Are you tired of the same old bowl of oatmeal every morning? If so, it's time to shake things up with a delicious twist on the classic breakfast staple: Amish Baked Oatmeal!
Baked oatmeal is a delightful departure from the usual breakfast routine! You can easily customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences and experiment with various flavor combinations like fresh berries, chocolate, maple or apple cinnamon! Another bonus of this Amish baked oatmeal is its convenience. You can easily prepare it in advance and enjoy it over several days.
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What You’ll Need
Ingredient Amounts Listed in the Recipe Card Below
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Baking Powder
Tools You’ll Need
- Mixing Bowls
- 8”x8” Baking Dish
- Small Saucepan
Why You’ll like this Recipe
- You can make it ahead of time for an easy morning breakfast experience!
- It can be customized with so many flavors!
- It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare before baking!
- It’s wholesome, delicious and pairs well with so many breakfast favorites!
How to Make this Recipe
- In a small bowl combine oats, baking powder, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, and milk.
- Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. If adding fruit, fold into the mixture.
- Pour in a non-stick 8”x8” pan. Either cover and refrigerate overnight or go ahead and bake. Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes.
- For the cream, in a small saucepan over low heat whisk together milk, spices, vanilla, and sugar.
- Dish up oatmeal in a small individual bowls and pour cream on top.
Tips and Substitutions
- Here are a excellent flavor variations:
- Berry Blast: Add a burst of freshness by incorporating a cup of mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, into the oatmeal mixture. Top it off with a sprinkle of sliced almonds for an extra crunch.
- Apple Cinnamon: Sauté some diced apples in a bit of butter until they soften, then mix them into the oatmeal batter along with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip: Swirl in a spoonful of creamy peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips into the oatmeal batter. This indulgent combination will make you feel like you're having dessert for breakfast. Omit the cinnamon and nutmeg from the warmed vanilla milk.
- Maple Syrup: Omit the cinnamon and nutmeg from the warmed vanilla milk. Drizzle maple syrup on top of the cream topped oatmeal.
- If you’d like the vanilla cream thicker, you can substitute it with half-and-half or thicken with cornstarch.
- Once the baked oatmeal has cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you're ready to enjoy a serving, simply reheat it in the microwave or oven until warmed through. It’ll last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
- You can also freeze portions for longer storage, ensuring you have a quick and healthy breakfast option on busy mornings.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What type of oats should I use for Amish Baked Oatmeal?
- It's best to use old-fashioned oats or rolled oats as they provide a great texture and absorb the liquid well during baking. Instant oats are not recommended as they may become too mushy.
- Can I use steel-cut oats for baked oatmeal?
- Steel-cut oats require a longer cooking time and more liquid, so they're not ideal. However, if you prefer the chewier texture of steel-cut oats, you can pre-cook them partially before incorporating them into the baked oatmeal recipe.
- Can I use a non-dairy milk alternative?
- Absolutely! You can use any type of milk you prefer, including dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Just make sure to choose an unsweetened variety if you prefer to control the sweetness.
- Can I make baked oatmeal without eggs?
- Yes, you can make a vegan or egg-free version of baked oatmeal. Simply substitute each egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water) or a chia egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water).
- Can I add protein powder to baked oatmeal?
- Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the oatmeal mixture before baking. It's a great way to increase the protein content and make your breakfast more filling. Be sure to choose a flavor that complements the other ingredients.
- Can I make it with less sugar or use a sugar substitute?
- Yes, you can omit, reduce or substitute the sugar. You can rely on the natural sweetness of fruits or add a touch of sweetness with a small amount of maple syrup or honey.
- Can I serve this oatmeal cold?
- While baked oatmeal is typically enjoyed warm, you can certainly have it cold if you prefer.
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Amish Baked Oatmeal
- ½ cup oil
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Vanilla Cinnamon Cream
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, and milk. In a small bowl combine oats, baking powder, and salt. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. If adding fruit fold in mixture.
- Pour in a non-stick 8”x8” pan. Bake 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, for cream, in a small saucepan over low heat whisk together milk, spices, vanilla, and sugar. Dish up oatmeal in a small individual bowls and pour cream on top.