Mountain House – Granola with Milk & Blueberries

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Overall Rating:

Dried oatmeal is a breakfast staple for many members of the OutdoorFoodLab team, but it’s always nice to switch things up. After hiking and canoeing over 12 miles to the center of Voyageur’s National Park in northern Minnesota, we were happy to wake up to luxury breakfast in the wild.

We were delightfully surprised by the taste, texture, and easy preparation of Mountain House’s granola with milk and blueberries. Unlike some of their other dried “fruit” meals, this one actually included real blueberries. And while the milk was dehydrated (powdered), it turned into a tasty base for the crunchy granola, all with only a half-cup of cold water.

Preparation

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Mountain House – Granola with Milk & Blueberries
Mountain House – Granola with Milk & Blueberries

Additional information

Specification: Mountain House – Granola with Milk & Blueberries

Calories per Ounce

125

Calories per Package

500

Carbs per Package

74g

Fat per Package

18g

Protein per Package

16g

Sodium per Package

130mg

Sugar per Package

32g

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

No

Gluten Free

No

Food Allergens

Coconut, Dairy, Soy, Wheat

Pack Weight (oz)

4 oz

Prep Time

1 Minute

Shelf Life

30 Years

Preparation

Preparation

Preparation was a breeze. While many prepared outdoor meals require 1+ cups of hot water (which often necessitates cooking equipment), this granola only requires a half-cup of cold water. Preparation took less than 60 seconds.

PROS:
  • Less than 60 seconds to fully prepare
  • Cleanup is easy as well (simply ziplock to package to seal shut)

CONS:
  • The granola’s thickness can make it difficult to stir without getting your fingers dirty
  • We recommend mixing the dry ingredients well before adding cold water

Taste

Taste

It may not have the perfect crunch of house-made granola, but it’s a perfect replacement in the wilderness. The dehydrated milk dissolved and thickened impressively after water was added, and the package included plenty of dried blueberries, which also rehydrated easily. The granola was a bit closer to crunchy oatmeal, but the texture was still satisfying to our testers.

PROS:
  • Uses real dried blueberries
  • The addition of powdered milk was a critical component to its taste and texture
  • Every ingredient rehydrated fully and quickly

CONS:
  • The granola was a treat in the wild, but still fairly low quality overall

Weight

Weight

At Outdoor Food Lab, we list our weight ratings as such:

  • 150+ calories/ounce: 5 out of 5 stars / Ultralight Hiking Food
  • 131-149 calories/ounce: 4 out of 5 stars
  • 111-130 calories/ounce: 3 out of 5 stars
  • 90-110 calories/ounce: 2 out of 5 stars
  • Less than 90 calories/ounce: 1 out of 5 stars

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