Camping is one of my all-time favorite things! So when my boyfriend suggested we go camping this past weekend I couldn’t be more excited. I started thinking of our adventure to come; offroading, exploring a dessert I wasn’t familiar with, a slot canyon hike, waking up with the sun, and ending the days sitting fireside. My daydreaming lead me to where it usually leads me…what delicious food was I going to eat?
For me, cooking while camping forces me to get even more creative with the use of little space, lots of fire, and the inevitable exhaustion at the end of a day of exploring. Meals need to be quick, easy, pack a punch of flavor, and still be delicious and nutritious. This is why one of my favorite breakfasts to bring along car-camping is my cinnamon raisin overnight oats.
Overnight oats are a one-container meal, providing the carbs, fat, and protein needed for a day of adventure. I prefer my overnight oats in mason jars, like these, but be careful camping with glass. These cinnamon raisin overnight oats ensure that I’m not starving halfway through a hike. The base overnight oat recipe is simple and easily manipulated to fit different taste preferences or simply mix up to have a different flavor every day. The base recipe includes oats, plant-based milk, and chia seeds.
Since I was craving oatmeal raisin cookies, I made this version. Who doesn’t want to eat cinnamon raisin cookies for breakfast? But, if raisins aren’t your thing, you could add any dried fruit you prefer. I suggest dried cranberries, blueberries, or diced dried apricots.
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- 1 cup quick oats (I used gluten-free oats)
- 1 cup milk (I used lactose-free reduced fat milk)
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
Add raisins, cinnamon, syrup, chia seeds, and oats to mason jar and stir.
Add milk and stir.
Put on the lid and let the mason jar sit in the fridge. For best results, let oats sit overnight.
[…] I’ve always enjoyed eating raisins. To me, they’re absolutely delicious. They’re a little dose of sweetness without being overpoweringly sweet. When I buy raisins, I make sure to buy ones that are simply sun-dried grapes. I hate when extra sugar is added, it’s not needed. I typically buy mine at Trader Joe’s and can get a few batches of oatmeal raisin cookies out of one bag. They’re also great to add to granola, trail mix, and overnight oats. See my recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats here. […]