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Gooey, delicious 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.

Side note: If you would prefer a recipe for real cinnamon rolls as opposed to oatmeal, be sure to check out my favorite recipe for homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!


Wouldn’t it be amazing if IKEA bottled their cinnamon scent and sold it as perfume? Or maybe I am the only one who wants to smell like a giant cinnamon bun…

Just thinking out loud here…

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

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 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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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. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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 :).

  7. 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!

  8. 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…

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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! 😀

  12. 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,

  13. 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!!! 😀

  14. 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!

  15. Gen says:

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. Cinnamon roll.. in a healthy form? I am NOT hating this 🙂

  20. 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!

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