recipe: Strawberry Pecan Granola

Looking for a fuss-free breakfast for camping and backpacking trips? This no-cook meal uses only four ingredients and is super easy to prepare. Just add cold water, stir and enjoy!

backpacking recipe: strawberry pecan granola


Makes 1 serving

  • 3/4 cup granola
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk powder

At Home

Add all four ingredients to a plastic bag. I like these reusable mylar bags since they have a bowl-shaped bottom and provide odor resistance for food storage when camping or backpacking.

  • whole milk powder: I prefer Anthony’s whole milk powder, but you can find Nido whole milk powder in the hispanic food section at most grocery stores. Non-fat milk powder isn’t recommended due to lack of flavor and nutrients.
  • freeze-dried strawberries: freeze-dried fruit tends to rehydrate faster than dehydrated
  • pecans: use any type of nuts that you prefer
  • granola: I like Bear Naked Granola Vanilla Almond Crisp and Triple Berry Crunch, but any granola that you like will work

At Camp

  • Add 4-6 ounces of cold water and stir well to hydrate the milk powder.
  • Let sit for a few minutes to soften the freeze-dried fruit. Enjoy!


  • calories: 670
  • carbs: 86g
  • fat: 32g
  • sodium: 106g
  • protein: 21g


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