This amazing cinnamon roll hot cereal is perfect for brunching, snow days or Valentine’s Day!
You know what I love? Cinnamon rolls. Rich, gooey, decadent rolls oozing with icing and luscious cinnamon filling. Just writing that had me drooling all over my keyboard. As much as I want to eat cinnamon rolls everyday, I legitimately can’t handle another embarrassing skinny jean episode that I had two days ago.
I realize I’m going to have to talk about such incident, and I’m not quite ready yet. So why don’t we hop into this healthy, fiber packed, wheat-free cinnamon roll hot cereal. But if calling someone hot cereal is weird, just call it oatmeal. It talks like oatmeal and walks like oatmeal, so might as well call it oatmeal! Only it tastes better because it’s made with Bob’s Red Mill whole grains, and that makes all of the difference.
I’m not lying when I say that this tastes EXACTLY like a cinnamon roll. The only difference is this won’t cause you to split your jeans while you try to pull them up. While your husband was walking by. Oh yeah, that happened. And the thing is, I haven’t gained any weight. I’ve actually lost a few pounds. So why, dear universe, must you cause my favorite pants to split in front of the man I’m always trying to impress?
That’s why I’m replacing all of my favorite foods with low-calorie replacements, like wheat-free oats in place of cinnamon rolls and one mini chocolate chip instead of a big, fluffy batch of cookies. I’m still waiting for someone to invent a way I can lose weight while eating high fat foods. It can happen, right? I mean, we totally sent someone in space, figure this out!
Cinnamon Roll Hot Cereal
Prep time: >5 minutes
Cook time: About 8 – 10 minutes
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 8-grain hot cereal
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
- Mix the milk and water in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil (watching carefully, otherwise it’ll pour over). Add the 8-grain cereal and whisk to combine. Reduce the mixture to low and cover. Cook for about 6 – 8 minutes, stirring every minute or so, or until all of the liquid is evaporated and mixture is thick.
- Pour the cereal into four bowls. Drizzle each cereal with glaze, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts and sprinkled cinnamon. Garnish with fresh strawberries and enjoy!
Nutritional information per bowl (about 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal):
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 51 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 8.25 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8