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We hear what you’re saying! It’s important to us that we provide valuable, educational content that helps you prepare for emergencies.

Recently, we’ve noticed comments come in with requests for getting more out of your powdered emergency foods.

You asked, and now we’re answering! Keep reading for recipes using our powdered coffee creamer, eggs, and milk.

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Using Powdered Creamer

Coffee might not seem like an essential beverage to sip when a crisis comes, but keeping comfort foods and drinks on the menu makes an emergency much more bearable.

Ready Hour Coffee Creamer makes every sip a little sweeter. But when the coffee runs out and there’s plenty of coffee creamer left in the can, what’s a preparedness-minded coffee lover to do?

You won’t let it go to waste, that’s for sure. Utilizing every last ounce of your resources is preparedness 101! Take a look at these alternative uses for the rest of your coffee creamer:

Coffee Cake



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a nine-inch pan.
  2. Mix nuts, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and cold butter together in a medium bowl until the ingredients become coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Stir up the water and powdered coffee creamer in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining flour, remaining granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, remaining cinnamon, and softened butter.
  5. Stir in egg, then add water and powdered coffee creamer mixture.
  6. Pour half the batter into the pan, then sprinkle with half the crumb mixture. Repeat with the remaining batter and crumb mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, then let cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Click here for more details on this recipe.

Coffee Cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 360°F and prepare cookie sheet.
  2. Combine espresso or coffee with baking soda, then let stand.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and shortening.
  4. Blend egg and vanilla into creamed brown sugar and shortening mixture. Add in espresso or coffee mixture, then slowly add in flour mixture.
  5. Place each spoonful onto a cookie sheet, then bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool, then add icing.
  6. To make icing, mix reconstituted powdered coffee creamer with powdered sugar until creamy.

Click here to learn more about this recipe.

Instant Oatmeal Packets



  1. Pour 7 cups of oats into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour 3 cups of oats into a blender and blend until powdered. Add blended oats to bowl of remaining oats.
  3. Mix in salt, brown sugar, and powdered coffee creamer. Mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into individual “packets.” Scoop 1/2 cup into each plastic bag, making approximately 24 packets.
  5. To eat oatmeal, pour a packet into a bowl or mug, add 3/4 cup water, then microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Click here for more details about this recipe.

Even More Uses

  • Reconstitute powdered coffee creamer and substitute for water, milk, or heavy cream in some recipes.
  • Thicken foods like soups, puddings, and mashed potatoes.
  • Add creamy, decadent flavor to foods like pancakes, pastries, and pies.
  • Mix into oatmeal and hot cereals to thicken and sweeten the dish.
  • Infuse a burst of flavor into teas and hot cocoas.
  • Add to creamy cocktails, like espresso martinis.

Click here to pick up a couple of cans of our Coffee Creamer ahead of disaster.

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Using Powdered Eggs

Eggs are a fundamental ingredient to keep in stock in case disaster strikes. Not only can they be whipped up and scrambled for a filling, protein-packed breakfast, but they are needed for a wide range of home-cooked meals and baked goods.

Better yet, our Whole Egg Powder lasts up to ten years in proper storage. That means sitting on a shelf in your cold storage room or stacked high in your basement bunker, not inside the refrigerator. Get the equivalent of six dozen fresh eggs per can without the fragile shells, sticky mess, or even electricity.

Check out some of these recipes using powdered eggs:

Vegetable Omelet



  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Toss in vegetables and heat for 3-5 minutes. (If vegetables are freeze-dried, reconstitute with water first.)
  2. Remove vegetables from heat and set aside.
  3. Reconstitute and whisk eggs until frothy. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Add the remaining butter to a pan or skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Pour eggs in and spread evenly, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Once eggs are almost set, add vegetables and cheese to half the omelet. Slide a spatula under the other half, then fold.
  6. Move to a plate, then enjoy!

Egg Salad Sandwich


  • Powdered eggs equivalent to 4 eggs
  • 2 green onions (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of bread (with butter)


  1. Rehydrate powdered eggs, scramble over heat, then break into small pieces. Mash in a bowl.
  2. Stir in green onions, mayonnaise, and mustard powder. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least half an hour, then spread onto bread to make sandwiches.

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Even More Uses

  • Eggs are an excellent binding agent. Reconstitute powdered eggs and use them to keep meatballs, meatloaf, and other creations together.
  • Add a protein boost to your smoothies with powdered eggs. Thickens them up, too!
  • Scramble your powdered eggs and add them to fried rice dishes, casseroles, and more.
  • Make your own emergency mayonnaise.

Click here to stock up on cans upon cans of our Whole Egg Powder.

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Using Powdered Milk

Like powdered eggs, powdered milk is an emergency must. Infused with protein and calcium, our Instant Nonfat Dry Milk delivers the same benefits as fresh milk from the grocery store.

The difference? This milk lasts up to twenty years in proper storage, which doesn’t require a refrigerator. Though it’s 100% real skim milk, our innovative drying method preserves all the nutrients and flavor without demanding the same storage as store-bought milk.

You can bring powdered milk to life by simply adding water, stirring it up, and chilling it. Or you can scoop it straight from the can and add it to all sorts of recipes. Plus, you can use our powdered milk to make two other varieties of milk you’ll likely need in an emergency: evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.

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Evaporated Milk



  1. Mix ingredients together with a whisk or blender.
  2. Use to replace evaporated milk in any recipe.

Sweetened Condensed Milk



  1. Combine ingredients in a blender until sugar dissolves.
  2. Use to replace sweetened condensed milk in any recipe. 

Click here to learn more about these recipes.

Even More Uses

  • Add to hot cereals, oatmeal, or grits to thicken, sweeten, and add an extra nutritional boost to your breakfast foods.
  • Pour into coffees, teas, and other drinks if coffee creamer isn’t your thing.
  • Use powdered milk to make multiple kinds of emergency cheeses, like cottage cheese, curds, and ricotta.
  • Pour powdered milk into a bath for a milk bath. Self-care shouldn’t stop when disaster strikes!

Click here to gulp a couple of glasses of our specially made milk.

Making the Most of Each Emergency Resource

When it comes to being the utmost prepared for tough times, making the most of your emergency food supply is half the battle. But with preparedness experts like us in your corner, you can collect ideas and feel confident about whatever the future might bring.

Print out or take note of these recipes and utilize your powdered ingredients more fully during emergency events. And more importantly, stock up on these essential items now before you really need them.

How do you like to use powdered coffee creamer, eggs, and milk? Tell us your favorite preparedness recipes in a comment below!

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