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Breakfast Cookies Are Great for Camping

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A true glamper needs to be armed with a few tasty meals and treats.  I love to cook, and it is fun to discover new recipes that will work well for our camping trips.  Camping meals or snacks for our crew need to be easy, provide some nutritional value and appeal to even a toddler.  That is a tall order to fill.

Several months ago, I started following Sally's Baking Addiction.  It started with a Soft Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe that has become a staple for birthday parties and social activities in our home.  It is a perfect cookie recipe that is easy and delicious.  If you don't read any further, pin this cookie recipe to your Pinterest page.  You will be glad you did.  Also, keep reading.  You don't want to miss out on these breakfast cookies either.

I follow Sally's Baking Addiction on Twitter and Instagram as well.  She has great recipes that are inspiring and give me ideas for new recipes.  Her recipes are easy to follow, and combine great pictures with simple instructions.

When her recipe for Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies showed up in my Twitter feed, I couldn't resist.  Everything about this recipe was perfect.  These breakfast cookies are made with oatmeal, almond butter, bananas, honey, cinnamon, nuts, cinnamon and blueberries.  Everything about these breakfast treats is delicious!

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and things that I typically always have on hand.

Mix everything in one bowl.  Easy clean up!

Scoop out in 1/4 cup mounds to bake.  I used parchment paper to bake on.  This also makes for easy clean up.


I first made these for breakfast to use up some bananas.  They were great!  The combination of flavors is perfect.  They are filling, and I can pronounce every ingredient.  No preservatives.

After baking these the first time, I was taken by how portable they are.  Its a cookie for breakfast!  These can be baked and placed into baggies or wrapped into a napkin to eat on the go.  Its like a chewy granola bar, but better - way better!

Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies


Now my wheels were turning.   Why couldn't these go camping?  They can be prepared the day that you leave and eaten for breakfast or for a snack while hiking.  Since they can be stored in one plastic container or individually, they are easy to take on the go.

Also, I am all about taking one recipe and seeing how I can make it by taking a "use what I have" approach.  I recently decided to make these but was out of blueberries.  I did have frozen cranberries.  I make a simple substitution.  Perfect.  The tart cranberries with the sweet bananas and the crunchy nuts was great.

Breakfast cookies with the cranberry variation.  So good!

If you are looking for a new, easy and healthy snack to take on your next road trip or camping trip, look no further.  This is it.  Skip the granola bars and take these breakfast cookies.  They are great and have all of the good stuff with non of the additives.

One thing to keep in mind is that you will need to eat these rather quickly.  Baking from scratch and ditching the preservatives means that you also shorten the shelf life of your baked goods.  I can live with that sacrifice.  And, you will find that these won't stick around long.  Everyone loves them.

Up your glamping or camping status and pack along some homemade goodies for your next trip. Your family will thank you.  These breakfast treats can be eaten at any time of day, and you will feel like a baking pro without all of the work.

Be sure to check out the rest of my blog for more camping ideas.  If you are looking for camping meal ideas, check out my 5 Tips for Easy Meals.  Be sure to comment and share some of your camping meal and recipe ideas.  I'd love to hear what you like to take along on your trips.  Have a great week and get out there and bake something special for your next trip!

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