Instant Oatmeal – Classic Hiking Porridge

This is my most common hiking breakfast as it is fast and easy – and not much dishes to do afterwards. If you stay all day at the camp site or fishing, 70 g oatmeal is most likely enough. To begin longer walks, I’d recommend 100g or some quinoa based porridges.

Ingredients for two:

  • 70-100 g  oatmeal (1 min cooking time)
  • 10 g soya flour or buck wheat bran (c. 1 T.)
  • 15 g variety of seeds (eg. hamp, cia, sunflour or pumpkin seeds)
  • 30 g dry berries or fruit (or berry cup-a-soup)
  • 15 g butter, if you have some (c. 1 T.)
  • some salt
  • and 18 g dry milk, if you have some (c. 2 T.)

Weight: 125-188 g
Water: 5-7 dl (+ 1-4 dl to make milk or berry soup)

How-to-make it:

  1. Devide the porridge ingredients on two plates. Pour boiling water (2,5-3,5 dl per plate) over it and stir well. Add butter.
  2. Serve the porridge with milk or berry soup: Mix dry milk with 2 dl of cold clean water. OR mix the cup-a-soup with 1-2 dl boiling water and make jam or soup with the porridge.
  3. Enjoy your porridge before it gets cold.
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About Piritta

This is blog is written for lovers of nature, beauty and pleasure. Upgrade your hiking experience by exploring great cooking in landscapes! I'm hooked in fishing and hiking in Lapland. Since 2005 I've spent most of my holidays in the wilderness, at least a week per year, some years much more. Dreaming about it and planning the trip months ahead makes the experience last longer! It is great to share my passionate hobby with you. I hope this blog and my wilderness cooking books will offer you plenty of inspiration.
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