Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But when you’re out camping, it’s easy to fall into the same breakfast rut day after day. The good news with these deliciously easy camping breakfast ideas, you’ll have plenty of satisfying meal options that will leave you and your group satisfied and ready to take the day on!
You don’t need much to cook any of these meals — just some foil and maybe a pot or pan if you want to heat up the food. Some of them can also be eaten cold, so they’re perfect for those mornings when you wake up late and have to leave quickly. So without further ado, let’s check them out!
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Dutch Baby Pancakes
Also known as German pancakes, Dutch baby pancakes are a cross between a pancake and a popover, with some of the lightest, fluffiest textures around. The secret is to use baking powder and eggs, which combine to make the pancakes rise dramatically when heated. They’re also easy to make: Just whisk together the ingredients, pour them into a cast-iron skillet, and bake in the Dutch oven until golden brown. It’s best not to cook them on an open fire, though — they’ll burn quickly! You can serve them with butter and syrup or top them with fresh fruit, nuts, and a dollop of whipped cream.
Peanut Butter Toast
This is the easiest breakfast option on our list. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? And while you could just as easily eat a sandwich at home, it’s even better when it’s eaten outdoors. And it’s not much work at all. To make peanut butter toast over a campfire, simply spread peanut butter on two slices of bread, or english muffins, add some strawberry jam if you like, and wrap in foil. Then use the foil to press down on the bread, so your breakfast gets nice and toasty. You can even add a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor! Prepare extras and store in a plastic bag for an easy meal while on the trail.
If you’ve never had a campfire frittata, it’s worth trying at least once. It’s basically an omelet cooked over a fire — and it tastes amazing. To make one, just mix together some eggs with your favorite vegetables and spices (you can even add cheese if you want). Then pour the mixture into a frying pan with some oil and place it over your fire. Cook until the egg is firm but not hard (about 10 minutes). When it’s done, cut it into wedges and serve with some fresh fruit on the side.
Nutella and Banana S’more
You can’t have a list of deliciously easy camping breakfast ideas without something decadent and sweet on it. This Nutella and banana s’more will fit the bill perfectly. It takes just 10 minutes to make and uses only a few ingredients! This easy recipe calls for Nutella spread as well as marshmallows and bananas, but feel free to substitute any toppings that you prefer (or if you don’t have any Nutella on hand). The result is a delicious treat that will wake up your senses and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast food and a simple camping breakfast option that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. When camping, they are especially easy to make because all you need is a frying pan and some butter or olive oil. Simply scramble up your eggs in the pan with salt and pepper to taste. Then cook them until they reach your desired consistency. You can also add chopped onions, mushrooms, or bell peppers for extra flavor if desired.
The perfect camping breakfast is all about easy preparation and a hearty meal that will hold you over until lunch. Enter: the bacon, egg, and avocado sandwich. This simple breakfast recipe comes together with just four ingredients (five if you include salt and pepper) and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Even better, the bacon can be cooked in a cast iron skillet over an open flame on the camp stove! Add a little cheddar cheese or cream cheese if you want to make it truly decadent.
Tasty and easy to make, shakshuka is a delicious Moroccan dish that is especially good when camping. You can make it over a campfire by poaching the eggs in a saucepan or by frying them on foil. If you want to add meat to the recipe, cook ground beef separately and then add it to the pan after it’s done.
Campfire Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos are one of our favorites on this list of deliciously easy camping breakfast ideas because it’s easy to throw them together, they can be eaten hot or cold, and take just minutes to cook. This yummy breakfast also provides plenty of protein and carbs to keep you going all morning long. You can make them with eggs, any kind of meat, and/or veggies, but we recommend bacon, sausage, ham, and hash browns for extra flavor. Just prepare the egg mixture, stuff it in the flour tortillas, and serve with sour cream.
Tips for Making Meals at Camp
- Before heading into the wilderness, make a meal plan and buy ingredients accordingly.
- While you can always grill meat on the campfire, it’s important to bring utensils like a portable camping stove or grill, a skillet or pot, and a spatula or grilling tongs.
- Consider packing non-perishable items such as peanut butter, bread, dried fruits, and nuts. These items are easy to pack and can be used to make quick and easy breakfasts. Don’t forget to pack condiments.
- Invest in a cooler and use plenty of ice packs to keep food cold and safe.
- Store all food items in a cool, dry place out of the reach of animals.
Breakfast can be a tough meal to prepare while camping because you often have no access to all the ingredients you need. But with a little planning, preparation, and these deliciously easy camping breakfast ideas, you’ll be sure to enjoy a hearty meal that’ll keep you going for the entire day!
Nasir has summited some of Pakistan’s highest peaks. He is setting off to trek Nepal in Summer of 2023 and will be blogging about his experiences.