Most people believe that camping cuisine always has to consist of convenience foods but this is not the case at all. In fact, you can make plenty of healthy dishes while out in the wild, including overnight oats. If you have never tried this and you want to do things right, here are some useful tips.
The key to creating the most palatable oats would be to use enough liquid. Unlike traditional oatmeal recipes, the ratio of liquid to oats should be 2:1. While the mixture is sitting all night, all of the liquid will be absorbed. If there is not enough, you will end up with something that is very dense and pasty. On the flip side, using too much means you will end up with something that is soupy. You may need to do a little trial and error before getting things to turn out perfectly.
Add your toppings right before eating. It might seem like a time saver to throw everything in the jar when making your oats, but this is not as wise decision at all. This can throw off the balance needed to create the best texture. All you should have in the mixture is oats and milk; things like nuts and fruit can be added later. With that said, chia seeds and protein powder are two additives that can be added at the beginning of the process.
Mix your oatmeal before digging in. Some people are not very pleased when they first try this since the texture is different from typical oatmeal. If you blend all your mix-ins well, it will make it far more pleasing to eat.
The next time you go camping, you don’t have to be stuck eating a protein bar for breakfast. Use this advice and you can have tasty oats ready to eat when you wake up in the morning.