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Cinnamon Oatmeal – Food with Feeling

Oatmeal in a bowl with a cinnamon stick.

Cinnamon Oatmeal – Food with Feeling

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Wonderful Cinnamon Oatmeal is extra flavorful and fluffy, not mushy. It’s way better than any instant oats! This oatmeal recipe is not only easy, but cozy, comforting, and SO delicious. You will be craving oatmeal every single morning! Plus, when you ditch the packets, you can make your bowl of oats exactly how you like them.

Wow! This simple cinnamon oatmeal is so incredibly tasty! Full of fiber, antioxidants, and warm spices paired with a subtle sweetness from honey (or maple syrup), this healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe is the perfect option for anyone looking to add a little more nutrition and ease to their mornings.

Dairy-free and simple to make, this cinnamon oatmeal is the perfect option for whenever you’re needing something quick and satisfying! Great for meal prep, this meal is a comforting option for anyone who’s looking to add plant-based nutrition to their day.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Simple: Made in just over 10 minutes, you will have a quick and easy breakfast ready to go for your busy mornings.
  • Filling: Oats are high in fiber and are perfect for satisfying hunger cravings. This breakfast will keep you full for hours!
  • Healthy: Oatmeal is nutritionally rich. It has more protein than most grains and also contains numerous vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants and a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which aids several systems of the body.
  • Delicious: Say goodbye to oatmeal packets and start making your own oats in the comfort of your home. This recipe makes for flavor-packed, creamy, and luscious oatmeal.
Cinnamon oatmeal in a bowl with a cinnamon stick.

Ingredients needed

This cinnamon oatmeal recipe is a cinch to make and only requires a few pantry staples! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Liquid. Oat milk or coconut milk are my favorite liquids to use in oatmeal. They give the oatmeal a delicious flavor and creamy texture. Water will work too, though.
  • Old-fashioned oats. These oats will retain their shape, yet become deliciously creamy when combined with liquid.
  • Sweetener. This bowl of oats is naturally sweetened with either honey or maple syrup. These options will add sweetness and flavor to the dish. Start by adding 1 tablespoon and increase up to 2 tablespoons, depending on desired sweetness. Feel free to sub the natural sweetener with brown sugar, if preferred.
  • Salt. A pinch of salt is added to balance and intensify all the flavors.
  • Cinnamon. For the ultimate cozy flavor we’re mixing in plenty of ground cinnamon!
  • Optional add-ins. Feel free to make this your own by adding vanilla extract, other spices (nutmeg, allspice, ginger), nuts, raisins, and/or diced apples. You could even drizzle on some almond butter or peanut butter!

How to make this recipe

I highly recommend the stovetop for making this oatmeal recipe. This method of cooking oats creates a luxuriously creamy and soft batch of oats. Here’s the simple process:

For full, printable instructions, reference the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Boil the water. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk or water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Simmer the oatmeal. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the oatmeal, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve. Remove from the heat and stir in any additional sweetener and add any extra ingredients, as desired. Serve and enjoy!
Stirring oats in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

Tips for recipe success

This oatmeal recipe is really simple and easy to make, but here are a few tips, so your breakfast is perfect every time.

  • Gluten free. While oats are naturally gluten free, oftentimes grains can get cross-contaminated outside in the fields or inside of factories with other non gluten free grains. To ensure your oats are gluten free, be sure the package is labeled certified gluten free, meaning that it was produced in a 100% gluten-free facility. 
  • Serving size. This recipe makes 2 medium-sized bowls of oatmeal. Feel free to double or triple the recipe, if you’re feeding a crowd or meal prepping for the week.
  • Let the oatmeal sit. Once cooked, let the oats stand and cool a bit. As they cool, they will continue to thicken and the flavors will intensify a bit further.
  • Creaminess. You can make these oats as creamy as you’d like. If you prefer your oats more creamy with more liquid, simply add a splash or two of milk after cooking.
  • Taste test. Before sitting down to enjoy your breakfast, make sure to give the oats a quick taste test and add some extras, if flavors are lacking. An extra pinch of salt or a little extra maple syrup can make all the difference!

