Our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Is there any breakfast out there more universally beloved than oatmeal? Probably not. With so many ways to make it deliciously unique, it’s a go-to for kids and adults alike. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s super simple to prepare and ready faster than you can wipe the anticipatory drool from your chin! And our favorite oatmeal breakfast? Hibernate’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, no contest. It’s freeze-dried, ready in the blink of an eye, full of nutritious goodness, and an absolute must for your emergency food storage.
Ready to learn why you’re going to want to stock up on plenty of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal at your house? Us too—let’s do this!
Why We Love Freeze Dried Oatmeal
We love freeze-dried oatmeal because it’s an excellent way to start any day. But what about it makes it such an obvious choice?
Freeze-dried oatmeal is EASY. Because oatmeal is so easy to make, it’s a no-brainer. Even freeze-dried, it is ready in minutes with just a little hot water added. But it’s not just ease that makes a good emergency meal (or any other kind of meal)!
Freeze-dried oatmeal is DELICIOUS. No one wants to eat something nasty just because it took no time to make. So thank goodness oatmeal is so delicious! Oats naturally have that nice nutty flavor that pairs with essentially all other tasty things, making it palatable for basically everyone. #crowdpleaser
Freeze-dried oatmeal is NUTRITIOUS. Again, emergency food isn’t really worth it just because it’s fast and tasty. It also needs to provide essential nutrients so you’re not just filling up on empty calories that won’t serve your body and mind short- or long-term. Luckily, oatmeal is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to fuel you and your family in the best ways possible.
Why Did We Add Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal To Our Food Storage Kits?
So…it should be obvious why we added Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal to our Hibernate food storage kits, right? Well, let us make it even more clear.
In times of distress and uncertainty, you need some things you can count on. You need enough flavorful, nutritious food that fuels your family in a way that offers long-term energy. You need to not have to stress about time and energy spent on food preparation, as many people find it one of the most draining parts of daily life, even outside an emergency. You also need a way to make sure everyone feels seen and secure in their needs being met.
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Well, Hibernate’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal can check all those boxes in its own way. It’s easy to make, homey, pleases everyone, and stores super easily for years—so you’re always ready for when the unexpected hits. And luckily, we’ve put plenty of this delicious freeze-dried oatmeal in every single one of our long-term emergency food storage kits. From the smaller 1-week food storage buckets all the way to the 1-year food supply, you’ll get at least 10 packets of this nutritious meal.
How Nutritious Is Hibernate’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal?
Just how nutritious is our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal? Let’s take a closer look at the critical numbers and some of the broader benefits of eating oatmeal for breakfast.
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Nutrition
Like we mentioned above, oatmeal can be a great addition to a healthy diet. In simple number terms, each serving of Hibernate’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal contains:
2.5 g Fat
20 g Carbohydrates
3 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
4 g Protein
You can tell from the basic nutrition facts that this creamy freeze-dried oatmeal is a good source of fiber and protein. It’s also low in sugar. But what the numbers don’t say, is that you’re providing your body with a great foundational meal of complex carbohydrates in the form of heart- and gut-healthy whole grains, replete with additional vitamins and minerals not mentioned. Oatmeal is also a great way to feed your body’s need for manganese, magnesium, selenium, thiamin, and phosphorus. These kinds of vitamins are imperative for energy creation, brain function, and more.
So when we talk about our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal being a great way to start your day, it goes beyond great taste and staying full until lunchtime. It’s about fueling your body on a cellular level so you can perform your best even under stress. But we also don’t think it’s wrong to snag a packet on any old chilly afternoon either. No judgment here.
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Favorite Things To Add To Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Another great benefit of making sure you have our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal in your food storage is that it’s a great, nutritious meal any time of day, all year long. That, along with its seemingly endless versatility, make it a go-to breakfast for anyone!
And while it’s perfect on its own (no bias there, we promise!), we also love mixing things up to increase the variety, texture, and nutritional benefits of our freeze-dried oatmeal. Some of our favorite freeze-dried oatmeal recipes to keep in mind for your food storage include:
- Adding freeze-dried fruits to your oatmeal. We love this because you can crumble some on top for a hit of crunch and flavor, or rehydrate and stir together like a yogurt mix-in. We’ve found that the best fruits to add this way are bananas, blueberries, apples, raspberries, peaches, and strawberries. This will add plenty of flavor, sure. But it also increases your antioxidant, fiber, and vitamin intake for the day.
- Mix in some of the freeze-dried milk or vanilla protein shake found in most of our long-term emergency food storage buckets. This can give a calcium and protein boost while adding to the creamy goodness of your morning oatmeal.
- Sprinkle in some freeze-dried peanut butter powder along with a little more water to amp up the nutty flavor profile and provide another source of usable protein for the day.
- Spice things up with more, well, spices. Try adding nutmeg, cinnamon, or other warmer spices for a more layered flavor profile.
- Call us crazy, but we’re also fans of adding things like canned pumpkin for a seasonal changeup and extra vitamins!
We know that some people also buy our freeze-dried meal buckets to add variety to daily menus and pantry staples so we’ve got a few suggestions for add-ons if you’re not in emergency mode either and can get your hands on a little fresher fare.
- Sweet potatoes roasted in a little maple syrup (trust us!)
- Fresh fruits and berries
- Nuts like pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts
- Shredded coconut
- A dollop of yogurt
- An extra boost of brown sugar and/or maple syrup
- A drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce or a little whipped cream to turn it into dessert in a flash
Oatmeal Belongs In Your Long-Term Emergency Food Supply
High quality meals and nutrition are our main goal at Hibernate. We don’t want to provide meal kits full of empty calories and sugary drinks just to pad serving numbers or keep our costs down. We know how important providing the best for your family is, so we’ve made sure to offer exactly that.
And our freeze-dried Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal plays an important role there. Which is why it’s found in every one of our long-term food storage kits. So whether you’re looking to supplement your food storage with a 1-month supply of our freeze-dried meals or you’re ready to provide 6 months of food insurance for your family, you can rest assured you’re all going to be enjoying our delicious and nutritious Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal in no time. Plus, contrary to some of the myths about food storage out there, you’ll be safe to eat it for 25+ years—assuming no disaster strikes before then (including someone eating all the oatmeal before you can get your hands on it).