If you're not in the backcountry, it's easy to make our breakfasts in the microwave. Simply follow the instructions on the packet and use a microwave-safe bowl large enough to prevent any boil-over spills. Every microwave's strength is different, so you may need to adjust the recommended cook time accordingly.
Preparing a hot breakfast over a fire or on a stove is as iconic as it gets - just remember to stir often to minimize sticking. Combine your breakfast with water in a pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer for the specified length of time. If you're using an ultralight backpacking pot it can be helpful to add extra water to prevent burning.
Thermos cooking is hands down our favorite preparation method because it is simple, effortless, and efficient. Whether you're at camp, headed to work, or on a cross-country adventure, convenient meal preparation can be essential, and it doesn't get easier than pouring boiling water into a food thermos. Let sit and then enjoy!