Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal is a creamy, delicious, and festive twist on the famous classic.
Stop Me, Good People!
But I’ve got a favor to ask, guys. Please, stop me. Stop all this Valentine’s craziness. And especially stop this Red Velvet nonsense. How many red velvet recipes are appropriate to make within 3 weeks for an average person?
When I made this Roasted Beetroot Goat Cheese Risotto (And I changed the order of publishing Valentine’s recipes), I was pretty much sure that would be the last one.
As you see, I was so wrong.
But I’m not complaining too much because as the result, I’ve got this pretty good Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal. One day I realized I hadn’t eaten oatmeal for ages. A couple of hours later I thought why wouldn’t make some festive Red Velvet
Cake Baked Oatmeal.
Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal
Because it’s Valentine’s and other stuff. You know. Besides, although I have already shared with a breakfast idea – these Red Velvet Cake Donuts – I wanted something healthier.
It might be hard to define this dish as 100% healthy recipe thanks to using the food coloring and sugar, but the oats are on the good side here.
Talking about sugar, I normally don’t add much/at all granulated sugar in baked oatmeal using maple syrup or bananas instead. However, I think this Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal needs some sugar – it would be rather bland if not sweetened.
Dessert For Your Breakfast!
And don’t forget that delicious cream cheese filling. Indeed, once baked, the cream cheese basically turns into a cheesecake. Cheesecake for breakfast? Awesome, isn’t it?
In fact, the texture of this baked oatmeal is just luscious, so moist, airy, fluffy…like a good pudding!
So if you that person who craves for a dessert for breakfast, your destiny is to make this Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal.
Because this would be 100% legitimate.
- 2,5 cups rolled oats (not instant, those required about 5-6 minutes of cooking)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 medium eggs
- 1/4 cup dark cacao powder
- 1/3 cup granulated or golden/yellow sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- a little pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of Red Velvet baking emulsion (or red food coloring, as recommended on package)
- 1 cup soften cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
- In a large bowl combine the oats, milk, and eggs, and mix well with a whisker. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix until just combined. Try and add a little more sugar, to your taste. Also, add more coloring, if necessary.
- In a small bowl combine the soften cream cheese (you can place it in a microwave for 15-25 seconds) with the powdered sugar just until well combined.
- Transfer the oat mixture into a baking dish (a dish which could fit about 6-7 cups).
- Spoon out a generous amount of the cream cheese on top of the oat mixture, Using a small spoon/butter knife, immerse the part of the cream cheese into the oat batter. Slightly speed the cheese remaining on the top to get some kind of marble effect.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. It's delicious being served both warm and cold.