Toasty Cinnamon Oats Recipe – Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine | Cinnamon Oats Recipe | Calgary WOW Centre | Integrated Wellness Centre | SW Calgary

You’re going to love this Toasty Cinnamon Oats Recipe!

Have you ever added a dash of cinnamon to your coffee or smoothies?

It’s one of the most “comfort food”-like spices – and it’s surprisingly packed with nutrition.

Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant concentrations of all herbs and spices and is linked with better blood sugar management.

Researchers are exploring cinnamon’s effect in battling diabetes, heart disease, viruses such as HIV, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and so much more!

While shopping, look for Ceylon cinnamon (vs. Cassia). It’s safer and contains more of the compound (cinnamaldehyde) that makes cinnamon so nutritious.

Nutrition Facts

  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon contains:
  • 6 calories
  • 26 mg of calcium
  • Traces of vitamins B and K
  • Highest antioxidant component among most popular spices/herbs
  • Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties


This recipe gives the crunchy goodness of granola, without all of the sugar.

Serve over greek yogurt, a bowl of berries or even applesauce.


(makes 4 servings)

● ½ Tbsp coconut oil

● 2 tsp butter

● 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if possible)

● ½ tsp cinnamon

● ¼ tsp nutmeg

● 1-2 tsp coconut sugar (to taste)

Melt the coconut oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the oats, be sure they are well coated.

After about 2 minutes, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, and continue to stir as the oats turn a toasty golden color, another 2-3 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and toss in the coconut sugar, be sure it’s evenly distributed. Now, pour the oats onto a sheet pan or large plate so they can cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stephanie Bristow for more recipes to improve your health.