Don’t ditch taste just because you’re trekking or backpacking

Making your own backpacking meals is a great option compared to buying expensive freeze-dried or dehydrated meals. Many backpacking and hiking recipes consist of less expensive, basic foods that can be found at most grocery stores, such as dried milk, rice, or pasta.

Here are my favourite 5 trail snacks:

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

At home: Combine everything except the cookies into a zip lock bag. If you are bringing the cookies, package them separately.

On the trail: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add the oatmeal mix and stir. Simmer until the oatmeal is cooked through. Serve topped with the cookies.
Makes 1 serving

Campfire Cakes

Hollowed out oranges are filled with brownie batter, wrapped in foil, and cooked in a campfire for a tasty camping treat. Cook cakes in some campfire coals, rotating every once in awhile for 30-50 minutes depending on how hot your fire is. 


Trail Pancakes

  • 1 Tbsp dry milk
  • 1 cup Biscuit mix
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
At home: Add mix, milk and sugar into a quart size zip lock bag. Seal and shake well.On the trail: Add water and oil to bag, seal and squish bag with hands to mix and remove air and lumps. Cut hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze onto a hot pan. Cook until bubbles form, flip, and cook till they are golden brown!
Makes approx. 6 pancakes


Ford Wraps

  • 1 package smoked salmon (in sheets)
  • 2 single serving packages cream cheese
  • 2 large tortillas
At home: Carry the cream cheese and salmon separately.On the trail: Spread 1 package of cream cheese on each of the tortillas. Put half of the salmon on each. Roll and eat.
Makes 1-2 serving

Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Bars can be seen in the top right image

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 cups quick (instant) oatmeal
At home: Combine the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and warm over low heat. Stir constantly until mixed thoroughly. Remove from heat and add in the oatmeal and any optional items.  Cut into bars and store in plastic baggies. No need to refrigerate.
Makes 16 bars

energy-barsGot some scrumptious creations?

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