Slice of baked oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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


  • 1 1/2 cups milk (preferably anything but skim)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or packed light-brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (quick oats works fine too)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup or brown sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

  3. Mix in oats.

  4. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly**.

  5. Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes until set.
  6. Let cool slightly then 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

  • *Sweetener amount can be adjusted to taste, I recommend using at least 1/4 cup (mildly sweet) and no more than 3/4 cup (really sweet).
  • **Oatmeal mixture can be refrigerated overnight if desired, then remove from fridge and let rest at room temperature 20 minutes while oven preheats and bake as directed.
  • Nutrition estimate based on using low-fat milk.