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25 of the Best Breakfast Ideas Perfect for Camping

If cold cereal just won’t do for your camping crew, these 25 yummy camping breakfast ideas will make sure everyone starts the day with a full tummy. There’s just something magical about a delicious breakfast while camping, isn’t there?

We have a full list of easy camping meal ideas, from foil packets and casseroles cooked over the grill to french toast and breakfast in a bag. This is, after all, the most important meal of the day. We ought to also make sure it’s a delicious meal!

Ok, let’s get started. Here’s our list of easy camping breakfast ideas. I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy in the great outdoors!

Camping Breakfast Casseroles


BBQ Breakfast Scrambler

Camping Breakfast Casserole -BBQ Breakfast Scrambler
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If you’re looking for a camping breakfast for large groups, a breakfast casserole is the way to go. It’s easy to prepare, takes under an hour and requires less cleanup since it’s all cooked in one pan. A win-win!

Another beauty of this BBQ Breakfast Scrambler recipe is that you can make it at home on the barbecue, or on the campfire out camping! We tend to make a lot of brunches when out camping and this recipe hits all food groups and is a one-dish meal {meaning less cleanup}.

My Organized Chaos

Try the recipe from My Organized Chaos.

Another reason this recipe is perfect for camping is because you can make it ahead and simply reheat it at the campsite. If you prepare this at home a few days in advance, you can freeze it until you’re ready to pack for your road trip. It’s a great way to reduce the number of things you need to do on travel day.

Grilled Breakfast Casserole

Camping Breakfast idea - Grilled Breakfast Casserole
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Here’s another variation of a breakfast casserole. Instead of ham, this recipe has chicken sausage.

“My favourite part about it is that you can make it fit what your family likes. Change up the veggies or add bacon instead of sausage. You can also use up leftovers from earlier in your camping trip…just make a bit more to throw in the casserole.” – Merry About Town

Get the recipe from Merry About Town.

Cheese, Bacon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Cheese Bacon and Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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This is a great breakfast casserole for a camping weekend because you can make it at home before your adventure. If you love RV camping as much as we do, you should consider trying this great cheese, bacon and potato casserole recipe. It’s hearty and filling and delicious in the fresh open air.

Camping Breakfast Sandwiches


How to Cook an Egg Sandwich on the Grill

Have you ever cooked something in a muffin tin over the grill? I love the ease of this recipe!

“These egg sandwiches were so light and fluffy and stacked high for a nice filling egg sandwich, they really were the best I’ve tried! I love that you can make enough for a few people at one time and everyone can choose the ingredients they like the best for their own sandwich.” – Mom vs. The Boys

Learn how to cook the egg sandwich with this recipe from Mom vs The Boys.

Grilled Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

What do you get when you combine Halloumi cheese, spicy mayo, and a Hawaiian bun? This amazing looking breakfast sandwich.

“Grilled halloumi cheese, sweet Hawaiian rolls, a fried egg and spicy mayo come together to make a fantastic quick and easy camping breakfast.” – Fresh Off the Grid

This is a simple meal to make with this recipe from Fresh Off the Grid.

Campfire Breakfast Burger

How do you make the perfect-sized eggs for these breakfast burgers? Cook them in a drop biscuit pan. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

These Campfire Breakfast Burgers is our go-to camping meal. Just about every time our camping gear is spread out, these sausage biscuit sandwiches aren’t far behind.

Jelly Toast Blog

You generally don’t need to follow a recipe for grilled burgers. However, we recommend taking a look at the recipe from Jelly Toast, which includes directions for making homemade black pepper biscuits. If you prefer making a simple breakfast, toast and butter english muffins. It’s delicious.

There’s really no need to buy a specialty pan to cook breakfasts. Use any cast iron skillet to cook the sausage and eggs. But, if you do want a fun new kitchen accessory, you can use this pan to make individual Frittatas, cornbread, biscuits, and a lot more.

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Campground Pancakes and French Toast


S’Mores French Toast

What do you feed those campers for breakfast who have a major sweet tooth? This, my friends, this. A plate of S’Mores French Toast will satisfy anyone who wakes up hoping for a sweet breakfast.

Camping Breakfasts - S'mores French Toast
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This is an amazing recipe for S’mores French Toast by Chocolates and Chai. It spins a delicious twist on the traditional French Toast breakfast by adding crushed graham crackers, campfire toasted marshmallows, and yummy melted chocolate!

