Big Ass Oatmeal

Kitchen Cook Time and Prep: This recipe makes enough breakfast for 2 back country servings and takes about 5 minutes to prepare at home...not including the 4-6 hours it takes to dehydrate the almond milk. Tools: In the back country you will need a stove and a pot to boil water. A spoon or spork would be helpful. Back Country-What to Expect: This makes a lot of oatmeal, a big ass bowl of oatmeal and unlike the little packets of instant oats it doesn't contain tons of added salt, artificial flavours etc. Try this recipe out, let me know if you have any questions or comments below, and make sure you share this recipe with your friends that the back country. Stay up to date with all our new recipes by liking us on Facebook. and following us on Twitter
Big Ass Oatmeal
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Big Ass Oatmeal Author: David White
Serves: 2
  • 1 ½ cup quick oats
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp freeze dried blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp freese dried strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp dried currents
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp almond milk powder
  • 1 tsp Breakfast Blend Spice Mix
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  1. Making almond milk powder is a pain in the ass, but makes for a really tasty oatmeal. First, in a small sauce pan over medium heat add 1 cup almond milk and reduce to about a ¼ cup, remove from heat and allow to cool. On the fruit roll up sheets of you dehydrator, add reduced almond milk and dry at 135 degree setting for 4-6 hours, or until mixture is completely dry and brittle to handle. Transfer to spice grinder and grind into a fine powder.
  2. Into a high quality resalable zip top or vacuum seal bag, place all ingredients. Seal and store until ready to use.
Back Country Preparation

To prepare bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

NOTE: I always bring a couple ounces of real maple syrup with me when I bring Big Ass Oatmeal into the backcountry. You should too.

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