Katie?”

    Yes, please! And remember: Naughty Girls get the Redi-Whip and cherries. Yum.

  151. Can I just say that I have made this recipe THREE times already? I love trying out new recipes, but once I’ve tried one I usually move on to the next thing to try. (It’s just not as fun once you know how it’s going to come out, you know?) But this one was so good that I made it again! And then I made it another time! Yum!

  152. Michele says:

    You are killing me!!!! I just got on the computer for a “few minutes” and stumbled first upon some crazy 60 calorie chocolate ice cream, and now I have been on your site for a half hour!!!! I LOVE your recipes! And, no, you are not killing me, you are actually keeping me from hurting my body with poor food choices! Thanks Katie!!!!

  153. Christy says:

    tried this this morning and had the coconut cookie dough boatmeal yesterday! so yummy. i always thought baked oatmeal wouldnt be as filling and delicious and it would be harder than my beloved oatmeal but i was so wrong! it was delicious, filling, AND soft. well done! and i absulutley love ikea! idk if its vegan but if it is you should try their dark chocolate! soooo gooood!!!! mmmmm plus i think shopping for all their cute furniture is just too fun. :)

  154. tera says:

    please please please please please please MARRY ME NOW. PLEASE. I don’t care about your sexual inclinations or whatever! MARRY ME. we need to be together. you BASICALLY read my mind. with, like, everything. cinnamon rolls? check. doughnuts? check. REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS?! check. yeah, we’re definitely soul mates. just saying 😀
    plus, you could make me all these desserts. we’d have a good food relationship!

  155. angi says:

    i stumbled upon your blog today and the oatmeal bakes sounded so good i currently have 4 flav in my oven for my son to taste test in the morning!! cupcake size =)

  156. Erin says:

    These were great! I have oatmeal and this was a great way to mix it up!

  157. Cream Puff says:

    Katie, I found your cinnamon roll baked oatmeal on Pinterest: pinned it, tried it, and loved it! I make it for breakfast all of the time (and top with a bit of vanilla greek yogurt, yummm).

    Your recipe inspired me to turn it into a snack that is more like a cousin of the oatmeal cookie! I shared it on my health and fitness blog,, and gave a shout out to your original recipe. Keep cooking! And thanks for the inspiration!

  158. latisha says:

    i have truvia in my house… does that work just as good as stevia?

  159. Jessica says:

    I’m going to make these tonight! They look delicious :) Most of my family isn’t very health-conscious and they all love sweet desserts so I’m hoping making this (as well as some of your other breakfast foods) will be a way to get them to like the healthy stuff and see that you can eat things that are both healthy AND delicious :)

  160. Anonymous says:

    OMG just made this 2 min in the microwave no frosting cause it smelled and tasted so great I couldn’t wait thanks so much for the recipe

  161. Jennifer says:

    Just made this.. AMAZING! What a great healthy dessert option for us calorie counters – thanks!

  162. Jennifer says:

    I just made this yesterday and it was fabulous! I forgot to add maple syrup (how did that happen? lol), but I didn’t miss it. I thought that the unsweetened applesauce added just the right amount of sweetness to the recipe.

  163. Lisa says:

    Tried this out this morning, and it was soooo good! I used a handful of raisins in the oatmeal, and I also dolloped a bit of cream cheese frosting on top. Delicious, thanks!!

  164. Niurca says:

    Made these today and the whole family loved them! Can this batter be made ahead, refrigerated overnight and then baked the next morning?

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried. But you can make the whole thing in advance and freeze them.

  165. Niurca says:

    Thanks for getting back to me regarding how to make this a make ahead dish, I appreciate your quick response. I have one more question on that. If I make the whole thing in advance and freeze them as you suggested do they need to be thawed first before reheating and what’s the best way to reheat (oven or microwave & for how long)? If I’m making them in the evening to serve the next morning should I still freeze them or just refrigerate? Thanks!

  166. Michele says:

    when I click on It’s baked oatmeal, complete with Cinnamon Bun Frosting. I get cheesecake pancakes. Not the Cinnamon Bun Frosting.

  167. Caitlin says:

    How do you think your baked oatmeals would turn out being made in a cupcake maker? I think itwould be a fun idea for on the road.

  168. Anonymous says:

    Just tried this recipe…it’s amazing!! Especially with some coconut oil mixed in…YUM!

  169. Abby says:

    These are so amazing! I love cinnamon buns but since I went gluten free I haven’t been able to have them and this is the perfect substitute for it! Thanks for giving me a taste of freedom!

  170. Kathryn says:

    Do these keep well? Need a yummy breakfast for camping!

    1. Yes… they can even be frozen :).
      Not sure how they’d be un-fridged for days on end. But if you have a cooler, that should work!

  171. Yuri says:

    I’ve tried to prepare this today and while the mixture tasted pretty nice, the oats in the resulting meal were still pretty hard… I’m not sure whether this is because they didn’t soak up enough liquid or because I baked it for too long. All in all, it must have been the full 23 minutes, since I found it hard to tell when it was ‘firm’ because it was all soft and bubbly in the oven.

    Do you have any suggestions?

  172. Jen says:

    Wow!! I just ate this today for breakfast — SOOO delicious! My sweetener of choice was 1/2 tbs agave and I decided to use 1 tbs peanut butter, which I think that was my favorite part. Also a little sprinkle of brown sugar on top :) ahhh definitely a new favorite breakfast

  173. Julia says:

    Yum! Eating this right now! :) Thanks for all of these awesome oatmeal recipes!

  174. Carly says:

    What if I mixed peanut butter into the bottom layer of the oats in the ramekin before baking .

  175. Lili says:

    This was so good! I used 60g of pumpkin puree and added a packet of Stevia, since my dad likes it sweet. I didn’t have any frosting, but I put everything in a muffin pan (filled up 2 spots) and then sprinkled some cinnamon on top. Baked for 20, broiled for 3 min after, perfect crust! It was nice and warm. Katie, your recipes never fail me!

  176. taralynn says:

    Hey! i eat oats all the time, and always looking for new ways to create them, without adding a ton of calories and sugar to them… my meal this morning was protein shake and oatmeal .

    instead of maple syrup i used “walden farms” pancake syrup ( delicious )
    i used a little splenda.
    and lastly soy milk.
    but i didn’t want to skip my shake, or over load with the delicious sweet icing.
    so i opted for a scoop of vanilla protein with a few drops of real vanilla and a tad drop of soy just enough to make it fluffy and thick..

    i seperated the oatmeal ” cinnamon roll” in two and cooked them super thin….

    mix it all together i made a delicious “oatmeal cookie” like i had when i was a kid growing up! so good!
    Thanks for the ideas!!

  177. Judy says:

    Hello, Oh my gosh, I want to thank you soooooo much. I can actually eat these. I have diabetes and chronic kidney disease . So I can’t have any dairy, sodium, whole wheat, beans, nuts, and only 5-6 oz. of protein a day. so I have a real problem with breakfasts. I rarely look at recipes because there is always something in there I can’t have. These will be great. You made my day, I will surely pass this on to my dietician.

  178. Susan says:

    This was great! Thank you! I used no sugar as well I think I used just 5 drops vanilla stevia the salt really helped bring out the flavor! Thank you!
    Oh yea I used brown rice flakes instead of oats delish 😉

  179. Susan says:

    This was great, thanks so much for the recipe! It didn’t need any added sugar with the help of stevia and applesauce (I used about 5 drops vanilla stevia).
    Also used brown rice flakes was delish! Thank you!

  180. Anne says:

    Hey Katie,
    I was wondering what kind of oats you mean by ‘oats’, haha. Here in the netherlands they only sell one kind of oats, no fancy stuff like old fashioned or steel-cut, just ‘oats’. I assume it’ll work in this recipe but just to be sure..

