When you’re camping away from your home comforts, it can be tricky to know what kinds of foods to bring with you for breakfast camping meal.
Believe it or not, one of the main things that keep people from going camping and enjoying the great outdoors is figuring out what everyone is going to eat. The good news is that you can cook nearly anything outdoors, and humans have been doing it since the beginning of time.
Having the right camping equipment, such as a camping stove, can greatly increase the number of breakfast options that you have.
In this article, I will provide you with 21 sweet and savory camping breakfast ideas that require a camping stove and some that don’t so you have both options. So, next time you’re planning a trip camping, you’ll have some inspiration for the most important meal of the day!
Camping is a beloved outdoor activity that allows people to connect with nature and enjoy some quality time with friends and family. One essential aspect of any successful camping trip is starting the day with a delicious and energizing breakfast. With a little creativity and planning, campers can elevate their morning meals without sacrificing convenience or taste.
A variety of breakfast options are available to suit different dietary preferences and camping setups. From simple yet hearty meals to more elaborate recipes, there is something for everyone in the great outdoors. Experimenting with new dishes can also be a fun way to enhance the overall camping experience and create lasting memories.
When preparing for a camping trip, make sure to consider the necessary ingredients and cooking equipment for your chosen breakfast dishes. This will ensure a seamless cooking process and an enjoyable beginning to each day of the adventure. With these camping breakfast ideas in mind, campers can fuel their bodies and satisfy their tastebuds while immersing themselves in nature.
Keep reading to find out more.
There’s nothing quite like a breakfast sandwich to start your day off right, and these English muffin breakfast sandwiches are a winner!
This recipe couldn’t be easier to make provided you have a camping stove on hand, as you only need 3 simple ingredients. Featuring egg, delicious smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese, these sandwiches are sure to get you up in the morning and will provide you with just the right amount of fuel to take on the day.
Start your day off right with these delicious breakfast sandwiches!
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, but that is still healthy, then oatmeal is a great camping breakfast.
Oats are packed with antioxidants and are incredibly filling. If you know you’re in for a long day of hiking or walking, then oats are a great breakfast to set you up for the day as you won’t need to eat again until lunch.
In addition to this, oatmeal is incredibly versatile and easy – all you need is oats and water! Pair it with your favorite fruits and nuts and you’re good to go!
This campfire breakfast burrito is a take on the Mexican classic that will make your mouth water!
Featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and cheese with hot sauce and sour cream, this is a camping breakfast of champions.
You can either prep these burritos beforehand or simply place the eggs, bacon, and cooked potatoes in a skillet over the campfire and cook. Whack all of the ingredients in a tortilla with cheese, hot sauce, sour cream, cilantro, roll up your burrito, and dig in! It couldn’t be simpler.
For a lighter option, fruit salad is another great healthy breakfast when you’re camping. From apples to bananas, to berries, you can eat your favorite fruits for a delicious breakfast.
If you have a cooler with you, simply keep your whole fruits and vegetables in your cooler to ensure that they last longer. Chopped fruit won’t last as long as the whole fruit does, especially when it comes to fruits such as bananas, so don’t chop up your fruit salad until you’re ready to eat it.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth in the morning, then you’re going to love this campfire French toast recipe.
Featuring your favorite loaf of bread, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and drizzled with a generous helping of maple syrup – what’s not to love about campfire French toast?
Pair this French toast with a side of your favorite berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a fresh addition. You’ll have a delicious start to your day that will make all of your camping neighbors envious!
If you prefer wholemeal bread and toast, then this is the recipe for you.
The texture of this delicious breakfast sandwich is second to none. Every bite is loaded with crunchy wholemeal bread, creamy smashed avocado goodness, crispy strips of bacon, and a gooey fried egg that is irresistible!
Simply whack the eggs and bacon into a skillet to fry while you prepare the smashed avocado. Layer up the bread, add hot sauce or a condiment of your choice and you’re good to go!
What’s better than cinnamon rolls? Cinnamon rolls for breakfast. These campfire cinnamon rolls are pre-made for a convenient and quick breakfast.
Featuring soft rolls, delicious cinnamon, and ooey-gooey icing – your entire campsite will be wanting a slice as soon as they get a smell of these cinnamon rolls.
They couldn’t be easier to cook! You only need to wait 15 to 20 minutes on a campfire, and they’re ready to be eaten! The secret is easy. Just bring a box or two of Rhodes Anytime! Cinnamon Rolls and a package of roasting sticks.
If you’re looking for a hearty campfire breakfast, then this campfire frittata recipe is the one for you.
It couldn’t be more simple to make, with just a few ingredients that you can easily take with you camping! Simply make the egg mixture by thoroughly beating the eggs first, then adding in the milk, chopped basil, cheese, salt, and pepper.
Add shallot to your cast-iron skillet, cook down and add cherry tomatoes, the egg mixture, and cheese. Cook for 15 minutes and voila! Breakfast is served.
In my opinion, you just can’t beat warm, thick pancakes for breakfast. But banana bread pancakes take the experience to whole new heights.
This recipe is super simple and is made by adding some banana, walnuts, and a scoop of brown sugar to your regular pancake mix that tastes like a slice of heaven.
