DIY Oatmeal Packets

What to eat for breakfast when camping?  This is an easy trick that helps you keep your pots and pans clean and is low stress but hearty and healthy.  It’s also lightweight if you are backpacking.  When you get to the campsite, all you need to do is boil water, pour your oatmeal packet into a bowl, pour water on top, stir it, and let it rest for a few minutes.


Ingredients per bag:

1/2 c. quick-cooking oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Oats)

1 T. dried coconut milk or dried milk- can be omitted

1 T. brown sugar (adjust as desired)

1/2 tsp maple sugar- can be replaced with brown sugar

1 tsp chia seeds

1/4 tsp salt

1 T. chopped walnuts or pecans

optional add-ins: raisins, sunflower seeds, craisins, almonds, etc.



Put all ingredients in a ziploc bag.  Seal the bag and shake to combine ingredients.  To serve, boil water, pour oatmeal into a bowl, and pour water into the bowl and stir.  Allow to rest for 1-3 minutes or until it is cool enough to eat.

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