Nik’s Cinnamon Raisin Baked Protein Oatmeal

I have to tell on myself.

This post could have been up two hours ago but I am becoming increasingly persnickety about my photography and was trying to get the perfect shot to represent the lusciousness of what was on that plate. Because it was luscious. Ohhhhh…yes it was…

Nik’s Cinnamon Raisin Baked Protein Oatmeal


  • 1.5 c. quick oats
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. no-calorie sweetener (I used Splenda)
  • 1/4 c. Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon syrup (in the absence of that the same amount of sugar-free pancake syrup + 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon will do)
  • Up to 1/2 tsp. extra cinnamon if you are really into cinnamon (I am so I used it)
  • 1.5 c. milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 scoops protein powder (Any powder, any size scoop, doesn’t matter. I used unflavored Any Whey but vanilla or a cinnamon flavored protein would be nice, just omit the extra cinnamon if you use the latter along with the syrup.)
  • 1/3 cup natural raisins (Some raisins have a sugar coating. I think Sun-Maid in general does not so they are a good one to go with.)
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the oats, salt and sweetener.
In another bowl combine syrup, cinnamon, milk, eggs and protein powder and mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined (there should be no protein powder lumps).
Pour liquid mixture into the oat mixture and stir well.
Finally, stir in raisins and mix through.
Spray down a square casserole dish (I used an 8×8) and empty mixture into it. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until oatmeal is set and the edges are slightly brown.
Cool thoroughly before cutting.
Now you may be wondering what that is on top. Well…this tasted very “Cinnabon-ish” to me so I had to make a topping. BONUS RECIPE!
Nik’s Cream Cheese Topping (Individual Serving)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese)
  • 1 tsp no-calorie sweetener
  • A “splick” of cinnamon (don’t ask me how much a splick is…it’s a splick)
  • 2 tsp. milk
Nuke cream cheese in the microwave about 30 seconds.
Add remainder of ingredients and stir with a fork until smooth. Enjoy!
So this makes THREE protein baked oatmeal varieties: Fall Harvest, Nutty Apple and this. Which flavor should I take on next?


  1. There isn't a food on the planet that can't be frozen if done correctly. Wrap it tight. Or if you have a food saver. Mine never lasts long enough to freeze but that's my advice.

  2. Lord have mercy! That looks and sounds good!

  3. Making it now and the whole house smells great! I made your banana protein bread twice and it came out fantastic, my husband loves it! OK, the timer is beeping, so gota take it out of the owen. Thank you, thank you for your recipes!

  4. I made a this today but it turned out blah. I think because I didn't have quick oats and used regular. It turned out spongey and thin. I'm going to get some quick oats and try it again.

  5. Aw, sorry about that! Folks have asked me before if the recipe works with regular oats. My answer to that is that if you do it with regular oats, the protein cooks way faster than the oats and so the texture just isn't right. I also "split the difference" in terms of sweetener, realizing many of my readers are sensitive to things that are too sweet. I personally add a bit more sweetener to my batch but when using the topping the amount I have above actually tastes just right.

    Give it another go and if it doesn't work out be sure to leave a comment. I am a big believer that folks need to know when recipes do work AND when they don't.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Question? Where do u buy all the SF Flavorings or syrups you have listed in your recipes? Thank you!

  7. Usually I have them all linked. This time I did not. Sorry! I buy mine from Amazon (I have a Prime membership so shipping is free). Either there or ($4.95 flat rate shipping to the continental US). There are some flavors you can get in stores (Vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel and maybe a few others). The specialty flavors you almost always have to order online. If you decide to check any of them out, be sure to start your order at Bariatric Foodie! I get a few pennies from orders that come through this site. Let me know if you need suggestions on good starter syrups.

  8. What is the protein, carb, fat, sugar stats?

    • I don't give nutritional information because the ingredients I use and the ones you use can vary. Try plugging the ingredients you'd use into your favorite online food journal to get an idea of how yours would shake out!

  9. Oooh, oooh, ooooh, must, must, must try this! Can you tell I am excited!!!!

  10. I just tried it this and loved it! I bake it in an over sized muffin pan and now I have individual portions to freeze and eat thru out the week and beyond! Thanks so much!! Can't wait to try other recipes!

  11. I played with my food and came up with a variation. I used SF chocolate chips and sliced almonds instead of raisins. I also used SF vanilla syrup in place of the brown sugar cinnamon. It was quite tasty. I needed a brunch dish for a church potluck, and it was a hit. Whenever I have to bring a potluck dish, I always take something that I can eat just in case.

  12. This recipe was included in the Back on Track Book, but it was mis-titled “Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal.” There were no apples in the ingredients list and no raisins either. But the raisins are mentioned in the instructions. Just thought you might want to know so you could correct it for future purchases.

    • Hey Shawna,

      Just want to make sure I understand what you are saying. This is actually NOT the Apple Cinnamon oatmeal recipe (the two are two different recipes), but I think you are saying that I left apples off my recipe in the BOT kit. Is that right?

      Thanks for letting me know!

  13. This sounds great, but how many servings is in an 8×8 pan? Checking the apple one also

    • Hi there. That’s up to you. I cut mine in 9 equal squares but you are welcome to cut them as big or small as you like!