Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle of the oven. Spray a 3 Qt (12 cup) bake safe dish with cooking spray. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the applesauce, milk, coconut milk, stevia and diced apples in a another bowl. Combine both the wet and the dry.
Let the mixture sit to absorb some liquid for 10-15 minutes. Set the toppings aside.
Put the oatmeal mixture in the baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes. The oatmeal might appear not done when you take it out of the oven. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results. It will thicken nicely in there.
You can use Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or Steel Cut, simply adjust the amounts liquids according to package directions.
Cook this oatmeal the night before you plan on serving it so I has time to thicken in the refrigerator. Re-heat portions before serving.
This baked oatmeal makes for great leftovers too. We enjoyed ours for nearly a week. Simply re-heat as needed.
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