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Amish Recipe: Baked Oatmeal or Cookies for Breakfast

Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for a great Amish recipe? You will find it right here with this simple and delicious recipe for Amish Baked Oatmeal. Don’t worry–it’s not so simple that it is tasteless or bland. No, this is the perfect start to every morning. You’ll appreciate the speed with which it can be thrown together and baked–and the speed with which it is eaten, savored, and enjoyed.

Amish Baked Oatmeal is our oldest son’s most favorite breakfast food. If he got his way, we would eat this every single day. I’m not even exaggerating. It’s always the first thing he requests when I ask what he wants for breakfast. Fortunately, this Amish recipe contains things you will always have on hand. Did I mention that it smells like cookies while it bakes? If that doesn’t make you want to try it, I don’t know what will.

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I love this oatmeal recipe because it is versatile. There’s no “stick to the recipe or else” admonishments. I hate when a recipe is too fussy that you can’t really deviate from the directions or you risk messing it all up. That’s not the case with  Amish baked oatmeal. Think of it as your base to play with. Throw on fresh or dried fruit for a change of pace. Top it with whipped cream or make it into a parfait with a dollop of yogurt and your favorite fruit. Add in some wheat germ for an extra dose of healthy goodness. You know my Wheat Germ obsession–throw in 1/2 cup of that, too, if you want. Sprinkle in cinnamon. I love to add a bit of cinnamon to the batter as I am mixing it up. It smells even better as it bakes. The options are endless and only stop at your creativity.

You can make the full pan, as I usually do, because our two boys and I do enjoy it so much, or you can easily split the recipe in half. If you decide to bake up the smaller amount, you will need an 8 x 8 square pan (a 9 x 9 pan will also work). It can be perfectly halved without any trouble so feel free to bake up the amount that is right for you and your family, without worrying about whether or not the recipe will turn out. It will.

Nothing tastes better on a chilly morning than this Amish Baked Oatmeal recipe, summer, winter, or any season in-between.  I’m not sure where this great Amish recipe came from, unfortunately. It’s been a family favorite for years. I’m sure it will become a favorite in your home, too.

Amish Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

Amish Recipe: Baked Oatmeal or Cookies for Breakfast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8

This can be assembled the night before and baked the following morning to make breakfast super easy! I know, it's nothing special to look at but--it's so good!


  • 3 Cups Oats
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine, Melted
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3-4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Cinnamon (Optional)
  • Fruit to Top (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine oats and brown sugar. Add in Milk, Eggs, and melted Butter. Mix well.
  4. Add in Vanilla, Baking Power, and Cinnamon (if using).
  5. Pour into greased 13 x 9 dish and bake 25-30 minutes. You know it's done when edges are lightly browned, pull away from side, and it doesn't look so wet.

I’d love to hear how you get creative with it. Please leave your tweaks and tips in the comments below so everyone can benefit from your clever ideas.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.


  1. This is your base. I do use the listed amount but feel free to play around with this one.

  2. Do you use as much sugar as the recipe calls?

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