Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
If you love Cinnamon Rolls this is the next best thing! You have to try this AMAZING Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Recipe!
If you have ever walked through the mall food court or into a bakery, you know the distinct smell of Cinnamon Rolls. They are intoxicating and lure you in, because “Just one won’t hurt.” What if I told you, that you could have that Cinnamon Roll taste for breakfast without the guilt? You can with this Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal.
How to Make Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
This is super easy to make too! I used my smaller 4-quart crockpot and in went oats, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, milk, and a couple of tbsp of baking mix. I used gluten free ingredients for the oats and baking mix, but you can use regular too. I just mixed it all up in the crockpot so I wouldn’t have as many dirty dishes.
Crank that crockpot on high for 2 hours, or low for 4 hours.
This oatmeal has a side effect. The aroma of the cinnamon will go traveling through your house and wake people up. It’s a dangerous thing. 😉
When it is done, ….well, it looks like oatmeal. Nothing remarkable yet. Let me tell you what. The taste of this “unremarkable oatmeal” will floor you.
This is the kicker. Scoop your oatmeal into a bowl and drizzle it with a little bit of glaze (recipe below). It doesn’t take much to give it that cinnamon roll feel.
Sprinkle it with some cinnamon (not too much) or cinnamon sugar and grab a spoon. I can’t believe how much this tastes like a cinnamon roll. My son, who hates oatmeal, licked his bowl clean. We are talking; there is no evidence oatmeal ever existed in it. LOL
Just substitute gluten free oats, and gluten free baking mix (or flour mix).
This is also so easy to make dairy free. Just use a dairy free milk substitute. My personal favorite is canned coconut milk. It adds a richness.
Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- In a 4 quart crockpot mix all of your ingredients. Set crockpot on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Cover and cook.
- When done remove lid and scoop oatmeal into bowls drizzle with glaze and serve.Glaze
- Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tbsp of milk. Add more or less milk to get desired glaze consistency.
- Use Certified Gluten Free oats and gluten free baking mix
- Use dairy free milk of your choice
You have to give this one a try! Originally posted in April 2016. Updated April 2020
Hi Amanda, would love to try this – sounds delish, but what is baking mix please and is there a substitute for those of us who aren’t in the States? Thanks 🙂
Hi Victoria, Baking mix here in the states is like a pancake or a biscuit mix. You can just use a couple tablespoons of flour and it would have the same effect. Let me know how you like it. 🙂
Amanda, are you using regular rolled oats or steel-cut oats? Thanks! Can’t wait to try this!
I used rolled. 🙂
can you reheat any leftovers?
Yes, just refrigerate and reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute. Add a little milk if needed.
Are you able to refrigerate and reheat for breakfast all week? How would you do so?
Yes you can. I just reheat it in the microwave. If it is too thick you can add a little milk and stir.
What is the purpose of the eggs? My son has an egg allergy so I’m trying to figure out if we can omit it totally or substitute with something else.
It is mostly for texture and consistency. You can totally omit it without any problems. Let me know how your son likes it! 🙂
Oh my goodness…the smell woke up my entire family! Very easy to make, very delicious. I’ll just have to remember to double the recipe next time. Thank you!
Oh, my gosh. I found your blog through an article on Country Living website. I LOVE oatmeal because it’s healthy, inexpensive and good for you. This will be the first time that I would make oatmeal using a slow cooker. I can’t wait to make this recipe very soon. I’m so glad that I found your blog, Amanda!!! 🙂
Want to double recipe when kids come home … can’t wait to try it!
This dish came out really nice. Did have to add some milk when eating it but the texture and consistency was what I was looking for. Moist and creamy, think I would add a little brown sugar next time.
Thank you for the recipe, it really does taste a lot like cinnamon rolls! I used almond milk (light vanilla variety) and brown sugar, set the crockpot on LOW and went to bed. Cooked about 7 hours, was perfect in the morning. Tastes great even without the glaze, but for skeptical children it will help make them converts. Never would have thought of adding eggs to oatmeal, but that is the secret to the cinnamon roll taste. For those people trying to lower their HDL, oatmeal is highly recommended and this recipe adds a delicious variety to the mundane. Thank you!!
We had this and it was good even without the icing.
This recipe cooks up very well in a rice cooker. It is my preferred method since it only takes about 10 minutes to cook and does not burn on the bottom like it does in the crockpot. This recipe tastes delicious, keeps my tummy satisfied for hours, and is also good eaten cold as a snack. A healthy alternative to cinnamon rolls!
I got this is the crockpot right now! Kids are already hounding me for it and it still has a hour to go. Smells bomb!
Thank you for sharing! SO DELICIOUS! A guilt-free breakfast my family all loved.