Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

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.

Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

Category: Breakfast & Brunch, Holidays, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Bake, Valentine's Day


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer the oat mixture into a baking dish (a dish which could fit about 6-7 cups).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Enjoy!


12 thoughts on “Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

    • Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says:

      How did you guess I made this just for you, Shashi? But unfortunately, I’ve eaten all the oatmeal while waiting for you:)

  1. Cheesecake for breakfast?? Sign me up for that one! I love red velvet anything (especially at this time of the year), and it’s hard to beat a good baked oatmeal. That cream cheese topping sounds absolutely delicious, Ben! I do trust that you saved me some of this one, right? :-) Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, my friend!
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    • Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says:

      Absolutely, David. I knew you would like the cheesecake part so I ate only the oatmeal having reserved for you the cream cheese topping:)

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