Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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This Amish-Style baked oatmeal recipe features apples, wholesome oats, nuts and warming spices for a hearty and comforting breakfast.

Fall is in the air and that means one thing: it’s time for warm hearty breakfasts! This Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for a chilly autumn morning. It’s filling, and full of flavor. And best of all, it’s easy to make, you’ll love this on busy mornings! You only need a few simple ingredients to get this dish started. So gather your apples, oats, and spices, and let’s get baking!

Amish Baked Oatmeal is a traditional hot breakfast dish from the Amish community. I was first introduced to baked oatmeal at Sauder’s, a local Amish grocery store, where is it prepared and sold refrigerated. It’s a hearty and filling breakfast that’s perfect for chilly mornings. Baked oatmeal is made in the oven and has a consistency more similar to bread pudding with a cake-like texture while regular oatmeal is boiled on the stovetop giving it a porridge-like consistency.

The oatmeal is baked with apples, spices, and other ingredients to create a delicious and comforting breakfast, but baked oatmeal is super easy to customize for the season, and you can use any fruit you’d like. You could also change up the nuts and spices for a different flavor, or experiment with using apple pie spice.

This dish is often served with milk or cream, if you have a sweet tooth brown sugar or molasses is added for sweetness. It’s a filling breakfast that will keep you going all morning long.

Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Apples– I used tart apples, my favorite Upstate New York baking apple is the 20 oz. I cut mine into roughly 2-inch chunks
  • Chopped nuts– walnuts, or pecans both taste great in the dish
  • Eggs– They will give the oatmeal structure and a more cake-like texture
  • Milk– I used whole milk for richer oatmeal, but you could use almond or another milk substitute.
  • Melted Butter
  • Applesauce, I used homemade applesauce, unsweetened applesauce works well in this recipe also.
  • Brown Sugar– The sugar in this recipe can be tweaked to suit your preferences, use anywhere between 1/4 for a less sweet breakfast to 3/4 of a cup if you’d like to satisfy your sweet tooth. I find 1/2 is perfect for us!
  • Vanilla– Without vanilla, this oatmeal may taste a little flat, so it’s an important addition!
  • Spices and Salt– All the warm flavors of cinnamon and ginger come together to give a flavorful boost to this oatmeal.

How To Make Baked Oatmeal

This Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is a breeze to whip up. To make baked oatmeal, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and pour it all into a baking dish, then slide it into the oven. In about 40 minutes, you’ve got a hot breakfast for the whole family. 

Some recipes for baked oatmeal will instruct you to layer your apples on the bottom of the prepared baking dish and spoon the oat mixture on top. I think mixing the apple chunks into the oatmeal gives the oatmeal more flavor.

How to Store and Reheat Baked Oatmeal

Store your covered oatmeal in either the fridge where it will stay good for 4 to 5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. If you’re going to freeze your oatmeal, I suggest portioning it out, wrapping each one in plastic wrap, and then placing them all in a large freezer bag. This way, individual servings are easy to reheat.

There are two methods to reheat baked oatmeal: in the oven or on the stove. If you’re reheating a whole pan, do so at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes with foil covering it. For individual portions: set oven or toaster oven to 350ºF and bake for 5-10 minutes. You can also reheat it in the microwave for 1 minute. Once warm, add your toppings and enjoy!

Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Amish-Style baked oatmeal recipe features apples, wholesome oats, nuts and warming spices for a hearty and comforting breakfast.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced apples about 1 medium apple
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • Optional toppings for serving: plain/vanilla yogurt or whipped cream, maple syrup or honey for drizzling, and/or additional fresh fruit


    1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Lightly grease (or spray with nonstick cooking spray) an 8- by 8-inch glass baking dish.
    2. In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt. Mix in diced apples, applesauce, milk, eggs, light brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the melted butter until all ingredients are well combined.
    3. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until set and light golden brown on top.
    4. Allow to cool in the baking dish for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with optional garnishes, such as warm milk drizzled over the top and additional chopped walnuts.


Baked oatmeal contains dairy and eggs which means that it should be stored in the refrigerator. Cover your baking dish with foil or plastic wrap, then place the oatmeal in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy it.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 10g

Even though I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimates. Please see my Nutrition Disclaimer for more information.

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Oatmeal is a delicious way to get the whole family off to a great start in the morning. If you like this Amish-Style Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe, be sure to check out some of my other oatmeal breakfast recipes:

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