Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oatmeal with No Cook Option
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Though this recipe does serve four, the overnight oatmeal and the cinnamon roll swirl will keep for a few days. So you could also enjoy it as a make-ahead recipe for one or two, over more than one morning!
Serves: 4 servings
Overnight Oatmeal
Cinnamon Roll Swirl
  • ½ cup raw cashew pieces
  • ⅓ cup packed coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened or melted coconut oil
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops alcohol-free stevia (if using coconut sugar, optional)
Cheesy Icing (optional)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free cream cheese alternative (I liked it best with Daiya)
  • 10 drops alcohol-free stevia (can optionally use powdered sugar, to taste)
For the Overnight Oatmeal
  1. Combine the oats, milk beverage, and chia seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
For the Cinnamon Roll Swirl
  1. Place the cashew pieces and coconut sugar (if using) in your spice grinder or small food processor, and whiz until finely ground and beginning to clump, about 1 minute.
  2. Put the cashews and sugar (add the brown sugar now, if using) in a medium bowl along with the coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and stevia (if using). Stir until thoroughly combined into a paste.
  3. Place in a small zippered plastic bag, seal the top, and snip off a small piece of a bottom corn of the bag. It can be used immediately or made ahead with the oats. If you opt to chill it, briefly reheat to re-soften.
To Serve
  1. Divide the oats between 4 dishes, and optionally heat briefly in the microwave (or in a pan on the stove).
  2. Squeeze the cinnamon-cashew mixture over the oatmeal bowls in a swirled fashion.
  3. If desired, combine the cheesy icing ingredients, and pipe or dollop over the oatmeal.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at