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25 Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas To Kickstart Your Day

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Camping season is here, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning your camping breakfasts and meals.

My family camps a couple of times a year. Usually it’s for our yearly mother-daughter camping trip. I like relaxed mornings around the campfire, with a good cup of camp coffee and an easy camping breakfast that doesn’t take hours, or require a lot of prep & cleanup.

We’ve gathered our favourite fun & easy camping breakfast ideas all ages will love, plus some tips for making breakfast easy peasy.

Ready to jump out of your sleeping bag and start the day? Let’s go!

EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST RECIPES

Young girl sitting on a picnic table eating fruit.
Fruit for breakfast is an easy on the go meal | Photo: Packed for Life

Breakfasts while camping don’t have to be complicated, especially if you prep some meals & ingredients ahead of time. As well as have some no-cook options on hand for when you want an extra lazy morning.

Some quick camping breakfast tips to enjoy the most important meal of the day:

  • Use store bought pancake batter, you only have to add water to or prep the batter ahead of time in a sealed container (keeps about 2 days in the cooler)
  • Buy pre-sliced deli meat & cheese & already cut up fruit
  • Use instant drink packages (coffee, hot chocolate, tea etc.)
  • A bodem or pour over with a coffee filter are easy ways to make coffee
  • Bring shelf stable milk  if you don’t like milk powder  

1. Tasty Breakfast Sandwich

Tween girl sitting in a camp chair, smiling holding a english muffin breakfast sandwich.
Photo: Packed for Life

A tasty breakfast sandwich with an English Muffin, and our favourite toppings is our go-to for mornings. Easy recipe to cook over the coals of a campfire on your next camping trip.

You’ll need:

  • English Muffins – enough for everyone to have 1 or 2
  • Cheddar Cheese or your favourite pre-cut cheese slices – 1 for every sandwich
  • Salami / Ham / or favourite deli meat slices
  • Fried or Scrambled Egg – one for each sandwich (optional – we skip for a quick mess free option)
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • Tinfoil

Fry or scramble the eggs first. Lay a piece of tinfoil down on the table, large enough to wrap up the sandwich completely.

Place 1 slice of cheese, meat & tomato on one side of sandwich, close it up & wrap in tinfoil. Cook about 10-15 minutes over coals to melt the cheese & heat everything up. Rotate and flip the tinfoil package to prevent burning.

When it’s done, quickly fry up the egg and place inside finished sandwich.

3 quick camping breakfasts; eggs & hashbrowns, mini french toast sticks & cottage cheese and fruit.

2. Skillet Breakfast with Potatoes & Peppers

Cast iron skillet breakfast with roasted potatoes, onions and peppers.
Recipe & photo by Strength & Sunshine

We love breakfast skillets, as they’re super easy & versatile to whip up in the morning.

A tasty and hearty way to start your camp mornings, while enjoying the great outdoors. You can cook over the fire, or a camp stove too.

Also check out these tasty dutch oven breakfast camping recipes.

3. French Toast Sticks

Mini french toast sticks around a small bowl of maple syrup & berries.
Recipe and photo by Fresh Off the Grid

Thick, dunkable French toast sticks are the ultimate in kid friendly camping breakfasts, that adults love too.

Ready in about 20 minutes, your hungry hoards can grab and go before the hangries set in. Make sure to use real maple syrup & add berries or other fresh fruit for a sweet treat.

4. Bacon On A Stick

Wooden skewers wrapped in bacon cooking over a campfire grill.
Recipe & photo by A Grill for All Seasons

Try this fun way to cook bacon. Wrap it around a soaked skewer, and grill over the campfire. Plus kids love it.

Make a candied version by rolling in brown sugar or maple syrup.

This may just become a new favorite camping breakfast.

5. Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowls

Bowl of cottage cheese with strawberries, blueberries & walnuts.
Recipe & photo by The Feathered Nester

Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowls are a healthy, no bake & quick breakfast meal your little campers will devour.

High in protein, it takes only 5 minutes to prep, and little clean up. Add your favorite toppings.

We like eating this for a summer meal or snack when it’s hot outside.

