Amish Baked Oatmeal – Having a Cookie for Breakfast

I grew up smack dab in the middle of an Amish community and learned a lot about simple, easy, frugal recipes.   This one is a fave because you can toss it in the fridge and throw it in the oven the next day (I’ve broken a few dishes from all that throwing and tossing in my kitchen)!

Let me count the ways I love this recipe.

  1. It’s like eating a cookie for breakfast.  Don’t tell Mom.
  2. You can prep it the night before and pop it in the oven while the kids are getting dressed.
  3. Leftovers are yummy warmed up in the microwave.  In fact, I often double this and have a warm, filling, healthy breakfast in the bag for the whole week!

Ready to rock your breakfast world?
Amish Baked Oatmeal

You’ll get 9 servings out of this so don’t freak out about the butter.

Amish Baked Oatmeal

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Now if you don’t think this looks like a great way to start a fall day, I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve ever really known you.

What do you think?



  1. 9

    its not like eating a cookie for breakfast, it pretty much IS eating a cookie for breakfast. minus the flour. so yes, cookies for breakfast, im in!

  2. 10
    Avatar Jessica Nunemaker says

    Love it! This smelled so good while baking I could hardly wait for it to cool off so I could eat it! I think this recipe makes a great base and I can’t wait to play around with it. Too bad I am on a “soft and bland” diet for a couple days. Ugh. Good thing this totally satisfies! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. 11

    Yummy! I made this last night, packaged portions individually and grabbed one as I ran out the door this morning. My stomach is soooo happy 🙂 Only thing I added was some cinnamon. I will make this one again for sure.

  4. 12

    I just tucked this into the oven. Like the PP, my almost 4 year old has textural issues with regular oatmeal, but he loves oatmeal cookies!

    I threw in a small handful of raisins as well! 🙂
    Thanks for this recipe!


  5. 13

    Wow! This sounds terrific! I’m on my way to the kitchen to get it ready for tomorrow morning!

    btw, I grew up right around the corner from the Amish too and their recipes are the best! Fry Pies are my fave! 😉

  6. 14

    Oh my that sounds good. I am not a fan of regular oatmeal because of the texture. I do, however enjoy the taste of oatmeal in other baked goods. I think this might be THE way I can have my oatmeal for breakfast (and eat it too)!

    P.S. I love the way that you did the recipe/pic tutorial
    with the words on the pictures…way cute!

  7. 15

    This sounds wonderful!

    i just want to say that I love the way you do your photos! Makes it visually very interesting! Thanks!

  8. 16

    That sounds heavenly! I have such a love for the Amish and a good deal of my family favorites are Amish or Mennonite. Lovely stuff!

  9. 17

    I’m making this tonight and I don’t even have children that live at home, It looks and sounds so wonderful I can almost smell It. Thanks for the recipie