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Soft baked oatmeal sweetened with strawberry preserves and studded with berries is the perfect home for a cheesecake style swirl.  Breakfast just got a whole lot more delicious while still being nutritious.

close up piece of strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal drizzled with strawberry syrup

Baked oatmeal is a great breakfast or brunch option.  This recipe results in soft berry filled oatmeal with a swirl of cheesecake style filling.  It is delicious and loaded with the good stuff.  One of the best parts is how great baked oatmeal reheats. Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy a bit each morning throughout the week.

My life is complete, there is now a great excuse to have cheesecake for breakfast!  Little Dude 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.

pan of strawberry baked oatmeal batter and mixing bowl filled with cream cheese filling ready to be mixed and baked

There are so many different flavor combinations to try. But trust me, 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 strawberry preserves instead of maple syrup or honey, which are some of our favorite oatmeal sweeteners.

The preserves helped boost the strawberry flavor and added to a little bit of pink. Between the jam and the berries themselves, it is hard to get a bite without big berry taste.

The berries in the oatmeal were 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.

bite of strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal ready to be eaten for breakfast

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!

While it doesn’t need it, a little strawberry syrup on top takes this breakfast to the next level.  I just cooked down some additional berries in a little maple syrup.

Once the berries were soft, mash or puree a few of them.  It is perfect spooned over the top of a slice of baked oatmeal.

Of course you may fall in love and want to spoon it over pancakes, waffles, panna cotta or a million other things as well.

For another great make ahead breakfast idea, check out strawberry overnight oatmeal as well.

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Yield: 9 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

Soft baked oatmeal sweetened with strawberry preserves and studded with berries is the perfect home for a cheesecake style swirl. Breakfast just got a whole lot more delicious while still being nutritious.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 60 M


Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups strawberries, fresh or defrosted work fine
Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons strawberry jam or preserves
  • 1 egg


How to cook Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 8×8″ pan.
  2. Mix together egg, milk, yogurt, jam 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.
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Soft baked oatmeal sweetened with strawberry preserves and studded with berries is the perfect home for a cheesecake style swirl.  Breakfast just got a whole lot more delicious while still being nutritious.

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Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Hi Carlee, how did I miss this recipe? Love cheese cake. Love oats! Another oaty bake to try out this winter.



Wednesday 8th of November 2017

I am glad you found it now!

Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Thursday 10th of March 2016

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


Thursday 10th of March 2016

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


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

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


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

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!

Two Chicks and a Mom

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

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


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

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


Tuesday 8th of March 2016

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!


Tuesday 8th of March 2016

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