Frequently asked questions

Is oatmeal with cinnamon good for you?

Definitely! Oatmeal is healthy because it’s a 100% whole grain, high in fiber, low in sugar, and has an excellent amount of protein in it. Cinnamon is a great addition because it contains antioxidants and powerful compounds that can reduce inflammation and possibly your risk of developing heart disease.

How do you make good oatmeal?

A bowl of oats is like a blank canvas. Feel free to add extra ingredients that you love! Here are some of our go-to toppings: nut butter, nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds), apple pieces, berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), granola and/or brown sugar. You can also use as much or as little liquid as you’d like, depending on the level of creaminess that you prefer.

Is eating oatmeal everyday good for you?

Since oatmeal is high in fiber and protein, it is definitely suitable and okay to enjoy often. An appropriate serving of oatmeal every day is good for you and a great way to jumpstart your morning.

Bowl of oats made with cinnamon.

Storing & reheating

Feel free to make a double batch and save half for another morning! Leftover cooked oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator, in airtight containers, for up to about 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place frozen oatmeal in the refrigerator overnight to thaw or at room temperature for an hour or so.

To reheat single servings, put the oatmeal in a microwave safe bowl with a little extra milk or water. Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until heated through. For larger amounts, heat slowly in a saucepan on the stove with additional liquid until hot.

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As usual, PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you end up making this recipe (or any of my recipes!). I love when you tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling!

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Wonderful Cinnamon Oatmeal is extra flavorful and fluffy, not mushy. It’s way better than any instant oats! This oatmeal recipe is not only easy, but cozy, comforting, and SO delicious. You will be craving oatmeal every single morning! Plus, when you ditch the packets, you can make your bowl of oats exactly how you like them.



  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk/water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the oatmeal, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in any additional sweetener and add any toppings as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*I often make this with oat milk or coconut milk. Both result in a deliciously creamy texture in the oatmeal. But water also works well!

Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to about 5 days or frozen for 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove, adding milk or water as needed for the right consistency.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stovetop oatmeal, cinnamon oatmeal recipe, easy oatmeal recipe

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Cinnamon Oatmeal – Food with Feeling

Oatmeal in a bowl with a cinnamon stick.

Cinnamon Oatmeal – Food with Feeling

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Wonderful Cinnamon Oatmeal is extra flavorful and fluffy, not mushy. It’s way better than any instant oats! This oatmeal recipe is not only easy, but cozy, comforting, and SO delicious. You will be craving oatmeal every single morning! Plus, when you ditch the packets, you can make your bowl of oats exactly how you like them.

Wow! This simple cinnamon oatmeal is so incredibly tasty! Full of fiber, antioxidants, and warm spices paired with a subtle sweetness from honey (or maple syrup), this healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe is the perfect option for anyone looking to add a little more nutrition and ease to their mornings.

Dairy-free and simple to make, this cinnamon oatmeal is the perfect option for whenever you’re needing something quick and satisfying! Great for meal prep, this meal is a comforting option for anyone who’s looking to add plant-based nutrition to their day.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Simple: Made in just over 10 minutes, you will have a quick and easy breakfast ready to go for your busy mornings.
  • Filling: Oats are high in fiber and are perfect for satisfying hunger cravings. This breakfast will keep you full for hours!
  • Healthy: Oatmeal is nutritionally rich. It has more protein than most grains and also contains numerous vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants and a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which aids several systems of the body.
  • Delicious: Say goodbye to oatmeal packets and start making your own oats in the comfort of your home. This recipe makes for flavor-packed, creamy, and luscious oatmeal.
Cinnamon oatmeal in a bowl with a cinnamon stick.

Ingredients needed

This cinnamon oatmeal recipe is a cinch to make and only requires a few pantry staples! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Liquid. Oat milk or coconut milk are my favorite liquids to use in oatmeal. They give the oatmeal a delicious flavor and creamy texture. Water will work too, though.
  • Old-fashioned oats. These oats will retain their shape, yet become deliciously creamy when combined with liquid.
  • Sweetener. This bowl of oats is naturally sweetened with either honey or maple syrup. These options will add sweetness and flavor to the dish. Start by adding 1 tablespoon and increase up to 2 tablespoons, depending on desired sweetness. Feel free to sub the natural sweetener with brown sugar, if preferred.
  • Salt. A pinch of salt is added to balance and intensify all the flavors.
  • Cinnamon. For the ultimate cozy flavor we’re mixing in plenty of ground cinnamon!
  • Optional add-ins. Feel free to make this your own by adding vanilla extract, other spices (nutmeg, allspice, ginger), nuts, raisins, and/or diced apples. You could even drizzle on some almond butter or peanut butter!

