Making breakfast for a crowd is not always easy. A few recipes easily lend themselves to doubling or tripling the recipe. However, making pancakes for more than 4 people can be daunting. This apple crisp with oats dessert doubles as a breakfast recipe for a crowd.
You will want to hold onto this apple crisp with oats dessert recipe because it can be used as a party dessert or a brunch recipe. Where do we draw the line between breakfast and dessert? Some things are clearly not breakfast foods, like chocolate cake.
On the other hand, we have chocolate cake doughnuts that are widely considered to be breakfast food. We really don’t have a solid line drawn between breakfast and dessert; instead, it’s situational.
Take this apple crisp with oats dessert recipe, for example. You can easily use this recipe as a breakfast recipe for a crowd or as a dessert recipe for parties. No one thinks twice about having apples and oats for breakfast.
On the other hand, no one thinks twice about cinnamon and apples for dessert. This recipe also uses brown sugar, which is where the dessert aspect comes into play. Brown sugar sounds like it belongs in a baking recipe for desserts, but it can also be found in so many breakfast recipes.
We use brown sugar in oatmeal, as well as French toast, regularly. Luckily, there are no hard rules regarding what we eat and when we eat, at least not for adults. We could easily eat chocolate cake for breakfast whenever we want because we make our own decisions.
That’s why this recipe is more than just a dessert recipe. It is a party recipe that can feed multiple people and be used as either a dessert or a breakfast.
Healthy Apple Crisp with Oats Dessert Recipe
There are plenty of desserts that have apples in them, but what makes apples dessert-worthy? We use some ingredients with apples that turn them into desserts, both of which are found in this recipe.
The first is cinnamon. Cinnamon gets added to apples in pies, crumbles, and even cakes. But the cinnamon isn’t the only ingredient that makes this recipe perfect as a party dessert. Another ingredient that we often find in apple desserts is brown sugar.
Brown sugar gives a maple flavor to almost any baked good it is added to, making it delicious. This recipe uses brown sugar to give the dessert an almost pie-like flavor. You could almost consider this dessert to be a bite-sized apple pie recipe.
Dessert for Breakfast
Making breakfast for a crowd is not an easy thing to accomplish. We want to ensure everyone gets enough to eat, but we also want to ensure we don’t spend all morning in the kitchen. This apple crisp with oats dessert is a perfect solution.
This recipe is straightforward to make and can be tossed together in minutes. The longest part of the job is going to be prepping the apples. The apples will need to be rinsed and peeled, but after that, it’s just slicing, tossing, and heating up.
But the most significant benefit is that this recipe feels like dessert for breakfast. We find ourselves eating things for breakfast that feel like they belong on a dessert menu. Donuts, cereals, anything topped with syrup, it all feels like it should be a dessert that makes us happy.
This recipe will help you host an excellent brunch party or just a breakfast for a party that went a little too long. But making it dessert for breakfast will also make sure your guests are happy with every bite.
Apple Crisp with Oats Dessert Ingredients
We now know quite a bit about this easy dessert recipe, but we still need to gather the ingredients. Apples, oats, and brown sugar are pretty obvious by now. But there are still a few ingredients we will need to help bring everything together.
Butter is going to help bring everything together as well as some flour. But we can enhance the flavor of the apples and oats by using cinnamon and nutmeg. Together, these spices will help bring the flavor together and give it more of a dessert taste.
That’s all we will need; the ingredients list isn’t very long. But the end result will still be impressive. You may also want to pick up some ice cream and serve this recipe warm over the ice cream for dessert. You can also skip the ice cream and serve it as is for breakfast.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Clean and slice the apples and grease the bottom and sides of an 8”x8” square pan.
Mix topping ingredients until it is crumbly.
Layer the apples in the pan, so they are evenly distributed.
Sprinkle the topping over apples and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.
Serve warm for a delicious bite every time.
Apple Crisp with Oats Dessert
- 5 Cups Apples Peeled and sliced
Oatmeal Apple Crisp Topping Ingredients
- 1/3 Cups Butter Softened
- 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Could use pumpkin spice for a fall twist
- 1/2 Cup Oats
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Clean and slice the apples and grease the bottom and sides of an 8"x8" square pan.
- Mix topping ingredients until it is crumbly in a separate bowl.
- Layer the apples in the pan, so they are evenly distributed.
- Sprinkle the topping over apples and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.
- Serve warm for a delicious bite every time!
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