Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal

This cinnamon spice oatmeal is an easy and healthy way to start the day! It takes just 5 minutes to make. This oatmeal recipe is creamy, thick, and delicious. The strong cinnamon flavor is so tasty!
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Cinnamon spice oatmeal is a classic breakfast recipe that is both delicious and nutritious! This warm and cozy oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day. It is also a healthy option, as it is packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and flavors for a fully customizable recipe. Great for busy weekdays and meal prep because it takes just 5 minutes!

Cinnamon spice oatmeal.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This cinnamon spice oatmeal is easy to make.
  • It can be ready in just 5 minutes.
  • This oatmeal recipe is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option.
  • It is customizable to your liking.
  • You can add different toppings, spices, and flavors to create your perfect bowl of oatmeal.
  • It is a delicious and comforting breakfast that will warm you up on a cold morning.
  • Only a few pantry staple ingredients are needed.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
  • Check out these Banana Protein Pancakes for another favorite breakfast recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full cinnamon spice oatmeal recipe.

Use old-fashioned rolled oats. They become softer once cooked.

Any type of milk works well. Feel free to use regular milk or plant-based milk. Check out this Vegan Oatmeal with coconut milk too!

Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice add a warm and cozy fall flavor!

Lastly, pure maple syrup adds natural sweetness. Replace with honey, agave syrup, or date syrup if desired.

Ingredients for cinnamon spice oatmeal.

Taste & Texture

Cinnamon spice oatmeal has a warm flavor that is perfectly complemented by the sweetness of the maple syrup.

The oats are cooked until they are tender and creamy, resulting in a satisfying and comforting breakfast.

The cinnamon flavor is evident but not overwhelming.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add all of the ingredients to a saucepan over low-medium heat.

Milk with cinnamon.

Step 2

Stir constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.  The longer it cooks, the thicker it will become.

Creamy milk mixture in saucepan.

Step 3

Remove from the heat.  Transfer into bowls.

Thick oats in pan.

Step 4

Lastly, op with more ground cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve!

Expert Tips for Success

Here are a few expert tips and tricks for making the perfect cinnamon spice oatmeal.

Use rolled oats instead of quick-cooking oats. Rolled oats will give your oatmeal a better texture and flavor.

Milk will add creaminess and flavor to your oatmeal. We prefer milk over water for oatmeal.

Add your cinnamon and other spices to the pot while the oats are cooking. This will allow the flavors to meld together.

Sweeten your oatmeal with honey or maple syrup to taste. You can also add other sweeteners, such as brown sugar or coconut sugar.

Top your oatmeal with your favorite toppings, such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or fresh fruit.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

There are many different ways to flavor and customize your cinnamon spice oatmeal. Here are a few ideas.

Add different spices, such as nutmeg, ginger, allspice, or cloves.

Add different sweeteners, such as honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or coconut sugar.

Top your oatmeal with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or fresh fruit.

Add a dollop of yogurt or Greek yogurt to your oatmeal for extra creaminess and protein.

Add a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter to your oatmeal for a healthy and flavorful addition.

Add a scoop of protein powder to your oatmeal for a boost of protein.

How to Serve & Store

Cinnamon spice oatmeal can be served hot or cold.

To serve hot, simply cook the oatmeal according to the recipe and then add your desired toppings.

To serve cold, cook the oatmeal according to the recipe and then let it cool completely. Once the oatmeal is cool, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Oatmeal in bowl with cinnamon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between rolled oats and quick-cooking oats?

Rolled oats are whole oats that have been steamed and rolled flat. Quick-cooking oats are oats that have been cut into smaller pieces and precooked. Rolled oats have a better texture and flavor than quick-cooking oats, but they take longer to cook.

Can I use milk instead of water to cook my oatmeal?

Yes, you can use milk instead of water to cook your oatmeal. Milk will add creaminess and flavor to your oatmeal. We recommend making oatmeal with milk!

What are some good toppings for cinnamon spice oatmeal?

Some good toppings for cinnamon spice oatmeal include nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit, yogurt, peanut butter, almond butter, and protein powder.

Is cinnamon and spice oatmeal good?

Yes, cinnamon and spice oatmeal is delicious!

What is in Quaker cinnamon and spice oatmeal?

According to the Quaker website, the ingredients in Quaker cinnamon and spice oatmeal are: whole grain rolled oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon and other spices, calcium carbonate, guar gum, caramel color, niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, and folic acid.

What does cinnamon do to oatmeal?

Cinnamon adds a warm and cozy flavor to oatmeal.

Equipment Needed

Saucepan: Make the cinnamon spice oatmeal in this saucepan.

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  1. This looks delicious. Could it be adapted to cook overnight in a slow cooker and be ready for kids to serve themselves at breakfast time?