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Backpacking Breakfast

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

On our last hiking trip I think I may have discovered a new favorite backpacking breakfast. I know a lot of people skip this and go with pop-tarts or some kind of breakfast bar but I really like to have something hot when I wake up on cool mornings.

This recipe is something we actually stumbled onto by accident, with some things we already had when preparing for our last trip. We had several packages of plain instant cream of wheat. I personally am not a huge fan of non-flavored cream of wheat so I started looking for ideas of what to add to it. We had recently revived an order from Minimus and one of the things we got to try were the individual honey packets and I thought that sounded pretty good. We had also just made a stop at REI for a few items when we decided to try the Just Stawberries brand freeze-dried strawberries. They are expensive but they taste awesome!

I put it all together and happened to be pleasantly surprised with the results.

I boiled water for 2 packets of cream of wheat and added them to my DIY 2 cup ziplock bowl w/ cozy ( I’ll post the review of it later), at the same time I added one packet of the honey and a hand full of the freeze-dried strawberries. I let it sit for a few minutes while I got the coffee ready and it was ready to go.

It comes out to about 300 calories for the breakfast at about oz 3.1oz

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