Cinnabun Oatmeal Bars


Say hello to your new favorite breakfast/snack bar! These Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars are a delicious gluten-free treat to meal prep for the week. Made with just a few simple ingredients, lightly sweetened, and pack in all of that delicious cinnamon flavor.

I topped them off with an optional cream cheese icing, which can also be made dairy-free by using a vegan cream cheese!

cinnamon oatmeal bars

These oatmeal bars are an old recipe of mine that I shared over a year ago to Instagram. A follower recently reminded me of them, so I knew I had to get them on the blog ASAP! They’re such a perfect little treat to make.

These cinnamon oatmeal bars are naturally gluten-free (just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats), and are dairy-free friendly. They’re lightly sweetened with a little coconut sugar and applesauce, and come together in about 30 minutes.

cinnamon oatmeal bars

What you’ll need to make Cinnabun Oatmeal Bars

  1. Rolled oats– oats add the perfect texture, and are a good source of whole-grains, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  2. Oat flourpre-made oat flour is ideal for its fine texture, but you can blend some rolled oats to make your own oat flour if needed!
  3. Coconut sugar
  4. Apple sauce– I love baking with applesauce since it adds a delicious sweetness and the best texture!
  5. Coconut oil– I tend to bake with refined coconut oil for a neutral taste.
  6. Egg
  7. Vanilla extract
  8. Cinnamon

These bars can be sliced into 12 smaller snack bars, or 9 larger breakfast sized bars. They’re a delicious sweet fix off the morning, and packed with feel-good ingredients.

The oatmeal bars are a fun way to change up your snacking game. If you wanted to skip the cream cheese icing, they’re just as delicious on their own!

Let me know if you try them in the comments below 🙂

More oatmeal recipes:

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Chocolate Chunk Banana Oatmeal Bars

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Bars

Cinnabun Oatmeal Bars

5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast, Snacks


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I like to cut these into 12 smaller squares, but they can be cut into 9 larger bars!


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1/3 cup oat flour

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/3 cup softened coconut oil, use refined for a neutral flavor

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 egg, at room temp

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, regular or vegan

  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, coconut oil, coconut sugar, applesauce, and vanilla.
  • Pour in the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and stir together until evenly incorporated.
  • Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper, and pour the batter in. Shake the pan to even it out.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges begin to brown and the top is firm to touch- my oven needed 25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • For the icing, whisk together the cream cheese, maple and vanilla extract until a thick glaze forms. Using a whisk for this will help break up any clumps.
  • Once the bars are cooled, top with the cream cheese glaze and slice into 9 or 12 bars.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week if adding the icing, or leave in an air tight container on the counter for up to 4 days with no icing.

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  1. Hey, what can I use instead of the egg for a vegan version? Thanks, Sab

    • Hey Sab! I haven’t tested myself but you can try a flax egg, I think it should work 🙂

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