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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Protein Oatmeal

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Start your day off with this protein oatmeal that tastes just like a healthy cinnamon roll! It’s SO quick, easy, healthy and will keep you full until lunch!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Protein Oatmeal

  • Yield: 1
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min


  • ½ Cup Rolled, old fashioned oatmeal (GF if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp Truvia, or sweetener of choice to taste + more to sweeten the cream cheese
  • 1 Cup water
  • ¼ tsp + ⅛ tsp Vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 4-5 tsp Water, depending how thick your protein is
  • 1 Tbsp Reduced-fat Cream cheese, softened


  1. In a small pot, combine the oatmeal and Truvia.
  2. Add in the water and ¼ tsp of the vanilla extract and bring to boil over medium/high heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium/low and simmer until the oats are thick, stirring frequently. (About 5 minutes)
  4. Take the oatmeal off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  5. While the oatmeal cool, stir together the protein powder, cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl. Add in the water, 1 tsp at a time and stir to create a thick, but spreadable, what you would spread in a cinnamon bun. Set aside.
  6. In a separate small bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, and remaining ⅛ tsp of vanilla extract. Sweeten to taste.
  7. Add the cinnamon mixture and the cream cheese into the oatmeal and swirl around.

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*Brown sugar can be subbed if you do not coconut sugar. However, some people find brown sugar slightly sweeter than coconut sugar, so you may want to use a little bit less to suit your taste. :)


Source: Healthy Cinnamon Roll Protein Oatmeal on Food Faith Fitness

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