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Make Ahead Overnight Oats Camping Breakfast

If you want a simple breakfast to make ahead before your family camping trip, overnight oats are the answer. This recipe can be prepared in under five minutes and customized to fit everyone’s taste buds.

All it takes is one mason jar per person, 4 ingredients, and your favorite toppings.

Assemble the jars at home before your camping trip, then pack them in a cooler to sit overnight. In the morning you’ll have a portable breakfast ready to go. Pair this with a cup of camping coffee and you’re all set for a day of adventure.

Overnight oats camping meal

Overnight Oats

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy make ahead camping recipe with just 4 ingredients plus toppings. Prepare one mason jar per camper and pack overnight in the cooler for breakfast.


  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup milk

Optional Toppings

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Almonds
  • Coconut
  • Cocoa Powder


Mix all ingredients in a 16 oz. mason jar and let set overnight.

In the morning, add desired toppings and stir.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 8gSugar: 18gProtein: 13g

Make Camping Overnight Oats On The Go

Not only is this recipe good to make ahead at home, but because there are so few ingredients you can make it practically anywhere. Consider preparing this breakfast in your RV or DIY camper van conversion. There is no cooking required so all you need is a portable refrigerator or cooler.

Breakfast Recipe Variations

The base ingredients for overnight oats are vegetarian, and you can customize them to fit nearly any diet. There are a lot of different topping combos you can do to this recipe. In fact, you could make the same breakfast every morning and by swapping toppings you’ll never feel like you’re eating the same thing twice. has a lot of good flavor combination ideas to get you started.

Kate Moore

Kate is the lead content creator for and has spent over two years living in a camper van conversion. She has traveled through 48 US states and writes about van life, camping and RV living.

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Hello! We are Kate, Ian and Harper. We spent over two years living in a DIY camper van and visiting 48 US states. Along the way, we've met with other van lifers, checked out their rigs, and learned a lot about adventure travel. We hope this site can help you plan your next road trip.

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