Amish Baked Oatmeal
This versatile, make-ahead breakfast is adapted from an old Amish recipe and tastes like an oatmeal cookie. It stores well in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave and served as is or drizzled with milk and sprinkled with your favorite oatmeal toppings.

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (regular, almond, etc.–choose your favorite)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or other 1 1/2 quart casserole and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well–you don’t want any lumps.
  3. Whisk in the melted butter and milk. Add the oats and stir to thoroughly combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  4. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight or as little as one hour. (This gives the oats time to absorb some of the liquid.) When ready to bake, allow the oatmeal to sit at room temperature while the oven preheats to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes (give or take a few depending on oven and proportions of selected baking dish) or until just set in the middle.
  5. Serve warm with milk or yogurt, fruit, and/or other favorite oatmeal toppings. My kids also enjoy eating a square of the baked oatmeal like a muffin and like it served cold or at room temperature. Another option is to crumble slightly and layer, parfait-style, with vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit or choice.


  • For breakfast at-the-ready, I have gotten into the habit of baking the oatmeal in the evening and allowing it so sit at room temperature overnight. After breakfast, I cover and refrigerate any leftovers to better maintain freshness. The baked oatmeal will keep for about a week in the refrigerator and may be frozen.
  • If doubling the recipe, use a 9×13 baking dish, adding a few minutes to the cooking time as needed.

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