5 Perfect Breakfasts for Canoeing this Autumn
As the cold air starts to creep in and we begin the days with a chillier morning, we think it’s the perfect time to start eating something a little warmer and heartier for breakfast to keep you sustained and your furnace fuelled up while out paddling in the canoe this autumn.
You would be surprised how quick and easy it is to pack in the right carbohydrates, protein and fats to fuel your day on the river, lake or sea. So, put down the store bought sugary granola bar and take a look at our five easy to make warming breakfasts for those cooler mornings.
1. Go-to breakfast
A straightforward warming breakfast regarding prep and cook time, has to be the faithful oatmeal, chocked full of antioxidants and dietary fibre as well as being rich with many nutrients. Everyone likes it their way, but we advise giving the recipe below a go.
Get one packet of plain instant porridge, add one and a half teaspoons worth of peanut or almond butter, add whole milk, heat up and throw on some natural syrup or honey. It’s the perfect combination of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats to keep you going all morning during your paddle. Also, you could stick it in a wide Thermos and take it out on the road or the water to eat on the go.
We have to admit, simple is sometimes better when it comes to a well-rounded warming breakfast with a protein kick. Try this one out!
Top two lightly toasted rounds of whole-grain bread with smashed avocado, and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Add two sunny-side up eggs for your morning dose of protein. If you can’t wait to get out on the river, cook the eggs a little longer until hard, then stack them up in a Tupperware container and chuck them in your dry bag.
3. Grains, fruit and nut
Here we have a beautiful, chilly weather breakfast to fire your furnace up for the day ahead on the water! A basic formula that can be mixed and matched according to your taste.
Essential components include a grain, a fruit and a nut. Oats are a great place to start for a grain, then maybe add some banana that’s been seared in a pan, topped with crushed walnut. You can substitute oats with grits (ground cornmeal) or Farina (ground wheat), change banana for apple, pear, or blueberries and swap out walnut for pecans or almonds- any combination works beautifully. We advise throwing it all in a pan or microwave to heat it up, then topping it with whole milk or yoghurt and a splash of agave or maple syrup.
4. Eggy Bread
A perfect and quick fix that is a hot and healthy breakfast; “egg in a basket.” Simply cut a hole in a piece of wheat bread, melt some butter in the pan and fry the bread until it browns on one side. Next, chuck an egg in the middle of the bread, fry until the bread and egg can be flipped, then flip it over and fry off the top of the egg. To be extra healthy, cut the butter out of the equation, pre-toast the wheat bread and just cook the egg inside. Try a little drop of good olive, so your egg doesn’t get stuck to the pan. Keep it simple with a little bit of tomato salsa or throw on some salmon and spinach for a hearty, healthy warming breakfast to set you up for a day behind the paddle.
5. Breakfast or dessert?
Good for when you are on the go, try this healthy take on the classic breakfast sandwich. Prepare two whole grain toaster waffles (make the batter the night before to save time). Simply spread on a couple of table spoons of your favourite nut butter and jam of your choice. Eat with some fresh strawberries or blueberries and a dollop of yoghurt if you have the time for a sit-down breakfast.
Like and share any ideas you have for a warming autumn breakfast, and don’t forget to check out our canoes for sale, here at Canoe & Kayak Direct.