Have you tried Amish Baked Oatmeal yet? I highly recommend it! You’ll love that you can make it on Sunday and rewarm it and enjoy it for breakfast for the next few days too (if you have a small family that is. If you don’t, it will go in no time!). It’s a hearty, delicious way to start any morning!
Easy Amish Baked Oatmeal
I don’t really get into new year’s resolutions. I mean, how often do they actually last longer than a period of two weeks?
I do, however, believe in a balanced diet. One full of nutritious breakfasts, high protein, fiber packed lunches, a dinner my family can all agree on (that won’t clog our arteries immediately following) and some sort of dessert (key to a balanced diet!), even if it means two miniature candy bars.
I just will never be one of those people who can give up sweets. Addicted? Maybe. Okay with that? Yes.
The great thing about this delicious Amish Baked Oatmeal is that it can fit in to nearly all of the above categories. It’s a nutritious breakfast full of fiber and a fair amount of protein (if you serve it up with more milk).
It’s not high in fat, especially once divided out among 8 servings (sometime I want to try it with coconut oil versus butter, but oh butter how I love you!).
This is an easy breakfast recipe my whole family can agree on, and it’s just sweet enough that I can actually eat it and enjoy it (versus choking it down like some health foods you may find). It is actually my new favorite way to make oatmeal!
Amish baked oatmeal is such a unique type of oatmeal, with a texture and taste unlike any of the microwave, stovetop, slow cooker or Instant Pot versions you’ve tried. So finally an oatmeal that has some structure to it!
It’s not just some baby food mush that slides off your spoon. This stuff holds it shape! Bonus: it’s super easy to make and if you’d like you can even prep it the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning.
Amish Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
For this healthy baked oatmeal recipe, you’ll need:
- Light brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Rolled Oats
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Whisk eggs together in large mixing bowl, then add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt.
- Pour in milk and melted butter and whisk until combined, then add oats.
- Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until set.
Can I Use Steel Cut Oats in This Recipe?
No, rolled oats (old-fashion oats) are the only type of oats that will work in this recipe. Steel cut or instant oats would result in a totally different texture and may not bake properly.
My Favorite Baked Oatmeal Toppings
Because this easy baked oatmeal recipe is subtly cinnamon-y in flavor, it pairs well with pretty much any oatmeal toppings. I suggest pouring a little milk over top of a warm square of oven oatmeal along with some diced fruit (use whatever is in season).
Chopped toasted nuts would also pair nicely with this baked oatmeal, as would a drizzle of honey or warm maple syrup. A dollop of yogurt would bulk up this breakfast a bit and add an extra dose of protein.
Play around with your Amish baked oatmeal toppings to discover what you like! If you’re serving this to family and friends, have toppings prepped in serving bowls and let your guests customize their breakfast to their liking.
Tips for the Best Baked Oatmeal
- This Amish baked oatmeal is best enjoyed warm, although I like leftovers straight from the fridge as well.
- Feel free to add more seasonal spices like pumpkin pie spice, ginger and nutmeg to the baked oatmeal.
- You can use any milk you’d like in this recipe, although milk with a higher fat content will give you the most flavor.
More Easy Oatmeal Recipes You’ll Love:
- Oatmeal Eight Ways
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal
- Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal
- Fall Spiced Apple Cran-Raisin Oatmeal
- Overnight Oats Five Ways
Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This is such a simple and delicious way to prepare oatmeal! And finally an oatmeal that's not just mush. The whole family will love this! You can also prep the night before and bake the following morning (chill overnight then remove and let it rest at room temp while the oven preheats).
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter , melted (I used salted)
- 3 cups rolled oats (quick oats works fine too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs.
Add in brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and whisk until no lumps remain.
Stir in milk and melted butter then mix in oats.
Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly (at this point you can refrigerate overnight if desired or bake immediately).
Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes until set.
Cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit, nuts, milk, a little cream or half and half, maple syrup or honey if desired.
- You can use any milk you'd like in this recipe, although milk with a higher fat content will give you the most flavor.
- Recipe source: adapted slightly from food.com