Amish Baked Oatmeal

If you are looking for an an alternative to the traditional porridge-like oatmeal, then amish baked oatmeal may be just what you wanted.  A traditional amish breakfast casserole, baked oatmeal is a simple and tasty change from the normal. Unlike the typical oatmeal preparation, which is made on the stove-top, baked oatmeal has more of a bread pudding consistency and is literally baked in the oven. This simple variation can be easily adapted to any fruit you may be in the mood for, or none at all. So if you are looking for some simple and easy to put together now or to get ready and throw in the oven later, this amish baked oatmeal dish is perfect for you.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups quick-cooking oats
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 large egg
• 1/4 cup butter, melted
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup dried fruit (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

These instructions will seem ridiculously easy, but that’s because this oatmeal is super easy.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly grease and 8 or 9 inch glass dish with butter

3. Mix all dry ingredients (oats, sugar, salt, baking soda, dried fruit) together in a bowl and set aside.

4. In a different bowl, whisk the eggs ensuring the eggs are broken up.

5. Now whisk together the remaining wet ingredients with the eggs.

6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together.

7. Transfer to a lightly greased baking dish.

8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Hint:  You may also want to try sprinkling walnuts or pecan on top before baking to provide some additional flavor and texture.