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Backpacking Food Ideas to Refuel at the End of the Day

Looking for some new recipes for your next backpacking trip? We’d like to share some of our favorite, easy-to-make recipes to fuel up at the end of the day. Here are three backpacking food ideas that you may want to try on your next hiking adventure.

 

Power Scramble Dinner

Backpacking is a perfect excuse to enjoy breakfast for dinner. You might want to consider taking along premeasured oatmeal, porridge or other hot cereal with you on the trail to use in your backpacking recipes for dinner. Surprising your backpacking group with a power scramble dinner is a great way to end the day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freeze-dried eggs with bacon
  • 4 cups instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese powder

Preparation

From Home:

Mix all ingredients together and put in a Ziploc bag.

On the Trail:

In the evening, boil enough water to cover the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to water and stir until well combined. Let sit five minutes until all ingredients are dissolved.

Then, divide into four equal-sized portions and enjoy this easy backpacking dinner with your group.

 

Tip:

Where is Simon? recommends using a lightweight propane stove. We love JetBoil stoves!

 

Trail Bars

There are many snacks that can be carried with you on an evening backpacking adventure, like dried fruit, cereal and seeds. Consider backpacking food ideas like energy bars that you can make at home. Here is one that you may want to try.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashew pieces

Preparation

From Home:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a mixer to cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar and then blend in egg and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda, mixing until well combined. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cut into individual bars and wrap in plastic wrap.

On the Trail:

EAT!

 

Salmon Bagels

Ingredients

  • One packet of single-serve wild salmon
  • Single-serve cream cheese
  • Bagel

Preparation

On the Trail:

Salmon bagels are so fast and easy to make after a day on the trail. Simply combine the packet of single-serve wild salmon with a single-serve cream cheese and spread it on a bagel for a filling source of protein and carbs.

 

These delicious recipes will leave you wanting to go backpacking on the regular.

What are your favorite dinner recipes for the trail?

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