#TrailTime Food: Nutella French Toast

Happy Monday!

Awhile back, the folks at Sierra Trading Post’s Social Hub emailed and asked if I would like to participate in their backpacking food roundup with some of their other extra cool outdoor bloggers.

Guys, food and backpacking are like my favorite things; of course I wanted to participate!

As a result, a bunch of us are posting our tastiest backpacking recipes today on our own sites while linking up over on the Social Hub’s page. If you’re looking for a collection of great recipes, definitely check out their roundup.

And let me know if you try out this french toast the next time you’re on the trail!


2 large eggs {or egg beaters}

1/2 cup worth of powdered milk

2T olive oil

4 slices bread

Nutella – as much as you want!

Cinnamon, nutmeg & salt to taste



1. If using real eggs, crack them into a ziploc bag ahead of time. Otherwise, you’ll end up with cracked eggs in your backpack! It never hurts to double bag them to ensure zero leakage

2. We have a small cooking kit that has small containers for spices and oil, but if you don’t have something like that, put those in ziploc baggies ahead of time also. A bag of cinnamon weighs a lot less than the entire container!

3. I’ve occasionally seen travel sized packages of Nutella but if you can’t find those, put a few spoonfuls in ziploc bag.

4. Cut slices of bread in half



1. Mix the powdered milk with the appropriate amount of water. Add in the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir together.

2. Heat oil in your pan over medium heat.

3. Dip bread into your egg mixture on both sides.

4. Transfer to pan and cook until first side is brown; flip to other side.

5. While second side of bread is browning, cover the top side in nutella.

6. Take both pieces of bread and mash them together, creating a melted-nutella sandwich that you can eat with your hands. No silverware or plate needed!


What’s your fave backpacking recipe?



  • Reply Marissa @Barefoot Colorado at

    YUM! This sounds delicious + pretty simple! I’ll have to keep it in mind 🙂

  • Reply Andy at

    Whoa. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Kate at

    Yum! I’m trying this on my next trip!

  • Reply Cora at

    doesn’t the cracked egg in the ziplock get icky real quick? Can’t imagine carrying eggs with me on a hiking trip (esp. when it’s hot out).
    Other than that, you can never go wrong with nutella 🙂

    • Reply heather at

      Nah, it doesn’t get too bad! I mean, I wouldn’t carry it for multiple days before eating it, but if it’s just overnight, I haven’t had any problems. Or, like I mentioned, you can always go with the egg beaters!

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