Breakfast,  Quick & Easy,  Vegetarian

S’mores Instant Oatmeal

When you are not ready for the camping trip to be over… S’mores Instant Oatmeal was inspired by our gateway a few weeks back.

I love s’mores; however, I don’t eat them often because we don’t have a fire pit in our backyard. So when we have a chance to use one, I go all in! After my evening dose of s’mores, I wasn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. I decided it’s a perfect excuse to incorporate them into my breakfast. The only difference in my camping version of s’mores oats is that I actually fried the marshmallows before adding them into my oats. It tasted amazing!! Creamy oats, chewy marshmallows, and crunchy crackers made a perfect combination… Best camping breakfast ever!


You can also add some chopped fruits if you want to make it a bit more nutritious.

Even though you might think this is not the healthiest option for breakfast (or any meal), I still think it’s healthy. Why? First, it’s homemade, and for me, everything that comes from my kitchen is healthier than from a package. Second, diet is all about balance. It is healthy to eat chocolate cake, as well as it is healthy to eat a salad. What’s unhealthy is eating mostly cakes, or mostly salads. Balance is the key to a healthy diet. And I think this S’mores Instant Oatmeal brings this balance 🙂 So dig the diet thinking and enjoy a bowl of s’mores.


As you can see, not only humans are going crazy over this oatmeal 😀

how to make a healthier version?

With a few small changes, you can change this breakfast into a bit healthier option. I have not found a really healthy option for graham crackers in stores. If you are looking for a better alternative, I would recommend making your own whole-wheat crackers. I have not tried making them myself yet, so I can’t share a recipe, but tons of recipes are out there.
For the chocolate morsels, use the unsweetened or semi-sweet option. The oatmeal is sweet enough to use unsweetened morsels; it will still taste great!

is instant oatmeal better with milk or water?

Personally, I always make my oats with milk. I wouldn’t say I like the taste and texture of oats made with water. Milk gives the oatmeal a more rich taste and creamy texture. You can go even step further and add a bit of yogurt to make it even more creamy. I am all about the creaminess 😀 However, it is totally up to you. I would recommend trying both versions and see which one you like better.

looking for more quick breakfast ideas? here are a few ideas:

Coconut – Raspberry Oatmeal
Whole Wheat Waffles
Quinoa Strawberry – Coconut Cereals
Coffee & Banana Oatmeal

The recipe is for only one serving; however, you can easily make two, three, or more servings!

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S’mores Instant Oatmeal

  • Author: Simply Paya
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1


Creamy oats, chewy marshmallows, and crunchy crackers made a perfect combination… Best camping breakfast ever!


 ½ cup instant oats
 1 cup almond milk
 2 tbsp chocolate chips
 2 tbsp mini marshmallows
 1 honey graham cracker


  1. Mix the instant oats with almond milk and cook until soft.
  2. Add half of the chocolate morsels and stir until melted.
  3. Top with crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, and the rest of the chocolate morsels.


If you are making it at home you can also use quick or rolled oats. Instant oats might be better option for camping. 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 481
  • Sugar: 41.4g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.2g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 10.3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: oatmeal, s’mores, camping

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