While I look forward to coffee most of all in the morning, a hearty breakfast comes second.
Breakfast is important. It’s the meal that starts the day and gives your family the energy they need to keep them moving.
When we camp, it’s all about simple breakfast. With two energetic and hungry little boys, I want to serve nutritious, delicious food that requires minimal cleaning. Even though I love cooking around the campfire, I don’t want to spend all day preparing and picking up outdoors after our breakfast.
11 easy camping breakfast recipes
Camping breakfasts don’t have to be boring to be easy. You don’t have to settle for packaged granola, peanut butter toast, or simple scrambled eggs every morning. Our family has compiled a list of our top 11 easy camping breakfast ideas. These recipes are easy to make, taste great, and for the most part require minimal cleaning.
1. Perfect yogurt
Try this for a light and lovely breakfast perfect yogurt Recipe. This simple camping breakfast idea can be prepared ahead of time and kept in mason jars until you and your family are ready to enjoy it. Fill your glasses with your favorite yogurt, berries (you can choose fresh or frozen) and cereal. It’s super easy to make, healthy, and delicious.
2. Freezer breakfast sandwich
Start your day with a freezer breakfast sandwich. This Breakfast rolls can be prepared in advance and then frozen. With baked eggs, ham or bacon of your choice and a slice of cheddar cheese, these are one of our family favorites. When you’re ready to eat, you can simply reheat these sandwiches over the fire or the camping stove.
3. Beans on toast
To me, nothing says camping like beans on toast. It’s that easy. We use this recipe to prepare the baked beans from scratch in advance. However, you can also choose to keep things simple and just bring a can of beans. Then you only need to brown a few pieces of bread with your camping stove or fire and enjoy. There are almost no dishes and it’s a hearty meal that will keep your tummy full for hours.
4. No-bake granola bars
Full of healthy fats and lots of fiber, these Muesli bars without baking are one of our favorite easy breakfast options. These can be made ahead of time and frozen until you’re ready to hit the streets. This camping meal is a great option for anyone looking to wake up, recharge, and start the day.
5. Breakfast quesadilla
Quesadillas are one of my favorite meals when we are camping. this Breakfast quesadilla recipe is easy to make, easy to clean and my kids love it. Quesadillas are also easy to customize to suit your children’s different tastes by changing the veg, meat, and cheese options. We like to give our quesadillas a little freshness by topping them with a little ripe avocado and sliced tomatoes. Save time and manual labor by buying pre-shredded cheese.
6. Banana and zucchini muffins
Do this Healthy banana and zucchini muffins for a quick and easy breakfast in advance. Serve it with some sliced fruit and you are off to a good start. I love these muffins because I can pack them full of zucchini without my kids noticing and there is no white sugar. All the sweetness comes from the bananas and your choice of honey or maple syrup.
7. Cast iron frittata
No oven, no problem! this Cast iron frittata recipe can be made over the fire. For a perfect, even cooking process, this camping recipe recommends using a cast iron lid over your pan. If you don’t have a cast iron lid, you can easily get by with a piece of aluminum foil. This is a great campfire breakfast idea for anyone who likes to start the day with eggs.
8. Campfire cinnamon roll-ups
this Campfire cinnamon roll up breakfast is definitely a kid-friendly favorite. These cinnamon rolls are sweet, tasty, and can be roasted over the campfire with a skewer or roasting pan. They are fun to make and eat!
9. Breakfast hash
I can only say about that Camping breakfast hash brown recipe with butter, paprika, sausage and onions is delicious! It’s hot, hearty, and can be made in a cast iron pan. To make this breakfast hash even easier, you can cut your vegetables in advance and pre-cook your breakfast sausages.
10. Fruit Kabobs
this Recipe for fruit kabob is actually a dessert, but our family loves it as a sweet camping breakfast. All you need is a selection of grill-friendly fresh fruit (think peaches and pineapples), some honey, and lemon juice. You can grill your fruit skewers on the grill or over the fire.
11. Banana pancakes
This list of simple camping breakfast ideas wouldn’t be complete without a pancake recipe. And the Recipe for banana pancakes won’t disappoint. With bananas and walnuts, these pancakes have the right amount of sweetness and the right amount of crispness. Add maple syrup and you have a perfect camping breakfast.
Breakfast is better when you are camping
For me, every meal tastes better when I’m camping. I don’t know if it’s the added flavor that comes from cooking over the campfire or camping stove, or the fun of cooking and eating outdoors with family and friends. With the right recipes and preparation, your camping breakfast can be just as nutritious and delicious as anything you would cook in your home kitchen.
Before heading out into the wild on your next camping adventure, double-check each recipe to make sure you have the right cooking utensils and breakfast ingredients. Personally, I never go on a camping trip without my cast iron pan – you can cook almost anything in a cast iron pan. And of course don’t forget the most important breakfast accompaniment – the coffee!
What are your simple camping breakfast ideas?
Our family is always looking for new and creative camping breakfast ideas. Do you have simple camping breakfast recipes that work well? What about recipes that you would recommend your fellow campers to avoid?
– From Jessica Martel