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Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe

The first time I had this treat was at a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To me, it tasted just like a big warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie! —Colleen Butler, Inwood, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Warm milk
  • Fresh fruit and/or brown sugar, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Spread evenly in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately spoon into bowls; add milk. Top with fruit and/or brown sugar if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 235 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Amish Baked Oatmeal

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"Did not have much taste. Will not make again."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I agree with other reviewers: cut the sugar and butter in half, and change the size of the baking dish. I use 1/4 cup of pure brown cane sugar, and substitute 1/8 cup of coconut oil for the butter (just my preference--healthier, and adds a hint of coconut flavor). I bake it for 20-25 minutes in a glass bread loaf dish. FREAKING DELICIOUS! Only serves 2, maybe 3 people. The 4 star rating is not for taste, but because of the adjustments needed with sugar, butter, baking dish and number of servings. Those need to be pretty close for 5 stars. That said, with the adjustments, this is the best oatmeal I've ever had!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Have made this several times, use 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Double this and my adult kids devour it - a family favorite. I use brown vs, white sugar."

Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"This is excellent. However, I quadruple this recipe and then it is the perfect amount for a 9x13 pan. Then I would say it feeds around 10 people. I cut back on the sugar a little and do half brown sugar half white sugar, and use a little less butter. You can compare this to the brown sugar baked oatmeal recipe on this site. That makes much more in a 9x13, a little too much, and isn't quite as good."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Only feeds 3 or 4 people because it is SOOOOOO delicious! Easy to put together in the morning and everyone loves it."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014


Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"One of my favorite breakfasts"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This recipe is not calculated correctly. As its written, it only feeds three people and does not fit in a large casserole dish.

Needs a little cinnamon, but is still tasty. I added some chopped apple before baking and it came out nice. I also used half regular sugar and half brown.
I like a warm breakfast, and this is great to make the night before, and warm up in the microwave in the morning at work."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"This is a really good recipe. I finished mine off with brown sugar and raspberries."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I first tried this recipe over ten years ago. My kids and husband LOVE it and it has become the one thing they insist I make every Christmas morning. Easy to make and so good!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Great breakfast to feed a group. I either double it and use the 9x13 or use a 9x 9 or 8x8 pan. This way it is thicker and softer."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"The concept of this recipe is GREAT, however, it needs more flavor, so next time I would add some cinnamon. Chose NOT to pour milk over, but served with berries, yogurt and brown sugar. Also, will double or triple next time - barely fed 4 members of my family, much less 6."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Very tasty recipe! Definitely a little more on the sweet side. Next time I will cut back on the sugar."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"My family thought this was far too sweet ~ and we didn't add any extra milk or sugar at serving. This is a great starter recipe.. way too much sugar & butter for such a small amount of oats!! It's more of a mushy dessert/cookie recipe than a healthy breakfast. Next time I'll leave out the butter & salt, use double the amount of old fashioned oats, add a 1 cup of water and cut the sugar in half."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I make this all the time, since I found it on here. The only difference I do is add brown sugar instead of regular sugar, and I bake it in a smaller dish, such as a muffin loaf pan. It is delicious! I am not a fan of regular oatmeal, but trying it this way made me crave it all the time."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"My family loved this. I doubled the recipe and used applesauce for half of the margarine. I also added 1 cup of blueberries and 1 apple. Next time I'll sweeten the warm milk to serve it with. Very good."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"This is delicious, hot or cold. I did add about 1 1/2 cups frozen berries, and it was great. The only problem is that I don't know how they got 6 servings out of this! Maybe for a light snack. My husband, two year old daughter and I almost ate an entire pan for one breakfast, and I wouldn't say we are excessive eaters in the least. It comes out very thin, so I think next time I will double the recipe and still make it in a 13x9."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"My family loves this recipe. My husband asks for it all the time. They say it tastes like sugar cookies in milk."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012 Edited Mar. 29, 2014

