Topping: Cinnamon-Tahini Icing [Guest Post]

Hi fellow oatmeal lovers!

My name is Kasia (@cathyhope9 on Instagram), and I’m honored to be sharing my second recipe on The Oatmeal Artist’s blog (first one was Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal).


I love Lauren’s weekly themes. They save me from daily dilemma: what oatmeal am I going to have for breakfast?! When one of themes was cinnamon I knew I had to make:

  1. apple pie oatmeal,
  2. cinnamon roll oatmeal.

I’ve had apple pie thousands times before but… the problem was cinnamon roll. They are not popular in Poland where I am from, and I have never tried one. I couldn’t copy the flavor I didn’t know. So I searched for the recipe for the stove-top Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal, and TheVegan8 recipe was what I was looking for!


However, I wanted to make my own icing. I decided to use tahini, mostly because its color. I also tried it with cinnamon apple-zucchini oatmeal (pictured above) and it worked great!

Topping: Cinnamon-Tahini Icing [Guest Post]

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 rounded tsp tahini
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • about 1/2 tsp maple syrup*
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • about 1 1/2 tsp water**

How to make it:

  1. Simply mix tahini with spices and maple syrup. Add water slowly and carefully until your reach preferred consistency.

Just an FYI:

*add more if you have a sweet tooth!

**depends how thick your tahini is

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Topping: Cinnamon-Tahini Icing [Guest Post]

  1. Kelsey says:

    I’m really happy to see this as a guest post! I saw Kasia’s picture of it on instagram and thought it looked super tasty.

  2. Hello Kasia! This is such an amazing recipe. I have to try it out myself, but I am probably going to find myself obsessed!

  3. Queena says:

    Is this really 1 tsp tahini and 3/4 tsp cinnamon? I tried doing it with 1 tsbp tahini instead, but mine looks way more brown than pictured because of the cinnamon. In any case, it tastes good!

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