Cinnamon Roll Growing Oatmeal + More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
Recently, we made an amazing discovery in the Hungryland test kitchen: Adding light cream cheese to oatmeal makes it extra rich and creamy! For this recipe, we took inspiration from gooey cinnamon buns, and the results are just as delicious as you might imagine. P.S. “Growing” oatmeal is what happens when you cook oats with double the liquid as standard oatmeal and simmer them for twice as long… You get a GINORMOUS serving!
Entire recipe: 276 calories, 9.5g total fat (3g sat. fat), 470mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 8g protein
Cook: 20 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. maple extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)
1/2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese
1 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese
1 tbsp. lite pancake syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
In a nonstick pot, combine milk, oats, extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in 1 cup water, and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.
Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener and cream cheese. Let cool until thickened, 5 - 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine topping ingredients. Whisk until mostly smooth and uniform.
Once cooled, drizzle oats with topping.
MAKES 1 SERVING
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