Overnight Cinnabuns with Chia 'Frosting' - Instead of overnight oats, make this no-bake, healthy cinnamon roll with a creamy yogurt and chia frosting!
If you've been in any kind of breakfast rut lately, this recipe is for you!
Tired of smoothies and eggs? Looking for a new way to jazz up your life? Do you pop out at parties? Then all you need is a big bite of this Cinnabunnychiafrost.
Yes, with Cinnabunnychiafrost, you can spoon your way to health.
Did I lose you?
Sorry, I went off for a moment, as I have Lucy on the brain. Did you all watch the documentary with Nicole Kidman?
I thought she did a great job, but the movie was lackluster. Womp, womp.
I'm a huge fan of cinnamon and, consequently, a huge fan of the cinnamon roll.
What I'm not a huge fan of is the sugar, hence today's lower sugar facsimile.
I created this no-bake cinnamon roll years ago in the midst of the overnight oats craze.
It's an ode to one of my favorite treats, only made healthy and in the style of overnight oats.
This little beauty is one tasty recipe!
Packed full of nutrition, lower in sugar, and high in protein....how could you not want to make this every morning?!
Enjoy cinnamon treats? Try some of these!
Healthy Yeast-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Oatmeal Truffles
No Sugar Added Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Overnight Cinnabuns with Chia 'Frosting'
- ⅓ cup oat flour
- pinch baking soda optional, gives it a cookie kind of taste
- couple dashes sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp nut or seed butter
- 1 Tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1-2 Tbsp milk of choice
- 3 Tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp milk of choice
- ½ Tbsp chia seeds
- few drops stevia
- Mix the first four ingredients (flour through cinnamon).
- Cut in the almond butter (as you would if you were making shortbread). It should look like little pebbles.
- Add in the applesauce, maple syrup, and 1-2 tablespoons milk (start with one) to make a 'dough'. It should be a bit sticky to the touch, but not so much that it doesn't come off of your fingers.
- Form the dough into a cinnamon roll-shaped disc.
- Place it in a bowl and cover it. Let sit in fridge overnight.
- Mix all ingredients for the frosting and pour into a small container to thicken overnight (covered, in the fridge).
- Spread the frosting atop the roll in the morning, and top with more cinnamon, if desired.
You can use yogurt in place of the applesauce in the cinnamon roll part.
This is my favorite stevia to use.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include:
Shared with: What's For Dinner Sunday
Oh my, this looks wonderful! Perfect balance of fiber, protein and healthy fats. Can you substitute anything for the maple syrup that isn't an added sugar like honey/agave? And yes, I did just see the new Lucy movie, and I agree it was subpar. I'm a hardcore I Love Lucy fan, but the plot made it seem so unraveled and depressing offstage.
You really weren't lying about that Cinnabon recipe. This is amazing!!!!! I didn't have yogurt so I used a piece of banana. Just the tip. It's delicious
Lol, thanks Yamir! One of my favorite recipes right there. 🙂
Thanks so much for the great recipes. That Cinnabun recipe looks so fabulous... Just can't wait to make it.
Also, about the sunbutter... I have found that adding a little lemon juice when I'm baking with it helps to eliminate the discoloration. Hope that helps! 🙂
Miachel @ Spiced Curiosity
Cool recipe! I found you via Willing Cook. 🙂
Thank you Miachel, so happy to have a new visitor. 🙂
Thanks for the Cinnabon recipe! My son LOVES this! I've made several times. However I made with organic sunbutter just last night and by morning it was completely green on top and had a slight smell like spirulina. Do you think think the sunbutter caused this? I've made before with homemade almond butter and store bought peanut butter with great results. Let me know if you or anyone else has experienced.
Hi Sherry! I'm so happy you like the recipe...it's one of my favorites too! Yes, I think the green color is normal with Sunbutter. I'm not sure what causes it, but I have read that others experience this as well. 🙂
Rachel @ Almonds and Avocados
Holy cow, I can't wait to try your Cinnabon recipe!! I'll eat anything with almond butter, but this sounds divine, especially with the chia frosting 🙂 my favorite meal of the day is definitely breakfast--sweet or savory, anything goes with breakfast!! I'm especially excited to see your French toast recipe 🙂
Thanks Rachel! 🙂
Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
The chia frosting is genius!!! Great idea--I can see using that on top of all sorts of stuff. Yum!
Ksenija @ Health Ninja
The cinnabun recipe is so exciting different! I wanna try it like right now. And it looks so baked through - cannot believe it is just 'overnighted' 😉
Haha! I know, I want to eat it every morning now, especially with the 'frosting'!
Oh lordy...Lauren! These bfasts look so delicious! Although I love bfast foods, my repertoire's been exactly the same for the last couple of weeks. Pb&j and eggs..I have to leave the house at 5:30 every morning so I don't have time nor the sanity to make anything...I should go back to making some overnight oats..but then I'm so tired in the evenings too..haha.How are you? Haven't talked to you in awhile!
I used to eat cinnabuns all the time...when I was little, obviously...when I didn't know any better..But I do miss them..your version sounds like something I can put in my body ;). And chia frosting? You're a genius 😉
Hi Min!!! I was just at your site last night and got sidetracked before I commented. So glad to 'see' you here! Yes, these are definitely healthy and something you could eat every day...unlike the fat boy Cinnabons. 🙂 I shall be by to visit you in a bit!!
Alex @ therunwithin
whoa that overnight cinnabun looks delicious!
Lauren you have outdone yourself! Seriously just the title Cinnabuns had me over here in a heartbeat. I just made a protein pancake recipe this morning I'm sharing tomorrow! Your banana cream one's look delicious!
Gabby @ the veggie nook
Wow this is beyond creative! You eat so well in a week my dear, I'm jealous! Lately my meals have been randomly thrown together things like salads and baked sweet potatoes. I need to get back in the kitchen!
Thanks Gabby! I love breakfast and am constantly trying to come up with new ways to enjoy it! I eat a lot of salads too though! 😉