6. Apple Pie Spice Campfire Donuts

Five camping donuts lied on a picnic table, with apple cider jug behind.
Recipe and photo by Stef’s Eats and Sweets

Warm fresh apple pie spiced donuts for breakfast…sounds heavenly. Especially of you’re doing a little fall camping.

Using a premade biscuit dough makes this recipe quick and easy. The hard part will be waiting for the oil to heat up.

Add these to the top of your best camping breakfast ideas list. 

7. S’Mores Pancakes

Plate of piled pancakes with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and cookies.
Photo and recipe by Chocolates and Chai

What could be more “camping” than s’mores. These S’mores pancakes will hit the spot, when craving a sweet breakfast. Toast the marshmallows over the campfire and add them to your stack.

⭐️ More easy camping meals kids will love.

8. Make Ahead Feta & Spinach Baked Egg Cups

Seven feta and spinach egg cups on a plate.
Recipe & photo by Healthy Fitness Meals

Individual breakfast egg cups, are great for little hands, and a healthy start to the day.

Make ahead at home, and they’ll also be a quick & flavourful camping breakfast to have on hand.

Spinach, feta cheese and cherry tomatoes are our family’s go-to ingredients.

9. Healthy Breakfast Hash With Kale, Sausage, and Apple

Bowl of breakfast hash with kale, apples and sausage.
Recipe and photo by This Noshtalgic Life

I often crave some green leafy veggies when camping, and this breakfast hash with sausage, apple and kale is just the thing.

A one pan meal, with only 5 simple ingredients, that adds a few more nutrients to your camp diet.

Can easily be made vegan, by using a plant-based sausage.

10. Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

Everything Bagel sandwich with egg, bacon and cheese.
Recipe & photo by Little Sunny Kitchen

Bagels are pefect for camping as they aren’t easy to squish, and they last a long while.

These hearty breakfast bagels are full of egg, cheese and bacon. Just cook ingredients in your cast iron skillet, and add to your bagels. We like to jazz them up with a little hot sauce or pesto.

11. Ultimate Breakfast Beans

Baked beans, edamame, on toast with an over easy egg on top.
Recipe & photo by Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

Baked beans, over sourdough toast, with a runny egg on top, is my idea of camp breakfast perfection.

A great family breakfast when you are looking for a hearty, filling morning feast.  

12. Cheesy Hash Browns

Plate of shredded cheesy hashbrowns and 2 over easy eggs.
Recipe & photo: An Off Grid Life

This cast iron skillet cheesy potatoes recipe has camping classic written all over it.

Fry up a pan or two, and they’ll be gone in minutes. Add a fried egg or two, and some sausages for a complete, hearty meal.

13. Campfire Breakfast Hash With Chorizo

Cast Iron pan over a campfire with potato, sausage, and eggs.
Recipe & photo by Champagne Tastes

Cook up a pan of campfire breakfast hash with chorizo sausage for a perfect start to your camping day.

A warm, savory breakfast hash, is just the thing. We like to add a bit of salsa or hot sauce, for an extra kick.

NO COOK CAMPING BREAKFAST RECIPES

Litre mason jar of homemade granola, yogurt cup and mug.
We love yogurt & homemade granola with a good cup of coffee for breakfast | Photo: Packed for Life

14. Healthy Pumpkin Protein Balls

Pile of protein pumpkin and chocolate balls in a glass bowl.
Recipe & photo by Savor the Spoonful

Protein balls are an easy no bake breakfast recipe that you can make in under 15 minutes.

A simple breakfast tasting of pumpkin pie. Kids love having them for breakfast because of the chocolate chips.

15. Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Blueberry and oats on top of overnight oats in a glass cup.
Recipe & photo by Begin with Balance

Prepare in advance, these Blueberry Cheesecake-inspired overnight oats make a great breakfast for when you’re in a hurry.

This oatmeal recipe uses basic ingredients and takes only minutes to make a tasty morning meal.

Mix the oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, blueberries, and graham crackers together, to get a delightful breakfast that really tastes like blueberry cheesecake. We use mason jars when camping.

16. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Three small mason jars filled will yogurt & berry sauce, with mini mason jars of granola.
Recipe & photo by Get Inspired Everyday

Fruit and yogurt parfaits are one of our favourite summer camping breakfast ideas.

Make with your favourite granola (homemade is best), and layers of fresh berries, stone fruit or homemade berry sauce. Both kids and adults love.

17. Overnight Chia Pudding

Four jars of overnight chia pudding with different fruit & nut toppings.
Recipe & photo by Two Healthy Kitchens

We love a good chia pudding in our family. Plus they make super easy and nutrient dense meals in the morning, or as a snack.

So versatile, you can add your favorite toppings and mix-ins.

18. More No Cook Camping Breakfast Ideas

Snacks for camping, road trips, breakfast
Camping, on-the-go breakfast ideas | Photo: Packed for Life

I am a firm believer in the lazy-parents route of mixing up some no cook and packaged camping meals with homemade recipes.

Here are a few of our regular simple camping breakfast ideas, when I don’t want to cook:

You may also like our post about the best canned foods for camping.

MAKE AHEAD CAMPING BREAKFAST RECIPES

19. Homemade Date Bars

Recipe & photo by Flavours Treat

Whip up your own gluten-free, vegan, and no-cook date energy bars that are ideal for snacking on the go or even enjoying as a quick camp breakfast.

These no-cook date energy bars come together using just a handful of ingredients you can easily personalize to your personal preferences. We love adding dried apricots.

20. Make Ahead Camping Breakfast Burritos

Five breakfast burritos wrapped in plastic ready to freeze.
Recipe & photo from Homemade Heather

Breakfast burritos are one of the easiest things to make for those early mornings. Especially if you make-ahead and freeze them.

These camping breakfast burritos of full of tasty sausage, eggs and cheese. Just bring out pf your cooler and heat up with some hashbrowns for a filling meal.

Don’t feel like making ahead, they also make a great campfire breakfast burrito at your campsite.

Make ahead meals are one of our top family camping hacks.

21. Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

Muffin tin filled with banana pecan muffins.
Recipe & Photo by A Paige of Positivity

If you have kids, you know how hard it can be to wrangle them to sit still long enough to eat breakfast (or any meal). Which is why these Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins are just the thing.

On the go breakfast snacks, that adults will love too. Bananas and pecans are a tasty combo.

22. Breakfast Cookies

hand holdinding 4 keto breakfast cookies with chocolate chips
Recipe & photo by Low Carb Spark

Cookies for breakfast, yes please!

Keto breakfast cookies with the texture of oatmeal cookies, but low carb, gluten-free and super filling.

You won’t miss the oats with all the almonds, chocolate chips, coconut and a hint of cinnamon.

23. Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Bars of peanut butter granola s with chocolate drizzle.
Recipe & photo by Get Inspired Everyday

Peanut butter granola bars are not only great for breakfasts on the go, but for snacks too. Protein fileld sweet bites.

Just switch out the nut butters if you can’t have peanuts.

24. Healthy Egg Salad Sandwiches

Recipe & photo by Healthy Fitness Meals

Sandwiches are the ultimate make-ahead meal. These are filled with egg, dill, & celery.

Who says you can’t eat sandwiches for breakfast?

Pro tip to avoid soggy sandwiches: make the egg salad ahead of time and keep the bread separate until right before you eat.

25. Breakfast Hot Pockets

Breakfast pot pockets cut in half on a wooden cutting board.
Recipe & photo by In the Kids Kitchen

Kids love hot pockets, and they’re a treat while camping.

Make-ahead, and you have the perfect hand-held sized meal.

FINAL THOUGHTS: CAMPING RECIPES FOR BREAKFAST

As we wrap up our adventure through these fun and easy camping breakfast recipes, one thing is clear: mornings in the great outdoors can be delightful.

From classic campfire favorites to ingenious twists & make-ahead breakfast ideas, these recipes are your secret to kickstarting the day with a smile.

Whether you’re a seasoned family camper, or a newbie to the wild, these breakfasts ensure you’re well-fed, energized, and ready for whatever adventures lie ahead.

So, pack your ingredients, stoke the campfire, and let these recipes make your camping mornings

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