Power Oatmeal for Camping

Power Oatmeal for Camping

After years of refining the recipe I think it’s time to publicly share ‘Power Oatmeal’…

On a recent trip to the Nahanni we ate this on 10 out 12 mornings and never got bored of it. And as soon as we got back we made some more for home use.

I prefer eating it with reconstituted dried coconut or cashew milk, but you could also use dried skim milk powder.

Don’t forget the toasted hazelnuts – they’re the key to the whole thing!

Mix the following in a giant bowl…

  • 2 kg rolled oats
  • 900 g toasted and crushed hazelnuts
  • 250 g sesame seeds
  • 600 g chopped dates
  • 8 diced and dried apples
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Separate coconut milk powder (high calories)

It takes about 1 cup of mix per morning meal

To cook, put about 1 cup of dry Power Oatmeal mixture and 2 cups of water in a pot, bring to a boil while stirring occasionally, then let sit.

I usually add a bit of extra water to make the oatmeal extra moist, then add a heaping tablespoon of dried coconut milk directly to the hot oatmeal and stir.

It’s food that sticks to your ribs, keeps you going for miles, and actually tastes good!