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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal I howsweeteats.com

I’m a leeeeettle cheesecake obsessed.

Can’t get enough of cheesecake-like things.

Want all the cheesecake things.

Especially trashed up cheesecake things. They are so me.

(this is going great.)

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal I howsweeteats.com

This is sort of a cheesecake-like thing. I don’t mean to mislead you, but… we aren’t putting cheesecake in our oatmeal. Which doesn’t sound like such a terrible idea – soooo, we should probably get on that. Maybe Saturday morning after too many glasses of wine.

But this is some baked oatmeal that just kinda tastes like it has cheesecake in it. I basically have decided that I can add mascarpone cheese to anything semi sweet and have it taste like cheesecake. Best discovery ever.

And we all know I have the sweetest teeth in the universe. So I think I’m on to something.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal I howsweeteats.com

Weird thing: I also don’t even care for oatmeal, unless we are talking instant packets of peaches and cream or a darn good chewy cookie.  BUT THIS. gahhhhhhh.

I obviously was too busy shoveling it in my mouth to take a decent picture.

So if I am going to eat oatmeal, it has to be good oatmeal. Flavorful, textured, trashed up. Me oatmeal. This is one way to do it.

My next adventure is taking these flavors and making a quinoa breakfast bowl. Actually, I might do that for lunch. Wild and crazy. That’s me.

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

Yield: serves 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup canned coconut milk + extra for drizzling
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces mascarpone cheese
3 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until combined. Stir in the mascarpone cheese, breaking it apart with a spoon but allowing it to remaining in chunks. Stir in the chocolate.

Pour in the baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes, or until the the mixture is just set. The time may be a bit shorted or longer if you use a different sized baking dish. You don't want to overbake it! Remove from the oven and serve immediately with extra milk for drizzling.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal I howsweeteats.com

Dark chocolate = antioxidants. Big bowl of health.

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83 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal.”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 22, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    It’s like dessert for breakfast and that’s pretty much the best kind of breakfast!

    And I will totally give you run for your money on the sweetest teeth. It’s my blog tagline. My teeth are that sweet. Lol :)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — August 22, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    Damn girl. Don’t you know I’m addicted to cheesecake? Ya got me drooling over here!

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    Madison — August 22, 2013 @ 7:07 am

    Cheesecake for breakfast? Yes please! And combine that with some dark chocolate. We got a WINNER!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 22, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Loving those huge chunks of chocolate in there!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 22, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Really who can complain about chocolate for breakfast really? cheese cake even better. I guess say that I am, getting my serving whole grains, calcium and antioxidants, at least that is what I tell my friends.

    No wonder my cream cheese is disappearing so fast

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 22, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    K, this looks amazing!! And I think adding cheesecake to oatmeal sounds like a fantastic idea. I hope you document it if it happens on Sunday! :)

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — August 22, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Oats and dark chocolate? Yes, bowl of health indeed.

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    Tieghan — August 22, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    I Could totally do this…..Says the not a cheesecake person. Mascarpone cheese, chocolate, oatmeal and coconut milk? For breakfast? Heck yes.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 22, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    I want this for breakfast every day!!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — August 22, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    I can’t wait to try this this weekend.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake — August 22, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I love everything about this – oats, chocolate and cheesecake – it sounds and looks perfect.

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    betty (the sweaty betty) — August 22, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    mmmmmm, I love all things cheesecake as well.. I need to try this ish out. I don’t love oatmeal, either. I guess I try to eat it for my heart..

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 22, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Ohhhhh yesssss. As someone who is sort of “meh” about oatmeal (despite wanting to love it), I totally agree.

    Never thought of using coconut milk! Can imagine that also being delicious in overnight oats too.

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    Kylie @ immaeatthat — August 22, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Oats = fiber, cheese = calcium, egg = protein…I mean, the health just doesn’t end!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 22, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Oatmeal = breakfast. Doesn’t matter how much sugar is in it… right? This looks absolutely divine. You could even make some sort of awesome parfait with it!

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    Kinsey — August 22, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    That looks incredible. Any way I can get more chocolate and oatmeal into my day is a winner for me. Normally I just have unsweetened cocoa powder cooked into my oats, but I have plans to try this out this weekend!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — August 22, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    though you profess to not be that crazy abt Italain eats, I am so proud that you’ve discovered the power of mascarpone – I put it in everrrrrything! Best stuff ever. love this!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 22, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Please invite me over for this wine drinking cheesecake in oatmeal adventure

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    Ashley — August 22, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Looks awesome!!! The dark chocolate really makes it irresistable!

