Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal is a fluffy baked oatmeal recipe studded with fresh cranberries, orange zest and topped with a tangy orange cream cheese glaze!

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze is bursting with flavor and perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch! @FlavortheMoment

There are a lot of lovely Christmas brunch recipes floating around right now.  Cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee cakes — you name it.  

I love to indulge every now and then in the morning, but like I’ve told you a thousand times, I love my oatmeal.  

I feel so much better when I start my day with a nutritious breakfast, and this Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal proves that you can have a wholesome breakfast that you look forward to at the same time.

I mean, look at the pop of color from those cranberries….and that drizzle.

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze is bursting with flavor and perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch! @FlavortheMoment

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

The cranberry orange combination is one of my favorites, and I wanted to do something different with it this year.  I make a quick bread with these flavors, but this was the first year I made this baked oatmeal recipe.  

The first time I made it, there wasn’t enough orange flavor, so I had the idea to add a glaze with plenty of fresh orange juice and zest.  It was the perfect solution. πŸ™‚

The cream cheese adds a nice creaminess and tang, and gives the glaze it’s wow factor.  I love how festive it makes this baked oatmeal looks.  

Who needs cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning with this around??

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze is bursting with flavor and perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch! @FlavortheMoment

I always have fresh cranberries in my freezer this time of year because I love baking with them, as well as making cranberry sauce often.  

I didn’t even thaw the cranberries out for this cranberry orange baked oatmeal recipe.  I just popped half in the bottom of the baking dish and half on top — no chopping required.  

You can put this recipe together in about 10-15 minutes tops, which means you get a delicious, wholesome breakfast that doesn’t get much easier.

If you’d like to set things up ahead, follow the instructions in my Overnight Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Crisp by placing it in the fridge overnight and baking it in the morning.

Healthy, festive, and bursting with flavor, this Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal is an easy breakfast or brunch item that’s perfect for your holidays!

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze is bursting with flavor and perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch! @FlavortheMoment

More baked oatmeal recipes you’ll love:

Berry baked oatmeal by Happy Healthy Mama

Carrot cake baked oatmeal

Hummingbird cake baked oatmeal

Morning glory baked oatmeal

Pumpkin baked oatmeal

 

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal is a fluffy baked oatmeal recipe studded with fresh cranberries, orange zest and topped with a tangy orange cream cheese glaze!

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze

Ingredients

For the oatmeal:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, divided
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 2 ounces β…“ less fat neufchΓ’tel cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Instructions

    Prepare the oatmeal:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8" glass baking dish with cooking spray.
    2. Sprinkle half of the cranberries in the bottom of the prepared baking dish and set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt until combined. Pour the oat mixture evenly over the cranberries.
    4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, maple syrup, orange zest, and vanilla until well incorporated. Pour the milk mixture evenly over the oats and rap the baking dish on the counter. Top with the remaining cranberries and pecan pieces. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until set and golden brown.

    Prepare the glaze:

    1. Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl with a handheld mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until incorporated. Add in the orange juice and zest, and beat until combined. If you'd like your glaze to be thinner, add a bit more orange juice.
    2. Drizzle over the baked oatmeal, serve, and enjoy!

    Notes

    • *If you're following a gluten-free diet, make sure to use 100% certified gluten-free oats.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 183mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
    Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

     

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