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Meet the Hiking Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed

Gorp Muffins

Gorp is the hiker’s snack.  Whether or not you see yourself as a serious outdoorsy type, I assure you that these gorp muffins are for you.  Gorp muffins are for mom and/or dad out with the scout troop, a short day hike with friends, a stroll around a city sculpture park on your lunch break, the trip to the parking garage, or even the perilous trek across the kitchen to open the oven.

Gorp (for those who haven’t encountered the term) is another word for trail mix.  I’ve always heard that it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts.”  However, according to Wikipedia, others say that it stands for “granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts,” “grapes, oranges, raisins and peanuts,” or “gobs of raw protein.”

These gorp muffins are packed with peanuts, raisins, oats, and chocolate chips – you can’t take a bite that doesn’t have at least two of the four.  The muffins taste exactly like the beloved trail mix!

Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton's Favorite Bakery for Homestyle Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads

I created the gorp muffins based entirely on a gorp cookie recipe from Tate’s Bake Shop.

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Gorp Muffin Recipe

Regency Pack of 48 Tulip Standard Baking Cups, Brown

I like to bake muffins in tulip baking cups.  It’s purely an aesthetic choice.  If you use cupcake liners instead, the yield for this recipe would be slightly higher (around 12 muffins).

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Gorp Muffins

Gorp is the hiker's snack. Whether or not you see yourself as a serious outdoorsy type, I assure you that these gorp muffins are for you.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gorp, gorp muffins, hiking snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 gorp muffins
Calories 488kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little bit at a time until just combined.
  • Mix in half and half until fully integrated.
  • Stir in oats, chocolate chips, peanuts, and raisins.
  • Fill muffin cups all the way to the top with batter (they won't rise).
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out dry.


Nutrition Facts
Gorp Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 322mg13%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13 comments on “Meet the Hiking Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed”

  1. Pattisays:

    These seem so amazing. Do you know how many calories are in each muffin?

  2. Desisays:

    Glad you liked the cookbook! Your muffins look delicious! I want my hands on that cookbook you sent!!!! :) Enjoy!

  3. Hollysays:

    Pinned these to make for my son– he’ll love them and I will too! I enjoyed this cookbook swap, what a great idea!

  4. Tarasays:

    Looks like a great cookbook! Wonderful idea on the muffins! My husband would love these, minus the chocolate chips.

  5. As a baker…this is one book I would love to own! These muffins are so creative and look so good! And now you’ve got me curious about the chocolate chip cookies! Glad to have been introduced to your wonderful blog through this swap! : )

  6. Susansays:

    What a great book. It has been so much fun discovering new (to me) blogs! I love baking & have heard so much about Tate’s.

  7. Thank you so much for participating in the swap and helping to make it a success! I haven’t had gorp in forever and it sure brings back memories of hikes long ago, lol! I bet the muffins are fabulous!

  8. Adrianasays:

    Gorp? I have to admit I did not know what it was or stood for. What a great idea for a muffin!

  9. Christysays:

    I think I just found my new breakfast. These sound great, and healthy.

    It has been so much fun to discover all these great cookbooks and blogs! I may get lost in your drink section –

  10. Tate’s chocolate chip cookies are really good, what a fun book and I love that you took the Gorp recipe and turned it into muffins – such a great idea! Thanks again for participating :)

  11. Yum! Great inspiration for your muffins! I’m going to make them and sub olive oil for the butter and I will report back.

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