Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal | Ultralight Backpacking Recipe

Can’t stomach another packet of instant oatmeal? You’ll actually look forward to breakfast with Backcountry Foodie’s ultralight Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal recipe.  The serving size shown provides 510 calories and a healthy serving of protein and fiber to boot! Now, that’ll fuel your body for those morning miles on the trail. Leave those packets on the grocery store shelf and take your backpacking breakfast to the next level. Your body will thank you.


Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal

Backcountry Foodie Recipe
You won't leave camp hungry after eating this hearty bowl of oatmeal. You might even want to consider including it as a breakfast option home.
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NUTRITION (per serving)

cal/oz 131
cal/gram 4.7
Calories 510 kcal
CARBS 62 g
Fiber 7 g
Added Sugar 13 g
Fat 23 g
Sodium 115 mg
Home Prep Time 3 mins
Field Prep Time 4 mins
WT/SERVING 3.9 oz (109 g)
MEAL PREPCook, Dehydrator Not Required
Diet TYPESDairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings1 serving





  • Put all dry ingredients in a bag or container to be used in the backcountry.
  • Pack 1/2 Tbsp (7 g) coconut oil in a leakproof container to be added when the meal is consumed. We recommend double bagging the oil in the event there is a leak.


  • Add 8 oz (240 mL) hot water or to the desired consistency.
  • Stir and let stand to allow the blueberries to rehydrate and oatmeal to thicken.
  • Add 1/2 Tbsp (7 g) coconut oil.
  • Stir to mix well and enjoy!



  • Total sugar (per serving): 31 g, including 13 g added sugar
  • To reduce added sugar by 13 g, replace brown sugar with brown sugar substitute.
  • To reduce calories by 60, do not add the 1/2 Tbsp (7 g) of coconut oil.


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Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with over 20 years of nutrition and backpacking experience. She’s also the founder and owner of Backcountry Foodie, an online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform for backpackers. She also enjoys teaching hikers about backpacking nutrition via virtual masterclassesYouTube videos, and podcast episodes You can follow Aaron’s adventures in the kitchen and the backcountry via Instagram and Facebook.

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