On the trail, however, breakfast tends to be Boring with a capital B. Oatmeal. Oatmeal with blueberries. Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins. Cream of wheat. Blah, blah, blah. And I am sure that backpackers need waaayyy more nutritious calories than the car camping bunch.
|Paleo Bread; Wheat free, made with Nut Flour|
One food I am experimenting with is pancakes and syrup. A very easy way to have pancakes on the trail is to simply dehydrate some cut up homemade pancakes, rehydrate in a zip lock with some boiling water, and add a pouch of syrup. Yummy and almost like homemade. But I liken it to junk food. Empty calories with no nutrition.
Since I am swearing off traditional flour-based foods, I had to find another option. I found this bread recipe from Elana's Pantry and realized it would form the basis for some great healthier trail meals. I followed the recipe and made the most delicious nut-flour bread ever.
|Paleo Bread Crackers|
The rest is easy! Just toss some crackers in a quart-sized freezer zip lock bag and add a Tablespoon or two of real maple sugar. When in camp, add a very scant amount of boiling water to the bag and cozy. Within a few minutes you can enjoy something that is very similar to SAD dried pancakes, but without the guilt!