Apr 8, 2010 at 10:07 am #1257458
anybody have some great high calorie powerhouse oatmeal recipes???
.maestro.Apr 8, 2010 at 11:02 am #1595716
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats or 5 grain cereal.
Add nido, crushed pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and blueberries. Peanut butter adds a tremendous caloric boost, of course.
Truly delicious and packed full of good hiking food.
What animal does "oatmeat" come from? :)Apr 8, 2010 at 11:09 am #1595721
One of my favorite breakfasts can be found here. All credit goes to SectionHiker.Apr 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm #1595759
thanks for the recipe todd. i never thought of adding peanut butter for the boost! great tip!
i dont eat oatmeal for breakfast but instead for dinner. i do it freezer bag cooking style. nice warm thick dinner and easy to make and eat. not to mention its great after a long 30 mile day!
normally i use about 4 or 5 packs of the quaker oats apples and cinnamon, maple and brown sugar, or cinnamon roll. but to save money i figure i can buy quaker oats in bulk and make my own concoctions. now i use the oats, raisins, brown sugar and powdered milk. pretty simple. id like to make it a little more elaborate!
anybody else out there have some crazy recipes?
.maestro.Apr 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm #1595764
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
Bill McCartney has a recipe for Hang Dog in his "Travel Light – Eat Heavy" book, now back in print. It about blew my head off:
2 packages instant oatmeal (or 1/2 C instant oatmeal)
1/2 cup banana chips (or other dried fruit)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I'm serious, and so was Bill)
1-1/4 cup almost boiling water
I also added 1/4 ts cinnamon and 2 TB brown sugar.
Mix all in a freezerbag.
1/2 C chocolate chips has 420 calories according to one calculation. Plus the calories from the oatmeal and fruit.Apr 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm #1595769
I like to add a scoop of dark chocolate protein powder to mine.Apr 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm #1595776
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Add molasses for color, for calories, and for flavor. If you need only a little bit, then fill up a plastic soda straw with molasses with the ends sealed. That will keep for a while.
–B.G.–Apr 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm #1595781
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
I have a couple on my website – which I'd cut n' paste if I didn't have a sleeping baby in my arm ;-)
Add nuts, dry milk and nut butter!Apr 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm #1595962
Wheat germ and flaxseeds (or any seeds) are also real good. If you don't want the processed sugars, you could dehydrate honey, molasses, or maple syrup. At home, I also like to mix it up by using rolled rye, cracked wheat and dehydrated cooked quinoa along with the rolled oats.
Also, someone mentioned steel cut oats. I love me some steel-cut, but I don't think they would cook very well FBC style. They take awhile, but you could soak them overnight if you wanted to use them. They've got a great texture compared to rolled oats.
PS: I just found out about Powdered Butter! It's 8 calories a gram! 220 per ounce!
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