Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

Here’s winner #4 from the brownie baked oatmeal contest! I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorite submissions. 😛  Special apology to Chandler, who sent me these lovely materials weeks ago, and I was supposed to publish it on Monday, but I forgot! Doh. Forgive me, Chandler!

Hello fellow oatmeal lovers! My name is Chandler, I am 20 years old, and I am a recent graduate with a B.A. in Spanish as well as Teaching English as a Second Language. At this point in my life, I am looking forward to grad school in the fall, working a ton, cooking as much as I can, and eating up several boxes of oatmeal a month.

Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Frosting

My love for oatmeal has evolved a lot over the years from the early days of Quaker dinosaur egg oatmeal. I, an aspiring paleontologist, would lick all the oatmeal off the dinosaur eggs and then refuse to actually eat the eggs. (They were pretty nasty!) Now I put oatmeal into just about everything and eat it with just about every topping imaginable- cheese, fruits, hummus, nuts, eggs, and even chicken. When I saw Lauren’s brownie baked oatmeal challenge, I instantly knew what recipe I would submit. I have been reading her blog since the very beginning when I was looking for inspiration for my own blog (, which I have unfortunately neglected for a couple of months.

Anyway, I had made Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal for my blog several years back, and I decided to tinker with the recipe and make it even better. I am visiting my family this weekend, and two of my picky little sisters loved the recipe. What they didn’t know is that it has a hidden vegetable- beets!- that contribute to the “red velvet” color. Can’t picture beets in a sweet oatmeal recipe? Try it for yourself and see. The pickiest of my sisters said the oatmeal tasted like no bake Christmas cookies!

Red Velvet Frosted Brownie Baked Oatmeal

PS- Sorry for the awful pictures. I forgot my camera in my apartment and had to take them with my dad’s iPad.

Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post by Chandler]

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: serves 3

What you'll need:

    For the oatmeal:
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • ½ cup cooked beets, mashed
  • 2 oz buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • For the frosting:
  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to make it:

    For the oatmeal:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend together the banana, beets, buttermilk, honey, and vanilla until there are no more lumps.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  4. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients, mixing in the chocolate chips.
  5. Divide the batter into three oiled ramekins or small baking dishes. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top of the oatmeal is dry.
  6. For the frosting:
  7. Beat together the cream cheese and honey. Spread it on top of the oatmeal and serve.

Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

  1. Sounds great, I love sneaking vegetables into sweet dishes! For any vegan readers who might be stumped by the buttermilk, you can substitute plant-based milk mixed with a little bit of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit for a few minutes until it curdles.

  2. Cassie says:

    Hello Chandler–this was such a great read! Now I REALLY want to find out what dinosaur egg oatmeal is! 😀 red velvet is a very hard flavor to master. It’s not quite chocolate but it’s not quite a majorly distinctive flavor. This, however, looks superb, especially with the thick whipped cream cheese!

  3. This looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of red-velvet. Love the whipped cream cheese topping!

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