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9 easy recipes to make in the campervan

Even though you are travelling in a campervan, it doesn´t mean you cannot make your own meals throughout the day. In fact it is a great time to try out some new recipes. When travelling in Norway, what better way to eat dinner than with a view of a waterfall or a massive mountain?


In this blogpost we have nine quick and good meals you can make during your campervan vacation in Norway.


1. Beantortillas

This cheesy beantortilla is a perfect meal as either breakfast, lunch or dinner!


Ingredients (2-3 persons):

- 2 tomatoes, chopped

- 1 onion, chopped

- 1 can kidneybeans, drained

- around 1 liter water

- 1 pack tacospice (Norwegian: ”Tacokrydder”)

- 4 small/medium tortilla wraps

- 1 avocado

- 1 lime

- Cheese

- Salt

- Pepper


Method:

  1. Beanfill: Chop tomatoes and onions, and saute in a frying pan for about 7 minutes.

  2. Add kidneybeans, 0,5-1 liter water and ”tacospice”. Cook on midle temperature to a rich stir.

  3. Smash avocado with a fork in a pot and sprinkle it with some lime, pepper and salt.

  4. Take the contents in the frying pan over in a bowl, and wipe the frying pan clean.

  5. Take ¼ of the avocado mix and some spoons of beanfill on the one half of the tortilla wrap and top it with cheese. Then wrap the other half over.

  6. Put the wrap on the dry frying pan over the hob and fry until it smokes a little. Turn around the wrap.

  7. Repeat the process with the rest of the tortilla wraps and beanfill.

  8. Eat and enjoy!


2. Banana pancakes

Banana pancakes is perfect for breakfast if you have a sweet tooth. If you make some extra it is great to bring as a lunch through the day.


Ingredients:

- 1,5 bananas

- 2 eggs

- 2,5 dl oatflour

- 1 ts canel

- 1 ts baking soda

- around 0,5 dl milk or water

- Butter


Method:

  1. Smash the banana with a fork and wisp in egg and all the dry ingredients.

  2. Adjust with milk or water to a thick smoothie styled stir.

  3. Melt butter in the frying pan and heat the small pancakes on each side.

  4. Top the pancakes with either some Norwegian brown cheese, maple syrup, honey, extra banana, jam or something else!


3. Oatmeal

A classic oatmeal breakfast is perfect to make if you want something delicious, cheap, fast and filling.


Ingredients (2 person):

- 2,5 dl oatmeal

- 2,5 dl cup milk of choice

- 2,5 dl cup water

- Pinch of ground cinnamon

- 2 tablespoons cottage cheese (if you want)

- 1 tablespoon peanut butter

- Norwegian strawberries or other fruit for topping

- Honey


Method:

  1. In a saucepan, bring water and milk to boil.

  2. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the oats. Cook and stir until the oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid (around 5 minutes).

  3. Meanwhile chop the Norwegian strawberries (you get them by the road in the summertime), or some other fruit.

  4. Remove the oats from the heat, cover and let stand for around 2-3 minutes.

  5. Put the oatmeal in bowls and add a pinch of ground cinnamon, peanut butter, strawberries, some cottage cheese and honey.

  6. You can also add jam, blueberries, raspberries, banans and other yummy toppings.


4. Chia pudding

Ingredients (1 person):

- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

- 1,2 dl coconut milk or similar milk product

- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, honey or another sweetener

- Fruits, nuts, jam or other toppings


Method:

1. Pour ingredients into a cup and mix well. Let settle for about 2-3 minutes, then mix again.

2. Store in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. When you are ready to eat the pudding, top with your favorite nuts, jam, fruit or other topping. Enjoy cold!



5. Hot Chili Beanpot

A great stew that is filling, warm and easy to make.


Ingredients (3 persons):

- 1 carrot, chopped

- 1 red chili, chopped

- Oil or butter

- 1 can of white beans, drained

- 1-2 cans of kidney beans, drained

- 1 can chopped tomatoes

- ½ vegetable bouillon

- Quinoa or rice

- Sour cream or yoghurt


Method:

  1. Heat up around 4 dl water to 1,5 dl quiona (optional: add one vegetable bouillon for more taste). Cook to liquid is gone (around 18-20 minutes).

