Oatmeal That Slaps

Oatmeal. A breakfast staple…especially for multi-day outdoor adventures. But let’s face it: oatmeal can be so boring. To make things worse, many store bought packets lack energy boosting nutrients and are loaded with added sugars. 

Since eating more oatmeal than I’d like to admit, I couldn’t stand the thought of eating another bowl on a trip… That is until I started getting a bit creative and prepping my own oatmeal combos. And now, oatmeal has redeemed itself. It’s made it’s way back into my expedition meal plans. 

My Go-to Oatmeal Base:

  • 1/3 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tbsp powered milk (optional) 
  • 1 tsp coconut or brown sugar

Mix-ins:

  • Dried fruits
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Cocoa and fruit powders
  • Chocolate
  • Instant coffee
  • Sugars 

Notes:

  • I try to reduce added sugars. If you prefer your oatmeal sweeter, you may want to add more to the recipes below.
  • Light Cellar is an amazing local shop to get your ingredients – especially dried or powdered fruits and berries!
  • If you want to learn how to make your own dried fruits and mix-ins, visit our Dehydrating 101 page. 

Okay, so saying these oatmeal recipes slap is definitely a bold statement. Let’s be real… we’re talking about oatmeal here.  

But I must say, these combos are flavourful and full of proteins, fiber, and healthy fats to keep one’s stomach full and happy on big adventures. 

Chocolate Coco-Banana Nut 

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/3 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 2 tbsp toasted coconut
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • 10 banana chips 
  • 1 tbsp chopped peanuts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp milk or dark chocolate 
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 482  Carbs: 56g  Protein: 13g  Fiber: 14g  Sugar: 17g  

Sodium: 9mg  Fat: 27g  Saturated Fat: 11g  Cholesterol: 5mg 

Cranberry Pumpkin Pecan

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/3 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 2 tbsps dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsps pecans 
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seed 
  • 1 tbsp dried maple
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 451  Carbs: 56g  Protein: 12g  Fiber: 13g  Sugar: 25g

Sodium: 3.9mg  Fat: 22g  Saturated Fat: 2.4g  Cholesterol: 0mg 

Raspberry "Nutella" Latte

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 12 chopped hazelnuts
  • 10 dehydrated or freeze dried raspberries (or strawberries!)
  • 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsps milk or dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered milk 
  • 1-2 tsps brown sugar
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 535  Carbs: 58g  Protein: 16g  Fiber: 14g  Sugar: 26g

Sodium: 49mg  Fat: 29g  Saturated Fat: 7g  Cholesterol: 10mg 

Cashew Coconut

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/3 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 2 tbsps toasted coconut
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut 
  • 2 tbsps cashews
  • 1 tsp coconut or brown sugar
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Optional: Add chocolate and/or cocoa powder

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 415  Carbs: 40g  Protein: 13g  Fiber: 12g  Sugar: 6g

Sodium: 12mg  Fat: 25g  Saturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 0mg 

White Chocolate Lemon Berry

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 3-4 tbsps dried berries (blueberries, cherries or cranberries) 
  • 2 tbsps white chocolate
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp dried lemon rind 
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp powdered milk 
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 516  Carbs: 72g  Protein: 15g  Fiber: 14g  Sugar: 43g

Sodium: 52mg  Fat: 20g  Saturated Fat: 5.5g  Cholesterol: 5.7mg 

Apple Pecan Cinnamon

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats 
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1 tbsp flax 
  • 6 tbsps chopped dehydrated apple
  • 2 tbsps chopped pecans
  • 1-2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsps brown sugar 
  • 1 tbsp powdered milk 
  • 3/4-1 cup hot water

Nutrition (1 serving):

Cal: 389  Carbs: 49g  Protein: 11g  Fiber: 13g  Sugar: 18g

Sodium: 32mg  Fat: 17g  Saturated Fat: 2g  Cholesterol: 1.2mg 

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