There is nothing better than waking up from a restful night sleeping in a tent, the feel of morning crisp air and the smell of breakfast cooking over the campfire with a fresh cup of coffee, too. Lucky for you we’ve compiled 26 easy camping breakfast ideas to make your trip one of your best. Let’s face it – if what you are doing involves camping, breakfast food, coffee and the woods you are living your best life!
Camping Breakfast Ideas
Fill your bellies before heading out on the trails with an unforgettable camping breakfast. I have found the best of the best camping breakfast ideas, so all you need to do is pick your favorite one – Good Luck and Happy Camping!!
What I love about this camping breakfast idea is the ability to prepare the burritos ahead of time. Simplicity is the name of the game when cooking outdoors. Spice it up a bit by adding Jalapenos – delicious.
Calling All Vegans – even if you aren't a vegan you're sure to enjoy this warm apple breakfast. Especially on those foggy misty mornings. This type of camping breakfast is just one of the reasons why we love camping so much!!
This is one of those camping breakfast ideas that pops up and you say "Why didn't I think of that before?!" Camping breakfast pizza that's just downright genius. I would add more toppings, but this is easy and gets everyone feed.
Test your camping breakfast skills and try the 11 steps campfire raspberry double dutch baby. Be sure to pick up a small bottle of fresh Maple syrup from the Farmer's Market because it's a match made in heaven.
Finally something lite and colorful! If you aren't a huge breakfast fan this yogurt parfait will give you a quick boost without dragging you down. Set side dishes on the picnic table filled with the ingredients and allow the kids to create their own. Yummy to their tummies!!
This is one way you can give your camping breakfast toast an upgrade! Cinnamon-raisin bread with added blueberries. Bring it all together with a whipped cream topping and the campers will be begging for more.
Premake these camping breakfast omelets and throw them into the cooler. I love how easy this omelet recipe is. What a great camping meal idea. Anything to making cooking in the woods uncomplicated is a trophy in my book!
Fruit pizza – yummy yummy! Imagine how large the kiddo's eyes will get when you tell them you made pizza for breakfast. Make the crust on your favorite cast iron over the morning campfire. Then add a ray of colors in fruit to the top. #BreakfastBliss
Oreos make everything taste so much better, am I right?! This may not be a healthy camping breakfast, but you could go the extra mile on that hike later today and burn a little more so this can be eaten without any guilt. LOL ENJOY!!
Dutch ovens make amazing outdoor recipes. If you don't have one, yet be sure to add one to your camping gift wish list. The campers next to you are going to be jealous. This no-mess camping breakfast idea is ready to serve under 30 minutes!
Good Morning Campers!! Who wouldn't like to roll out of their sleeping bags greeted by a tasty egg and sausage camping breakfast taquito?! Terrific meal plan for a large camping group. You will be the superstar of the campground if you show up making these!
Campfire breakfast cooking is easy with help from pie irons. They are small cast iron pans shaped like a sandwich. You can make all sorts of meals with them. Our kids have fun using their pie irons over the campfire. I am sure yours will, too.
When the words southern and cornbread come together you know it's going to be finger-licking good!! This camping breakfast idea is top-notch.
What is the best camping stove to use to make breakfast foods?
There are a lot of different camping stoves out there – so we’ve narrowed down your options to 9 of the very best models. Find them all HERE.
Should You Use Cast Iron Pans When Camping?
Cast iron is an ideal choice when it comes to camping cookware. Cast iron camping pans have the ability to distribute heat, durability to high temperatures and when seasoned properly, cast iron is virtually non-stick. Add all this together and cooking with cast iron is good for any type of campsite cooking that you will need to do. Purchase your Cast Iron Camping Starter Kit Here.
What kind of breakfast food do you take camping?
It depends on a few factors. What time of camping are you planning? If you are doing any type of car camping you can plan just about anything as long as you have a way to keep ingredients cool as needed. If you are going backpacking easy, light and packed with energy recipes are best. Also, are you the type of camper that would consider camp cooking the most enjoyable part of your trip or are you more so the type that likes to indulge in the activities of camping like hiking, swimming, canoeing, ect.? I personally want to keep the cooking side of things super simple so we can go exploring. Our meals take little time to prepare and are often times planned the night before.
How do you store eggs while camping?
Eggs can be delicious on camping trips, as long as they are stored properly. Eggs need to be kept at 40° F or lower to remain safe.
What type of breakfast meals can you prepare ahead of time
Not a morning person?! That’s OK, you can still make delicious camping breakfast meals ahead of time to give you that jump start at sunrise. Some of our favorites is Granola bars, Apple Raisin Oatmeal (just add water) and who doesn’t love Blueberry muffins.
How to reheat pancakes while camping
Wrap your pancakes in tin foil. Pancakes need to be encased in foil, otherwise they will end up too dry. Cook over the campfire for about 10 minutes, until the pancakes are warm and soft. Enjoy!
What is the best way to cook if you don’t own a camping stove
Cooking over a Campfire is the best – all day!! There are many useful camp kitchen cookware on the market today. In fact, you can find a whole article on our site HERE that will share some of our favorite camp kitchen options.
How do you dispose of grease when camping
Mmm BACON xoxo – it’s such a great treat, but what in the world do you do with all that grease? The worst thing you could do is pour it out by that lone tree. It will attract animals into the campsite, which can be not only dangerous for humans, but also dangerous for the animals. First, check with your campground to see if they offer any animal proof dumpsters. If not then the next best option would be to pour it into a container to take home with you.
Do not burn your cooking grease! Burning your camping grease in the fire is considered burning food and our goal is to preserve the Leave No Trace Behind guidelines.
Not sure how to clean your camping cast iron cookware?
No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out the easy to clean steps in our article HERE.
My happy place is camping - no matter if it's in our camper at a state park, with a tent in the BWCA or even glamping in our backyard. When I am not enjoying camping with the family, I am most likely cheering on one of my kids at their hockey games otherwise, I am probably taking our twin boys down to the local park. Life is short - go camping