Breakfast Strawberry & Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cakes


Fresh strawberries add the perfect touch of natural sweetness to these breakfast oatmeal cakes. When strawberries aren't in season, you can easily substitute frozen ones.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Breakfast Strawberry & Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cakes
Sara Haas


  • ¼ cup reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat milk

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk cream cheese and jam together in a small bowl.

  3. Combine oats, milk, brown sugar, applesauce, eggs, baking powder, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Fold in 1/2 cup strawberries. Fill each of the prepared muffin cups with 2 to 3 tablespoons batter, then top each with a dollop of strawberry cream cheese and some of the remaining 1/4 cup strawberries. Cover with the remaining batter and press slightly to compact. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the muffin cups to release the oatmeal cakes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Breakfast Strawberry & Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cakes
    Sara Haas

To make ahead

Freeze oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave 1 oatmeal cake in 30-second intervals until heated through. Alternatively, refrigerate oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 114IU 2%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Vitamin D 19IU 5%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 153mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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