Camping is all about adventure and enjoyment until you are in charge of feeding the campers. However, it’s not that hard how you think it is. If you get some satisfactory camping breakfast ideas, things even become much easier.
And, to stack the odds in your favor, we are here with 11 incredibly easy and scrumptious breakfast items for camping. These are not time-consuming, do not require too many ingredients, and do not require any extra hassle at all.
Sounds promising? Well, without further ado, here you go with what you want!
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11 Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas
The breakfast recipes or camping food we are going to share are so easy that you’ll need only five or fewer ingredients for most of the items. Can’t wait anymore? Let’s get started to know the camping breakfast idea.
1. Granola Over Campfire
We would like to begin with a scrumptious breakfast meal that you either can make ahead of time at home or directly at the campsite.
But you should know that if you make it over an open fire at your campsite, you’ll have a fresh, flavored, and textured dish. So, it’s better to make your granola on the spot and enjoy it fresh.
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups almonds or pecans
- 6 cups rolled oats
- ½ to 1 cup maple syrup
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Heat a cast-iron pot over the campfire.
- Add your nuts to the pan and toss them around. Make sure you do not burn them.
- Wait until the nuts spread a nice nutty smell.
- Once you get the smell, add the rolled oats.
- Cook slowly over medium heat until you see it’s becoming brown.
- Now, get back your pan from the heat and add maple syrup and vegetable oil.
- Toss all the ingredients together until they’re completely mixed.
- Finally, add the dried cranberries and enjoy!
2. Scrambled Egg and Potato
This one is not less in any way, it’s an easy-to-make and wholesome breakfast for any camping trip. You will need only one pan and it’s a dish for around four people.
- 2 diced medium potatoes
- 8 stirred eggs
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 chopped peppers
- 1 chopped onion
- Take your cast-iron pan and add 1 tablespoon of butter into it.
- Put the pan over the fire and let the butter melt.
- Add the peppers, onion, and potatoes.
- Continue cooking until the peppers and onions are nicely done and the potatoes are tender. It should take around 20 minutes at medium heat.
- Now, it’s time to utilize the next tablespoon of butter. Wait until the butter melts. After that, add the eggs.
- You’ll see the eggs filling the spaces between the potatoes, onions, and peppers.
- Put the lid over your pan to make sure of an even cooking time.
- Cook for around 4 minutes and the eggs should be done nicely at this time.
3. Corn and Corn Fritters
This delicious dish is suitable for breakfast, and even lunch, and dinner as well. This is also easy to make and won’t kill much of your time.
- 2 cups cornbread mix
- ½ cup canned corn (better to be rinsed and drained)
- ½ cup of water
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Take a medium-sized bowl and add the cornbread mixture and sugar into it.
- Gently add water to the bowl and slowly mix all the ingredients. Try to avoid over-mix.
- Add the drained corn and give it another mix.
- Place a skillet over the campfire and coat the bottom using a little amount of oil. Make sure the oil is super hot while you start cooking.
- Pour the mixture into the skillet and cook for around 3 minutes.
- Once you see the bottom side looks crispy, flip and keep cooking for 3 more minutes.
- Lastly, drain them on a paper towel and eat warm.
4. Bannock Bread
One of the most loved and famous camping breakfasts is Bannock Bread. You can even eat this delicious item as only dessert or snack instead of breakfast. However, making this dish is more like it’s all about feeling, meaning the more you practice to make it, the better it will become.
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons oil or butter
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- Warm water
Take a bowl and add all the ingredients (just skip the water) to it.
- Use your fingers (not palm) to mix the ingredients and avoid overmixing them.
- Gently add a small amount of water and mix again using your fingers.
- Add water as needed (around 2-3 cups) and try to make the dough as soft and malleable as possible.
- Stop mixing the dough with your fingers once you notice it’s feeling sticky and bouncy.
- Add oil or butter (a little amount) to your skillet and pour the mixture into it.
- Keep cooking each side of the mixture until you feel it’s crispy enough.
Or perhaps, you only want to wrap the dough around your marshmallow roasting stick. After that, simply cook the dough over an open fire. Kids will like it even more.
5. Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
Potato fries are my all-time favorite. You may want to have them as snacks, however, they can be a great part of your breakfast.
- 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
- 1 clove of chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
- 1 packet of ranch dry mix
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- First thing first, wash well the sweet potatoes and let them dry.
- Now, let them look like fries, cut the potatoes maintaining ⅓ an inch wide on every side.
- Soak the potatoes in water for around 30 minutes.
- After that, let them drain for around 1 hour before you continue.
- Mix the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Try to get an average coverage of the dry mix and all the species.
- Put a tin foil’s piece onto a sheet pan and spread the fries over the foil.
- Put a pan on a grate that is placed over an open fire.
