24 Camping Breakfast Ideas
Time to start the fire! These camping breakfast ideas are the perfect way to begin your day in the outdoors.
Growing up, I spent a few weeks each summer camping in the Kettle Moraine, a stunning part of the Wisconsin wilderness. While I have to admit that after-dinner s’mores were my favorite, I did enjoy cooking up camping breakfast ideas with my dad before the rest of our crew emerged from their tents.
During these early mornings, I learned some essential skills like how to scramble eggs and how to start a charcoal grill (yep, we’d make breakfasts on the camp stove and grill).
I also learned what makes a good camping breakfast. Over the years, I gleaned that the Froot Loops I packed weren’t quite enough; you want a good meal with plenty of protein so you can stay energized for hiking, swimming and exploring. Check out some of my favorite campsite-friendly breakfasts below!
Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread
This has to be one of the best camping recipes and most delicious camping breakfast ideas. Layer slices of cinnamon bread onto a large sheet of aluminum foil. Then add in nuts, blueberries and an egg mix. All that’s left is to wrap it all up and let it cook over the fire. The end result is so warm and comforting. It’s worth leaving your cozy sleeping bag for!
Cast-Iron Scrambled EggsIt might be heavy, but a cast-iron skillet is the ideal piece of campsite cookware (be sure to add it to your camping checklist. These sturdy skillets hold up to the intense heat of campfire flames and work equally well on your camp stove.
To keep the eggs from sticking, make sure you add a good pat of butter to the pan.
Campfire Cheese Hash Brown PacketsA roll of aluminum foil is a must-have in your duffle bag. Load up a foil packet with potatoes, bacon, cheese and eggs to make a simple hash right over the fire. If you want more flavor, reach into the cooler for some hot sauce or salsa.
Pancake and Waffle MixPrep homemade pancake mix before you head to the great outdoors. This way when you’re craving some flapjacks at the campsite, it’s as easy as adding a little water, eggs and a splash of oil—no measuring messy dry ingredients!
Don’t forget to pack some good maple syrup in the cooler.
Egg BurritosWhen it comes to camping breakfast ideas, you can’t do much better than a breakfast burrito. Scramble some eggs and roll them up inside a warm tortilla with your favorite extras like bacon, cheese and salsa. A breakfast like this can be eaten without plates so you don’t have to do so many dishes—always a win at the campsite.
And if you really want to level up, prep these burritos at home, freeze them and then reheat them over the fire or grill.