Amish Baked Oatmeal

03.11.2018

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!

Amish Baked Oatmeal Served With Strawberries

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 in square baking pan

Amish Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

For this healthy baked oatmeal recipe, you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Light brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • 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.

Amish Baked Oatmeal Served On Plate With Strawberry

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.

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Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes

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). 

Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs. 
  3. Add in brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and whisk until no lumps remain. 
  4. Stir in milk and melted butter then mix in oats. 
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly (at this point you can refrigerate overnight if desired or bake immediately). 
  6. Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes until set.
  7. Cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit, nuts, milk, a little cream or half and half, maple syrup or honey if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 288mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Amish
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal, Breakfast
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

78 comments

  • roslyn morrissey: I’ve traded out the butter for coconut oil. And decreased the sugar to 1/8 cup. It’s just as yummy. April 13, 2019 at 7:41am Reply

  • Maria: Do you have to refrigerate leftovers? January 16, 2019 at 4:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m no food safety expert so I couldn’t say for sure. It just seems like with the amount of moisture it should be. January 16, 2019 at 10:38pm Reply

    • faby: Hi! I tried it both ways: refrigerated and out of the fridge. The one I did not refrigerate didn’t last more than 2 days and started to smell rotten, whereas the one refrigerated lasted for about a week :) January 17, 2019 at 9:11am Reply

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