10 Oatmeal Recipes That Even Oatmeal-Hating Hikers Will Love
You hate oatmeal? We don't blame you. It may be the easiest trail breakfast, but more often than not, it also ends up as a tasteless, textureless goop that hikers have to choke down. But suffer no more: These 10 trail-tested oat recipes are easy to make (just mix the ingredients in) and will satisfy even the pickiest eater.
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Caramel Delight Oatmeal
Soft caramels, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pecans.
Graham cracker bits, marshmallows, chocolate chips.
Orange Apricot Hazelnut Oatmeal
1 tsp Orange Powder, diced dried apricots, a handful of toasted chopped hazelnuts
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Apple pie spice, chopped apples
Seed and Nut Oatmeal
Chopped walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, sunflower kernels, agave nectar
Vanilla Almond Berry Oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla powder, handful dried mixed berries, a handful of slivered toasted almonds
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Banana chips, coconut flakes, peanut butter
Maple Bacon Oatmeal
Bacon, maple syrup
Fourth of July Berry Oatmeal
Lime Cranberry Oatmeal
1 tsp. Lime Powder, a handful of dried cranberries, a handful of sunflower seeds
Plus, One for the Lazy Chefs
We loved Good To-Go’s Oatmeal so much, we gave it an Editors’ Choice award in 2017. Years later, we’re still digging the toothsome blend of whole-grain oats with chia, hemp, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds as well as a blend of dried fruits including banana, zante currant, and shredded coconut, plus spices like cinnamon and cardamom.
Originally published 2015; last updated March 2023