January 8, 2019

Apple & cinnamon porridge

Weight: 102-107g Energy: 1314-1384kJ Protein: 10.3g

This is probably one of the more obvious breakfasts for hiking. It is an easy, high energy, high protein, and very light weight meal. You can buy pre-packed porridge sachets from the supermarket, but I prefer to make my own. I also like honey in my porridge, it is possble to get little honey sachets, otherwise if you need enough of it take a travel bottle with enough for several meals, you just might want a bottle that squeezes easily! Alternatively, it is fine without honey or you can bring sugar or any other sweetener you want.

Detailed nutrition

Ingredient Weight Energy Protein Fat Carbs
Quick oats 58g 963kJ 7.7g 5.9g 33.2g
Milk powder 32g 194kJ 2.3g 2.6g 3.6g
Freeze dried apple 5g 81kJ 0.1g 0.1g 4.2g
Cinnamon 2g - - - -
Sultanas 5g 76kJ 0.2g 0.2g 3.9g
Honey 5g 70kJ 0.0g 0.0g 4.1g

Ingredients (per person)

Bag 1 Bottle/Sachet 2
58g / 0.5 cups quick oats Optional: 5g honey
32g milk powder
5g freeze dried apple
1 tsp cinnamon
10g sultanas

Water required: 120mL

Extra gourment alternatives: Dice up a fresh apple instead of freeze dried. I like granny smiths (though be careful not to bruise!). Half an apple is plenty, this will add about 50-75g/person.


  • Boil 12 cup water (add less/more depending on consistency preference)
  • Remove from heat and add bag of oats and flavouring
  • Sit for 3-5 minutes depending on texture preference
  • Add honey if using —
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