  2. Put chili and carrot in a saucepan and saute for around 5 minutes, until it gets soft and starting to brown in spots.

  3. Add the beans, tomatoes and ½ vegetable bouillon in the saucepan. Let boil.

  4. When the pot is thickening and the quinoa is done you have yourself a nice meal.

  5. Serve with sour cream or yoghurt if you like.


6. Codburgers

When in Norway you have to try out burgers with cod and haddock, since Norway is famous for their fish. If you do not want fish burger, you can easily change the burger with another type of meat.


Ingredients (4 burgers):

- 1 pack of "Fiskeburger" or "Lofotburger" (cod-/haddockburgers) from Lofoten

- 1 pack of burgerbread

- 1 pack of green mixed salad

- 1 mango

- 1 apple

- 1 cucumber

- 2 spring onions

- One box of aioli


Method:

  1. Heat the codburgers in a middle warm pan with some butter or oil (around 2 minutes each side).

  2. Cut burger breads in two and put on some green salad on the down side of the burger, then put a rich amount of aioli on top.

  3. Put on the codburger, and finish with some thin slices of apple, cucumber, spring onions and mango.

  4. Have some salad with the rest of the vegetables and fruit on the side of the burger.

  5. Enjoy!


7. Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

This dish is perfect for some of the chilly days in Norway. It is a stew with just a hint of spice to it. But, you can scan the measurements on the chili according to your heat preferences. It is healthy, cheap and delicious.


Ingredients (4 persons):

- 1 tablespoon oil or butter

- 1 onion, diced

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 sweet potato, chopped into cubes

- 4,5 dl broth

- 400g can chopped tomatoes

- 2 teaspoons chili powder

- 0,5 dl peanut butter

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 400g can chickpeas (drained)

- 5 dl tuscan kale (chopped)


Method:

  1. Heat the oil/butter in a pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute for around 5 minutes, until it gets soft and starting to brown in spots. Add chopped garlic and saute for about 1 minute.

  2. Add chopped sweet potato, can tomatoes, broth, peanut butter, salt and chili powder. Stir well and ensure the peanut butter is mixed and have no clumps remaining. Simmer, uncovered, for around 15-20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  3. Once potatoes are tender, add chickpeas and kale to the pot. Stir to combine the heat until the chickpeas are warmed and the kale has wilted.


8. Mushroom and Bacon Risotto

Perfect meal when you are on the move.


Ingredients:

- 1 tbsp oil or butter

- 1 onion, chopped

- 8 rasher bacon, chopped

- 250g button mushrooms

- 300g risotto rice

- 1l chicken stock

- grated parmesan to serve


Method:

  1. Heat oil or butter in a pot and add the bacon and onion, cooking for 5 minutes.

  2. Add mushrooms and cook for further 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the rice and cook until it goes clear and all juices have been absorbed.

  4. Gradually add the stock, stir well and wait for the stock to be absorbed before adding more (takes around 20 minutes).

  5. Once cooked, serve with grated parmesan.

  6. Tip: Add a splash of dry white wine and some chopped shallots for extra flavour.

9. Easy cinnamon rolls

These cinnamon rolls are so easy and good to make. You can either heat them in your campervan, or bring them on a hiking trip.


Ingredients:

- finished pizza dough

- butter

- sugar

- cinnamon

Method:

  1. Roll out the pizza dough. Mix together butter, sugar and cinnamon. You can choose yourself how much butter, sugar and cinnamon you want - but the more the better. You can also mix in some dark- or milk chocolate.

  2. Put the mix of butter, sugar and cinnamon on the pizza dough - and the chocolate if so.

  3. Roll the pizza dough, and cut it into pieces.

  4. Fry the pieces on both sides in a frying pan in a few minutes (preferably under a cover).

  5. Done! You can also bring these on your hiking trips.


Hope you enjoy the recipes and want to try some of them, or even all of them on your campervan trip in Norway!



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