Recipe: Amish Baked Oatmeal

Amish Oatmeal

Amish baked oatmeal is one of my favorite meals.  I’m a sucker for oatmeal, but I can’t handle the instant kind, and I prefer steel cut or old fashion oats.  This recipe was given to me years ago by a former student of mine and to this day, it’s one of my favorite things to make and eat.  The best part about this recipe is that you can make a big batch ahead of time and portion it out into baggies.  You can refrigerate or freeze the portions and reheat and eat them later.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can add fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter, nuts or almost anything you wish to it.

Okay, it’s not the healthiest oatmeal recipe you’ll ever have…it kinda tastes like you’re eating an oatmeal cookie for breakfast, but it’s still better than most fast food breakfast options.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup melted butter
2/3 to 3/4 cup brown sugar (depending on your desired sweetness)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2  eggs or 1/2 cup of egg beaters (for those looking for a healthier substitute)
1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk
3 cups oatmeal (Do not use quick oats)

 

Directions:

1. Melt butter and pour into a bowl.

2. Add milk, baking powder, seasoning, salt and vanilla to butter and mix well.

3. Once butter has cooled, beat in the eggs.

4. Add brown sugar and mix well.

5. Add oats.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

7. Add garnish (peanut butter, blueberries, etc.).

8. Serve with milk or cream.

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