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Breakfast boredom busters

It’s the most important meal of the day, but often on a tramping trip breakfast can be an afterthought. Here are five breakfast recipes that are worth getting out of your sleeping bag for.

Breakfast cookies

Breakfast cookies. Photo: Mark Banham

Just because you’re in a rush doesn’t mean you can’t have a tasty breaky. Preparing a few of these breakfast cookies before a trip mean you can make a swift exit before the weather packs in, or the bunks fill up at the next hut. Get the recipe

Backcountry pancakes

Bacon and banana pancakes. Photo: Mark Banham

A little luxury can go a long way to reviving spirits on a multi-day tramp. If the weather packs in and you’ve got a hut-day, you’ll be grateful you’ve packed something a little more decadent. Get the recipe

Mountaineers’ muesli

Start the day off with the right breakfast and no mountain is too tall. Photo: Mark Banham

Muesli is quick, light and can be prepared and divided into portions before you hit the trail to save on time. Adding extra variety to muesli and some dried fruit can take this breakfast to the next level. This recipe also includes a tip for making yoghurt on the go as well. Get the recipe

Breakfast filler

Now just add water and soak overnight. Photo: Maddy Bellcroft

Overnight oats are ready when you wake up and provide a nourishing and filling breakfast. By adding a mix of seeds, spices and dried fruits, you can keep evolving the recipe to add variety to your tramping diet. Get the recipe

Breakfast ‘wow’

It’s called ‘wow’ because it’s hard to believe something that looks so good can be made in the backcountry. Photo: Maddy Bellcroft

Sometimes, tramping breakfasts call for a bit of wow factor. Make this recipe for buckwheat pancakes with dried fruit compote for your tramping companions and they’ll be in your debt for the rest of the trip. Get the recipe