Easy Maple Cinnamon Tendon-Strengthening Granola

Here is another recipe for my foodie, health-nut climbing buds. This maple cinnamon granola, inspired by and adapted from Steph Davis’s “Homemade Granola,” takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, packs lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber-rich whole grains (think: keeps you full for hours), and tastes amazing plain, with soy or cow’s milk, cooked as…

Homemade Spreadable Trail Mix: A Photographic How To

Trail mix and nut butters have long been outdoor enthusiasts’ staple foods. They’re packable, dense, nutritious fuel. Unfortunately, after several jars of creamy PB and a pound of almonds and dried fruit, you start to hate your go-to snacks. Here is an easy homemade twist on traditional trail mix to make you love “good ol’ raisins and peanuts” again…

Way Too Easy Maple Coconut Climbing Scones

It’s certainly convenient to snag a few coffee shop (or gas station…) baked goods on the way to the crag and/or boulder field for a delicious mid-day energy boost. But for those looking to save money and enjoy a just-as-tasty but healthier option, baking these simple homemade scones is the way to go. Not only are they incredibly quick and…

Pre-Climbing Power French Toast

Looking to mix up your pre-cragging breakfast routine? Find yourself hungry halfway through your warm-up? Just want something healthy but tasty and simple to make for your next meal? Pre-Climbing Power French Toast has you covered. INGREDIENTS: 1 egg 2 (or 3 if you’re super hungry) slices Ezekiel bread 1 tablespoon whole milk 1 dash…

Climbing Cookies: Delicious, Nutritious Crag Fuel

Alex Honnold fuels his free-solos with cookies—his favorite are chocolate chip—and he crushes everything from 290 pitches on his birthday to biking hundreds of miles to climb all of California’s 14,000-footers.  You should give in to the cookie temptation too. Why? Well for one, you’ll be one step closer to being Alex Honnold. For another, you’ll…