Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Streusel

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We’ve tried a few baked oatmeal recipes, but this one is the keeper.  It’s like dessert, but it’s breakfast.  How can you go wrong with that?  It tastes a lot like apple crisp, but there’s all this oatmeal in it, so it’s good for you, right? ;)

Steve loves crunch, so he asked me to double the topping next time. :)  The streusel topping below is the double recipe (but a single for the butter).

Definitely a company worthy breakfast/brunch!

Recipe adapted from A Farm Girl’s Dabbles.

Ingredients:

Oatmeal:

  • 2 T. unsalted butter, melted (I used Country Crock Light)
  • 3 c. skim milk
  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. brown sugar (if you like your oatmeal less sweet, then add 3/4 c. of brown sugar, or whatever you desire; we like sweet)
  • 1 heaping T. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 20 oz. cans of sugar free apple pie filling, apples chopped
  • 3 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 c. steel cut oats

Streusel Topping:

  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 T. unsalted (real) butter, at room temperature, cut into pea size pieces, (do not melt)

Directions:

  1. Spray a 10 x 10 (4 qt. or 10 x 13) baking dish with cooking spray (or larger pan if doubling the streusel topping).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, milk, applesauce, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. Chop the apples in the pie filling and stir in the apple pie filling; then add in the old fashioned oats and steel cut oats and combine. Transfer to prepared baking dish and spread oatmeal mixture evenly. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. In a medium bowl, use a fork to stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter with the same fork until there are large pea-sized crumbs. If you prepare this the streusel topping the night before, cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight, just don’t add it to the oatmeal mixture until you are ready to bake it in the morning.
  4. Bake: Preheat oven to 375*.
  5. Take the plastic wrap off the baking dish and top it with the prepared streusel. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until oatmeal is thoroughly hot and the streusel is golden brown. If you’d like a crisper streusel, set the oven to broil and let it crisp up to your liking.

Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Streusel:
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