3 Delicious Breakfast Spreads [Video]

By Molly Herber

Sep 18, 2015


Mmm, Pancakes with NOLS He can't wait to get some cinnamon-honey butter on his pancakes. Photo by Rick Bieterman.


Whether you like your breakfast sweet or savory, you’ll love being able to whip up these spreads in the frontcountry or the backcountry for your toast, oatmeal, pancakes, or to lick up straight from the jar!

For those with a sweet tooth: Wild Berry Jam


  • 2 cups fresh berries
  • ½-1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 Tbs. flour to thicken (if desired)


  1. Wash berries and crush them. Measure out 2 cups and put into pan.
  2. Bring crushed berries to a boil, then add sugar and flour
  3. Cook rapidly until thick. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  4. Spread and enjoy!

If you're camping with kids, this is a fun way to ask them to help out by gathering their own berries for breakfast!

For a more subtle taste: Cinnamon-Honey Butter


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spread and enjoy!

Especially delicious on pancakes.

For a power-packed morning: Power Peanut Butter Spread


  • ½ cup peanut butter (cashew, almond, or soy nut butters also work well)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered milk (you can use regular, soy, coconut, or Nido powdered milks)


  1. Carefully melt peanut butter, honey, and butter in a pot.
  2. Stir in powdered milk.
  3. Spread and enjoy!

Want to get creative? Try adding sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, raisins, or chopped dried fruit.

Like your sweets? Check out these gluten-free cinnamon rolls:

Recipes from the 7th edition of the NOLS Cookery

Written By

Molly Herber

Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber

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