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Do a Google image search for “rolled oats.” If the pictures look like what you have, you are good to go!

      1. Anne says:

        That’s definitely the stuff we have here, such a relief haha. Thank you!

  181. Amber says:

    This was delicious! I did not have enough applesauce, so I used mashed bananas, so so so good!
    I have a very picky 6 year old, 4 and 3 year old and they LOVED it!

  182. Alexis says:

    Omg im drooling…definitely making this ASAP! love all your recipes!!

  183. Karin says:

    Yum I love these Cinnamon Bun baked Oatmeal, I have made them lots since I found CCK, I have tired adding different fruit etc, my favourite combination is one I call black forest, I add one tablespoon of Cocoa powder, a few handfuls of boysenberries (I used defrosted frozen ones) and two squares of my favourite chocolate, Lindt 85% dark chocolate, it is so delicious, thank you Katie for all the yummy oat recipes.

  184. Just made these for breakfast and they were a HUGE hit with everyone! I iced the tops with cream cheese and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Divine!!!

  185. coppertopper says:

    …the recipe that brought me to your blog/FB page! Also huge lol at this: “heaping 1/16th tsp salt”

  186. Sandy says:

    Cinnamon Frosting link leads to Cheesecake Pancakes

    1. Sandy says:

      Never mind, I found the sauce recipe at the bottom, fine print saying that it is also the same as the frosting.

  187. julie says:

    Love your blog, just found it while I was searching for on-the-go-easy-breakfast online! :) Scrolling through your breakfast items…I’m looking for things that I can make in batches and freeze well. We’re trying to save money by having my husband take breakfast with him to work instead of going out and buying less-healthy fast options. I know that pancakes freeze well…how about the oatmeal items you have? TIA!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      I would not recommend freezing the oatmeal recipes, except for the baked oatmeal or cupcakes.

  188. Kim says:

    Never one to leave a recipe alone, I made some changes to this recipe and they were more of a muffin, but they were delicious. I tripled the recipe, but used super flour (almond, buckwheat, chia) from Whole Foods in place of some of the oats, so I used 1 c. oats and 1/2 c. super flour. I used 1/2 c. apple sauce and about 1/4 c. coconut oil, I used canned coconut milk as the milk and then had to add some additional coconut milk. I also added 1/2 t. baking powder as I wanted them to puff a bit. I also added a bit of additional cinnamon. I used maple syrup as sweetener. I baked them in jumbo paper muffin cups placed in a cake pan. My batter made six rolls/muffins. I topped them with your cinnamon roll cream cheese icing (tweaked with some additional coconut milk, extra vanilla, and a touch of almond extract, sweetened with xylitol). These were delicious and my mom and sister who were staying over loved them, too.

  189. Joy says:

    I’m not a huge oatmeal fan, but these actually look good, so I may have to try them. Except, when I click on the link for the cinnamon bun frosting, it takes me to cheesecake pancakes? :(

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Read the parenthesis under the recipe title cheesecake pancakes before the ingredients.

  190. Emily says:

    Mum woke up with a bit of a sad head this morning (naughty wine…) so I made her this in a heart ramekin =) It’s so good!!!

  191. Emily says:

    Wow, this was absolutely delicious! For the cream cheese frosting I used 2 tbsp cottage cheese, 1 tbsp icing sugar and a drop of lemon juice; it took no more than a minute with the hand mixer to get it into a smooth consistency.

  192. Rosie says:

    This was so good! Thanks for helping me satisfy a pregnancy craving!

  193. cathryn says:

    my husband would never leave the house if i smelled like a cinnamon bun 😉

  194. Jo says:

    I make this recipe all the time. It’s easy to make and is so delicious. I always make it with banana, and love the way it tastes!

  195. Caitlin says:

    Would it be possible to do this with already cooked steel cut oats?

