Orange Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal
courtesy of Joe Figura of Bozeman Stoveworks

Try Jell-O®. It already has sweetener so you can cut out any sugar that some recipes call for.

We have taken all sorts of Jell-O® fruit flavors and mixed them as experiments with different dried fruits. It works and works well.

Here’s an example of just one of the varieties we made as an experiment. Oh, and for Oatmeal, get yourself to Costco, Sams, BJ’s wherever, and buy it in large bulk sizes. It’s dirt cheap that way.

3/4 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup smashed or chopped pecans
1 teaspoon and a pinch more of Orange Jell-O®
2 tablespoons of dried milk
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients dry and toss in freezer bag. Add one cup of boiling water in camp. Cozy about 8 minutes whether in pot or freezer bag.

You’ll taste a hint of sweet orange when you try it.

As an FYI, I have used as much as a teaspoon and a half in a cup of oatmeal with 1/4 cup fruit and 1/4 cup nuts and it has not been too overpowering. For me anyway.

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