Going on a hiking trip doesn’t mean you can only eat instant noodles, canned, or semi-cooked food – unless you like that stuff, of course. If you’re not okay with that, then great news – you can still enjoy your favorite dishes and more on a hike. How? With these 10 recipes for a nutritious hiking breakfast.

Live coals, grills, portable stoves, and even paper bags. The following are ten delicious, but simple recipes, for a nutritious breakfast outdoors. They should give you an idea of how to prepare your own dishes for outdoor living and even expand your cooking repertoire. You’re truly only limited by your imagination.

  • 1. Pancakes with Spring Water

Almost everyone loves pancakes. If you’re not one of them, then perhaps this’ll make a convert out of you because it’s made with a twist.

Nutritious Hiking BreakfastSince carrying eggs in a backpack through the mountains isn’t a good idea, this recipe doesn’t include them. Egg-free, water-based pancakes are just as good as the egg-free versions – especially

with jam or condensed milk. And if you’re watching those calories, don’t add sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml of water (can be spring water)
  • 300 gr of wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon of salt
  • 70 ml of vegetable oil (sunflower is good)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • hot coals

How to Cook

Stage 1

Mix the flour, sugar, and salt, then add a half liter of water into mixture. Do it very carefully to prevent the flour from sticking together and forming lumps.

Add the baking powder and 50 ml of vegetable oil, mixing it all together till the batter has an even consistency.

Stage 2

Heat some sunflower oil on a frying pan, making sure to stoke the coals. Once the dough’s ready, pour the batter in. Keep a careful eye on them as the batter burns easily if left alone.

  • 2. Casserole with Sausages

Because this uses eggs and milk, none of which lasts unrefrigerated, it’s only good for a weekend trip or during the first breakfast of your hike. To save time and backpack space, and spare yourself the hassle of carrying breakable eggs, make the dough at home and take it with you. Meat lovers will absolutely adore this dish!

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 glass of wheat flour
  • 0.5 glass of corn flour
  • Baking powder
  • 0.5 glass of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter to taste
  • Salt and sugar to taste

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Mix the wheat flour, corn flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder before adding the milk, eggs, and butter.

Stage 2

Heat the oil and fry the sausages in a frying pan.

Stage 3

Remove the sausages and pour in the casserole mix. Once it turns a golden-brown, add the roasted sausages on top. Bon appetite!

Nutritious Hiking Breakfast3. Instant Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a typical breakfast dish for many, so why do without it simply because you’re outdoors? As with the previous recipe, prepare everything at home.

Ingredients:

  • oatmeal – 60 gram per person;
  • dried fruit: raisins, dried apricots, prunes, dates to taste;
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar or condensed milk.

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Mix the dry oatmeal with chopped nuts and dried fruits. If you want to mix everything at home, take this dry mixture with you in an airtight container.

Stage 2

To eat, simply mix the oat porridge with water and boil it in a cooking pot for 2-5 minutes, and voila! Sweeten to taste, or add chopped fresh fruit like apples or apricots.

4. Blueberry Pie

A pie makes an incredibly surprising breakfast meal when hiking – especially if it includes fresh berries from the forest… truly an unforgettable experience. You’ll be even more surprised at just how easy and quick this recipe is. Don’t hesitate to add this fantastic recipe to your mountain meal menu when you have access to forest berries.

Ingredients:

  • spring water
  • wheat flour
  • sunflower oil
  • blueberries from the forest
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • soda (or baking powder)

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Make a cooking bowl with a plastic bag. Add water into the bag and slowly stir in the dough.

Stage 2

Lubricate the frying pan with oil and pour the dough on it. Add as many blueberries (or any other berries) as you want. Add another layer of dough on top.

Stage 3

Move this mixture into another cooking pan that can be sealed. Put it on the fire for about 10 minutes – constantly checking to make sure the pie doesn’t burn. Once the cake is ready, remove the lid and share your sweet breakfast with your hiking fellows.

5. Black Bean Soup

Although soup is not a typical breakfast for most, it’s ideal for hikes because it provides the proteins and vitamins you need for energy. It’s also delicious and makes an appetizing reward after an exhausting day in the mountains.

Ingredients:

  • 1 canned chicken
  • 2 bean cans
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 2 large onions
  • half of an average sized cabbage
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tomatoes
  • spices to taste

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Roast a slice of bacon on a well-heated campfire to eliminate its fat and flavor.

Stage 2

Remove the pork from the fire. Cut one onion and fry it to a light golden color. Add garlic and spices then fry for another minute. Cut two tomatoes and half a cabbage into small pieces.

