Streusel Topping with Oats
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Streusel Topping with Oats Recipe | 4 Easy Ingredients

Cooks in 25 Difficulty Easy

Streusel Topping with Oats: top any delicious baked goodies with this easy recipe. Think: pies, muffins, banana bread, or coffee cake. It’s a mix of of oats, butter, and sugar to make any goodie extra sweet! This Oatmeal Streusel Topping recipe is super easy and great for beginner bakers, or anyone short on time. The best part? It only take 4 easy ingredients.

Oatmeal Streusel Topping Recipe | 4 Easy Ingredients

What is Streusel?

Simply, it is a crumbly mixture. It is used to top baked goods, such as muffins, coffee cake, and pies, for added flavor. Normally, it is a combination of flour, oats, sugars, salt, nuts, and spices such as cinnamon.

You make streusel in conjunction with another recipes. It is a recipe within a recipe.

Other recipes may call streusel by another name, such as crumble, crumbly topping or oat topping.

This recipe is a simple and easy one. Want one with walnuts and more volume? Make my Oat Streusel Topping, which can also double as a crust. My Berry Streusel Tart uses it as the topping and bottom.

Streusel Topping with Oats
Streusel Topping with Oats

How Can I Use This Streusel Topping with Oats Recipe?

Keep this bookmarked and on hand! You can use this as your go-to recipe when needing an streusel topping with oats.

Additionally, this is insanely good when baked by itself. Make this recipe and spread it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool. It is delicious on top of yogurt, ice cream, sherbet, or frozen fruit. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge.

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups. Just enough for a 9×13 inch pan.

Coffee cake topped with streusel

What is Oat Flour?

This recipe calls for blending oatmeal. First, use traditional oats. Do not use quick cooking or instant oatmeal.

When you blend oats, you’re make oat flour. You can buy oat flour, but it is cheaper and easier to blend it at home.

You will need a small or medium food processer. Simply, put the oats in a blender, and pulse for 2-3 minutes, until finely ground.

streusel topping with oats, blended oatmeal
Blended oats in a food processor

Steps in Making Streusel Topping with Oats

  • Place 2 cups traditional oats in a food processor and blended until ground and fine. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Place the ground flour in a bowl of a standing kitchen mixer. Add 4 tablespoons unsalted, cubed, and chilled butter. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt.
  • Mix on kitchen mixer for 3-5 minutes on low speed with the paddle attachment. Streusel is done mixing when medium, uniform clumps appear.
  • Use now. Or, you can put it in an airtight container or plastic bag to use for later use. Be sure to store this in the freezer or fridge. Streusel can be easily be made 1-2 days ahead.
  • This streusel topping with oats recipe will look slightly finer than other recipes. This recipe doesn’t use flour, thus the blended oats are acting like the flour.
Streusel Topping with Oats
Streusel Topping with Oats

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Streusel Topping with Oats Recipe | 4 Easy Ingredients

Recipe by Kimm Moore Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 cups oats, traditional

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted, chilled, and cubed butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • In a food process, place 2 cups oats. Pulse for 2-3 minutes or until finely ground.
  • Place the blended oats in the bowl of a standing kitchen mixer.
  • To the bowl, add 4 tablespoon unsalted chilled, and cubed butter, 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • Place bowl in kitchen mixer with paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 3-5 minutes, or until medium clumps form.
  • It is ready! Or store it in an air tight container or plastic bag, in the freezer, for later use.

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