Can be STORED FOR MONTHS, super LIGHT to carry and super EASY TO DO while camping…Instructions:
1. Add hot water
These recipes were inspired from (http://www.theyummylife.com/Instant_Oatmeal_Packets) but we modified it a bit to make it healthier, raise protein content & more suitable for hiking and camping. The new version is loaded with proteins which will be necessary to keep your level or energy throughout the day while hiking. They are also not loaded with mystery ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, etc.
You probably already know about health benefits of ingredients so we won’t waste your time by re-telling you what you probably heard a thousand times already.
I usually make 10+ bags of 2-3 recipes because they can be stored for months and friends are always happy to try. Very easy to prepare:
1. Label the bags OR NOT and surprise yourself when it’s time to eat
2. Put all bags opened on a flat surface
3. Add Basic Oatmeal Mix + Flavor Variations according to recipes below
Basic Oatmeal Mix (for 1 bag):
1/2 cup rolled oats (instant or quick)
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons oat bran (or wheat germ/bran)
2 teaspoons powdered milk
1 teaspoon of protein powder if you want a higher protein content (don’t add too much because protein powder with hot water creates a very sticky substance)
1 to 3 teaspoons brown sugar, sucanat, pure maple sugar, coconut sugar, or other preferred sweetener
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
Outwolves: dried wolfberries (also known as Goji berries in Chinese medicine), crushed sunflower seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of ground vanilla beans (dry powder)
Cherry Almond: dried cherries and sliced almonds.
Apricot Ginger: chopped dried apricots and minced crystallized ginger.
Cranberry Orange Pecan: dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and dried orange peel.
Pineapple Coconut: freeze-dried pineapple, and dehydrated unsweetened coconut.
Raspberry Vanilla Bean: freeze-dried raspberries and ground vanilla bean powder.
Peanut Butter Banana: chopped freeze-dried bananas and PB2 powdered peanut butter. In case you aren’t familiar with PB2, it is peanut butter with most of the fat removed, but the protein and nutrition left intact. It’s a dry powder that is perfect for adding flavor to these dry oatmeal mixes.
Apple Cinnamon Maple: 3 tablespoons dried or freeze-dried chopped apples, extra 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon & 1 teaspoon pure maple sugar (dried maple syrup)
Blueberry: 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup freeze-dried blueberries.
Peach (or Mango) Macademia Nut: 2 tablespoons chopped dried peaches (or mangos), 1 tablespoon chopped macadamia nuts
Cocoa Banana: 1/4 cup chopped freeze-dried bananas, 2 teaspoons cocoa powder