Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal

March 21, 2011



I’ve finally conquered baking with yeast. I had stayed away from making things that used it such as breads, sweet dough and other risen products. I had always feared it would not work. I even thought I couldn’t make baking soda biscuits. But, Adam’s mom assured me that no one could screw it up. We usually go to his parents house every tuesday night for dinner, and a favorite of ours is the biscuits she makes. Right out of the oven, with jam. Sooooooooooo gooooood. I think I eat about 10 each time. Maybe it was a good idea I didn’t know how to make them myself. I could see it being an issue.

But, I actually did try them one night and they rose and everything! I was super excited. And Adam and I ate them gladly.

So, I thought it was time to try my hand at dough. I started in the summer with pizza dough. It worked out ok, but I actually think it wasn’t that great. The dough didn’t rise all that much, but still tasted great. I tried it again recently for cinnamon buns and they turned out deeeeeelicious! But its dangerous for a whole batch to be in the little apartment with Adam and I.

For Adam’s birthday I made dough again, and it rose perfectly! All puffed up, and I had to punch it down. I made him birthday night pizza, and using the leftover dough made cinnamon buns again. I love cinnamon buns.

Is it cinnamon buns? Or cinnamon rolls? I think ‘rolls’ are more popular in the states, and ‘buns’ is a popular saying here in Canada.

Either way, its good. So one morning after Adam ate the last cinnamon bun, I was in withdrawls. I did however have some leftover cream cheese icing in the fridge. I thought hey, I can’t let this go to waste. My usual oatmeal consists of either A. Peanut butter and honey with banana, or B. plain cinnamon sprinked on top. I decided to have the latter, and add a small teaspoon of brown sugar to it. And hey, why not top it with some cream ¬†cheese icing and make it into cinnamon bun oatmeal?


Best. decision. ever.

It was just like eating a cinnamon bun, except slightly healthier. I hope. I definitely suggest trying it as a special weekend breakfast. I might have OD’d a litle on the icing this weekend, Adam thought it was pretty sweet. But, I do have a major sweettooth. Either way, try it! It’s a great semi-healthy-sweet breakfast option for the weekend.

Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal


1/3 cup of oatmeal (this is how much I eat, Adam has a whole cup, so however much you like)

few dashs of cinnamon

1 tsp. Brown sugar

–for the cream cheese icing–

1/4 cup low fat cream cheese

3-4 tbs. confectioners sugar

splash of lemon juice

To Prepare:

Make your bowl of oatmeal as you would. I like mine to have just enough water to absorb it, as a more dry oatmeal, whereas Adam has mushier oatmeal

Stir in the cinnamon and brown sugar.

In another bowl, cream together icing ingredients until full incorporated to the consitency you like. I use a pastry bag to pipe it over the top, just for show, but you can just spoon a dollop onto of your oatmeal. Then give it a good stirring to mix it all together. And dig in!

It’s just like a cinnamon bun. roll? Either one.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Michelle March 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    I bet this would get my husband to like oatmeal! Can’t wait to try. : )

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