Amish Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been on an oatmeal kick lately, trying different recipes and different types of oatmeal. This Amish Baked Oatmeal recipe is my favorite so far! Baking the oatmeal changes the texture of the oatmeal and it tastes more like an oatmeal cookie.

You make it the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning. It’s super easy and so delicious! My kids prefer cold cereal in the mornings, so I usually make up a batch, cut it into six squares and then freeze the squares and just warm them up in the microwave each morning. It is a perfect breakfast for me, just a little sweet, and the protein and fiber keep me full until lunch.

Amish Baked Oatmeal

Amish Baked Oatmeal


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, or 1/2 cup Egg Beaters
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries


In a mixing bowl combined eggs, brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, no lumps. Whisk in butter and milk. Add oats and fruit, stir until combined. Pour in to greased 9x9 baking dish.

Refrigerate overnight, covered. (If you’re using quick oats, you do not need to refrigerate overnight.)

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-45 min, or until set in the middle. Serve hot with warm milk poured over.


Adapted from RecipeZaar

Maria, Two Peas and Their Pod, recently posted a Bruleed Steel Cut Oats recipe that looks fabulous and I’ll be making soon.

Carol, at Songberries, has a yummy Baked Oatmeal recipe that doesn’t require making the night before. Hers is a bit sweeter and my husband really liked it.

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  1. Lora says

    Wow Barbara! Thanks so much. My four-year-old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with type I diabetes. We are counting carbs for all of her foods. This site helps a lot.

  2. MARY!!! says

    This recipe is AWESOME!!! Thank you!! It is exactly the consistency I was looking for after having had baked oatmeal for the first time at the Chartreuse Moose in 100 Mile House, BC, Canada!! TOTAL YUM!!! ::))

  3. The Double Dipped Life says

    This looks amazing! I love the idea of freezing it in squares. Since I leave the house at 7am I hardly ever have a good breakfast. Thanks for the idea!

  4. r4 dsi gold says

    Really nice recipe I must say. It is also very great for health I can say. Backed oatmeal is really very tasty and also good for health. So I will surely try it out. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  5. Sweets By Vicky says

    I have a fear of oats as cereal. I think it's because I ate it once when I was real sick and didn't react too well to it.

    Yours looks yummy. definitely not the porridge-y type consistency I'm so adverse to! Thanks for a new perspective!

  6. Michelle says

    I've been eating quite a bit of oatmeal too and started an oatmeal category in my recipe program. I love it and can never seen to get enough!

  7. Barbara says

    Wonderful idea, Barbara! I've never seen a recipe like it. I usually do the McCann's steel cut oats for breakfast a couple mornings a week. Think I will try this next…I have regular oatmeal in the pantry. Oatmeal is so filling and sooooo good for you!

  8. Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog says

    Bizarre I never tasted baked oatmeal…and you're right about the "new" texture. Excellent idea for my mornings :)

    Have a great week,

  9. bake in paris says

    A solid oatmeal breakfast makes a great difference in starting a day! This one is definitely one of it :-)

    Sawadee from bangkok,

  10. Juliana says

    Barbara, this is a very interesting oatmeal dish…would love to try it…oatmeal cookie for breakfast…sounds great :-)

  11. Heavenly Housewife says

    I love oatmeal too. This looks wonderful. I've never cooked it in this way. I'd love to try it.
    *kisses* HH

  12. Faith says

    Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast (and it makes a wonderful dessert too!). This recipe sounds fantastic, I love the blueberries in there!

  13. Megan says

    I've been wanting to try baked oatmeal and I think the time has arrived. I'm going to make it tonight for tomorrow morning. Wish I had it right now!
    I saw Maria's killer recipe and I have to try that too!

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says

    Yum! How clever and I happen to love oatmeal cookies so these are right up my alley. Great find mum! :) xxx

  15. HoneyB says

    Both Grumpy and I love oatmeal during the week! I am definitely trying your recipe out and am going to check out the recipe for 'Songberries's oatmeal – I've seen Maria's and already bookmarked it!

  16. Sue Sparks says

    My husband will ABSOLUTELY love this! He is a die-hard oatmeal fan, especially with blueberries and cranberries added:)

  17. Barbara Bakes says

    livestocreate – You could definitely use dried blueberries. I think frozen blueberries would work as well. I've been wanting to try apples and I've also thrown in some raisins. I hope you enjoy it!

  18. livestocreate says

    I love your idea for freezing it in squares. How easy that would be to bring out for just one person! Thanks! It looks delicious… I wonder if I could get away with dried blueberries instead? Frozen? They are so pricey right now…

  19. Bridgett says

    I would love to give this a try as I have all the ingredients needed. A good oatmeal is hard to beat, especially with cranberries!

  20. Memória says

    Esta avena se ve tan rica. Hablo en serio. Debo probar esto. Es interesante que nosotras dos hayamos pensando en hablar de avena pero la versión tuya es más saludable.

    ¡Quiero decirte que aún hasta los acentos tu español ha sido perfecto! ¡Qué bien!

  21. Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

    I have never heard of anything like this nor had I heard of the steel cut oats until I read about them on Maria's blog the other day. This sounds like a great breakfast and a good alternative to porridge – I am a bit bored of porridge now!!