Oatmeal is a fantastic camping food. It’s fast, easily pack-able, warms you up and most importantly stays with you. It’s convenient for either backpacking or car camping. The thing about oatmeal is it’s sort of a blank canvas that anybody can add a variety of ingredients to, to make their own version. Here is one that I like to make, and with candied walnuts and brown sugar, and it’s a guaranteed hit with my girls.
I prefer the more coarse texture of “Old Fashioned” oats. I find with them the oatmeal doesn’t get so sticky. There’s not really a science to making the oatmeal.
- Put some oats into a bowl.
- Boil water.
- Slowly add water to oats and still until you get your desired texture. (I prefer my oatmeal a little more clumpy, and my daughters prefer it a little more runny.)
- Add a bunch of raisins and Walnuts. (When I’m hiking and expending the energy, I prefer the extra sweetness and calories of the candied Walnuts.)
- Add brown sugar to desired sweetness.