- Now, cook the potatoes nicely and make sure the outsides are crispy enough.
6. Camp Quiche
Let’s have a bowl of delicious quiche for your camp breakfast. As usual, this is also easy to make and you don’t have to worry because it’s not time-consuming.
- 5 to 6 eggs
- Shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper
You can go for any vegetable you like such as broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, frozen, corn, onions, etc).
- Once you make choices, chop up the vegetables.
- Then, slice the bacon up and fry it until you feel them crispy enough.
- Next, take a bowl and whip the eggs in it. Add the shredded cheese, vegetables, and cooled bacon to the eggs.
- Then, add pepper and salt for the taste. Combine all the ingredients very well and pour the mix into a pan.
- After that, you have to bake the quiche. Pour the pie dish into a Dutch oven (covered) and bake it over the coals.
7. Ground Beef Skewers
If you want something beef-related that requires only 5 ingredients or less, this one’s for you. If there are some metal or wood skewers at your campsite, you can pretty easily cook this dish.
- Ground beef
- Green onions
- Red onions
- Start with chopping up some garlic cloves. Take the green onions and make some thin slices of the white and green parts.
- Chop some gingers after peeling them with a spoon.
- Add ginger, onion, and garlic to the ground beef and mix very well.
- Take the meats and shape them into small balls.
- Put the meatballs in a cold place for 20 minutes.
- Take the red onions now and cut them into thick chunks.
- Spear a meatball (followed by a piece of onion) onto a skewer.
- Repeat this and stop once the skewers are full.
- Continue grilling over an open flame until the beef seems fully cooked and the onions are sweet.
8. Bubble and Squeak
This can be a very light yet filling breakfast item that is suitable for camping trips.
- 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
- 5 medium-sized, sliced potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 or 2 Kielbasa or Polish-type sausages
- Take a large pot/frying pan first.
- Layer the potatoes, chopped cabbages, and sausages onto the frying pan.
- Simply add water and cover the pan with a lid.
- Simmer until the potatoes, sausages, and cabbage are cooked properly. It may take around 15-20 minutes.
9. Hot Dog
This is a new kind of hot dog, more specifically, it comes with a great twist on an old-style hot dog. You will eat the same old Hot Dog but with several nice depths of flavors.
- Chopped hot dogs, 8 piece
- 1 chopped onion
- 12 hot dog buns, sliced
- 3 tablespoons sweet chili/barbecue sauce
- Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients (just skip the hot dogs) in it.
- Spread every piece of hot dog on its sheet of tin foil.
- Fill each of the buns with the mixture.
- Wrap the tin foil to seal the whole thing.
- Now, grill the hot dogs on a BBQ for 20 minutes.
10. Camping Farmers Breakfast
It’s light, at the same time, delicious, and easy to make. Also, you won’t need a lot of ingredients to make this easy-peasy item.
- 6 eggs and butter
- 8 slices bacon
- 6 medium potatoes
- 1 diced onion
- Salt & pepper
- Take a bowl of water, sprinkle a dash of salt in it, and boil the water.
- Don’t peel the skins of the potatoes, cook them in boiling water.
- Let them become cool and then peel the skins. After that, slice or cube the potatoes.
- Cut bacon in small chunks and fry them on medium heat.
- Once the slices of bacon are crispy enough, drain them on a paper towel.
- Add butter to the bacon fat. Then, fry the onions on the butter.
- Now, add the sliced or cubed potatoes to the pan and fry until crusts form.
- Get the slices of bacon back and crack the eggs into the potatoes. Make sure that the eggs scramble them with every ingredient.
- Add a pinch of salt and bacon to taste.
11. Tikka Masala Chickpea Hash
Breakfast hash is always great especially when you are on a camping trip. The egg on it will deliver every camper extra added protein which is great for starting a day.
- 2 eggs
- 1 Can chickpeas
- ½ sweet yellow onion
- 1 container tikka masala
- 5 sweet peppers
- Do the prep work first- slice the sweet peppers, drain the liquid from the chickpeas, and chop the onions.
- Take a skillet and heat your oil at medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot enough, add peppers and onions to it. Cook them for a while.
- Once they’re ready, add the chickpeas and other veggies. Then, wait for 5 minutes to let them saute.
- Take about half of the container’s Tikka Masala sauce.
- Let all of it simmer for further 5 minutes.
- Finally, add the eggs to your pan. Also, add salt and pepper for better taste.
So, how are the camping breakfast ideas? Satisfactory, right?
Campers want an escape from the daily run-off-mill routine. For this, the last thing campers want is to deal with making menus, cooking meals, and feeding others. But since we have shared some amazing breakfast ideas that don’t cost much time, energy, or many ingredients, you should feel relaxed.
However, try to keep things planned and all of you in the group stay on track. It will make things easier and hopefully, you will have a successful camping trip.