  196. Lori says:

    Love your baked oatmeal recipes. Maybe you could develop a “carrot cake” baked oatmeal recipe?!? Just a thought!

  197. Hannah says:

    Yesterday morning I woke up early and went to the gym. When I got back I made this…omg so yummy! My mom came down stairs later as I was taking the last bite. To keep it simple she was pretty mad I didn’t make two.

  198. Abigail Suter says:

    I LOVE how you’ve included gram measurements as well as cups for this recipe. I’m English and use a lot of American recipes but we don’t really have cups over here :(

  199. Angelina says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. Cinnamon…that all I have to say.

  200. Chassey says:

    Katie, I don’t know how I’ve missed you all these years, but it seems I’ve stumbled across half a dozen or more of your recipes in the last couple weeks. And I’m so happy! You cook and create so much like me…love your creativity! Can’t wait to try these, even if its getting warmer outside. Thanks for sharing your your recipes

  201. Kristen says:

    Love this recipe!!!! I live in a college dorm so I don’t have access to much in the way of an easy healthy breakfast, so this was a lifesaver! I make them in batches of five. I microwave each one for 3 minutes and then place them in the freezer for breakfast throughout the week :) They stay delicious when warmed up :) Honestly would not be able to survive in the dorms without this blog (The healthy mug cakes are a killer late night study snack) . Thank you Katie!

  202. Christine says:

    Ok… this is what they serve in heaven, then.
    Can’t find the words on how HAPPY I am that I found this on Pinterest.

  203. Amy says:

    Baking in the oven as I write this 😉 !!! ..also I made your chocolate fudge babies recipe last night…to die for! They are soooooooo fudgey I just cant over it!

    And I can’t wait for your cook book! I wish December would arrive already :/

  204. Natalie says:

    My 2 year old and I made these in muffin tins for breakfast today. She ate the whole muffin so it must have been good! I love your site, love that most recipes are quick and simple and real food too! I saw that you don’t consider yourself a super successful blogger but I would love to get to where you are one day – I’m still at the point where I get excited because a post had more than 10 views :-)

  205. Jolynn says:

    I just made this and it’s sooooo good! I’m in love with this recipe.

  206. Diane says:

    This taste AMAZING!!!!!! I am so happy I can cinnamon rolls whenever I want again without adding to my waistline and they are actually good for me!!!! I usually bake “healthy” recipes with very low expectations ;-). But this tastes just like a cinnamon roll and even the texture is amazing! I feel like I am cheating :-). I made this using Log Cabin’s brown rice breakfast syrup ( I can’t eat stevia or Splenda ) and I also added 2 TBSP of egg white for extra protein because I am breastfeeding. The cooking time was the same! Thanks for the amazing recipe. Btw, it is very, very filling. I am struggling to finish the whole serving….

  207. Melissa says:

    Thank you sooo much! This oatmeal is AMAZING!! I’ve yet to try your Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I am sure that it, along with this oatmeal, will be my new daily breakfast, come this fall. I need bigger ramekins for this awesome boatmeal!!

  208. Tessa says:

    Omg!!! This was amazing!! I topped with walnuts, brown sugar, and a greek yogurt frosting. SO healthy and SO delicious!!

  209. Bekah says:

    These are so good! I add a splash of butter flavoring to mine to make it taste naughty 😉

  210. Lorr says:

    New to your site — so many scrumptious recipes. Want this baked oatmeal badly, but disappointed that there’s no printer friendly version

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      See this post:
      It should answer your question about printing the recipes :-)

  211. Kitty2010 says:

    Katie thank you for sharing all your amazing healthy recipes.. You are truly an inspiration!!
    Also thank you for including the nutritional information and the Weight Watchers Points plus points!!:)
    Keep up the fantastic work!

