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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal


  My live is complete, there is now a great excuse to have cheesecake for breakfast!  Jax and I have been having so much fun playing with oatmeal recipes.  There are just so many delicious ways to change it up and we both love eating the results.  Rather than a dense baked oatmeal, we have been on a big almost fluffy baked oatmeal.  Stir in some berries and a cheesecake swirl and you are in breakfast heaven.


    We try to keep the sugar content down, so we can have our breakfast treat without to much guilt.  In this version we used jelly instead of maple syrup or honey, which are some of our favorite oatmeal sweeteners.  The jelly helped boost the strawberry flavor and added to a little bit of pink. 


   The berries in the oatmeal are frozen from our strawberry patch.  They were smaller berries from the end of the season, so I just defrosted them and added all of the bright red juice to the oatmeal mixture.  I dotted the whole berries on the top of the oatmeal rather than stirring them in.  If using slices, go ahead and fold them into the oatmeal before you put it in the pan.


     One of my favorite things about baked oatmeal is it is so versatile.  It is great hot, wonderful at room temperature and delicious cold.  The cheesecake swirl will be a little bit gooeyer and soft when served warm.  It will have more of a cheesecake texture when cooled down.  If you are like us, you won't be able to wait for it to cool.  Don't worry, it is perfect either way!


Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal
makes 9 generous servings in a 8x8" pan

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup strawberry jelly
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
3 cups strawberries, fresh or defrosted work fine

Cream cheese swirl:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 T jelly
1 egg

Optional for serving: additional strawberries, pureed.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 8x8" pan.
  2. Mix together egg, milk, yogurt, jelly and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in salt, baking soda and oats until combined.  Fold in strawberries.
  3. Pour into prepared pan.  
  4. Beat together cream cheese, jelly and egg until smooth.  Dollop over oatmeal and swirl using the back of a knife.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until mostly set.
  6. May be served hot, at room temperature or cold. 
Sharing at Meal Plan Monday!

32 comments:

  1. So yummy and unique!! I think I love it, cheesecake for breakfast and no guilt!! Plus, I love that it can be served hot or cold!! Win, Win, Win!!

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    1. The cheesecake for breakfast with no guilt is the best part! I used a low fat cream cheese in this version, so it really isn't bad! Have a great day, Andrea!

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  2. AHHHH, I could have cheesecake for every meal and dessert:) This somehow seems a little more healthy however. Great recipe!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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    1. Me too! I think this makes it perfectly excusable too! Thank you!

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  3. This looks SO good! I really want to make this in muffin cups - do you think it would freeze well?

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    1. That would be fun! Oatmeal with a bit of cheesecake in the middle! I can't see why it wouldn't freeze ok. Cheesecake freezes well and I don't see how it could hurt the oatmeal. You'll have to let me know how it goes!

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  4. i just established a strawberry patch last year, I'm eagerly looking forward to fruit this year. I love the idea of cheesecake in the middle of oatmeal! Tucking this recipe away for when my parents come to visit, because I think my dad would go gaga over this recipe! :-)

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    1. I hope he loves it and I hope you have as good of luck with the strawberries as we have had. I can't wait for them to come back this year! They are so good when picked ripe and super fresh!

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  5. This looks delicious! Pinning and planning to have it for breakfast very soon! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!

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    1. It was really good! I hope you love it!

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  6. I am always trying to find ways to get my husband on board for oatmeal for breakfast, and adding cheesecake to it, will have him begging for this dish. Trying this soon :)

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    1. I hope he does enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. oh yes i want some of this strawberry cheesecake oatmeal! thanks for the recipe! I will be making this for sure!

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    1. You are quite welcome, I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. We have never had baked oatmeal. Looks SO good! And with cheesecake? :-o One of my great weaknesses for sure.

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    1. We love baked oatmeal! The hot chocolate version is one of our favorites... or the maple banana... or the peaches and cream... ooh, or the pumpkin pie one! This one is really fun too though, the cheesecake swirl was delicious and anything with strawberries is good in my book! You definitely have to give one of the recipes a try!

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  9. This looks like the best baked oatmeal I have ever seen! I can't wait to try it!

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    1. I hope you love it! We have been having so much fun playing with baked oatmeal. We have a base recipe that we love and there are so many fun combinations to try from there.

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  10. This recipe looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.
    Please visit Thursday Favorite Things for more sharing fun!

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  11. Am I missing an egg in the ingredient list for the oatmeal?

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    1. Yes, I am so sorry about that. There should be an egg in each mixture. Thanks for pointing it out, I have it fixed in the recipe now.

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  12. Girl, you have got to be kidding me! This looks so incredibly delicious. And bonus, for me, it's gluten free!!

    I think the strawberry looks fantastic, but I bet it would be good with blueberries too. Or peaches. Right now all I can think of is a peanut butter cheesecake mix in the oats drizzled with a little chocolate sauce. Do I get bonus points for the protein in the peanut butter? Lol

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    1. Yum, yum and yum! We need to make one of each! Of course peanut butter and chocolate needs to be first!

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing it at Tasty Tuesday where you've been featured and pinned! Please come back this week!

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    1. Thank you so much! I will head that way for sure!

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  14. Wow, looks so good and healthy! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. It was a hit and a great way to not feel guilty about cheesecake! I can't wait to try more variations!

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  15. Never, never heard of baked oatmeal. And cheesecake for breakfast is always a good choice ;). Thanks for sharing, pinning!

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    1. Oh my, you are really missing out! We have so much fun making baked oatmeal. You really need to give it a try! I have a BUNCH of baked oatmeal recipes on the blog, so there has to be one that tickles your fancy!

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  16. I love baked oatmeal, but a baked oatmeal mash up with cheesecake is even better! Pinned :)
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays

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    1. Thank you! We love messing around with baked oatmeal and this version was an instant hit!

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