3 Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas
It’s time to elevate your car camping breakfast!
These easy camping breakfast ideas will do just that.
They’re simple, require minimal ingredients, take just a few minutes to prepare at camp, and they taste delicious!
If you need to feed a large group while camping, these recipes are easy to scale and really customizable.
Let’s start things off with a video tutorial where you can see exactly how to make them:
For these recipes, you will need basic camp kitchen gear.
Here’s what I recommend:
Coleman Camp Stove (don’t forget the fuel and a lighter)
plates, bowls, and utensils
a cast iron skillet
a small cooking pot
small jar or empty can for bacon grease (or pre-cook bacon at home)
small cutting board
I always recommend cooking on a cast iron skillet. It just tastes so good, and cast iron holds heat really well.
Getting a good steady heat over camp stoves can be tricky, but I’ve found that using a cast iron skillet for camp cooking really helps with that.
Now that you have the gear and you’ve seen how it’s done, lets dive into the written recipes.
EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST RECIPES
Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
French toast is classic breakfast food! In this recipe, we keep the egg mixture simple, and go all-in with the toppings! Peanut butter, banana, and honey were made for each other. Put them on top of french toast and you’ve got an energizing breakfast to start your day - all cooked in one pan!
Makes: 4 thick slices of french toast (enough for about 2 people)
4 thick pieces of good crusty french bread
1/2 TBS half and half (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon
ghee/butter/oil for cooking
Mix the eggs in a bowl with the half and half (if using), and cinnamon until the cinnamon is well mixed and minimal clumps remain.
Put a piece of bread into the egg mixture and let it soak, flipping it at least once to get it well coated. Soak the bread for at least 2 minutes. If your bread is older and firmer, let it soak a little longer.
While the bread is soaking, set your camp stove to a medium heat and heat a cast iron skillet.
Once the skillet is heated, add about 1/2 TBS ghee to the pan.
Add your soaked bread to the skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Lower the heat if needed. You want the bread to cook slowly so the inside gets fully cooked.
Continue this process until all the bread is soaked and cooked.
Before serving, spread peanut butter on each slice and top with sliced banana, a pinch of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
Greek Yogurt w/ Stewed Berries and Granola
I love Greek yogurt. For this recipe, I recommend using full-fat Greek yogurt. It’s simply the best taste and texture. Stewed berries combine with the creamy yogurt to add a tangy sweetness and beautiful color! Add crunchy granola and you’re good to go! If you want to make this recipe even easier at camp, skip the stewed berries and just top the yogurt with uncooked berries and granola!
Serves: 2 people
1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt (I recommend full fat)
1 6oz package of blueberries or blackberries
1 6oz package of raspberries
1 cup granola
1 TBS honey
Add the berries and honey to a pot and heat over medium heat. Mix frequently to help the berries break down and look more like a sauce.
Turn the heat up slightly and bring the berries to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
Remove the berries from the heat and set aside.
In a bowl, add a serving of greek yogurt (about 3/4 cup). Top with a big scoop of stewed berries and a big handful of granola. Enjoy!
The ULTIMATE Car Camping Breakfast Sandwich
When I called this the ultimate camping breakfast sandwich, I was not messing around. This right here is probably one of my all time favorite camp breakfast ideas and it definitely will impress your fellow campers. To make this recipe even easier, you can just cook the bacon at home and pack it in the cooler. If you like to have slow mornings at camp, cook the bacon fresh and fry your egg in some of the bacon grease. Healthy? Probably not. Delicious? Heck yes!
Makes: 2 breakfast sandwiches
2 pieces of bacon
2 slices of cheese or 1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 english muffins
ghee/butter/oil for cooking
Toast the english muffins in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Set aside.
Cook the bacon. If you want to make this recipe easier, cook the bacon at home and pack it in the cooler. If cooking at camp, bring a small jar to pour the extra grease into when the bacon is done.
Fry the eggs in the cast iron over medium heat. I use a little of the extra bacon grease to fry the eggs. (I told you these were the ULTIMATE breakfast sandwiches… I don’t mess around!)
While the eggs are cooking, chop about 2 TBS of the green part of a green onion. Add some of the green onion to the bottom of the english muffin.
Layer with cheese and then put the hot egg on top of the cheese to melt it.
Add a piece of bacon on top of the egg and top with the other half of the english muffin. Enjoy!
Now You’re fully equipped to make the best camp breakfasts ever!
I hope you love these meals and enjoy quality time outdoors with great people and simple food.
For even more camp stove recipes, check out my other recent posts:
see you out there,
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