This is our backpacker-friendly version of the popular overnight oats recipes. If you prefer to go stoveless or not a fan of hot breakfast, we’ve got you covered. This protein-rich calorie bomb will certainly kickstart your day!
Put all dry ingredients in a bag or leakproof container to be used in the backcountry.
Pack 2 Tbsp (32 g or 1 x 1.1 oz packet) nut butter of choice to be added to the meal when consumed.
Add 5 oz (150 mL) cold water to the bag or leakproof container with the dry ingredients.
Stir to mix well.
Add 2 Tbsp (32 g or 1 x 1.1 oz packet) nut butter to the mixture and stir to mix well.
Let the mixture stand for at least 15 minutes allowing the oats to soften and mixture to thicken. Allow the meal to stand for up to 60 minutes to reach the consistency of overnight oats. See meal prep tip below.
When the desired consistency is reached, stir to mix well and enjoy!
MEAL PREP TIP
We recommend consuming the meal within two hours of adding water, if reconstituted at >40℉ (4℃), to reduce food spoilage risk. Shorten this time period to 60 minutes if >90℉ (32℃).
Total sugar (per serving): 28 g including 13 g added sugar
For a no-added-sugar recipe, replace brown sugar with a brown sugar substitute.
Keep in mind the level of sweetness provided by alternative sweeteners. Adjust serving size accordingly.
To reduce calories by 100, replace whole milk powder with non-fat milk powder.