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Camping Overnight Oats Recipe

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Making this camping overnight oats recipe is easy and takes less than ten minutes to make! It’s a perfect make ahead camping recipe or whip them together in camp!

camping overnight oats

Camping overnight oats recipe is perfect for camping. Eating breakfast while you are camping is one of my favorite parts of camping. But sometimes if you have a mix of early birds and folks who like to sleep in the timing of breakfast can be challenging to say the least. These overnight oats are the perfect solution! The early risers can dig in without waking up the whole camp and the snoozers don’t miss out on a delicious healthy breakfast.

Here are some of our tips to follow to ensure that you are making your best overnight oats. 

#1. It sounds silly but always measure your liquids when making your overnight oats. The liquid to oats ratio is important, eyeballing, in this case, can cause you to end up with oversaturated oats that taste too watery.

#2. Don’t forget the spices! Oatmeal by itself let’s face it…is bland. Add Tip two you need to spice up your oats by adding spices, including salt. Combining spice will make your oats taste smooth and delightful. 

#3 Know your oats. If you like a firmer texture to your oats you can use steel cut oats. The steel oats will hold together better creating a better overnight oats experience. Personally I never keep steel cut oats on hand because my kids don’t like them. Minute oats (also known as instant oats) break down into a mushy, gross mixture.

We use old fashioned oats as a good middle of the ground between the two extremes

#4 Reserve some toppings. You can mix in all kinds of goodies into your oats, dried fruit, nuts, fresh fruit, etc. But be sure to reserve some of these toppings for the top. Fresh fruit will break down and become softer in the mixture (especially if you store it longer than 1 day) so some fresh cut fruit to top it with is always a treat. 

How long do overnight oats need to sit?

Overnight oats usually need to sit about six to eight hours but if you’re in a pinch you can only leave the oats sitting for a little as two hours. If you use steel cut oats you definitely want to let them soak a good long time.

Are overnight oats good?

Yes, overnight oats are a delicious healthy breakfast. We love eating overnight oats while camping. They are healthy and easy to make.

Can I make overnight oats in Tupperware? 

You can make overnight oats in a plastic container like Tupperware. We prefer glass containers but our favorite is in mason jars. 

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Camping Overnight Oats Recipe

Making this camping overnight oats recipe is easy and takes less than ten minutes to make! It’s a perfect make ahead camping recipe or whip them together in camp!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
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  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt, greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peaches
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey if desired
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of liquid of choice almond milk, milk, coconut water etc.


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Divide into 4 small containers and store in the ice chest for 2 hours minimum preferably overnight.
  • Keeps well for several days in the ice chest.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 120mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g
Author: Dani Meyer
Course : Breakfasts
Cuisine : American
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