Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hiking Fuel

Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, we enjoyed a vigorous 1.5 hour hike at Silver Falls State Park, with our Dad. The park was packed - so many people enjoying the sunny weather and the gorgeous forested park!

We had a nice picnic in the sun - brought carrot sticks, oranges, pistachios, crackers, banana, and potato chips. Just various foods that are easy to transport and don't necessarily require refrigeration.

For fuel after or during the hike, we enjoyed homemade oatmeal banana bars and kamut muffins. We adapted this recipe for oatmeal snack bars and used dried bananas! For the kamut muffins, we followed the Triticale Breakfast Muffin recipe on the back of Bob's Red Mill's Triticale Cereal/Meal. Used all kamut flour and kamut cereal/meal, and it turned out excellent! A new favorite muffin that's not too sweet, to be eaten for breakfast or for snacks! Kamut gives a buttery-corny flavor, and in a biscuit kamut flour makes it taste buttery, and in this muffin recipe with the kamut meal, it tasted a little like cornbread muffins!

Kamut Muffins

1 cup Kamut cereal/meal
1 cup kamut flour
2 Tb sugar
1/2 tsp salt
>1 Tb baking powder
1 Tb flaxmeal
1 cup non-dairy milk (we used 1/2 rice, 1/2 soy)

Mix dry ingredients, then add liquid and mix until combined. Pour into prepared muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes for mini-muffins, or 15-20 for larger ones. We made 12 mini muffins.

Other hiking foods we like to have include:

rice cakes
dried fruit
Just Tomatoes freeze-dried peas
Heart Thrives
bananas, apples

What are your favorite picnic foods and hiking snacks that are easy to transport and eat, and provide great fuel? There are alot of energy bars out there, but so many of them are full of junky ingredients, and we personally prefer homemade wholesome snacks.

Have a great Memorial Day!

Kamut on Foodista


Alisa@Foodista said...

Hi, I followed you from the foodieblogroll and sdgsdfsdfsfsfsfsfsdfsfsfsfdsfsfsfdsfdsfsfsdfsd Hope you wont mind,I'd love to guide our readers to your site, just add this foodista widget to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!

Alisa@Foodista said...

ooops sorry about that,my keyboard is acting up.really sorry!