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Grab and go breakfast baking ideas

My daughter at college wants me to make her some portable but hearty breakfast treats. I'm looking for baked items that ship well but also have a nutritional punch—high in protein, whole grains, and good fats to get her through some long days. Ideas?

asked by Windischgirl 14 days ago

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Nancy

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added 14 days ago

Not specifically breakfast bars, but yes designed for energy on the go.
Journey cakes or johnny cakes.
Used to make many varieties from "Simple Foods for the Pack" (1976 cookbook designed for backpackers who cooked) and they were terrific. Based on a variety of foods using flour, cornmeal, potatoes as a bulk base and sometimes adding vegetables or meat (or not adding, but eating the veg & meat with the johnny cake). They can be frozen & shipped.
Now a second edition is out. This article has some background & recipes.
http://www.thereporter...

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Nancy

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added 14 days ago

Another idea - individual quiches (small pie pans or muffin size) or hand pies, with fillings to your daughter's taste.

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BerryBaby

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added 14 days ago

Nancy, these all sound wonderful but how would one ship quiche?

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Nancy

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added 14 days ago

The small quiches (roughly 2 to 4" diameter) can be frozen, wrapped in foil or plastic film, packed with crustless tops facing each other and some cushioning material in a box.

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BerryBaby

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added 14 days ago

My Harvest Muffin recipe is great! Apples, carrots, zucchini and nuts with fall spices. They freeze beautifully too. BB

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added 14 days ago

Thanks, BB! I may make a batch for my own breakfasts (change it up from my usual homemade granola...)

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added 14 days ago

Hi Nancy,
I think she'd love the quiches, but I had the same question about shipping. I'm more concerned about a custard sitting around at room temperature for 3 days while USPS transports from Philly to Boston. Even if I send it frozen, it'll thaw out the first day.

However, when she's home on break, I can send her back with a batch! She'd love the idea.

Some of the Johnnycake recipes sound good, especially the polenta with seeds. Thanks for the link; it's also interesting reading.

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