4 Easy Camping Breakfasts

Try out these tasty ideas for camping breakfasts – the most important meal of the day!

easy camping breakfasts

Mouthwatering options like omelets, pancakes, and bacon are the reason why breakfast is often the favorite meal of the day. But preparing a delicious and satisfying breakfast while camping can present a challenge to even the best cooks.

With some basic ingredients and a bit of prep work, you can enjoy easy camping breakfasts during your trip. Here are our top four favorites:

Easy Camping Breakfasts

1. Lumberjack Breakfast

A bit like a baked breakfast scramble, lumberjack breakfasts are a perfect way to start the day. This option is a delicious easy recipe that the whole family will love making. Best of all, it’s customizable, allowing you to switch things up with your favorite breakfast ingredients!

Borrowed from our friends at Echoes of Laughter.

Grocery List:

  • Sausages or Canadian bacon
  • Frozen hash browns, or leftover cooked potatoes (diced)
  • Eggs (1 or 2 per tin foil packet)
  • Chopped tomatoes and green onions, or your favorite breakfast veggies like red bell peppers
  • Shredded cheese

You’ll also need:

  • Tin foil

How it’s done:

  1. Lay two pieces of tin foil on top of one another and spray top layer lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Lay sausages or Canadian bacon on the tin foil.
  3. Add a handful of hash browns or potatoes, 1-2 eggs, and chopped tomatoes and green onions, or any of your favorite breakfast veggies.
  4. Wrap up the ingredients in the tin foil and place on a hot grill for 15-20 minutes or until meat and eggs are thoroughly cooked.
  5. When just a few minutes of cooking time remains, open your packet and add the shredded cheese on top.
  6. Once cheese is melted, serve and enjoy.

2. Campfire Bacon

This one is less of a recipe and more of a method, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious! Once finished, you can enjoy crispy, sizzling bacon with a smoky kick, right in the heart of nature.

Borrowed from our friends at Zestuous.

Grocery List:

  • 1 pack of bacon (or as much as you’d like)

You’ll also need:

  • Skewers

How it’s done:

  1. Weave the bacon strips onto skewers, folding every inch or so, with a slight gap between each fold to allow the heat to evenly pass through. Leave a few inches of space at the end of the skewer.
  2. Place two logs or rocks on each side of the campfire flames to rest the skewers, or use a cooking rack if you have one on hand.
  3. Rotate the skewers every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. The bacon grease may cause flare-ups. If you’re worried, keep a bit of water nearby to keep the biggest flames down.
  4. Cook bacon for about 30 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through!

3. Strawberry and Nutella Sandwich

Some of us have a sweet tooth when it comes to breakfast food, and this indulgent strawberry and Nutella sandwich is sure to satisfy. Even better, this recipe is the camping equivalent of stuffed French toast, making it a huge hit with the whole family.

Borrowed from our friends at Mustard Seeds.

Grocery List:

  • White bread
  • Nutella
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Cooking spray and/or squeezable butter

You’ll also need:

  • Pie iron

How it’s done:

  1. Butter or spray cooking spray on one side of the pie iron.
  2. Place bread on pie iron.
  3. Spread Nutella on bread.
  4. Cover with sliced strawberries.
  5. Cover with second piece of buttered bread.
  6. Cook over campfire until warm and crisp. Flip pie iron over halfway through cooking time to ensure that both sides cook evenly.

4. Camping Breakfast Burger

Last, but certainly not least, is an incredible camping breakfast burger. This option is a savory, satisfying, and hearty way to start your day. If you’re planning on expending a lot of energy through an activity like hiking, this sandwich is a good way to fuel up. All of the protein will help you stay full for those long hours trekking through the woods.

Borrowed from our friends at Jelly Toast.

Grocery List:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 sausage patties
  • 12 eggs

You’ll also need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cast iron pans

How it’s done:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, dry milk powder, black pepper and canola oil.
  2. Add ½ cup of water, then slowly add remaining ½ cup of water to mixture in 1 tablespoon increments until batter is thick.
  3. Stir in cheddar cheese.
  4. Set cast iron pan over medium heat and add oil to coat.
  5. Scoop biscuit mix onto pan (1/4 cup each). Cook until first side is golden brown then flip once.
  6. Continue cooking until biscuits are fluffy and cooked through.
  7. Add sausage to a cold cast iron skillet and set over medium high heat.
  8. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, flipping once.
  9. Remove and set aside.
  10. Cook eggs in cast iron skillet until desired doneness.
  11. Split biscuits in half and top with sausage and egg.
  12. Add ketchup, hot sauce, or other condiments, if desired.


With these recipes, you can head out on your trip with the inspiration to create incredible and easy camping breakfasts that everyone will love!


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