Stage 3

Fill the roast with some water then add vegetables and chicken. Cook for 15 minutes.

Stage 4

Add the beans and keep cooking for another 10-15 minutes before adding salt and spices, if needed.

Congratulations! Your soup is ready!

6. Sausage-egg Hamburgers

If you’re a fast-food fan, then you’ll certainly appreciate this recipe. A crunchy hamburger with fat sausage and nutritious eggs can turn your mountain breakfast into a super yummy meal.

Ingredients:

  • sausages
  • flour
  • milk powder
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • oil

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, milk powder, sugar, and oil in a bowl before your hiking trip. Put the mixture into a food container and take it with you on a hike.

Stage 2

In the morning, lubricate the baking shapes with oil, add the grated cheese to the mixture, and spread the dough into shape. Add about 50 grams of water to each then roast the buns.

Stage 3

Fry eggs together with sliced or chopped sausage on the pan for biscuits.

When all the ingredients are ready, combine them into a big and tasty hamburger.

Start your morning with the main dish of your alpine “McDonald’s” and the rest of the day will be amazing. Have a great day!

7. Baked Potatoes and Corn

Bake potatoes and corn on fire if you want to have a simple but nutritious and delicious breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 5-7 corn on the cob
  • bacon
  • salt and spices

How to Cook:

Potatoes must be cleaned, rinsed, and cut “accordion” – several times on one side. The resulting holes are biting bacon. Wrap potatoes, salt, and pepper in a foil and send to the hot coals. Add corn afterwards. After 30-40 minutes dinner is ready. Bon Appetit!

8. Blueberry-Orange Muffins

Sweet breakfast with fruit and berries is right for your body and mood. These muffins reenergize and cheer you up in the morning, so learn to cook the most positive breakfast in your life.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange per muffin
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • milk powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • foil

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Create a mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, milk powder, sugar, and oil in a bowl. Place it in a food container and take this mixture with you to the mountains.

Stage 2

Cut the oranges in half and spoon out their flesh. Put the muffin dough inside, cover the orange with the second half of the peel, and wrap in three layers of foil.

Stage 3

Bake the muffins on fire, periodically turning them over every 10 minutes. When the ball in the foil becomes hard, remove the cupcakes from the fire.

That’s the taste of your morning!

9. Kissel made of fresh berries

A beverage made of fresh fruit or berries is a perfect start to every mountaineer’s frosty morning. Kissel is a nutritious, healthy, and easy-to-cook beverage that’s great in the mountains – especially since its flavor improves the higher up you go.

Ingredients:

  • 0.8 kg of berries
  • 0.3 kg of sugar
  • 120 gram of potatoes
  • 1 gram of citric acid
  • 2 liters of water

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Rise the berries in cold water, put them in a bowl, and carefully knead them with a wooden spoon or stick.

Stage 2

Squeeze the juice and put the remaining mass in a pot. Pour in hot water, boil for 5-6 minutes then filter the fruit mass through a gauze.

Stage 3

Add sugar then boil it again

Dilute the decoction with the boiling liquid, taking care to stir continuously till it almost boils.

Drink with pleasure!

10. The King’s Omelette

You’ll definitely appreciate this dish and will want to have it every morning. That said, it’s not easy to cook outdoors, so it’s best to have it once you get back down and can get yourself some eggs and butter – all you need for a nutritious breakfast in an alpine valley.

The following proportions are enough for 5-10 people, so adjust the amount depending on how hungry you are!

Ingredients:

  • 10 chicken eggs
  • 1 pack of butter
  • 1 small bundle of green parsley (optional)
  • salt to taste

How to Cook:

Stage 1

Heat a pan over coals then dump the whole pack of the butter in. Be sure the fire isn’t too hot, lest

the butter catches fire.

Stage 2

Once about half dissolves, spread it evenly over the surface of the pan to grease it. Remove from the fire, add the eggs, some salt to the eggs to taste, and return the frying pan back to the coals.

Scramble the mixture by stirring slightly for about 5 minutes. The most important thing is not to overcook the omelet – it should be soft but crunchy.

Stage 3

Remove your delicacy from the fire and sprinkle with dill.

Your breakfast is ready. Enjoy your meal!

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As you can see, making your own breakfast in the mountains is not rocket science. All you need is an original recipe, cooking equipment, and a little bit of creativity. Be ready for food experiments and make every morning in the mountains unforgettable!

 

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