There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

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There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby misselaineous2 » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 1:22 pm

while I know porridge ticks all the boxes for a nutritious, light weight, multiday breakfast solution, by day 2 I'm bored and day 3 I just can't stomach it anymore and instead I start hitting the chocolate stash before sun up. Needing breakfast ideas and inspiration to fill the belly and nourish the soul...
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 9:20 am

Eat bacon and eggs for day one, that delays the boredom but honestly I am never bored with breakfast if and when I eat it
Powdered eggs for scrambled works for me but you do need to add plenty of extra butter and a small tin of Plumrose ham or smoked tuna / shredded cheese added in as well makes for a substantial feed
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby gayet » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 9:38 am

muesli has a bit more variation and texture than porridge. If you have appropriate gear you could whip up some pancakes one day - when not looking to get an early start.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby warnesy » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 9:51 am

Day 1 hashbrowns and bacon, day 2 pancakes and maple syrup, after that it gets a bit boring with muesli and porridge.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby misselaineous2 » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 12:15 pm

Thx all for the tips. Pancakes is s solid suggestion - might play around with the dehydrator and try and make a berry compote to go on top.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby RonK » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 2:11 pm

Moondog55 wrote:Powdered eggs for scrambled works for me but you do need to add plenty of extra butter and a small tin of Plumrose ham or smoked tuna / shredded cheese added in as well makes for a substantial feed

I've never managed to make palatable scrambled eggs from egg powder. What is the secret?
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby walkon » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 4:22 pm

Try putting chocolate sachets in the porridge, I also put in a tad of cinamon. I do the same with muesl and also put in coconut milk powder as well to mix up the flavour.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby oyster_07 » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 8:06 pm

Oats, with a dash of cinnamon and honey, with either powdered milk or (for a bit of luxury) UHT milk.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Orion » Sun 10 Jan, 2016 3:48 am

Porridge is never on my breakfast list. It's horse food.

Cold cereal.
Toasted bread and nutella.
Ramen soup.
Cake.
Eggs and tortillas.
Pancakes (rarely).


RonK wrote:I've never managed to make palatable scrambled eggs from egg powder. What is the secret?

The type of egg powder. Most I've tried are insipid, but the last one I used was so good I think it would possible to fool people it was real egg. Unfortunately they had a batch that was contaminated with salmonella and that kind of put me off from using the stuff for a while.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 10 Jan, 2016 7:22 am

RonK wrote:
Moondog55 wrote:Powdered eggs for scrambled works for me but you do need to add plenty of extra butter and a small tin of Plumrose ham or smoked tuna / shredded cheese added in as well makes for a substantial feed

I've never managed to make palatable scrambled eggs from egg powder. What is the secret?


Lots of butter [ and/ or rich hydrated full cream milk]and don't forget to add salt and pepper. I mix salt and pepper 3 :1 before I leave, sometimes salt/ground black pepper and cayenne 4:1:1 by volume Packs a punch so you don't use as much
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 10:30 am

I also like bars for a quick cold breakfast. No cooking a no washing up. There are a wide variety you can buy (including muesli bars, etc). However, my preference is for my wife's home made "Honey Oat Bars". Man, I just can't get enough of those things. I don't have the recipe handy, but its something like: oats, butter, sultanas, honey. Pressed into a lamington tin and baked. Soooooooo good! Makes an amazing breakfast (or a great snack for any other time of day).

I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks. Also pancakes with lemon and sugar occasionally.

For longer walks, I have porridge at least every second day, and for every other day, I vary it with honey oat bars, some other cold cereal (with powdered milk), bacon and eggs, or pancakes.

When it comes to using breakfast bars, be very cautious and make sure you try them at home first. I once did a multi-day bushwalk with breakfast bars that I couldn't stand (rotated with various other breakfasts). My mate and I came to seriously dread the second and last day when it was time for more of the breakfast 'bricks' on that walk.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby photohiker » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 10:51 am

Muesli with plenty of dried fruit and nuts. I either add them or choose a brand that includes them. In the UK, I'm a fan of 'Dorset Muesli', it's really good. The other day I was shopping at Coles and amazingly, Dorset Muesli was on the shelf in several varieties. Not cheap though like it was in the UK...

