Overnight oats are very popular when people are at home and can work in their own kitchen but they can be great at the campsite, too. There are just a couple things to watch for in order to make them the best morning oats you’ve ever had.
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, give this a try. It’s nice to have pancakes or bacon and eggs but sometimes you may crave a nice bowl of oatmeal. It’s a good start to a day of fun with family and friends.