Banana Bread Pancakes

Take your pancakes to the next level by adding some bananas, nuts and a little sweetness.

“Add some banana, walnuts, and a scoop of brown sugar and you can turn your ordinary pancakes into delicious, perfectly sweet banana bread pancakes.” – Fresh Off the Grid

Check out the recipe from Fresh off the Grid.

Guinness Pancakes

Beer for breakfast? Hmmmm…why not? Or maybe whip these up for dinner instead. Either way, these sound intriguing.

“Basically all you do is take instant pancake mix (the “just-add-water kind”), but instead of using water, you use beer. That’s right, you’ve finally got an excuse to have beer for breakfast.” – Countdown to the Campout

Get this beer based pancake recipe from Countdown to the Campout. Serve with your favorite maple syrup and fresh berries.

Grilled French Toast Skewers

Breakfast served on a skewer? Yes, please!

Check out these Grilled Easy French Toast Skewers! They are easy, delicious and would be perfect to take on your next camping trip!

Merry About Town

One reason this one made our list of the best camping breakfast ideas is both for it’s simplicity and because you can use leftover bread, including hamburger or hotdog buns. I hate wasting food (and money).

As with most french toast recipes, mix the egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir in the bread cubes until each is well coated with the egg mixture. Stack your french toast cubes onto the skewers and grill on a hot grate that has been lightly coated with oil.

It’s a simple recipe. If you have kids in your camping crew, they can help you make this delicious meal. Serve with fresh fruit

We got this idea from Merry About Town’s recipe.

Grilled French Toast Kabobs - Camping Breakfast Idea
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French Toast Foil Packet

This is a no-fuss, no mess way to make french toast while camping.

For the past few years, we’ve been making this on BBQs as we put this on the grill or barbecue and wait for the magic to happen. It has also been our go-to camping breakfast, as it’s so easy to make and the result is just divine!

Little Sunny Kitchen

Enjoy this breakfast by making the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.

French Toast Foil Packet - Perfect Camping Breakfast
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Just Add Water Pancake Mix

Just Add Water Pancake Mix
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Bring your own homemade pancake mix with you on your next camping trip. Just add water and whip these up over the campfire.

“In the end, to make pancakes, add 1/2 cup water to 1 cup pancake mix.  There you have it, just add water pancakes!” – Practical Self Reliance

Get the full recipe from Practical Self Reliance.

Here’s a little camping hack for your pancakes.

Campfire French Toast

This camping breakfast recipe is easy, low maintenance and helps you feed a crowd at the same time.

“This Campfire French Toast has a consistency that is thick, moist and full of flavour, similar to a strata more so than a french toast.” – This lil Piglet

We use this recipe from This Lil Pigliet.

Breakfast Burritos


Campfire Breakfast Burrito

With just a few simple steps, you have a hearty breakfast that’ll keep your campers happy and full…at least until lunch.

“Breakfast burritos are portable, hearty, and delicious. And I just loved how the tortillas got a little color on them from the campfire.” – Alaska from Scratch

Try the recipe from Alaska From Scratch.

Breakfast Burritos Campfire Style

One great thing about this kind of breakfast, is you can whip these up ahead of time, which helps make your camping trip a little bit more relaxing.

“I like to make these up ahead of time and wrap them tightly in foil. Make sure you are using heavy duty foil, and even double wrap them if you can.” – Taste and Tell Blog

Try this make-ahead recipe from Taste and Tell.

Camping Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Not only can you make breakfast burritos ahead of time, but you can also freeze them. When it’s time to go camping, pull them out of the freezer to pack up and they’ll be thawed by the time you get to your camping destination.

“Camping breakfast burritos are the best when you’re out in the woods, super easy to put together and crazy filling. Amazing looking, smelling and tasting, this easy camping breakfast burritos recipe is king of the picnic table!” – The Adventure Bite

We like this recipe from The Adventure Brite.

Dutch Oven Breakfast Ideas


Shenandoah Campfire Breakfast

If you enjoy cooking in a dutch oven and stoking those campfire coals elevates your camping experience to another level, then making this hearty breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.

A hearty and delicious way to start a day of camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Sausage, onions, potatoes, cheese and eggs are cooked to perfection over hot coals in our favorite Dutch Oven.

