May 1, 2018

backpacking recipe: almond berry oatmeal

Instant oatmeal is easy enough to make, but doesn’t keep me fueled for very long, so I add almonds, hemp seeds and milk powder for protein and freeze-dried blueberries and raspberries for flavor.

backpacking recipe almond berry oatmeal


  • 1 package instant oatmeal, any flavor (I like Nature’s Path Organic Oats and Flax)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk powder (Nido)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried raspberries

At Home

Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag. I use a Food Saver vacuum sealer to remove all air from the plastic bag and provide longer storage capability.

backpacking recipe almond berry 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
  • cover and let sit for 5 minutes

Cook in the bag method

  • make sure to use a BPA-free freezer bag, not a regular plastic bag so it won’t melt
  • add 1/2 cup hot water to the bag
  • mix well with a spoon
  • seal and let sit for 5 minutes

backpacking recipe almond berry oatmeal

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