Backpacking Recipe: Ginger Almond Berry Oatmeal

Instant oatmeal is easy enough to make, but doesn’t keep me fueled for very long, so I make my own oatmeal mix with almonds, chia seeds and coconut milk powder for protein.

backpacking recipe - berry almond oatmeal


Makes 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons organic cane sugar (vary the amount based on your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons freeze-dried berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

backpacking recipe - berry almond oatmeal

At Home

Combine all ingredients (except coconut oil) in a plastic bag or vacuum seal for longer storage capability. Package coconut oil separately. I like to buy packets from Trader Joe’s.

backpacking recipe - berry almond oatmeal

At Camp

  • add 1/2 cup of water to a backpacking stove
  • add all ingredients to the pan
  • bring to a boil
  • simmer for 2 minutes, stirring often
  • turn off fuel
  • add coconut oil, stir and cover
  • let sit for 5 minutes

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