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high calorie oatmeat
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ross erickson
(themaestro) - F

Locale: colorado
high calorie oatmeat on 04/08/2010 11:07:02 MDT Print View

anybody have some great high calorie powerhouse oatmeal recipes???

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: high calorie oatmeat on 04/08/2010 12:02:55 MDT Print View

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? :)

Edited by funnymoney on 04/08/2010 12:03:35 MDT.

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: high calorie oatmeat on 04/08/2010 12:09:59 MDT Print View

One of my favorite breakfasts can be found here. All credit goes to SectionHiker.

ross erickson
(themaestro) - F

Locale: colorado
high calorie oatmeal on 04/08/2010 13:11:55 MDT Print View

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?

Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
High calorie oatmeal on 04/08/2010 13:29:00 MDT Print View

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.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: high calorie oatmeal on 04/08/2010 13:33:56 MDT Print View

I like to add a scoop of dark chocolate protein powder to mine.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: High calorie oatmeal on 04/08/2010 13:43:51 MDT Print View

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.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: high calorie oatmeat on 04/08/2010 13:56:28 MDT Print View

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!

John Addleman
(Jaddleman) - F

Locale: Boulder
Re: Oatmeat! on 04/08/2010 20:10:22 MDT Print View

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!

Edited by Jaddleman on 04/08/2010 20:20:43 MDT.