Oatmeal: It’s nutritious, it’s filling, and it's easy to carry on a camping or backpacking trip. It almost has it all. But it can also be terribly bland, especially if you're eating it day after day.
With that said, a few simple ingredients can really up your oatmeal flavor game. This morning staple is surprisingly versatile, so don't settle for the out-of-the-box version. Try these easy recipes, instead...
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Campsite oatmeal doesn’t have to be bland
Need some steel cut inspiration? Look no further than these 4 delicious oatmeal recipes.
If you have a long day of climbing mountains ahead of you, pack a few bananas and a jar of all-natural peanut butter for your oatmeal before you head out. Not only does this hearty oatmeal taste great, it also provides plenty of protein and potassium for a quick recovery from whatever outdoor activities the day might bring.
Don’t have much of a sweet tooth? Good news -- you can still enjoy the benefits of oatmeal without all that sugar. We love the idea of adding a few mushrooms and a handful of kale to those steel cut oats. This ‘poor man’s risotto’ tastes great on the campground, for breakfast or dinner!
Make a tart and fruity oatmeal with just a handful of pomegranate seeds. The burst of flavor and a little crunch will make your much more interesting. For an even healthier version, add some chia seeds.
This Nutella-berry concoction is dessert-worthy. And when you're trying to pack light, a food that works as breakfast and dessert and a food worth carrying!
Reinvent this breakfast staple the next time you hit the trails. You deserve some flavor with your mornings!