The Ultimate Camping Breakfast List2021-08-10T19:01:57-04:00

The Ultimate Camping Breakfast List

best camping breakfast options while campingJust because you are camping does not mean you cannot eat like a king!

There are lots of easy and quick camping breakfast ideas that will give you the fuel you need for a busy day in the wilderness.

When deciding what sort of breakfast you should have during your camping trip, you will want something that is quick, easy, and full of good stuff!

This list of options is not meant to be a step by step tutorial, nor is it an ingredient list. Rather it is a list filled with general breakfast ideas that can be achieved while you’re camping. They can be research in more depth afterwards, but these should give you a great head start for delicious and easy breakfast options while camping.

Here’s a little preview of some of our favorite camping breakfast ideas:

  • Oatmeal

  • Pancakes

  • Hashbrowns

  • Veggie Scrambles

  • French Toast

  • Banana Bread

  • Muffins

With that being said, we have put together this blog post to give you plenty of different ideas for a camping breakfast.

Camping Breakfast Ideas


There is only one place to begin, and this is with granola, oatmeal, and cereal. If you are looking for something that is very easy and will not require any cooking on your behalf, these options are well worth considering.

Not only are they incredibly convenient, but they can personally customized beyond there plain base flavor!

These grain based breakfast options can provide a number of health benefits. For example, granola is filled with a number of powerful and helpful antioxidants. It may also improve gut health, lower blood sugar, reduce your cholesterol levels, and enhance your blood pressure. Of course, the benefits that you experience will depend on the type of granola, oatmeal, or cereal that you decide on.

  • Cereal – Although cereal is fairly straight forward, realize that you have a few options when it comes to milk. If you have a cooler with ice or a mini fridge, then you are safe to pack any kind of milk. However if you don’t have any way to chill your cow’s milk, then you are safe to pack sealed almond milk. Have you ever seen almond milk sitting on the shelf at a super market? That’s due to the fact that I does not require refrigeration prior to being opened. However, once it has been opened it must be refrigerated. Another convenient option is powered milk. Just simply mix the powder with water and you are left with a nice cows milk alternative, the same can be applied to a vanilla protein powder.
  • Oatmeal – Simply just boil some hot water and you’re done! But if you’ve had plain oatmeal recently, you’ll remember that it isn’t necessarily the most flavorful option.

    To add flavor you can buy flavored packets such as apples and cinnamon, or strawberries and cream. These are super sweet, and pack a tasty punch!

    Throw in some fresh fruit such as blueberries, apples, raspberries, or bananas for a sweet and fiber rich enhancer.

    You can also combine natural sweeteners as well, such as brown sugar, maple syrup, or cinnamon.

  • Granola – it packs a punch in fiber, carbs, and has a healthy amount of protein as well. It can be used as a crunchy topping, partnered with milk, or eaten by itself.

    There are so many great flavors these days that make this a great option to have by itself, Treader Joe’s makes a delicious peanut butter flavored granola that will rock you world! They also make a number of other flavors as well!

Pancakes/French Toast

If you fancy something on the sweet side, you cannot go wrong with pancakes or some French toast. Just because you are going camping does not mean you can’t have an indulgent breakfast after all!

  • Pancakes – Powdered pancake mix, eggs and milk! This simple tradition has made an abundence of campers’ bellies full, and faces smile.

    If you have a way to chill your food then the traditional method will work just fine while you are camping, just don’t forget the maple syrup!

    If you don’t have a way to refrigerate milk and eggs, you’re in luck! The make pancake options where you just add water, and just like that you have a stack of hot fluffy flapjacks.

    If you only have access to the traditional pancake mix, you can always make them with powdered milk, and canola oil as an egg substitute.

    There are endless ways to prepare pancakes then just the original version. Some simple options include:

    • Blueberry
    • Chocolate Chip

    • Pumpkin Spice

    • Banana Nut

  • French Toast – Belonging in the same syrup soaking category as pancakes, French toast is another creative way to make a scrumptious breakfast when you’re camping. Whisk up some eggs and milk for a batter, and soak a piece of thick cut bread in that batter, then cook both sides until golden brown.