"I've been making this for years, but I triple the recipe & bake in a 9x13 pan, so it's thicker & softer, then add in 1 cup blueberries & one apple peeled & chopped or frozen peaches chopped, so the fruit bakes right in!! Such a delious start to a cold winter morning, & for added special touch, we top it with maple syrup!!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"We love love love this recipe!! My teenage kids ask for it often. It is also great as leftovers. I usually double and even quadruple to have lots left over. Yum."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"This is the answer for all the kids who hate hot cereal! (And all the adults bored with it.) We had it this morning and we all enjoyed the crunchy taste. This would be a great economical "cold cereal" also, because if you add cold milk it isn't hot any more. If you want it hot, use warmed milk. An added bonus: no pot to watch!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I can't rave enough about this recipe! My family has been enjoying it for years. Do try it with sliced bananas and warmed milk. (even if you don't care for bananas)"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This barely covered the bottom of the pan and was very crumbly when served. The milk poured over the top just made it mushy. One kid did like it . . . but she really likes bland simple food. We didn't like the texture."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"This recipe was decent, however, it was really thin and therefore was not quite like oatmeal or a cookie."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I too love this recipe! But, in order to make it a little healthier I cut the amount of sugar in half. I have found even with the sugar cut in 1/2 it is still plenty sweet enough! I have also cut the butter in half and add a little more milk to compensate for the liquid. Very good with any kind of fruit you can add, fresh or frozen. Wonderful breakfast dish for overnight guests at the holidays if you're tired of egg bakes! Very quick and east, it is warning and filling."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Oatmeal is not one of my husband's favorite breakfast,(it is for me) until I baked this one.

Now, he asks for it. It is wonderful, I added cinnamon and raisins. We have at least twice a week. Thank you so much."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"I usually make a recipe that I got from a B&B in PA but I was out of evaporated milk. I did not care for this recipe at all. I mixed fresh/frozen blueberries which added all the flavor. Seeing all the good reviews, I a wondering if I done something wrong (:"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"This is a very good switch up for breakfast. Although the original recipe is a little bland, especially if you don't have fresh fruit laying around. I added 1 medium chopped apple, golden raisins, dried cranberrys, chopped dried apricots, chopped dates and just a splash of unsweetened apple juice. Just follow the rest of the recipe (I doubled mine) and enjoy!!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"Baked oatmeal - YUM!

I cut down on the sugar by half and used 3 tablespoons of maragarine, instead of the quarter cup called for.
In addition, I added 2 small, thinly sliced apples anda half cup of frozen blueberries."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"I double it, and love it!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Add dried fruit (cranberries,cherries,blueberries,etc.)and chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) before baking to add more nutrition and flavor. This can be kept a few days and microwaved in single servings as wanted. Delicious!!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"This was totally delicious! I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar on accident but decided I liked it better that way. I serve it with fresh warm tapioca pudding with bananas with whipped cream. It is amazing! Thank you for this keeper!"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"I triple the recipe to make it thicker & higher!! my family loves it when I put spiced apple sauce over top of it!!

Recipe for spiced apple sauce is on this site!!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2008 Edited Nov. 8, 2009

"Myself and 3 kids just got done eating this wonderful dish... Nothing left, was great! Thanks for sharing and God bless."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2008

"Did you happen to get this recipe from the Equestrian Estates B&B in Lancaster? When we visited we had the same fantastic oatmeal and I've wanted the recipe ever since!"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"I SHOULD HAVE taken your advice to double the recipe. I prefer the recipe "Baked Oatmeal Recipe" over this one. Do a search for that one and try it!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"I think its suppossed to crumble......"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"I doubled this recipe, except for the salt & butter, and used only 3/4 c. sugar. I used a 2 quart baking dish. It had the aroma of oatmeal cookies and the entire family loved it. Will definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2008

"This had a great flavor, but fell apart while serving. Very crumbly and hard to eat. Will not make again."

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