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10 Easy Breakfast Camping Recipes


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Breakfast camping recipes
Fuel up with these hearty and easy breakfast camping food recipes you're sure going to love.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when camping. Just like your trusty RV, your body needs to fuel up so that you can enjoy all the different outdoor activities you and your family have planned for the day. This is even more important if you're camping with kids, who need to have the proper nourishment to fill their growing and extremely active bodies.

But let's face it! Eating the same breakfast camping food every day can be really boring. When that happens, you'd often end up skipping breakfast and go through the day on empty. The thing is, it doesn't have to be that way. Below are 10 really easy camping recipes you can whip up for breakfast, whether you're camping in an RV or in a tent. Aside from being tasty and giving you all the energy you need, these can be prepared in advance before you head out on your camping trip, making them even more convenient to prepare and enjoy with friends and family.

1.  One Skillet Breakfast

Packed with proteins and carbs, this frittata combines all of the usual breakfast camping food staples to make one really hearty dish. Best of all, it only requires one skillet to prepare, perfect for tent campers and backpackers.

Serves 2
Preparation Time: 15 minutes at home & 5 minutes at the campground
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/3 lb. ground sausage
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions:

At Home:

  1. 1.  Dice the potatoes and onion into small, bite-size pieces. Store them in separate airtight containers.
  2. 2.  Mince the garlic and place them in a separate container.
  3. 3.  Shred the cheddar cheese. Pack them in a separate container.

At the Campground:

  1. 1.  Add the oil to a large skillet and heat it on a stove (if you're camping with an RV) or over the campfire (if you're tent camping).
  2. 2.  Fry the potatoes until golden.
  3. 3.  Add the onions and garlic and fry them until they start to change color.
  4. 4.  Fry the sausage until they are brown, breaking it up as you cook it.
  5. 5.  Add the eggs into the skillet, breaking the yolks and mixing them through the entire pan. Cook until the eggs have set.
  6. 6.  Add the shredded cheddar cheese. Cover the pan for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

2.  Breakfast Burrito

This breakfast camping food is a great crowd pleaser. For vegetarians, simply omit the sausage. If you're camping with kids, finely dice the veggies so that it's less noticeable and they still get their daily dose of Vitamin C.

Serves 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes at home, 5 minutes at the campground
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 12-oz. jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 dozen 10-inch flour tortillas
  • Colby or any sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions:

At Home:

  1. 1.  Dice the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper.
  2. 2.  Shred the cheese.
  3. 3.  Store each of these into separate airtight containers.

At the Campground:

  1. 1.  Add the oil into a deep skillet and heat over a RV or camping stove or over the campfire.
  2. 2.  Fry the sausage until it starts to change color, breaking it up while cooking it.
  3. 3.  Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook until the peppers are tender.
  4. 4.  In a bowl, whip up the eggs and then pour this into the pan, stirring frequently until it starts to set.
  5. 5.  Add the cheese and half of the contents of the jar of salsa. Stir until the cheese is melted. Set aside.
  6. 6.  Heat the tortilla by putting these directly on the heat for 2 minutes each side.
  7. 7.  To serve, add about 1/4 cup of the burrito filling into a tortilla and roll it up. Spoon some of the leftover salsa on top or on the side.

3.  Fried Biscuits

You don't need an oven for this Southern breakfast favorite.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large can of biscuits
  • 1/2 stick of butter or margarine

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Add a teaspoon of butter in a pan, moving it around and allowing the butter to coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. 2.  Slice the biscuits in half and place them in the pan. Make sure that you don't overcrowd the pan.
  3. 3.  Cook over a low fire for about 5 minutes on each side.

4.  Potato Scramble

This hearty breakfast camping meal gives a twist to the traditional Spanish omelet. It can be enjoyed on its own, or served with biscuits or with your favorite bread.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small potatoes, diced
  • 1 large onions, finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Melt the butter in a large skillet, moving it around to spread it evenly.
  2. 2.  Add the potatoes, bell pepper and onions to the pan and fry them until they are almost done.
  3. 3.  In a bowl, whip the eggs. Add this into the pan. Cover for a couple of minutes until the eggs have started to set.
  4. 4.  Add the grated cheddar cheese. Cover the pan for a few minutes just to give the cheese time to melt.

5.  Dutch Oven Muffins

This easy camping recipe takes you back to the days of the Wild West when cowboys would use large cast-iron pots called dutch ovens to cook everything from stews to bread.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes at home, 10 minutes in the campground
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 stick of butter

Instructions:

At Home:

  1. 1.  Sift the flour to remove any lumps into a large bowl.
  2. 2.  Add the white sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. 3.  Mix thoroughly and store this into an airtight container.