    If you don’t have access to chilled eggs for this recipe, then try just dipping the bread in milk and a little bit of canola oil for eggless French toast. If you’ve never tried it, then you’ll be surprised at just how close it comes to the original recipe.

    Much like pancakes, French toast can be made plain, or dressed up. The only limitation is your imagination. Try spicing things up with unique flavors like:

    • S’mores
    • Powdered Sugar

    • Churro

    • Apple Cinnamon

    • Strawberry-Nutella.

Hashbrowns/Any Pan-fried Veggies

Getting the pan out and cooking up a storm is a lot of fun when on any camping trip. Your trusted frying pan won’t let you down.

In the evenings, you can enjoy a delicious campfire vegetable stir-fry with some tasty meat or fish. Sounds good, right? Well, you do not need to wait until the evening to enjoy such a treat. You can use your pan to fry vegetables in the morning so that you can have a scrumptious breakfast.

Of course, the obvious suggestion here would be hash browns. Many people consider hash browns to be one of the best breakfast foods! However, you do not need to stop there, as there are so many types of vegetables that taste amazing when pan-fried, including mushroom, onion, peppers, tomatoes, and much more.

You can have fun trying out different vegetable mixtures, ensuring you start the day off in a healthy and tasty manner. You may even want to throw an egg in there! Pan-fried eggs, mushrooms, and spinach is a good blend that a lot of people love.

Camp stove Eggs and toast

While we are on the subject of eggs, another option to consider is camp stove eggs and toast. You can fry your eggs using the frying pan, like above.

Alternatively, fill the pan with some water and either do a poached egg or a hard-boiled egg. The options are endless, ensuring you can cater to everyone’s preferences when it comes to cooking eggs in the morning.

Some creative ways to make an egg based breakfast include:

  • Campfire Frittata

  • Chilaquiles

  • Huevos Rancheros

There are a lot of different benefits that are associated with eating eggs for your breakfast. Eggs represent a filling meal and they will ensure that you get plenty of protein and amino acids that you are going to need during the day. If that was not enough, eggs help with maintaining your eye health and raising good cholesterol. A great way to start the day we say!

Breakfast Sandwich/Tacos

Another option that you may want to consider for your camping breakfast is a breakfast sandwich. Or, if you do not want to use bread, why not opt for a breakfast taco instead?

One of the great things about enjoying a breakfast sandwich while camping is that there are no rules. You can put anything in the sandwich you wish. This includes bacon, sausages, eggs, mushroom, beans, cheese, onions… the list goes on, and on! You can switch it up every day as well to make sure that you are always having something different.

If you are going to make a breakfast taco, we recommend using refried beans and then making some scrambled eggs. You can then add on any toppings you wish. Bacon and avocado work well, but it is all up to you! After this, all you need to do is assemble the tacos and enjoy.

Some Handheld Breakfast Options Include:

  • Sausage and cheese on an English Muffin

  • Ham and cheese on an Croissant

  • Huevos Rancheros on an English Muffin

  • Breakfast BLT

  • Egg White, Spinach, and Tomato on English Muffin

  • Bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel

Banana Bread/ Muffins/ Pastries

Aside from the suggestions that we have mentioned above, there are going to be some days whereby you simply require something sweet. You want that good old kick that sugar provides so that you can start your day with a smile on your face. If this is the case, pastries, muffins, and banana bread never fail.

You can make these items and bring them with you, of course. However, they will only last for a few days.

Another option is to bake a nice banana bread while you are camping. Not only is this going to taste amazing but it will fill your campsite with beautiful and tempting aromas. A lot of people assume baking banana bread while camping will be difficult but it is actually not. There are a lot of great recipes out there that you can use to make this delicious treat during your trip.

Some of our favorite pastry options include:

  • Blueberry Muffins

  • Cheese Danish

  • Original Glazed Doughnuts

  • Cinnamon Buns

  • Strawberry Scones

  • Coffee Cake


So there you have it: some of the different easy camping breakfast ideas you should consider for your next trip! Camping can be heaps of fun. No matter whether you are an experienced camper or you are going on your first camping trip, one thing you will need to do is have a good breakfast in the morning so that you can have a fun and enjoyable time. The breakfast ideas that we have mentioned above are easy to cook but they also taste amazing and they will provide you with the energy you need for the occasion.