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    Alyssa — August 22, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Omg dessert for breakfast is my favorite. Six out of seven days I would pefer to get up and have cookies or cupcakes or brownies for breakfast.. in fact, after scrambled eggs and toast I crave something sweet hardcore.
    Who am I kidding, I crave sweetness after every meal!! Love this and can’t wait to try it… think I could do it with cream cheese? Then I could make it Saturday morning. OMNOMNOM

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    Heather P. — August 22, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Love this idea! I make something very similar to this, minus all the chocolate and cheese – but the thought of adding the two just made it a lot more tempting!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 22, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    I can’t even see right now.

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    Julie T. — August 22, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Made it this morning! Delish. Had to substitute a couple of things, like cream cheese for mascarpone (none in the house right now), choc chips for chopped chocolate. But all in all, a nice recipe! Thanks for inspiring me. :)

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    • Jessica — August 22nd, 2013 @ 11:01 am

      i am thrilled that you made it already! thank YOU!

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) — August 22, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    This sounds too good to be breakfast. I like the idea of baked oats, too!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 22, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I may start having breakfast at every meal!! This looks amazingly good, Jess! :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 22, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Only you could fuse cheesecake and oatmeal together! You’re my hero :)

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    Fiauna — August 22, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    This looks absolutely decadent! I’m giving this recipe a try this weekend.

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    Mary Clay | Cooking with the King — August 22, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Beautiful! I’m thinking maybe a blueberry cheesecake take on this? YUM.

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    • Jessica — August 22nd, 2013 @ 11:00 am

      omg… yes.

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    Christina — August 22, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    I love this. Love love love. I’ll be trying it out as soon as it gets colder!

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — August 22, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I’ve never had mascarpone cheese in oats before but I like the sound of this. Baked oatmeal is the jam.

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — August 22, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    STOP IT!! No.. don’t. I love it!

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    Liz (@Leave a happy plate) — August 22, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    That sounds and looks like a marvelous breakfast! And the dark chocolate definitely makes it healthy :)

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    Jennifer Nelson — August 22, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    I love the wine at breakfast comment. Reminds me of the other day when I dumped the leftover champagne in my OJ- no one was the wiser for it either. Don’t mean to frighten you, but wine at breakfast *may* mean you’re ready for mommy hood. In other news, I’m getting out the oats- this looks delish!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — August 22, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    STOP! I count on one good, low fat, super healthy meal each day and that’s breakfast. I’m tired, maybe a bit sick so I just made this for breakfast, mascarpone and all.You have ruined me. And it was good!!

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    Luv What You Do — August 22, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    I just made baked oatmeal but there was no cheesecake esque anything. Must change that : )

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    Larry — August 22, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    What the whaaaaaaaa?
    I should have had this for breakfast this morning instead of the air that I’m currently feasting on.

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — August 22, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Oh my gosh. This needs to happen to my belly right now. Cheesecake and oatmeal are 2 of my favorite foods,and I have been meaning to try marscarpone. Thank you for giving me the best reason ever!!!

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    Stephanie R — August 22, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Oh gosh, this looks incredible. This makes my typical morning oatmeal look terrible!

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    Prettygreentea — August 22, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Oh my, this sounds delicious!

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    Jack R — August 22, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    I’m loving the sound of this dish. Now that would get me eating breakfast every morning!

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    Little Birdy — August 22, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Good bye healthy eating, hello heaven on earth! ♥

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    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry.com — August 22, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Hey I am totally behind trashed up oatmeal. In fact, I wouldnt have it any other way.

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — August 22, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    This looks great! I eat oatmeal (almost) daily for breakfast and I am always looking for new versions to change things up. Totally ‘pinning’ this to try soon!

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    ATasteOfMadness — August 22, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    If I were to choose a breakfast that I needed to eat every day of my life, I think that this would be it. This looks GREAT!!

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    Bianca — August 22, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    What brand of chocolate did you use for this recipe, if you don’t mind my asking? :)

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    • Jessica — August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

      ghirardelli!

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    Lauren — August 22, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Please tell me you’ve tried steel cut oats? I love the instant packs too..but if you can just wait out the 40 minutes or so, I’m positive you’d love steel cut oats. And I’m guessing you could make them taste even more decadent with this recipe!!!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — August 22, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    Oh em gee I am completely obsessing over this right now!

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    Rochelle Hutchinson — August 22, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    Even though I’m not a fan of oatmeal but this sounds tooo good to pass up

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — August 22, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. dark chocolate and cheesecake in oatmeal? you’ve really outdone yourself. this is incredible. :)
    I think your pictures are totally gorgeous. Especially the streaky chocolate in the bottom of the dish. <3 I don't know why, but I love it.
    Pinned!

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy — August 22, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Yummy! I’m wishing I had some mascarpone cheese in my fridge so I could make this for breakfast!

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