At the Campground:

  1. 1.  Heat the dutch oven until it reaches to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put a metal grill inside so that there is a space between the bottom of the dutch oven and the muffin pan once you put it into the oven.
  2. 2.  In a small pot, melt the butter and then allow this to cool. Don't throw the wrapping away.
  3. 3.  Beat the egg in a large bowl.
  4. 4.  Add the milk, vanilla extract and the cooled butter and mix together.
  5. 5.  Add the flour mixture into the bowl. Mix lightly for no more than 10 seconds. The batter should be lumpy.
  6. 6.  Using the wrapping of the stick of butter, grease the muffin pan.
  7. 7.  Pour the batter into the muffin pan until it's 3/4 full.
  8. 8.  Gently put this into the dutch oven. Cover with a lid and allow it to bake for about 30 minutes.
  9. 9.  To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick into the middle of the muffins. The toothpick should come out clean.
  10. 10.  Allow the muffins to cool on a rack or grill.

6.  Guiness Cakes

The addition of the Guiness Stout gives these cakes a sourdough-like flavor and a much lighter texture that you and your kids would love. Don't worry about the alcohol content. It will cook away.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Just-Add-Water Pancake Mix
  • 1 pint of Guiness Stoutd

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Heat a pancake grill on an RV or camping stove or over a campfire.
  2. 2.  Pour the pancake mix in a large bowl. Substitute the amount of water prescribed in the instructions with the same amount of Guiness Stout.
  3. 3.  Mix well and allow it to stand for a few minutes to allow the beer to work into the batter.
  4. 4.  Lightly grease the griddle with oil or butter. Pour a tablespoonful of the batter into the griddle, giving a bit of space so that they won't stick to each other.
  5. 5.  Flip the pancakes when bubbles start to appear on the edges of the mixture.
  6. 6.  Serve with fruits or maple syrup.

7.  Blueberry Maple Pancakes

Who doesn't like pancakes in the morning? This easy breakfast camping food recipe is definitely going to be a sweet way to start the morning.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes at home, 10 minutes in the campground
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Blueberry Maple Sauce:

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint maple syrup

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Cooking oil

Instructions:

At Home:

  1. 1.  Sift the all-purpose flour into a bowl.
  2. 2.  Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. 3.  Mix together and then store this into an airtight container.

At the Campground:

For the Sauce:

  1. 1.  Pour the maple syrup and half of the blueberries into a pot. Heat this until it comes to a boil.
  2. 2.  Mash the blueberries in the syrup with the back of a spoon.
  3. 3.  Stir the sauce for another minute and then set aside to cool.

For the Pancakes:

  1. 1.  Heat the pancake griddle or a skillet.
  2. 2.  In a bowl, beat the egg and then add the melted butter, maple syrup, milk, and the other half of the blueberries together. Mix these gently to avoid the blueberries from getting crushed.
  3. 3.  Add the flour mixture into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. 4.  Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the griddle or skillet. Cook until bubbles start to form on the edges of the pancake.
  5. 5.  Flip and cook the other side for about a minute or until it's golden brown.
  6. 6.  Serve with the cooled blueberry syrup.

8.  Southern Breakfast Soup

Get a bit of warmth with this thick soup that blends all of the Southern breakfast staples into one really filling dish.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 envelopes cheese-flavored Quaker Instant Grits
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Empty 2 packets of the instant grits into each bowl.
  2. 2.  Pour the water into a pot and wait for it to boil.
  3. 3.  In a pan, fry the bacon until they become golden and crispy.
  4. 4.  Beat the eggs in a bowl and add this into the pan, stirring regularly until the eggs have set.
  5. 5.  Pour the hot water into each of the bowls and stir.
  6. 6.  Top each of the bowls with the bacon and eggs.

9.  Bread Pudding Muffins

Aside from being a really filling breakfast, this easy to make camping food can also be a handy snack to take with you while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity.

Serves 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. loaf of sourdough bread
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Pre-heat a dutch oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a metal grill inside the dutch oven so that there is a space between the bottom of the pan and the muffin pans.
  2. 2.  Cut the sourdough bread loaf into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. 3.  Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the milk, salt and pepper and stir together.
  4. 4.  Add the sourdough bread loaf into the egg and milk mixture and allow this to soak in the mixture for 10 minutes.
  5. 5.  Add the remaining ingredients into the mixture.
  6. 6.  Grease and flour the muffin pan. Fill the muffin pan with 3/4 of the mixture.
  7. 7.  Place the muffin pan into the dutch oven. Cover with a lid and allow this to bake for 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the muffin. The muffins are ready when the toothpick comes out clean.

10.  Mountain Man Breakfast

It may be named Mountain Man, but this hearty quiche-like breakfast camping food is one that will be enjoyed by women and children alike.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bacon, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sage sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 potatoes, grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Cooking oil

Instructions:

  1. 1.  Heat up the oil in a dutch oven. Fry the bacon and onions until the onions have become clear.
  2. 2.  Stir in the grated potato and cover for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. 3.  Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour this evenly over the mixture. Cover for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. 4.  Sprinkle the cheese and cover until it's melted. Slice and serve.

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2 comment(s) so far...

Great recipes and I invented The Bag Holder and will posting on our FB page since these are perfect for them.

By thebagholder on 2/20/2012 12:48:44 PM

Great recipes. I'm looking forward to trying some out. We've been making a similar version of the Mountain Man breakfast for years. It's one of our favorites for the campsite.

By Camping Gadget Guy on 2/21/2012 9:08:36 AM
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