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!
Let me introduce you to one of my most favorite recipes that I ever created in the 1.5 years that FFF has had it’s own little space in the interwebz.
And yes. It’s a bowl of oatmeal.
I know you’re thinking “but what about that Crepe Cake? Or Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies? OR Vegan Cookie Dough Stuffed Peanut Butter Bites? How are those decadent desserts not your most favorite ever?”
Well, I adore those too. Butcha don’t eat those everyday.
Like I have been doing with this bowl of healthy cinnamon roll protein oatmeal.
That just so happens to be ready in 5 minutes. And you don’t have to make an actual homemade cinnamon rolls recipe and mess with yeast. Which means you don’t need to keep checking on your dough every 34.6 seconds to see if it’s risen enough so that you can bake it and FACE PLANT into all things sweet, gooey and full of cinnamon perfection.
Don’t lie. I know I am not the only one who does it when I make cinnamon rolls.
The “oatmeal” part of this protein oatmeal recipe is nothing fancy. I mean it’s oatmeal. You can practically get it for free (hello Bulk Food stores!) and you just mix it with water, sweetener of choice and give it a little one to one time with your stove top.
BOOM. You’re already 2/3 of the way done.
Look at you, you’re the Martha Stewart of breakfast.
NOW comes onto the best part. And by “best” I mean cinnamon-roll-filling-with-absolutely-no-butter-and-uses-all-natural-sugar-and-its-so-thick-and-creamy-you’re-gonna-wanna-spread-it-on-yo’-face kind best.
However, control the urge. You want ALL of that to get up IN the bowl. Nowhere else, capeesh?
So. The swirl. I had this random idea to try to mix vanilla protein powder with just the TEENIEST ever bit of water, to see if it would get super thick and take the place of butter for the filling.
AND IT DID.
The crazy idea continues with a sprinkle (or 10 sprinkles – you can’t have a cinnamon roll without THE CINNAMON) and a dash (again, or 10) of coconut sugar. <3 <3 <3
I took a little nibble and the tiny little bowl of thick, brown goo (yeah, I know, it doesn’t look the numiest) punched my taste buds STRAIGHT IN THEIR FACES.
I literally texted Mr. FFF and was like “Move over IHOP, there’s a new breakfast fav in town.”
If you’ve been around here long than about 2 days, you know that means some serious love-age went down.
I swirled it into my oatmeal. I took a bite. I didn’t think it could get much better…..UNTIL.
da Da DAAAAAAAAAAA <– notice how the capitals grow as the intensity of the sentence grows? 🙂
Cream. Cheese. Swirl.
WITH sweetsweet cinnamon protein oatmeal goodness.
I can’t even.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Want more easy, healthy breakfasts?
Protein Oatmeal from around the web:
Caffe Mocha Protein Overnight Oatmeal – ifoodreal
Strawberries and Cream Protein Oats – Oh Sweet Basil
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