Cinnamon Toasted Oats

Toasting oats in the oven is one of the easiest and most scrumptious methods. Below you will find a perfected formula to achieve the best tasting crunchy oats that you’ll want to indulge in everyday.

Fun Fact- Cinnamon improves the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and this aromatic spice also boosts brain activity.

Why you’ll love Roasting Oats in the oven

There’s something special about the smell of vanilla and cinnamon baking in the oven. The perfume of oats toasting in the oven is warming to the soul. Personally I’m a huge believer that smell can impact the mind and trigger happy memories, I’m no scientist, but I’m pretty sure there is science to back that up. So, I’ll take that and run with it, baking delicious smelling foods for my family when ever possible. Making huge batches of these Cinnamon Toasted Oats, during the cold start of fall mornings, could not be a more simplistic way to bring happiness into your home.

 What do Toasted Oats go well with

Not only do these Cinnamon Toasted Oats engulf your home with an aroma of pure bliss, they are so versatile. Enjoy this Toasted Oats recipe in your cereal bowl with added fruit, nuts and/or chocolate chunks. Also, they are excellent on top of parfaits, for making granola bars and much more!

How to store Cinnamon Toasted Oats

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You can have this tasty toasted oats recipe premade and ready to go (stored in an airtight container) for the perfect pantry staple. I love to make double batches of the cinnamon toasted oats. We use these delicious oats through out the week for parfaits, breakfast cereal and homemade Cranberry Granola Treats. Seriously, this makes the best breakfast cereal, simply add some fresh blueberries or chunks of dark chocolate with a splash of milk. Don’t wait, get out your baking pans and start making this recipe today.

Benefits of Oats

  • heart-health benefits
  • Oats can provide energy
  • Good source of fiber, Phosphorus, Thiamine, Magnesium and Zinc
  • Contains beta-glucan-has been researched to help slow digestion and suppress appetite
  • Beta-glucan fiber may help to prevent sharp rises in blood sugar and insulin levels after eating a meal (especially beneficial to Diabetics)

May I just point out one thing from this picture above… It was taken on the day of the eclipse. I can not get over how ironic this picture with the jar lid and lighting are, perfectly symbolic of the day it was taken. Pretty awesome to look at and be memorized all over again.

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Toasted Oats

Cinnamon Toasted Oats Recipe


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  3. In a small bowl mix together the oil, honey and vanilla
  4. In a separate large bowl mix together the oats, salt, cinnamon, (optional nuts)
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until all ingredients are incorporated
  6. Spread oats onto lined baking sheet and spread out evenly
  7. Bake at 300F for 20-22 minutes watching closely at the end for a nice golden color
  8. Allow to cool completely before storing in an air tight container
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Category: Breakfast

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 72.8mg
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.2g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

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10 Comments

  1. Love these Oats. They’re so versatile. You can add it to so many things for that extra crunch. A real treat on ice cream too.

  2. These oats are so tasty! Eat them with milk as cereal or i love them over oatmeal!

  3. Olivia Bloemfontein

    i’m looking forward to trying you easy recipe, thank you.

  4. This is the best recipe for homemade granola that I’ve ever had!!

  5. I added a little toasted coconut and macadamia nuts after cooling and snacked on it like popcorn. ❤

  6. This is a terrific recipe. I would like to ask have you tried other oils like olive or almond instead of coconut?

  7. Margaret Murray

    How long can these Cinnamon Toasted Oats be kept in the airtight container in the pantry?
    What is the shelf life? Approx.
    Thanks, mm

    • Trina Marie

      Hi Margaret, typically I keep mine anywhere from 3-5 days in the air tight container. Most days they do not even last this long though. Enjoy

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