How to make this recipe

I highly recommend the stovetop for making this oatmeal recipe. This method of cooking oats creates a luxuriously creamy and soft batch of oats. Here’s the simple process:

For full, printable instructions, reference the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Boil the water. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk or water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Simmer the oatmeal. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the oatmeal, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve. Remove from the heat and stir in any additional sweetener and add any extra ingredients, as desired. Serve and enjoy!
Stirring oats in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

Tips for recipe success

This oatmeal recipe is really simple and easy to make, but here are a few tips, so your breakfast is perfect every time.

  • Gluten free. While oats are naturally gluten free, oftentimes grains can get cross-contaminated outside in the fields or inside of factories with other non gluten free grains. To ensure your oats are gluten free, be sure the package is labeled certified gluten free, meaning that it was produced in a 100% gluten-free facility. 
  • Serving size. This recipe makes 2 medium-sized bowls of oatmeal. Feel free to double or triple the recipe, if you’re feeding a crowd or meal prepping for the week.
  • Let the oatmeal sit. Once cooked, let the oats stand and cool a bit. As they cool, they will continue to thicken and the flavors will intensify a bit further.
  • Creaminess. You can make these oats as creamy as you’d like. If you prefer your oats more creamy with more liquid, simply add a splash or two of milk after cooking.
  • Taste test. Before sitting down to enjoy your breakfast, make sure to give the oats a quick taste test and add some extras, if flavors are lacking. An extra pinch of salt or a little extra maple syrup can make all the difference!

Frequently asked questions

Is oatmeal with cinnamon good for you?

Definitely! Oatmeal is healthy because it’s a 100% whole grain, high in fiber, low in sugar, and has an excellent amount of protein in it. Cinnamon is a great addition because it contains antioxidants and powerful compounds that can reduce inflammation and possibly your risk of developing heart disease.

How do you make good oatmeal?

A bowl of oats is like a blank canvas. Feel free to add extra ingredients that you love! Here are some of our go-to toppings: nut butter, nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds), apple pieces, berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), granola and/or brown sugar. You can also use as much or as little liquid as you’d like, depending on the level of creaminess that you prefer.

Is eating oatmeal everyday good for you?

Since oatmeal is high in fiber and protein, it is definitely suitable and okay to enjoy often. An appropriate serving of oatmeal every day is good for you and a great way to jumpstart your morning.

Bowl of oats made with cinnamon.

Storing & reheating

Feel free to make a double batch and save half for another morning! Leftover cooked oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator, in airtight containers, for up to about 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place frozen oatmeal in the refrigerator overnight to thaw or at room temperature for an hour or so.

To reheat single servings, put the oatmeal in a microwave safe bowl with a little extra milk or water. Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until heated through. For larger amounts, heat slowly in a saucepan on the stove with additional liquid until hot.

More easy breakfast recipes

As usual, PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you end up making this recipe (or any of my recipes!). I love when you tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling!

Print

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Description

Wonderful Cinnamon Oatmeal is extra flavorful and fluffy, not mushy. It’s way better than any instant oats! This oatmeal recipe is not only easy, but cozy, comforting, and SO delicious. You will be craving oatmeal every single morning! Plus, when you ditch the packets, you can make your bowl of oats exactly how you like them.



  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk/water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the oatmeal, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in any additional sweetener and add any toppings as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*I often make this with oat milk or coconut milk. Both result in a deliciously creamy texture in the oatmeal. But water also works well!

Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to about 5 days or frozen for 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove, adding milk or water as needed for the right consistency.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stovetop oatmeal, cinnamon oatmeal recipe, easy oatmeal recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

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