Easy Camping Power Breakfast Recipes
|May 16, 2012||Posted by GuestPoster under Camping, Food|
Are you ready for some power camping breakfasts that are fairly simple to make him can be eaten anytime of the day? These are not your run-of-the-mill garden variety camping breakfasts. These are healthy meals that are going to take a little time to create, and will need to be prepared ahead of your camping trip. However, the end result is worth it.
We try to use organic ingredients whenever possible to minimize toxins to our bodies. We avoid all white sugar. We only use whole grains. Feel free to substitute anything to your tastes and health standards.
Recipe for On-the-road Steamed Cake ( grain free and gluten free)
Approx. 2 cups flour of your choice ( I used 1 cup flax seed meal, 1 cup buckwheat flour, and 1/4 cup coconut flour )1 cup rapadura sugar ( I used 2/3 cup coconut sugar )1 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon (optional)6 tbsp buttermilk powder dissolved in 1 cup boiling water or 1 cup fresh milk1 cup grape seed oil3 eggs1 tsp vanilla1 cup of fresh berriesBoil water in a wok and place steamer in the water. Mix all dry ingredients together. In another bowl, beat eggs with oil and add to the dry mixture. Add milk and vanilla and beat till smooth. Fold in the berries gently and pour batter into greased 9 or 10 inch pie plate or cake pan. Steam in simmering water for about an hour or till toothpick comes out clean in the middle of the cake. Let cake cool on cooling rack before loosening the sides and transferring to another plate if you wish. We usually leave the cake inside the pan.
Super Grain Porridge
I get tired of oatmeal and this super grain mix is great for growing kids. We usually make a big batch and eat it cold. We top it with whole milk yogurt and fresh fruit like bananas, peaches, strawberries, huckleberries, etc.. Super porridge is very easy to make. I make it in the pressure cooker. I use one cup of mixed grains to four cups of water. I add a little salt. I cook in the pressure cooker for about 30 minutes and let it sit for 40 minutes to make sure that all the liquid is absorbed. I like using 16 cups of water to 4 cups of mix so we have breakfast for 3 days. We have learned to eat it cold with yogurt and bananas on top. Eating it cold takes less time and less mess. I have breakfast ready for our family of 4 in less than 5 minutes and have my wife Idy convinced that I am a superstar! I usually add home made granola on top.
Here Is Our Secret Super Porridge Grain Mix:
Rye, millet, brown rice, wheat, whole oats, cracked oats, barley, buckwheat, and any other grain. For young kids, brown rice is the easiest to digest and most kids do not have rice allergies. I never have the exact same mix. I use what we have in the pantry. I always like oats and brown rice because I think they are tasty. Too much rye, millet, or buckwheat is not my preference.In summary:1 cup grains to 4 cups water. Soak overnight and cook on low heat for 1 hour. Let sit for 2 hours to soften. Eat with dried fruit and kefir milk.
Home Organic Granola:
8 cups of rolled oats… I just dump until if feels/looks correct. 1/2 cup wheat germ or oat bran, 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup. We like maple syrup. I sometimes substitute a little molasses. Salt to taste. Mix the mess up in a big bowl. Stir fry this in a stainless steel wok for about 15 minutes on medium to low heat. Add nuts and chopped dried fruit to taste. Do not stir-fry the granola with dried fruits as it will turn to leather!
If you find that this recipe works well for you, try making it before you leave on your camping trip. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees farenheit. Don’t bake the dried fruit with the mix. Add later. We usually make at least 10 pounds of granola before we leave camping. It’s such an easy food to eat as a meal or snack. All of these recipes are very forgiving. You can substitute, delete, change, or whatever and most of time the recipes will still turn out OK. It’s hard to screw up super porridge unless you under/over cook it.
If you really want to have fun with your camping breakfasts, go wild berry picking with your kids.