Saving Dessert

If you like a hearty start to the day, try this recipe from Saving Dessert.

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More Delicious Camping Breakfast Ideas


Perfect Camping Griddle Breakfast Skillet

Easy Camping Breakfast
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This is an easy, classic, go-to camping breakfast that’s always a crowd-pleaser.

This Camping Griddle Breakfast Skillet recipe from Cook Eat Go is perfect for a weekend camping trip. You can also make it at home! It’s so simple to make with potatoes, eggs, onions, bacon, and cheese!

Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets

This is a simple idea that anyone can make in a jiffy. Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast that is sure to satisfy the healthy eating lovers in your camping crew. Moreover, everyone can make their breakfast to fit their individual taste preferences.

Simply boil the water, dump in pre-packaged oatmeal, then add your toppings. Try adding nut butter and stirring it over the campfire until it’s smooth and creamy. Top with your favorite fruits or some extra nuts for a crunchy, hearty breakfast.

Enjoy other topping ideas such as chocolate chips, dried apricots, cranberries, or coconut milk. Make it your own then sit back and enjoy the crisp fresh outdoor air.

Easy Power Muesli

Cereal is obviously the easiest breakfast on the planet, but it leaves you hungry after only about 30 minutes. Here’s an easy way to prepare a power breakfast that will help fuel your body for the day’s adventure.

Muesli can be made ahead and packed in a ziploc bag for your trip.

This Camping Breakfast is an Easy Power Muesli, a mixture of rolled oats and various nuts, fruit, and other cereals. It’s vegan, protein-packed, and a fabulous pre-hike breakfast.

Champagne Tastes

Get this muesli recipe from Champagne Tastes.

Use a cast-iron skillet to heat the oats and toast the chopped nuts. The recipe also calls for maple syrup, which is optional, but is a great way to sweeten and enhance the nutty flavors.

Easy Power Muesli
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Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups

These are not only easy, but also so fun to make!

These sweets treats are made with just 3 easy to pack ingredients and only take about five minutes to cook over an open flame. These make a fabulous camping breakfast, especially combined with some campfire scrambled eggs and orange juice.

Almost Super Mom

Check out the recipe from Almost Super Mom.

Breakfast In a Bag

Camping Breakfast In a Bag
Image courtesy of Let’s Camp S’More

Breakfast in a bag? Say what! Not only do you cook it in a bag, but you also eat out of it, which means no camping dishes to wash. Eggs and bacon in a bag? Yes, it works.

You really should try this delicious hearty recipe by Let’s Camp S’More.

Grilled Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? You better believe it. This is a perfect way to start your day in the great outdoors!

Plan ahead to prep all the toppings at home before departing on your camping trip. You’ll be happy to have all the ingredients ready to go. Ignite your camp stove or get that fire started and you’ll have a hearty meal for the whole family in about 30 minutes.

Suddenly those early mornings don’t feel so early.

This is another one of those great meals that can be tailored for individual preferences. Make one side half with cheese and the other with sausage. Or, simply portion each pizza crust for individual sizes. Moreover, you can eat this delicious, easy breakfast with your hands, which makes it simple to serve and a perfect option for an outdoor meal.

Try the pizza recipe from Bush Cooking.

Camp Food Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon rolls cooked in an orange peel – a campfire classic you must try once in your lifetime.

“We made this the first morning of our 4 day camp stay, and everyone loved them! I had to make a second round in the same shells just to appease the masses. I call that a success!” – Say Not Sweet Anne

When you want that amazing aroma and melt-in-your-mouth breakfast, try the recipe from Say Not Sweet Anne.


So there you have it – 25 camping breakfast ideas for your next camping trip! We hope you found a breakfast idea or two that you can’t wait to whip up in the great outdoors. We definitely added a few must-try recipes to our rotation.

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What Is Your Favorite Camping Breakfast?


We would love to hear from you! Please share with us your favorite camping breakfast, whether you made it yourself in your RV, packed it from home, or stoked the fire for a hot meal.

Do you have a special breakfast you enjoy in the early hours before heading out for the trailhead? Or maybe your version of a delicious camp meal is a late-morning snack during a solo trek.

My personal favorite is anything that’s easy to make and easy to clean up! 🙂 What’s your favorite camping meal? Feel free to add your ideas and tips in the comments below.

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