Happy weekend, folks! And happy weekend leading into my spring break vacation…. yippee! This past Thursday, Melanie from Beautifully Nutty shared my guest post on this wonderfully delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal. I just want to make sure you didn’t miss it because let me tell you, it is a MUST make.
Having baked oatmeal in the fridge, makes breakfast so easy too. I baked this on a Sunday morning and then had breakfast ready to go for the rest of the week. And a mighty tasty breakfast, if I do say so myself! I enjoyed this Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal heated up with a splash of almond milk and a drizzle of cashew butter. While, I kept my oatmeal in the fridge all week; a couple of readers have asked about freezing baked oatmeal and I came across this helpful post. Looks like freezing oatmeal works just fine!
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free if desired
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups milk, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup maple syrup, honey would work too
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup cottage cheese, Greek yogurt may be a good substitute
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced (reserve about ½ cup for topping your oats before baking)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with a natural cooking spray. If you would prefer your baked oatmeal thicker, use a smaller sized baking dish.
- Combine dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt) in a large bowl. Toss in sliced strawberries (reserve about ½ cup for topping).
- Beat eggs in a medium bowl and then stir in the rest of the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, maple syrup, cottage cheese).
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer oatmeal to baking dish and top with the reserved sliced strawberries.
- Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite oatmeal toppers. I enjoyed my baked oats with added almond milk and coconut cashew butter
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and oatmeal ranks as one of my top 5 breakfasts. If you’re as big of an oatmeal fan as I am, you won’t be disappointed. What’s better than a bowl of oats that tastes very similar to strawberry cheesecake? That’s what I though! The cottage cheese gives these baked oats a lovely cheesecake-like taste. Greek yogurt would most likely work too, if you don’t have cottage cheese on hand.
Something to think about….
Have you ever tried baked oatmeal? I love baked oatmeal and have several recipes on the blog, check them out below.
Are you a cheesecake fan? I sure am…. it just might be one of my all-time favorite desserts.
Any fun plans this weekend? Are you getting to enjoy a spring break vacation?
Have a splendid weekend!
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Head over to my blog post from yesterday. You’ve got to try these Mini Snickerdoodle Muffins. They’re so good, they almost taste like cinnamon-sugar donuts! Also, enter the giveaway to win $20 in Coffee-mate product, so that you can make your own Snickerdoodle Muffins!