  212. Maerwhyn says:

    Oh my…this is amazing. I don’t have any ramekins so I quadrupled the recipe, put it in a 8X8 pan, and baked it for about 45 minutes. It’s still not firm (how firm is it supposed to be?) but it tastes sooooo good it doesn’t matter that it looks like a mess of nasty on my plate. I will definitely be making this again. Maybe I’ll get some ramekins for Christmas and I won’t have to wait so long for it to cook. 😀

  213. Melanie says:

    Hi Katie!! I have never been to Ikea before but really feel I’m missing out lol!!!! I DO love cinnamon rolls tho and I think I will make this for breakfast for my 2 yo daughter and myself New Years morning :) If I make it in a loaf pan, do I need to double the recipe?

    I have also been searching for a yeast free cinnamon roll recipe!! I cant wait till you find one haha

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You can always experiment. Sometimes doubling a recipe doesn’t work, but sometimes it does. Good luck!

  214. Caitlyn says:

    I made this tonight for dinner with your Greek Yogurt Cheesecake crustless as an “icing”. Very yummy and decadent, but somewhat healthy!

  215. Lori says:

    The link for the Cinnamon Bun Frosting goes to your page featuring Cheesecake Pancakes! Do you still have the recipe for Cinnamon Bun Frosting? Thank you!

  216. Gina says:

    Love, love, love the baked oatmeal recipes! I got hooked on this recipe a few months ago. The other day, I made a double batch in mini muffin cups with the help of my 2-year-old daughter. She loved helping cook, and when they were finished, she and her 10-month-old sister gobbled them all up! It’s been both the breakfast and snack of choice in our house all week :)

  217. Mora says:

    Hey, I think the nutrition page of this oatmeal doesnt work. Would you mind DM me the nutrition facts? My ig username is: berryrecover.s

  218. Tricia says:

    Oh Katie, how I love thee! I HATE oatmeal. Strong words, I know, but I’m really trying to eat it because it is good for me. My solution…your baked oatmeal recipes. I work in a hospital lab and you have become very popular clothing co-workers.

  219. Madelon says:

    Just want to let you know that Your cinnamon bun frosting link goes to cheese pancakes
    Btw: love your recipes

    1. Shannon Stroud says:

      The recipe is on that page :)

  220. lena says:

    I think I am going to try this as an overnight oats recipe and eat it raw! :)

  221. Shannon Stroud says:

    I just made this oatmeal for breakfast… it was DELISH!

    First ever baked oatmeal experience was a huge success… it was warm, cinnamon-y (? haha) and sweet enough to fill my sweet tooth. I topped it with Chobani yoghurt though that was mixed with a pinch of stevia + cinnamon and it was heaven.

    Thanks for the recipe!!! 😀

  222. Kristin says:

    SO GOOD! I used aroma free coconut oil on second try (1st was olive oil which was good but…) and was that ever awesome! Best oatmeal recipe ever! I eat it every day now! Thanks for the post and all the great recipes!

  223. Maria says:


    If you can’t find tofu to make the Bun Frosting what can you replace it with?

  224. Anita Nessin says:

    Merriweather’s has ginger, chai and vanilla colognes, though no cinnamon.
    If Hershy can pump the smell of chocolate throughout Hershypark, Ikea could pump the smell of cinnamon buns throughout the store.

  225. Sarah says:

    Do you think the mixed ingredients would keep for 36 hours in the fridge before cooking?

  226. Karen says:

    Hi There Katie, I just followed your recipe, they were lovely. I whizzed up some yoghurt and frozen cherries with some honey to go with them 😋 Thans for sharing x

  227. Sheryl says:

    hmmm… i don’t eat any grains, but may try this using my cream of buckwheat cereal!

  228. Rhonda Clonts says:

    Katie, thank you. I have been making these muffins since the day you posted the recipe. They are devine. I’ve hit a stumbling block and thought I would ask you. The last 3 or 4 times I have made them they are gummy in the middle. I went bake to the original recipe, yet I can’t discover anything I am doing different. I do change up where I get my oats, sometimes buying them from bulk bins. I thought that might be the problem so I went back to a better quality and still have the problem. Help, I love these muffins.