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An Easy Camping Recipe for Apple Oatmeal Cones

Dishes are the worst. Apples are the best. Here's a fast and easy recipe for mornings on the trail.

By: Adam Kingman + Save to a List

Apple Oatmeal Cones

I haven't had much luck packing in snow cones during the summer months, so here's a killer alternative for all you camp hack lovers out there. Plus, clean up is a breeze so you can hit the trail sooner and leave your friends behind scrubbing oatmeal from their camp cups.


  • Jetboil
  • Fapoon or Spork
  • Pocketknife


  • Oatmeal packets
  • Apples
  • TJ's Cookie Butter (worth the weight)


Tear the top of your oatmeal packet and throw in some hot water. If you have baby hands, be prepared as the water will be hot. 

Add some diced apples, whisper some sweet nothings into the bag, and let it thicken. 

When the oats are thick, rotate the pouch so all the oatmeal collects to one corner. Carefully tear off another adjacent edge. Take a moment to admire the paper peaks before folding them both downwards. 

Top it off with some more apples and Cookie Butter from Trader Joes. 

Look at you, origami oat god! Make one for everyone and share the love. 

Shot on location outside Horseshoe Bend. Get there early before the drones do.

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