Chia and dates oatmeal breaky

I’m not much of a sweet tooth, but if there’s one good filling breakfast I like -especially on a walk- it’s a good old warm porridge.

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The good thing about oatmeal, you can do it your way. There are so many recipes, it’s so simple, so quick and tasty and full of stuffing fiber and protein, it’s the perfect hiking breaky I reckon. 

You can even make it vegan, which we did for this recipe, by using soy milk powder.

Ingredients and prep’: 

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For 2 hungry birds you will need 

  • 1 1/2 cup of rolled oats / instant oats
  • Chia seeds : 3 tablespoons

  • Brown sugar : 2 tablespoons

  • (Optional : Sago pearls)

  • (Optional : cinnamon powder, nutmeg) 

    Mix all of these in a sandwich bag 

    You’ll also need : 

  • powdered milk / powdered soy milk / powdered coconut milk : enough to make 1/2L when mixed with water

  • about 8 dried dates / sultanas / any dried fruit / banana chips / coconut flakes / more seeds / all of the above and more !

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Now you downsized to 3 bags and are ready to go walking ! Obviously you can prepare your three bags for several days of hiking real hard. In our case that was our brunch for an easy 10km walk. 

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We happened to have just enough water for drinking so we boiled water from the stream of the gorge we walked in for 5-10 minutes to kill bad organisms that would want us to have diarrhea- also called not cool bacterias. 

After cooling the water down a bit we mixed our soy milk powder, added about 3/4 of it to our mix and put it on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often off the heat, adding progressively the rest of the soy milk and putting it back on.

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When it starts looking like pre-digested food, you know it’s good. Taste, add more water if it’s too dry or more oat-chia mix if too watery until you get the perfect oatmeal you deserve. 

Add the dried dates for extra sweetness just before serving.

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Now you’ve got some proper breaky full of energy ! Enjoy !

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