Amish oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great food, nutritious and inexpensive.  But most parents don’t consider serving oatmeal to their kids for breakfast -they insist their kids wouldn’t touch  it.  I’ve given my kids cooked oatmeal on a regular basis for breakfast for years, but there are many ways to use oats that can be more appealing for kids than as a simple cooked cereal. 

I have a page of recipes in  my notebook of breakfast ideas that use oats as the main ingredients, and rotate through them regularly.  When I see something new that looks good, I add it to the list.  Because I want to encourage moms to use inexpensive ingredients, I’ve already posted several recipes using oats, and here’s another one that we enjoyed for the first time a couple of mornings ago. 

Amish Oatmeal 

  • 1 1/2 c. quick oats
  • 1/2 c. sucanat
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 t. vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients, mix the butter and egg, and then add the creamed butter and egg to the dry ingredients.  Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.  Spoon into bowls, and serve warm with milk. 

If you want to soak the oats the night before, what I do is use kefir or buttermilk as the acidic medium, counting whatever I use as part of the milk called for, mix it up with the oats, and soak them overnight.  Then when I mix it up the next morning, I add the milk so it adds up to the total amount called for.   (I hope this makes sense – I realize that if someone hasn’t read what I’ve written about soaking oats in the past, this is probably confusing.)



14 thoughts on “Amish oatmeal

  1. Avivah,

    You’re a blogger after my own heart. I’ll be serving up these oats tomorrow. I never thought of adding an egg!! Shavua tov.


  2. Nice to have you here, Kerith! I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine did! (By the way, knowing you’re a frugal homeschooling mom, feel free to share some of your tips here!)

  3. That is now our family’s new favorite meal. Hands down, the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. We had it with mashed raspberries left from the summer that were supposed to be for jelly. Sublime. Now 5 pounds have been set aside for future oatmeals. :) I wonder if we can put oatmeal in the mishloach manos?? :)

  4. alpidarkomama-If you brought me oatmeal, I’d be thrilled.
    I regularly make oatmeal with raisins. I’m game to try this.
    Can I replace the sucanat with something.
    Or better yet, where do I buy sucanat?

  5. I know this is an older post but I wanted to know how you would substitute steel cut outs for quick oats in the oat recipes. I like for our family to have oats routinely (for the health benefits).

  6. I made this using granulated organic sugar (sigh…no sucanat in costco this month). anyway, it was a bit too sweet, so i would cut the sugar down next time

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