24 Deliciously Simple Camping Breakfast Ideas

There is nothing quite like breakfast with a view, and with camping, you’re almost guaranteed to wake up to some wilderness or another. 

As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially, if you’re going on long hiking excursions straight after. Therefore, you need the right fuel to power you through your adventures.

So, if you are looking for some simple ideas for camping breakfasts (see also ‘33 Super Easy Camping Recipes‘) that are not only delicious but nourishing, then you are in the right place!

24 Deliciously Simple Camping Breakfast Ideas

From campfire breakfast burritos to banana bread pancakes, we have outlined 24 easy camping breakfast ideas to make your experience extra special. 

1. Chickpea Breakfast Hash With Summer Veggies

This is a protein-packed breakfast (see also ‘32 Amazing All-American Breakfast Dishes‘) that is sure to help power you to concur through even the toughest of conditions. 

Skilled chickpeas, hash browns, and summer veggies all come together to provide a healthy jumpstart to your mornings.

2. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Campfire food should be delicious to eat, easy to pack, and simple to cook, and these cinnamon rolls provide just that. 

The secret is to purchase some Rhode AnyTime!Ⓡ Cinnamon Rolls, grab a couple of skewers, and start cooking over your campfire!

The perfect breakfast (see also ‘23 Delicious Breakfast Drinks To Start Your Morning‘) if you’re in a rush. In just 15 to 20 minutes you’ll have delicious, soft, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. 

3. Shakshuka

Shakshuka is loaded with flavors and aromas that are sure to warm your bellies on cold, crisp mornings. 

In a single skillet, eggs are poached in a slightly spicy tomato and pepper sauce and topped with feta cheese to complete the dish.

4. Camping Breakfast Sandwich

Who said camp food couldn’t be fancy? These English muffins bbq pulled pork breakfast sandwiches are not only easy to make but they are ridiculously delicious. 

All you’ll need to make this breakfast for champions is BBQ pulled pork (leftover from the day before would be perfect!), English muffins, a slice of cheddar cheese, and to top it off: a fried egg. 

Assemble all the ingredients, wrap in tin foil, and grill on your campfire for several minutes. Pour yourself a steaming coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy your breakfast!

5. Camping Oatmeal

This is a great recipe for long camping expeditions. This camping oatmeal is balanced, healthy, non-perishable, and portable – perfect for days, weeks, or even months of camping. 

Simply prepare your oats at home, with whatever ingredients you have lying around, and once breakfast comes around, cover your oats with boiling water – it’s that simple!

If you have some dried fruits or nuts available it will transform your oatmeal from a bland, boring breakfast into a delicious, moreish meal.

Providing you with all the energy you need to power through your hikes.

6. Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Why not?! While this doesn’t sound like the healthiest of breakfasts, you’ll be surprised by how nutritious it is! 

The base is composed of eggs and hash browns, and the toppings include cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and, of course, more eggs. 

So while it’s not really pizza, it sure does look like one and will impress both your family and other campers.

Your children will want to go to bed early just to wake up to these cheesy glories the next morning!

7. Cast Iron Frittata

If you’re looking for a hearty camping breakfast, then look no further as this colorful frittata is sure to satisfy your taste buds! 

Packed with goodness, this recipe includes fresh basil, shallots, and blistered cherry tomatoes all layered on top of each other, with eggs and cheese. The perfect dish to start your day! 

You can either cook this dish in a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet over your campfire. Whichever method you choose, you will be left with a delicious breakfast.

8. Banana Bread Pancakes

Turn your ordinary pancakes into extraordinary pancakes with this recipe! 

Add a scoop of brown sugar, some bananas, and a few walnuts to make some sweet, delicious pancakes. 

You know you’re going to have a good day when you can smell these cinnamon pancakes. Not only are they easy to make but they’ll make your campsite smell divine.

9. Dutch Oven Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby, otherwise known as a German pancake, is a sort of egg-y pancake, with a similar texture and taste to a crepe (see also ‘20 Delicious Savory Crepe Recipes‘). And yes, they can be cooked over your campfire! 

Simply pour the prepared batter, or make it up on hand, onto your cast-iron Dutch oven for the perfect, fluffy pancakes. 

Once served, top with a dollop of whipped cream and an assortment of fresh berries for the ultimate campfire pancakes.

10. Fruit Cups

If you’re looking for a light, easy-on-stomach breakfast, then this recipe will be perfect for you! 

There is no better way to start your breakfast than with an assortment of healthy fruits that are not only refreshing but will give you that sugar boost to hike the highest mountains. 

It’s filled with fruits including apples, peaches, baby oranges, and whatever in-season fruits you can find in your area.

Worried about your fruit browning? Don’t be! Simply soak your fruits in lemonade to prevent them from going brown, this ensures that they stay fresh while enhancing the flavor.

11. Avocado Toast Breakfast Sandwich

This ultimate camping breakfast sandwich has it all: toast, bacon, a fried egg, and, of course, avocado. 

The best thing about this recipe? It can all be made in a single skillet over the campfire. You don’t need to worry about messing with additional pans or equipment. 

From the richness and gooeyness of the egg to the smokiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the avocado – this sandwich is bursting with textures and flavors that make it utterly irresistible.

12. Camp Stove Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are the supreme camping breakfast. This dish contains all the key ingredients to not only satisfy your stomach but to keep you full and energized until your next meal. 

Crispy tortillas are simmered in a spicy, rich tomato sauce, with a finishing touch of a few eggs. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a full meal ready to eat. Start your day off the right way.

13. Campfire Donuts

Got some grumpy children coming along on your camping adventures, well these campfire donuts are sure to cheer them up!

These donuts are pillowy and soft, almost like biting into a fluffy cloud! 

They are topped with the perfect combination of brown sugar and cinnamon, providing you with a much-needed sugar boost to get you through the day.

14. French Toast

French toast makes for the perfect campfire breakfast. While some may think that french toast is too tedious to make, think again! This recipe couldn’t make cooking french toast any easier. 

With a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, you’ll be able to whip up some crispy on the outside, tender in the middle French toast in minutes. 

Top with an assortment of fresh berries, maple syrup, or powdered sugar for the ultimate French toast experience.

15. Bacon & Cheese Pull-Apart Loaf

Nothing goes as well together as bacon and cheese. It is the utmost combination of flavors. Add some bread into the mix and you’ll be rewarded with the ultimate comfort food. 

Protein, fat, and carbohydrates make for the best types of foods.

Perfect for the end of your camping trips where you need a boost of determination to complete your expenditure – the prime cheat-day foods!

16. Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal

Oatmeal is the perfect camping breakfast, and for good reason, too! A warm bowl of oatmeal never fails to hit the spot. 

While it may not be as flashy or magnificent as a breakfast burrito or a skillet breakfast, it’s a quick, simple yet hearty, and delicious breakfast that is sure to provide both joy and nutrition to your bellies. 

Bursting with flavors and aromas this recipe calls for clove, nutmeg, fresh apples, and fresh crispy apples. For an extra dose of nourishment, the recipe also includes hemp, chia, and flax seeds.

17. Camping Breakfast Burrito

Move over boring cereals and bagels, the breakfast burrito is in town! You will never have to experience an unsatisfying, bland breakfast (see also ‘28 Tasty Breakfast Recipes Without Eggs‘) ever again with this recipe! 

These are the perfect make-ahead breakfast meals.

Simply assemble them at home, wrap tightly in foil, and when the time comes, heat them over the campfire’s hot coals for an easy, mess-free breakfast. 

These breakfast burritos are wrapped in tortilla wraps, packed with ham, hash browns, eggs, chiles, and, of course, a lot of cheese. The combinations of textures and flavors work perfectly together.

18. Cinnamon Monkey Bread Foil Packets

These cinnamon monkey bread foil packets are sinfully gooey and sweet, the perfect camping pick-me-up! 

With only 5 ingredients including pre-made cinnamon rolls, butter, tin-foil, cinnamon, and brown sugar, you’ll have these rolls whipped up in no time! 

Simply wrap in tin foils and place over the campfire to create delicious cinnamon monkey bread foil packets. 

Top with fresh fruit and icing, and you’ll have an easy, fun breakfast that is completely mess-free!

19. Instant Pot Campfire Hash

Packed with fluffy potatoes, smoky sausages, crispy corn, and other hearty goodness, this breakfast is sure to provide you with all the necessary nutrients and minerals to keep you going throughout the day. 

Combined together, these ingredients create a sweet yet savory dish, the best of both worlds!

20. Quick & Easy Campfire Apple Crisp

Does anyone fancy dessert for breakfast? This apple crisp is sure to make you feel warm and cozy with its fall flavors during cold, crisp mornings. 

Better yet: you can make this recipe by simply using a skillet! Tender apples and mixed with crisp granola with cinnamon, bourbon, and brown sugar for the ultimate breakfast/ dessert treat!

Whether you decide to eat this with a dollop of whipped cream or on its own – you simply can’t go wrong with whatever decision you make!

21. Granola & Yogurt Bowls

This is a perfect recipe for any sweet tooth out there! The fresh fruits and berries make this recipe incredibly sweet while packed with healthy and nutritious granola and yogurt to balance out the flavors. 

This recipe provides you with the option to choose from four different flavors, including tropical berry, chocolate raspberry, peanut butter and jelly, and triple berry! 

With as little as 5 minutes you’ll have a bowl full of goodness!

22. Campfire Skillet Breakfast

If you have a long hike ahead of you, then this recipe is sure to provide you with all the necessary nutrients and minerals you need to get you through the day with a full stomach. 

Packed with ham, roasted potatoes, bell peppers, and eggs for the ultimate campfire skillet breakfast. 

This recipe is suitable for a 10-inch skillet, ensuring that your whole family is fed and fully satisfied.

23. Campfire Scrambled Eggs

Whether you’re camping in the woods or on top of a great mountain, these scrambled eggs are the perfect way to start your day! 

Why settle for basic scrambled eggs when you can enhance them with corn kernels, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers? Well, this recipe does just that! 

These eggs are not only soft and fluffy but are packed with color, texture, and flavor! This recipe will keep you going throughout your camping adventures.

24. Paper Egg Bag

To fully experience to wilderness lifestyle, have you ever tried cooking your breakfast in a bag?

While you could cook your food in a pan, this method is not only fun and exciting but it’s an easy way to eat your food, mess-free!

Simply place your eggs and bacon to the bottom of a paper bag and hand over your campfire. You’ll be left with an appetizing, no-fuss breakfast!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Prepare Breakfast Food While Camping?

All you need to do is place your grill grate directly on top of your campfire or coals and you can cook any breakfast foods you want!

Alternatively, if you don’t need to cook your breakfast, set a designated area on your campsite to prepare no-cook dishes.

Make sure this is slightly further away from your tent to prevent any animals from coming near.

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to rely on bland, boring oats whilst camping.

There are an array of different breakfast options that are sure to satisfy both your taste buds and stomachs, providing you with the necessary nutrients to power you through your day.

Hopefully, this guide has inspired you for your next camping trip breakfasts!

24 Deliciously Simple Camping Breakfast Ideas

24 Deliciously Simple Camping Breakfast Ideas

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