One of the most important elements of a wilderness trip is the food.
Of course there’s the obvious need for the food on trip to nourish and fuel your body for the physical demands of the trip, but there are other reasons that meal-time on trip is so important. The time spent around the fire preparing and cooking a meal in outdoor makeshift kitchens can often unify and connect the group in a different way than the physical aspects of the trip can. These meal times give you a chance to debrief about the successes and challenges of the day, or just simply hang out and enjoy the down time.
If you want to recreate those memories, we’ve tapped into our wilderness trip cookbooks to find the most talked about favourite recipes. Note that these recipes are written around being in an outdoor wilderness setting, and to feed 10 people, but can easily be adapted to your home kitchen!
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 oz oil, for frying
- water for mixing
To make Cinnamon Sugar:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients with just enough water to make a sticky dough.
- You can either: divide the dough up into 10 portions and cook over the fire wrapped around a stick OR cook in a frying pan in a little oil. If you cook in the pan, the bannock should be about½” thick.
- When the dough is golden, flip the bannock tocook the top.
- Combine Cinnamon Sugar ingredients, and sprinkle on the cooked dough.
- Cut, serve and enjoy!
Easy Breakfast Wraps
- 20 tortillas
- 2 cups soy butter
- 2 cups jam
- 5 bananas
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Top tortilla with soy butter and the chopped fruit.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Wrap and enjoy!
Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli
- 8 cups macaroni noodles
- 4 L water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups cheese powder
- 4 oz freeze dried broccoli
- In a pot or bowl, cover broccoli with water and let sit until pasta is cooked.
- Bring water to a boil. Add salt and then noodles. Reduce heat and simmer until noodles are cooked.
- Add the cheese powder to the rehydrated broccoli to cooked noodles and stir to combine until the broccoli is warned.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 20 pitas
- 2 cups tomato powder
- 2 cups water
- 2 peppers diced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
- In a pot, combinetomato powder and water, mix well and heat until warmed and thickened to sauceconsistency.
- Spread pitas with sauce, top with diced vegetables and cheese.
- Wrap in foil and heat over fire or stovetop.