Camping Meals – Breakfast

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I'm so excited that you've joined me for this week's Camping Series, where I'm sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!

Today we're talking breakfast!

While we're at home I go to great lengths to prep well enough on Sundays that my kids can make their own breakfast throughout the week. I make things like pancakes and french toast that can be kept in the freezer and warmed in the microwave quickly. Unfortunately, there are no microwaves or freezers at the campground so it’s up to me to get everyone fed each morning.

I’m not a morning person (at ALL!), so whatever we have for breakfast while camping needs to be super simple and easy. I don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing food first thing in the morning.

I'd like to have a list of recipes that I can pull from when planning our trips and I'm sharing them with you!

 

Foil Packet Cooking

Most of these will need to be made on the first morning because they require refrigerated ingredients. I’m not good enough at packing our cooler yet to trust the ingredients will keep for a more than one night!

Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls from Oleander + Palm

Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls from Oleander + Palm

 

Cheesy Potato and Sausage Foil Packet from Who Needs a Cape?

Cheesy Potato and Sausage Foil Packet from Who Needs a Cape?

 

Foil Packet Blueberry Breakfast Bake from Terra Firma Adventures

Foil Packet Blueberry Breakfast Bake from Terra Firma Adventures

 

Campfire Monkey Bread  from saynotsweetanne
When I do eat breakfast (which is rarely) this is the kind of breakfast that I like to have. Paired with coffee….mmm mmm good!!

Campfire Monkey Bread  from saynotsweetanne

 

Instant Oatmeal

I like to make up oatmeal packets ahead of time so it’s really quick to make when time to cook.

Put the ingredients below into a Ziploc bag. When ready to cook, bring 2 cups of water to a boil over the fire or grill. Pour ingredients into the pot, stir and cook for about a minute. Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes while you get bowls, utensils, drinks, etc. ready.

The amounts below make enough for our family. You may want to test a batch at home to make sure it the serving size suits your family.

Some of these recipes are courtesy of The Yummy Life.

Plain Oatmeal
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
1-3 tsp sugar (optional)

Apple Cinnamon
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
2 Tbsp. dried apples
½ tsp. cinnamon
1-3 tsp. sugar (or preferred sweetener)

Blueberry Oatmeal
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
2 tbsp. dried blueberries
1-3 tsp sugar (or preferred sweetener)

Pineapple Coconut
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
2 Tbsp dried pineapple
1 Tbsp coconut
1-3 tsp sugar (or preferred sweetener)

Peanut Butter Banana
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1-3 tsp sugar (or preferred sweetener)
(add sliced bananas to top when serving)

Chocolate Banana
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp brown sugar
(add sliced bananas to top when serving)

 

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Pancakes

You just can’t go wrong with pancakes. I mix up all of the dry ingredients at home before we go. That way I only have to add a couple of wet ingredients when I’m ready to cook them.

To make these pancakes, add 1 large egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1-1/3 cups water to the dry mix. Stir until smooth. Cook in pan or a griddle.

Basic Pancake Mix
2 cups baking mix (I use the kind from Aldi)
1/3 cup dry milk
2 Tbsp sugar

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Add 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips to basic pancake mix

Strawberry Pancakes
Add 2 Tbsp dried strawberries to basic pancake mix

 

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Premade Breakfasts

There are also some things that I make ahead of time to take with us that don’t require any refrigeration.

Apples Muffins from Adventures in Mommydom.
These are sooooooo good! My kids devour them. I make them at home all the time so it seemed logical (Spock moment!) to make them for our camping trip too. (Note: My batter seems to always be super thick, so I add some water to thin it down before baking)

Cinnamon Toast from The Pioneer Woman
This is so easy to make and it’s portable. I can stash half a loaf in a plastic covered container and we’re good to go! Pair with scrambled eggs and some fruit or peanut butter and banana for a filling breakfast.

Banana Bread
I use the recipe from Dining on a Dime cookbook, but I’m sure most any banana bread would work just fine. I bake a loaf, slice and store the slices in sandwich bags.

Bagels and English Muffins
Easy to toast on the grill and top with cream cheese, butter, eggs & bacon, etc..

 

Join me again tomorrow for some fabulous lunch and snack ideas.

What are your family’s favorite breakfast recipes when camping?

 

 

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