Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal


A tried and true favorite, this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is absolutely delicious and comes together in less than 10 minutes. It’s loaded with tons of cinnamon goodness and tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Vegan + gluten-free.

This cinnamon raisin oatmeal recipe is an EBF original and has stood the test of time. I used to make it ALL THE TIME as it was my go-to breakfast for quite a few years and it’s still just as delicious as I remember!

An overhead photo of a bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal topped with banana slices and a drizzle of coconut butter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Oats provide a good amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even antioxidants. They are basically a “super grain.”
  • It tastes like you’re eating an oatmeal raisin cookie, but in the form of a warm, comforting bowl of oats.
  • It’s totally customizable – feel free to switch up the toppings and mix-ins.
  • This recipe comes together in under 15 minutes!
Ingredients measured out to make cinnamon raisin oatmeal: cinnamon, sea salt, banana, maple syrup, oats, raisins, coconut butter, non-dairy milk and ground flaxseed.

Ingredients Needed

  • old fashioned oats – old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe. Make sure you grab gluten-free oats if needed. I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats. If you have steel cut oats, try my recipe for steel cut oatmeal.
  • banana – you’ll cook some banana slices right with the oats. The end result is a slightly sweet, creamy bowl of oats. I like to top with additional banana slices as well.
  • raisins – look for unsweetened raisins! You’ll cook the raisins in the oatmeal as well so that delicious flavor gets mixed in throughout the oats. You can also top your oats with additional raisins!
  • ground flaxseed – these little seeds add a bit of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Feel free to use chia seeds if you don’t have flaxseed on hand.
  • cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing for this oatmeal! I love the combination of raisins and cinnamon.
  • sea salt – brings all of the flavors together.
  • water or non-dairy milk – I typically cook my oats in water but if you want an extra creamy bowl, you can use dairy-free milk. My preference is unsweetened almond milk.
  • coconut butter or any nut/seed butter – optional topping but I love adding a coconut butter or nut butter drizzle to my oats!
  • maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use because it’s liquid so it blends in nicely with the oat mixture and I personally love the flavor.
A spoon holding up a bite of cinnamon raisin oatmeal.

Customize Your Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Toppings – This oatmeal has a delicious base recipe that you can build your own flavors on but the toppings change depending on what I have on hand. This time around I used maple syrup, banana slices, raisins, coconut butter and a dash of cinnamon, but feel free to get creative with the toppings! If you really want to stick with the cinnamon raisin theme, my cinnamon raisin almond butter would be a delicious addition instead of the coconut butter.

Overnight Oats – You could use these ingredients to make a delicious overnight oats recipe if that’s more your style.

Side by side photos of how to make cinnamon raisin oatmeal. The first photo is a hand pouring non-dairy milk into a pot with bananas, cinnamon, flaxseed, raisins and oats. The second photo is the pot with the cooked oatmeal. Spoon is in the pot.

How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Making this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is a breeze. Start by combining the oats, banana slices, raisin, flaxseed, cinnamon, sea salt and water to a pot and stir to combine. Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir the oats several times during cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. The oatmeal is cooked when the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy! Spoon the oats into a bowl and top with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

This recipe is for a single serving but you can double, triple or more if you’re cooking for a crowd!

pro tip! 
Don't forget to stir your oatmeal a few times while cooking so the bananas don't burn or stick to the bottom! 
An overhead and closeup photo of a bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal topped with banana slices and a drizzle of coconut butter.

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

5 from 7 votes
A tried and true favorite, this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is super easy to make and oh so delicious. Plus it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. It’s time to ditch those instant oatmeal packets!
An overhead photo of a bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal topped with banana slices and a drizzle of coconut butter.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1


  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ banana, sliced (save a few for topping)
  • 1 Tablespoon raisins, plus more for topping
  • ½ Tablespoon ground flaxseed, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for topping
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of water, non-diary milk or a blend of both
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut butter, or any nut/seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional


  • Add oats, banana slices, raisins, flaxseed, cinnamon and sea salt to a pot.
    Oats, banana slices, raisins, flaxseed, cinnamon and sea salt in a pot.
  • Add water or non-dairy milk and stir to combine.
    Milk being added to the oatmeal ingredients in the pot.
  • Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick.
    Cooked cinnamon raisin oatmeal in a pot. A wooden spoon rests in the pot.
  • Portion oats into a bowl and serve with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices, additional raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Serving: 1bowl Calories: 385kcal Carbohydrates: 60g Protein: 8g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 168mg Potassium: 493mg Fiber: 11g Sugar: 18g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon oatmeal, cinnamon raisin oatmeal


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    1. Ari K
      January 16, 2022 AT 7:57 am

      5 stars
      Super yummy warm breakfast on a super cold morning!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2022 AT 12:21 pm

        Woo!! So thrilled you enjoyed this oatmeal, Ari. Thanks for the review!

    2. Brenda Burnard
      February 28, 2021 AT 10:14 am

      5 stars
      Just made this for breakfast and it’s soooo delicious! I have a serious sweet tooth that I try too control, more often than not I lose the battle.I just started a healthy lifestyle journey and it’s a process for someone who hasn’t lived this way for so long. This will be perfect too help with sweet tooth cravings and its healthy! Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:31 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Brenda! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Leah
      January 25, 2018 AT 8:19 am

      Today will be the second day in a row I am making this feel good breakfast. Out with the flu and this recipe contains a few get-well ingredients. Adding a little bit of ginger, too. Thanks Brittany!!

      May 17, 2017 AT 11:04 am

      Love the pictures! The golden spoon is cool!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2017 AT 4:42 pm

        Thanks Patrick!! I hope you get a chance to try the oats!

    5. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups
      May 17, 2017 AT 10:45 am

      What a beautiful bowl of oats! I have oatmeal at least a few times a week, but haven’t done cinnamon raisin in a while. Always nice to return to a classic.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 18, 2017 AT 11:14 am

        Totally agree. Cinnamon raisin is a combo I often forget about! Hope you like this recipe, Em!

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