Making this pumpkin coffee cake at the end of our walk in the Cranbrook Community Forest was an awesome treat! My favourite thing about our Backpack Baking videos are the warm treats at the end of a usually hard activity. I know I’m supposed to say that my favourite part is “connecting with nature“, or “getting exercise”, but let’s be real, it’s the reward at the end.
This walk in our local recreation site is not very difficult and it’s one that we do every couple of weeks. It’s perfect for those days where you want to get out and get some fresh air, but don’t have a lot of time to devote to hiking. The view of the valley at the end is beautiful, as you can see in the video. Even though it’s not a hard hike, it was definitely a nice change to have a treat at the end and take some time to enjoy the view, as usually we’re rushing up, and then back down!
Even Ruby liked it..the walk/hike and the cake.
For a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out how to combine our hiking adventures, and my love for baking into something that was more fluid. I’ve been doing cardio posts, spin routines, and outdoor activities for a while, but it seemed kind of disjointed, and without flow.
Well, Paul, being the internet guru that he is, found the perfect product for us! BEMCO’s Backpacker Oven! I do not claim to be an outdoor survivalist, or even know what half the gear I carry in my backpack does (Paul does, and I just carry it because he tells me to!), but this oven . . . I know what to do with it!! I love it. The first time we sat down, at the top of a mountain, on a cold, grey day and I got to bite into a warm muffin, was the best hiking event ever!