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Fuel: On-the-Go Oats!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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Packing for an adventure and need some quick fuel options to bring along? Try making your own oatmeal and storing it in a Mason jar. Ready for your next weekend camping trip or your ride to the local hike. Just add hot water.

Here’s our favorite kind.

You’ll need the following Gear and Ingredients:

1 Mason Jar with tight cover or consider an insulated container like this one from Hydraflask.

½-1 Cup All-Natural oats uncooked

¼ cup Chopped Almonds

¼ cup Dried Cranberries

¼ cup Dried Blueberries

¼ cup Dried Dates

1-2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar or Maple syrup

Makes 1 hearty serving.

Directions:

  1. Prep at home before your next adventure: Begin by adding a layer of dry uncooked oats and follow with a sprinkle of chopped almonds or one of the fruit options. Layer again with oats and toppings. Continue layering until the container is partially filled. Leave about 2-3” at the top of the jar for water and to aid in mixing the contents.
  2. At home or at the campsite, boil water and carefully add ½-1 cup to the Mason jar depending upon desired consistency. Use caution with the container, as the contents will be hot!
  3. Need to save weight in your pack? Forgo the Mason Jar and mix all dry ingredients into a zip lock bag. Seal completely. When ready to eat, pour into a camp bowl or mug and add hot water as noted above.

Stir and wa-la! Your meal is ready.

Yum!