Breakfast ideas

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Breakfast ideas

Post by DP89 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:27 pm

Hey people, I'm new to the board.

I was just wondering what you guys do for food when you wake up on the Island. Feel free to post Breakfast ideas and recipes for the rest of us!

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Keweenaw » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:36 pm

When I wake up, particularly day 5 and after, I fantasize about fresh hot coffee and omelettes with hash browns. Then I fire up the stove, boil water, and have instant coffee and 2 packets of either instant oatmeal or instant cream of wheat.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Ingo » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:05 pm

Oatmeal, grits, pancakes. Repeat as necessary. Cocoa, hot cider, or coffee.
Not very original :)
Usually supplement with a package of pre-cooked bacon and raisins.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Keweenaw » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:41 am

Thanks Ingo,

I have to add that pre-cooked bacon to my mental list.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by emerysar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:43 am

Mtn. House blueberry granola was good for the first few days, then it got old.

I think I actually ate my "dinner" for breakfast, and had my "breakfast" for dinner one night just to change things up-- all depends if you're willing to eat stroganoff with your morning coffee! :lol:

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by michigandave » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:18 am

That Mountain House Granola w/blueberries is pretty good. My 11 yo daughter picked it out for our trip last week to Nordhouse Dunes. Another thing we like to have is a couple of apples. Kind of heavy, but on a short trip and dash of sugar, they're pretty good. My all time favorite is still biscuits and gravy!
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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by johnhens » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:56 am

It depends on whether we are hiking or paddling.
If paddling, we bring fresh eggs that I dip in boliing water for 10 seconds to keep them. We will have omelets, Freench Toast, bagle sandwiches (toasted bagel, egg, cream cheese, ham). Then we resort to pancakes (w/ fresh fruit if available), oatmeal, bagle and peanut butter (peanut butter..its not jsut for lunch!) and sometimes we will bake a coffee cake for breakfast w/ an Outback oven.

hiking/backpacking it is usually oatmeal, pancakes, cheese grits, pop tarts.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Ingo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:14 am

johnhens wrote:It depends on whether we are hiking or paddling.
If paddling, we bring fresh eggs that I dip in boliing water for 10 seconds to keep them. We will have omelets, Freench Toast, bagle sandwiches (toasted bagel, egg, cream cheese, ham). Then we resort to pancakes (w/ fresh fruit if available), oatmeal, bagle and peanut butter (peanut butter..its not jsut for lunch!) and sometimes we will bake a coffee cake for breakfast w/ an Outback oven.
John, we have to go paddling together sometime! You'll will do the provisioning, of course :D .


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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by johnhens » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:33 am

Ingo wrote:
johnhens wrote:It depends on whether we are hiking or paddling.
If paddling, we bring fresh eggs that I dip in boliing water for 10 seconds to keep them. We will have omelets, Freench Toast, bagle sandwiches (toasted bagel, egg, cream cheese, ham). Then we resort to pancakes (w/ fresh fruit if available), oatmeal, bagle and peanut butter (peanut butter..its not jsut for lunch!) and sometimes we will bake a coffee cake for breakfast w/ an Outback oven.
John, we have to go paddling together sometime! You'll will do the provisioning, of course :D .
Count on it John!!
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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by fonixmunkee » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:31 am

I'm a big fan of oatmeal. Sticks to your bones, and is durn tasty. I like throwing some Craisins in there too. Then I not only have a little variety to my breakfast, but also a delicious Craisin snack when on the trail. Oatmeal also = light.
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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by hanna8425 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:31 am

Instant loaded baked potatoes and precooked bacon. Yum! A bagel with some cream cheese is a nice addition, too.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Backpacker534 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:31 am

fresh eggs that I dip in boliing water for 10 seconds to keep them.
John, what do you mean by just to "keep" them? And whatever "keep" means, how long does that last?


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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by johnhens » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:21 am

Backpacker534 wrote:
fresh eggs that I dip in boliing water for 10 seconds to keep them.
John, what do you mean by just to "keep" them? And whatever "keep" means, how long does that last?
Brian, I learned this years ago when doing a long distance hike. Dip fresh eggs (in the shell) in boiling water for 10 seconds, this will help keep eggs useable in warm weather for a few days. When we do this, we eat the eggs in the first few days. We take the eggs in a plastic egg container and transport them in a small soft cooler w/ ice pack. The temps are usually 'cooler' when we go in Spring or early Fall, but it is usually at least 3 days (and longer) between the time we leave home and the time the eggs are eaten (we also use them for breading fish).

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by DonNewcomb » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:40 am

My breakfasts are usually fairly simple. Granola or oatmeal, dried fruit, tea, maybe a little cheese or dry meat (ham or sausage) and chocolate. Generally we want to get moving and anything that requires more clean-up than a quick rinse and wipe is not acceptable. One of our little luxuries is to use Nido whole-milk powder rather than the fat-free stuff.

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Re: Breakfast ideas

Post by Backpacker534 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:55 pm

Very cool, John. I had never heard of that before.

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