Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

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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.

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!

Bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal topped with slices of banana, and coconut butter, on a striped napkin, with a gold spoon and iced coffee.

Why I Love Oatmeal

Oats are an amazing grain. They’re naturally gluten-free and provide a good amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even antioxidants. Oats have been shown to help lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar fluctuations, help improve skin concerns and even help with weight loss. They are basically a “super grain.” Oats can be used in a variety of ways – oatmeal (duh!), energy balls, muffins and other baked goods.

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Maple Syrup

Ingredients Needed

  • old fashioned oats – old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe. If you have steel cut oats, try my recipe for steel cut oatmeal.
  • banana
  • raisins
  • ground flaxseed – these little seeds add a bit of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • water or non-dairy milk
  • coconut butter or any nut/seed butter
  • 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.
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Ingredients.

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 nut butters I have on hand. This time around I used maple syrup and coconut butter, but any nut or seed butter will taste amazing on this bowl. If you really want to stick with the cinnamon raisin theme, my cinnamon raisin almond butter would be perfect. 

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

Ditch the instant oatmeal packets and make this Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal -- it's healthier and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up!

How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Making this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is a breeze:

Combine your ingredients: Add your oats, banana slices, raisin, flaxseed, cinnamon, sea salt and water to a pot and stir to combine.

Heat: 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 and fluffy.

Serve: Portion oats into two bowls and serve with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Ditch the instant oatmeal packets and make this Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal -- it's healthier and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up!

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

4 from 3 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!
Bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal topped with slices of banana, and coconut butter, on a striped napkin, with a gold spoon and iced coffee.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 banana, sliced (save a few for topping)
  • 1 Tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground flaxseed, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of water, non-diary milk or a blend of both
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional

Instructions
 

  • Add oats, banana slices, raisins, flaxseed, cinnamon and sea salt to a pot. Add water and stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • Portion oats into a bowl and serve with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 484kcal Carbohydrates: 62g Protein: 14g Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 229mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 25g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon oatmeal, cinnamon raisin oatmeal

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    12 comments
    1. 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!

    2. 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!!

    3. Patrick@looneyforfood.com
      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!

    4. 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!

    5. Carrie this fit chick
      May 16, 2017 AT 8:35 pm

      Ah, I love cinnamon and raisin together. This bowl reminds me of the fall! I feel like I can almost smell it coming out from the page!

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