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Hudson Bay Bread

Hudson Bay Bread

In the summer of 2004, Derick went on a trek at the Boy Scout Northern Tier High Adventure Base Camp in Bissett, Manitoba, Canada. A float plane dropped the group off at a lake where they then trekked and canoed during their adventure. Derick was introduced to Hudson Bay Bread on the trek and it was one of their sustaining foods during the trek. Recently, we were talking about the trip and found a recipe online for the bread so we decided to make some. It’s definitely high calorie and not something you wanna eat every day. But if you’re taking a trek or need some high calorie food to pack for a remote trip, then this recipe might come in handy!

9.5 cups rolled oats, blended

1 cup nuts, chopped or blended

2 cups white sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla (or a bit more if you like!;-) )

2 cups butter or margarine

Blend oats, one cup at a time. Blend or chop nuts. In bowl, mix all ingredients together. Press into greased cookie sheet (1/2-1″ thick). Bake at 360 degrees for about 8 min. The bread will start to rise a little, so take out and press down with rolling pin or spatula, then bake another 8 min, or until golden brown. Take out and press down again (if you don’t, then it will crumble). Don’t over bake! Cut into pieces while still warm. Let cool and enjoy!

Note: Although it’s called “bread” it’s more like a soft granola bar. Derick said the Hudson Bay Bread he had was on the thicker side, but with this recipe you can make it a little thinner if you prefer.

Do you enjoy hiking and/or camping? What are some fun places you’ve been?

Fun Fact: Derick and Dan (his brother) both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Have you or a family member been involved in the Boy Scouts?

Recipe credit: (Bissett version)

Disclaimer: Recipes on this site are a collection of our favorites. Some are our own recipes and others may have not originated on our site and/or have been adapted from other sites.


  1. Margaret

    Wow, Derrick has been in Manitoba Canada?! Didnt know that before. We live in the cold deep freeze of Manitoba Canada. We had wind chill of -60F last week for half week!! And then -50’s F for many weeks already. This past weekend we had full of blizzards. But summers are gorgeous, but oh so short!! 🙂 Glad to hear he got to enjoy a hike in beautiful Manitoba. 🙂

    • Ruby

      Same! I’m from rural Manitoba. Hour northeast of Winnipeg. Love our province!!!

  2. Regina Shea

    I’m not a huge camper but my family likes camping. I’m trying to remember some places I’ve camped. Let’s see, I’ve camped at Lake Cahuma in Santa Barbara, Live Oak Campgrounds also in Santa Barbara.
    I once went on a backpacking trip to Florence Lake ( in California) with a group of junior highers as a counselor. That was a interesting trip to say the least. This recipe sounds delicious and I agree it is high in calories but it is great for people who work out a lot.
    As far as Boy Scounts I never was involved because I have all girls.

  3. Doreen

    Hi Jill! Funny you mention Boy Scouts because as I’m reading your post my boys are at their weekly Boy Scout meeting. They are currently working on getting their First class rank and will hopefully due so tonight as they have their scoutmaster review meeting and Board of Review meeting tonight (Derick may be familiar with those terms?). They are also close to finishing their cooking merit badge which has been a lot of work. The recipe looks good for a camping trip except that my boys have peanut and tree nut allergies. I’m not sure if something could replace the nuts. Thanks for posting!

    • Karen

      Try dried chopped fruit: apricots would work well. I’ve used them instead of nuts in banana bread

  4. cb

    Maybe sunflower seeds would work?


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