They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we couldn’t agree more. So whether you’re chilling at home or on the trails, start your day right with a yummy and nutritious serving of these superfood overnight oats.

Superfood Overnight Oats for The Outdoors

This recipe has become my go-to breakfast on overnight hikes. I love it for its simplicity, nutrition, and taste.

Containing antioxidant-filled and anti-inflammatory blueberries, cardio-protective chia seeds rich with omega-3 fatty acids, chia and flax seeds filled with dietary fibre, and vitamin-rich almond slices, this brekkie certainly packs a punch.

The only preparation needed on the trail is adding water to the mix the night before, which allows the magic of cold soaking to do its thing. Super handy when you don’t have the time, or can’t be bothered getting the stove out in the morning.

It’s ultralight friendly too, coming in at about 80g of packed weight per meal (excluding added water).

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Prep Time / Cook Time

3 minutes (at home) / No cooking required


1 Person

Cooking for a big group? Don’t worry, this Campfire Big Brekkie is sure to feed the masses


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon soy or whole milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon flax meal 
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water (enough to cover the mixture plus a little extra)


  1. Place all ingredients except water into a sealable container or a zip lock bag before leaving home.
  2. Add water at least two hours before you want to eat. It’s fine to add water even 10-12 hours before consumption, so it’s generally convenient to do it the night before.
  3. Gently shake the closed container or bag around to spread the water out.
  4. Leave for at least two hours and you’re done!

Handy Tips

  • Soy milk powder is good if you’re lactose intolerant but most other milk powders are fine for this recipe.
  • Feel free to mix in any dried fruit of your choice
  • Eating the meal straight from the zip lock bag means no clean up!