Re: secret backpacking recipes???
Everyone here cites Oatmeal for breakfast...I pre-package all my own oatmeal using Quaker old fashioned rolled oats, not the instant--I think the flavor is better.
That said, if it isn't berry season (depends where you are) you can do a couple things to make these more interesting and varied.
I like freeze-dried fruit or berries berries like rasberries, blueberries, apples and Peaches will make your breakfast something you not only look forward to but you get added vitamins and calories without much weight penalty.
Next favorite is pecans and brown sugar or walnuts and brown sugar--add a little salt 1/8tsp to make up for the electrolytes you're going to lose in your morning hike...plus it's just a little tastier. If you can find maple sugar or make your own it's also a nice variation.
The ONLY place you should ever make or eat instant grits is while backpacking. Do not do this at home, any self respecting southerner would have a &^*t fit (I'm a Yankee--living in Virginia). I carry dried cheeze like real grated parmasean or reggiano - add fresh cracked pepper and pre-cooked/crumbled bacon and you've got a pretty good breakfast if you like something hearty rather than sweet for breakfast. You can find maple grits if you like a sweet version, but I stick to plain, cheeze or butter instant grits.
I don't like freeze dried eggs, but if you need/want some protein you can go this route...I think it tastes like crap--even the ones in MRE's make me a little nauseaus...