Apricot Ginger Oatmeal

With an exotic sweet and spice combo, this Apricot Ginger Oatmeal is a great way to shake up your morning oats on your next backpacking trip.

Man holding a green backpacking bowl full of apricot ginger oatmeal

There’s no way around it: quick cooking oats are an ideal backpacking breakfast. But it’s just so easy to get burnt out on the standard flavors. (We’d be happy never to eat cinnamon-apple or brown sugar ever again!)

That’s why when we’re camping, we’re always experimenting with new flavor combinations in an attempt to re-invent them. And our new favorite is this Apricot + Ginger combination.

Dried apricots and candied ginger are available at any supermarket (but you can get them for a steal at Trader Joe’s). The apricots offer a subtly exotic sweetness to mix, while the candied ginger provides intermittent pops of spice. Chopped almonds add some nutty crunch. Blend that all together with the tropical flavor from powdered coconut milk and you get a really nice dynamic range of flavors.

Man cooking in a pot over a small backpacking stove.
Man cooking in a pot over a small backpacking stove.

We had this Apricot Ginger Oatmeal while hiking the Trans Catalina Trail in California. If you’re interested in reading more about the Trans Cat hike or seeing what else we ate while we were on the trail, you can check out the full article about it here.

So if you’re burnt out on the standard oatmeal flavors and want to try something new, this is an easy DIY alternative that really hits the spot! Happy trails!

Other Backpacking Breakfast Recipes:

Raspberry Coconut Quinoa Porridge
Pecan & Maple Granola
Johnny Appleseed Oatmeal
Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge

Close up of a man holding a green backpacking bowl full of apricot ginger oatmeal

Man holding a green backpacking bowl full of apricot ginger oatmeal

Apricot Ginger Oatmeal

Makes 2 servings
   
Recipe by Fresh Off the Grid
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
With an exotic sweet and spice combo, this Apricot Ginger Oatmeal is a great way to shake up your morning oats on your next backpacking trip. 
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • AT HOME: Place all ingredients in a resealable bag.
  • AT CAMP: Dump the contents of the bag into a pot with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the oats are tender.

Notes

Optionally, you can add coconut oil while cooking for more calories. We’ll add a 15mL packet from Trader Joe’s which adds 120 calories and 14g of fat to this recipe.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g
*Nutrition info is an estimate based on information provided by myfitnesspal.com
Breakfast
American, Backpacking
backpacking food, backpacking meal, oatmeal

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