I prepack my muesli into glad bags with dried milk powder. Just add water, roll down the sides of the bag and you're good to go. Only cleanup is my spoon and stash the empty bag in the pack.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby north-north-west » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 11:10 am

Son of a Beach wrote:I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks.

Some people are just way too obsessed about food. Last time at High Moor there were discarded eggshells there - and quite obviously not from hard-boiled eggs. With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Penguin » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 12:15 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks.

Some people are just way too obsessed about food. Last time at High Moor there were discarded eggshells there - and quite obviously not from hard-boiled eggs. With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.


Some people are just way too obsessed about food. +1

I take hard boiled eggs - quick and easy breakfast. I take my eggshells home. Hard boiled eggs last well on 3 to five day hikes.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby MickyB » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 1:19 pm

north-north-west wrote:With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.


I don't eat eggs so I've never had to worry about carrying them but I wonder if something like this would be useful for those who do.

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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 1:48 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:I usually have bacon and eggs (sometimes on an english muffin) for short walks.

Some people are just way too obsessed about food. Last time at High Moor there were discarded eggshells there - and quite obviously not from hard-boiled eggs. With the greatest care in the world I couldn't pack eggs in on that track and have them unbroken at High Moor.


I wouldn't take eggs in to High Moor either. I only carry them on short walks (up to 3 or 4 days). They're a bit too heavy to carry much further than that.

Here's how I package them (note that you have to be prepared to sacrifice a tiny bit of weight and space)...

Using scissors, cut out the required number of segments from an egg carton, place the eggs in that, and then place that all into a hard plastic container. Fill any remaining space with other soft/squishy food items to make sure that the carton cannot rattle around inside the plastic container (eg, zip-locked bags of tea leaves, oats, whatever).

I've never broken an egg on a bushwalk using this method.

Of course it also helps to avoid dropping your pack or falling over. :-)

I do enjoy good food on a bushwalk. It makes a great walk even better for me, so carrying the little extra weight is worth it for short walks.

Packing out empty egg shells is also trivally easy. Just plonk them straight back into the egg carton. When they are all used, squash the egg carton flat (with shells still inside it) by stepping on it. Fold and squash again, if necessary, and then put in your usual rubbish bag (eg, zip-lock bag). Then you can use the empty plastic container to store other food items, or whatever, in order to make best use of the space in your pack.

There's no excuse for the mess you saw at High Moor. :-(
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Nuts » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 7:04 pm

Eggs OvaEasy are now back with a few ebay sellers. A toasting wire and some Toscano Bruschetta? (carries well).
Morning Sun Almond and Peach muesli seems to also make a fine porridge mix.
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby corvus » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 9:18 pm

An easy breakfast (just add boiling water) is Maggi chicken flavoured 2 min noodles paired with Continental Dutch Curry and Rice Cos .
I put the dry ingredients into a 500ml screw top plastic container fill with boiling water seal and let it "cook" then eat ,yes I know it is high in salt but a nice flavour burst and around 1884 kj so a fair bit of energy to start the day with :lol:
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 8:09 am

Penguin wrote:I take hard boiled eggs - quick and easy breakfast. I take my eggshells home. Hard boiled eggs last well on 3 to five day hikes.

Why not just shell them at home?


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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 9:37 am

I find they keep better in the shell; once that protective shell comes of putrefaction steps in early, but fresh eggs keep for much longer than cooked.
I don't think I have ever taken cooked eggs away, even tho I may often take fresh for the first few days
I don't know what the new rules say but in the past we had to label eggs with the cooked date/peeled date and even tho refrigerated discard after 48 hours
Poaching eggs for a Caesar salad is a daily job
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Re: There must be more to breakfast than porridge...

Postby clance » Thu 14 Jan, 2016 9:25 pm

misselaineous2 wrote:while I know porridge ticks all the boxes for a nutritious, light weight, multiday breakfast solution, by day 2 I'm bored and day 3 I just can't stomach it anymore and instead I start hitting the chocolate stash before sun up. Needing breakfast ideas and inspiration to fill the belly and nourish the soul...

Mmm chocolate for brekky- yum

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