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Gorp Muffins – Perfect for Any Occasion

Whether or not you see yourself as a serious outdoorsy type, I assure you that these gorp muffins – packed with peanuts, raisins, oats, and chocolate chips – are for you. Gorp muffins are for times out with the scout troop, a short day hike on the trail 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 Muffins

What Does Gorp Stand For?

People often ask, “What is gorp?” Gorp is another word for trail mix. It is a traditional hiker’s snack.

I’ve always heard that gorp stands for good old raisins and peanuts. However, others say that the recipe is for:

  • granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts
  • grapes, oranges, raisins and peanuts
  • gobs of raw protein

Gorp Muffin Recipe

The peanuts, raisins, oats, and chocolate chips in these gorp muffins are mixed throughout – 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!

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

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

Other Recipes

If you like muffins, try my banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins, or peach muffins with crumb topping.

I also recommend that you learn how to make monkey bread muffins because they are super easy and fun to eat.

For another great hiking snack, make banana leather with nutella ahead of time.

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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 muffins, hiking snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 488kcal
Author Stef


  • 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.


This recipe yields 9 large tulip baking cup muffins. If you use normal cupcake/muffin liners, it will yield 12 muffins.


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 57g19%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 449IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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