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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 large 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.

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 265394
Reviewed May. 1, 2017

"I quadrupled this recipe for a brunch gathering, added 1-1/2 cups mixed berries and 1 tsp. cinnamon, halved the salt. Baked in a 13"X9" pan. Made nice thick pieces, very moist, very tasty."

bessiebell User ID: 6390314 263825
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2017

"This was very good, but I would decrease the amount of sugar was too sweet for my taste. I added dried cranberries and i baked in a 8 by 8 pan, it was very good. Will make this again."

indianalynn User ID: 3468565 261053
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"I make this recipe on a regular basis, but I usually add dried blueberries, cherries, cranberries or a combination of fruit. Great tasting and healthy. Don't forget the brown sugar! P.S. I use an 8x8 pan to bake it in."

khandih User ID: 5423023 259501
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2017

"Good. I used the 9X13 inch pan and the oatmeal BARELY covered the bottom. I'd say double or maybe even triple the recipe. I also used brown sugar. This was delicious, and I will make it again."

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 258288
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"I don't know if this is truly Amish, but oh my goodness, is it ever delicious! I followed ingredient list, method, and a 9x13 pan as written in the recipe."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 258262
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

"I loved baked oatmeal and this is a wonderful basic recipe. I've added fruit to it or top with maple syrup and whipped cream."

catanne057 User ID: 6144089 255284
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"My husband loved it. I will make it often for him."

bobvaanzandt User ID: 6588514 255228
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Good flavor but nothing to cheer about , Hard to understand why you would use a 13x9 dish I used a third smaller and still had enough size. Would not make again."

howerygoose User ID: 8265200 246817
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

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

tupw7 User ID: 6930911 246662
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!"

fisherofmendf User ID: 4325288 246589
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

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

anngemmel User ID: 2078371 240151
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

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

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 226325
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."

DebHorton User ID: 6356683 13690
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."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 38693
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014


corndelia User ID: 3939913 18665
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"One of my favorite breakfasts"

daltstatt User ID: 7614480 39160
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."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 43110
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

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

johnnyredshoes User ID: 7554916 13688
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!"

KathyW2013 User ID: 7066803 13687
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."

pjklefbeck User ID: 3491835 41812
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."

nessienessa User ID: 4880384 13671
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

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

harv614 User ID: 107350 41765
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."

staceylynnkirk User ID: 6427193 17783
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."

jenniferpero User ID: 1265564 18664
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."

NHesk User ID: 5471728 13668
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."

hedose User ID: 2625969 41753
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."

debihunt User ID: 842661 45889
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!!"

Brueggs User ID: 5823525 16297
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"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."

happy2cook User ID: 2326890 15564
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!"

kayakbabe1 User ID: 1292154 42895
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)"

deterpeople User ID: 2800660 42894
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."

HannahMatro User ID: 5078283 19355
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

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

cookmamma User ID: 3688001 18846
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."

[email protected] User ID: 5029593 15562
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."

momof2nc User ID: 4466256 72948
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 (:"

khalandras User ID: 1590657 19334
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!!"

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 19333
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."

zymore User ID: 1652925 38692
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"I double it, and love it!"

FabFlo User ID: 96049 15559
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"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!!"

savvyfarrier User ID: 1775400 17781
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"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!"

debrahunt User ID: 4187493 15558
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"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!!"

zymore User ID: 1652925 72947
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."

Charobic User ID: 947618 38691
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!"

rainbodell User ID: 1416543 18845
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008 Edited Jan. 11, 2017

"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!"

wellsfamilyof4 User ID: 1344962 45888
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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