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Healthy Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

One of my husband’s absolute favorite desserts is red velvet cake. So when I offered him a bite of this red velvet baked oatmeal, he was over the moon! Breakfast or dessert, you get to decide, but this one is chock full of healthy ingredients, with not a smidge of refined sugar, or gluten to be found. It also gets its lovely red shade from a surprising source…BEETS! 

Yep, you heard me right. This red velvet baked oatmeal is made with beets! Which means it’s full of antioxidants, and lots of other great vitamins and minerals to support healthy bones and muscles, and you can feed your kids veggies for breakfast! It’s also made with protein powder and chia seeds to pack an extra healthful punch.  

How to Make Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

To make your own, you’ll need to combine rolled oats (I used gluten-free organic), protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and chia seeds into a large bowl. In a blender or food processor, add 2 cooked beets (you can buy them precooked, or cook them yourself), avocado oil, vanilla, milk (I used unsweetened almond), and 2 eggs. If you are egg-free, try one of these egg substitutes. I personally would substituite 1/2 cup club soda for the eggs in this recipe. Blend them all up, and then add them to the dry ingredients.

Add a sweet flavor boost with ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup. Note: if you are using a sweetened protein powder like Orgain, I personally don’t think it needs extra sweetener. Pour the baked oatmeal mix into a greased 9×13 pan, and sprinkle with sugar free chocolate to taste (I like to use Lilys dark chocolate chips). Bake for 35 minutes at 350, let cool, and serve. 

Toppings for Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

I like to top my red velvet baked oatmeal with my own little dairy-free concoction of maple syrup, almond cream cheese, and almond yogurt. I just mix those up to taste and I’ve got a delicious, cream-cheesy “frosting” to top it off.

This is rich enough to serve up as a dessert, but also makes a great breakfast. Either way…it’s a win when you serve veggies for breakfast OR dessert! 

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Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

A healthy, gluten-free breakfast or dessert
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Jenny


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 scoops protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 cups milk of choice I used almond
  • 2 cooked beets
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 eggs or ½ cup club soda
  • Sugar-free chocolate chips to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, protein powder, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a blender or food processor, mix together 2 cooked beets, 3 cups of milk, vanilla, avocado oil, and eggs (or egg substitute). Blend until fully puréed.
  • Mix together wet and dry ingredients thoroughly, then pour into the casserole dish.
  • Top with sugar-free chocolate chips to taste.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, and allow to cool. Top as desired and serve!
Bright red baked oatmeal made with beets and topped with chocolate chips

Jenny is a wife and stay at home mother of two. She loves good food, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. When she’s not busy chasing kids, you can find her digging into a good book, enjoying the great outdoors, and trying not to kill her houseplants.

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