I created this recipe for a bike ride from Pittsburgh to DC. This recipe should make 2 people very full, and give you the mix of carbs and protein that you need for a long day of biking or hiking. It's quick to prepare, and effortless to cook at camp. If this meal is for 1 person, just halve the recipe when packing. If packing for a multi-day trip, use a bag for each day to simplify cooking. I use a Nalgene® bottle to measure the water.



Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oats, chia seeds, almonds, brown sugar, powdered peanut butter, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and salt in a sandwich bag before your trip.

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the pot and briefly stir. Remove from heat. Cover until water is fully absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir in peanut butter.

Cook's Note:

Any of the Justin's(R) nut butters work well.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 13.2g 26% DV; carbohydrates 47.5g 15% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 283.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition