Camping is an excellent fun-for-the-whole-family activity, but it can be challenging to figure out what to eat, especially first thing in the morning when you don’t have a fully-stocked kitchen at your disposal. The simplest option seems like it’d be to grab a packaged granola bar, but we’re here to tell you that there are plenty of ways to fuel your body with quick homemade recipes! Continue reading to see our top ten easy breakfast options for your next camping trip.
1. Avocado Toast Breakfast Sandwich
First on our list of savory options is this avocado breakfast sandwich. With only five ingredients, you can create this delicious and hearty breakfast in just 15 minutes. Not only is this loaded with protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to keep you energized for hours, but you can customize it how you wish, like cooking the eggs to your liking or skipping the bacon if you’re vegetarian. Here’s what you’ll need:
2. Grilled Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich
If you want to experiment more with breakfast sandwich recipes beyond the simple avocado, bacon, and egg, but you don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes cooking, try this grilled halloumi option. For this, you’ll need the following ingredients:
3. Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash
While this recipe requires a few more ingredients than the one above, you can still have it finished in just 20 minutes. Once again, there are plenty of ways to customize this recipe to make it vegan or vegetarian. Here’s what you’ll need:
Making a hash is one of the easiest ways to throw together a quick camp-friendly breakfast, so we’ve added another one to our list! Like the one above, this recipe will only take up 20 minutes of your morning. You’ll need these ingredients:
Like a hash, shakshuka is a wonderfully easy way to put a few ingredients in one skillet for a tasty and filling meal. Shakshuka is essentially eggs poached in a tomato sauce, but here are the specifics of what you’ll need to complete this in only 25 minutes:
For those of you who prefer sweet over savory breakfasts, this section of the list is for you! Nothing says breakfast quite like a big stack of pancakes, so this banana bread pancake recipe is first on our list of sweet options. If you’re bringing children on your camping trip, this is a great way to get them to eat fruit by hiding it in the batter. Here’s what you’ll need for these 30-minute pancakes:
2. Banana Coconut French Toast
Sticking with the banana theme, you’ll have this recipe completed in 30 minutes using only seven ingredients. While this is vegan, you can make it non-vegan by replacing coconut milk and coconut oil with regular milk and oil. Pair it with a side of fresh fruit and top with warm maple syrup and shredded coconut, and you’ll surely please those with a sweet tooth. Here’s what else you’ll need:
If bananas aren’t your thing, but you still want something sweet and carb-loaded, look no further than this traditional french toast recipe. You can complete this in the same timeframe as the recipe above using these ingredients:
Next on our list of sweet, camp-friendly breakfast options is this apple oatmeal. Of course, it’s easy to buy a pack of premade oatmeal, but if you can spare just 12 minutes of your morning, you’ll have a hearty, homemade version that requires only ten ingredients:
Last but certainly not least on our list are these cranberry granola bars. Instead of reaching for that packaged, pre-made granola bar, why not make your own? This is a recipe you’ll want to make ahead of time as it requires an oven, but they stay fresh in an airtight container for up to four days at room temperature. In just 30 minutes and using 11 ingredients, you can have homemade granola bars. Here’s what you’ll need:
If you’re planning your next camping trip and need more than just breakfast ideas, check out our Five Easy Camping Dinner Ideas!