Figuring out what to eat while camping often takes advance planning and requires a special trip to the grocery store. Because we don’t always have a lot of time leading up to our vacations, Pat and I have created this camping oatmeal recipe made from things you probably have around the house to take with us while camping or hiking. I’m going to share a rough recipe for it as a guide, but really it is a “scoop of this” and a “spoonful of that” and not based on strict measurements!
This recipe is great because it’s healthy, balanced, portable and non-perishable. It’s basically the perfect camping recipes! You can also make it gluten free if you buy gluten-free oatmeal.
I took these photos on our recent camping trip to Big Sur. You can read more about that adventure here.
Just heat up water with a camp stove to complete your breakfast on the go!
Healthy Camping Oatmeal Recipe
A good rule of thumb is about 1c. of oatmeal per serving, depending on how much activity you are planning to do!
- 4 c. oatmeal
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. slivered almonds or other nuts
- 1/2 c. golden raisins or other dried fruit
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Banana (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in a large plastic bag.
- To Eat - place mixture in a heat proof plastic bowl and cover with boiling water. Top with Banana. Easy as pie!
Do you have any good camping recipes that you love? Let me know in the comments below!
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