Nomnomnom! I can hear you craving this already! ‘Oats for my outdoor breakfast! What a feast!’
I must admit: oats are not very high on my list of ‘Sexiest Breakfasts Ever’, but: it’s healthy, and – and this is more important – doesn’t have a taste to it. That means you can make it delicious by adding whatever you consider to be awesome-tasting, and that is exactly what we’re going to do in this post. We made long lasting, lightweight nutritious breakfasts for our adventure in a cave in the Peak District.
Outdoor breakfast recipes often have a couple of things in common: it can’t be too heavy and needs to be long lasting. This means that in practice, everyone tends to go for dried food. You can buy dried adventure meals anywhere, but if you’re going to be on (or off, really) the road for a couple of days, these can become pretty expensive. Making your own is a more affordable and fun solution. The major advantage of oats is that they are already dried, so there’s nothing you need to do to prep them. Do choose instant oats though; as they are almost instantly cooked. A couple of other ingredients do need to go into the dehydrator.
Peanutbutter banana oats
Combine all the ingredients except the banana in a zip-lock bag. Cut the banana in not-too-thin slices and dry them in the dehydrator. Take out the sliced banana after approximately 5 hours, let them cool down for 10 minutes and add them to the mix.
When you’re on your adventure, simply add the content of the zip-lock bag to a cup of boiling water (not too much), let it boil for a minute and enjoy. You could even add the boiling water to the bag itself. The weight of the water will make sure it stays upright, and the plastic should be boil-proof. Safes you washing dishes.
Blueberry Chocolate Oats
– 50 gram instant oats
– 1 tablespoon Powdered Milk
– 1 teaspoon cacao
– 150 gram blueberries
This recipe is almost identical to the one above. The blueberries need a slightly differnet approach, though. Blanche them for a couple of minutes in boiling water, then cool them off immediately under cold running water. The skin should break, which will cut down the time in the dehydrator considerably. It will still take a full night in the machine, but it does guarantee a great outdoor breakfast!