If you’re up for turning your ordinary pancakes into one of your favorite types of cakes for breakfast, then this is the perfect recipe for you. You can also make the dry mix ahead of time, packing the banana, egg, milk, and walnuts separately.
Campfire scrambled eggs are simple but effective. Eggs are loaded with proteins and vitamins, and having them for breakfast is a great way to kick start your day.
Featuring delicious bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and jalapenos, what’s not to love about this take on a classic breakfast? Simply saute the bell peppers and cherry tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet for a few minutes to soften them before adding in your eggs. Season to taste and garnish with a few jalapenos.
Load your eggs onto your favorite toast and you’ll be reenergized for the day to come!
If you have the time to pre-make some breakfast options before you leave for camping, then why not try preparing some granola bars?
Featuring delicious oats, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and honey, these granola bars are the perfect option for those mornings where you don’t have a lot of time to spare.
As well as being perfect for a quick breakfast, these granola bars also make ideal snacks to have in your backpack when you’re out hiking for the day!
There’s nothing simpler than a bacon sandwich in the morning when you’re away from your home comforts.
Simply chuck a few rashers of bacon into your cast-iron skillet over your campfire or camping stove and cook for a few minutes. While the bacon is cooking, butter a bread roll or two slices of your favorite bread ready for your bacon rashers.
Pair your bacon sandwich with a squeeze of tomato ketchup and you’ll be ready to take on anything that the day throws your way!
We’ve all heard of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and peanut butter and jelly toast – but have you ever had peanut butter and jelly muffins?
Simply prep these delicious muffins before you head out for your camping trip. Not only are they delicious but they’re a great option if you have kids that are fussy about what they eat!
This easy recipe takes a kid-friendly classic and turns it into a tasty grab-and-go snack. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and jelly!
If you prefer crepes to thick American-style pancakes, then this is the perfect recipe for you for breakfast.
Whip up the batter for these campfire crepes in no time while your cast-iron skillet is warming up over your campfire. With a variety of toppings to choose from, you could pair this simple crepe recipe with a variety of berries, syrup, or honey!
Simply make the crepe dry mix ahead of time, and bring some UHT milk and an egg with you when it comes to making the crepes over the campfire.
There’s nothing quite like a cooked breakfast when you’ve not had the best night’s sleep when you’re camping.
Featuring cooked ham, eggs, potatoes, and sweet peppers, you can’t go wrong with this simple breakfast recipe.
It couldn’t be easier to cook! Simply saute your onions before adding the potatoes and cook for around 8-10 minutes. Add the sweet peppers and ham and cook before cracking your eggs into the pan.
Campfire cinnamon roll-ups are the perfect breakfast or after-dinner treat when you’re camping.
This recipe couldn’t be simpler or more delicious to eat. All you need is 1 package of crescent rolls, ¼ sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
Simply combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Then separate the crescent rolls and wrap them around a few skewers. You only need to cook them for 5 minutes over the campfire and they’re good to eat!
What could be simpler and tastier than that?
If you have a cooler bag to hand when you’re camping, then this recipe is a simple and healthy one to satisfy your hunger in the morning.
The great thing about granola is how versatile it is. Pack your granola with a variety of seeds and nuts of your choice. Simply pack your favorite yogurt into your cooler bag, with fresh fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and you’ll have a delicious breakfast packed full of nutrients!
If you’re looking for a warming breakfast after a cold night of camping, Campfire Apple Crisp is a great way to incorporate a tonne of warming spices into your morning!
Featuring fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and bourbon, this recipe tastes like the holidays in a bowl! Slice fresh apples and place them into your cast-iron skillet with butter to soften them. Add the spices, bourbon, and sugar, and the aroma will be enough to make your mouth water!
Sprinkle the finished softened, spicy apples with your favorite granola and you’ve got yourself a delicious, hearty breakfast that will remind you of sweet apple pie!
If you’re more of a savory person when it comes to breakfast, this campfire hash with potatoes and sausage is satisfaction in a bowl!
The fluffiness of the potatoes pair beautifully with the smokiness of the meat and will fill you up right until lunchtime if not for longer.
The great thing about this hearty recipe is that it isn’t difficult to prepare and only takes a matter of minutes to cook.
You might be opposed to pizza for breakfast, but trust me when it comes to this recipe you’ll be sure to make an exception.
Featuring tasty hash browns, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, and cheese, once you make this breakfast pizza it will become a staple in your camping life. Simply whip it up in your cast-iron skillet in under an hour and you’ll have an occasion breakfast for your whole family!
If you’re not yet on the overnight oats trend – where have you been? Oats are one of the heartiest, filling breakfast foods you can choose, and this recipe is no exception.
Featuring filling oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and milk, this recipe is sure to keep you full for the entire day whilst you’re out on your camping expeditions and hikes.
Simply pair this recipe with your favorite berries, yogurt, and you’ll have a sweet breakfast that feels like a treat but is actually very good for you!
Note: You will need to keep this recipe in a cooler bag.
Our 25+ BEST Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas (+Campfire Breakfast Burrito)
- Scrambled eggs
- Diced potatoes cooked
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Flour tortillas
- Prepare the eggs and potatoes at home or over the campfire.
- Soften the tortillas by waving them over the fire.
- Spread sour cream on the warm tortilla.
- Layer with all of the other ingredients and serve with salsa.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.