The baked oats craze kicked off at the start of this year and people are still obsessing over them.

If you’ve still not tried them yet (or worse never heard of them), you’re seriously missing out.

Essentially, the healthy breakfast dish tastes like cake, or in this case cheesecake, thanks to Instagram foodie @cakeontherun.

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Made with just a few simple ingredients – mainly oats unsurprisingly – they are cooked in the oven and you can flavour them however you like.

From apple pie to coffee and walnut, this latest recipe will remind you of a decadent blueberry cheesecake, but without the mountain of fat and calories.

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Blueberry cheesecake baked oats recipe (serves 1)

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 fan/425 Fahrenheit/gas mark 7.

  2. Put boiling water and oats in a bowl and stir with a spoon to thicken slightly. Leave for a couple of minutes.

  3. Add all of the other ingredients (except cream cheese) into the bowl and stir with a spoon.

  4. Pour the mixture into a small, shallow oven-proof dish lined with baking paper/ parchment.

  5. Make a hole in the middle and spoon in one teaspoon of cream cheese.

  6. Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until golden on top.

  7. Serve with one teaspoon of cream cheese and extra blueberries.



Blueberry cheesecake baked oats
We used Violife vegan cream cheese

Violife is a vegan alternative to cheese.

The range includes cream cheese as used in this recipe, plus mature cheddar, in block, slices and grated form.

The brand has also launched a coco spread that tastes like melted milk chocolate which would also work well in baked oats.

Nutrition

  • 297 calories per serving (if using sweetener)
  • Low in fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in fibre
  • Make it gluten free – use gluten free oats and baking powder
  • Make it vegan – use a dairy free yoghurt such as coconut, almond or soya and vegan friendly cream cheese.

Tips

  • Save time by increasing the ingredients to make a big batch to enjoy over a few days for breakfast or dessert.
  • Blitz oats in a blender to make the texture even more cake-like.
  • Swap blueberries and lemon juice for: Strawberries and vanilla, banana and cinnamon, chocolate chips and orange, apple and sultana or pear and raspberries.
  • We used vanilla pea protein powder to keep it vegan friendly.