Camping Meals - 3 Easy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas

You may think pancakes are the natural choice for a campground breakfast, but venture out and try some new options!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  I am happy to eat it in the morning, mid-day, or even at night for dinner.  When we camp, I take a few staple items and use them to create a different breakfast meal each day.  Today I'm sharing my favorite camping breakfast meals.

Camping Meals - 3 Easy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas

I don't think you need a big pantry or a lot of options to make a good breakfast.  I keep the same types of standard items in our RV that can be used for lots of different meal options.  These staples include:
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • Frozen and/or fresh fruit
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Breakfast meat - or even leftover grilled meats
  • Salsa, jalapeno relish and/or hot sauce
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • bread
  • tortillas
  • lemon
  • Oatmeal
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
Our outdoor table and set up is a favorite place for meals at the campground.

Breakfast Tacos

We have really embraced breakfast tacos lately.  You can construct these out of anything really.  Some of my favorite combinations include:
  • Egg, cheese, and bacon
  • Sausage, egg, and cheese
  • Barbequed meats and cheese
  • Mushroom, capers and parmesan cheese
This is the perfect meal to prepare on a camp stove outdoors with a large cast-iron griddle.  
If you are cooking sausage or bacon, cook it first.  Next, cook your eggs and put them in a large bowl and finally start browning your tortillas.  I add a little olive oil to my griddle and start browning them.  This is a meal to let people serve as soon as the tortillas come off the griddle.

I like using my Coleman Camp Stove to prepare meals at the campground.

If you are doing leftover options, you can always warm your grilled meats and add onions and peppers.  You don't even have to include eggs.  There are no rules with this.  Heat up whatever you love and put it on a browned and warm tortilla and enjoy!

After you have prepared the bacon, you can cook mushrooms, eggs, and other items on the griddle.  The hotter the better for cooking mushrooms.

For the mushroom tacos, I love shitake mushrooms.  I get these nice and brown in olive oil on a screaming hot griddle and season with salt and pepper.  I place onto a tortilla and serve with parmesan cheese and capers.  But you could enjoy this any way you want.  This just happens to be my favorite flavor profile right now.  Its the best of those umami flavors that really stand out!

I prepare the tortillas last.  For breakfast tacos, I just like to warm and brown them slightly before serving.  Sometimes I cook them a few at a time as people prepare their tacos.

Let each person fill theirs with the toppings of your choice.  You can have these at a table where everyone can gather and fix their tacos or even on a table served family-style.  It doesn't have to be a big production.  Use what you make and make it work!  We enjoy this breakfast on Sunday mornings at home as well.

Yogurt Parfaits

This is a staple for us while camping.  It is typically our breakfast when packing up to leave.  I always keep plain greek yogurt in our RV and some fruit.  It can be fresh or frozen.  I do this in a couple of different ways.
  • If I use frozen fruit, I start with yogurt on the bottom.  Add a couple of tablespoons of dry rolled oats then top with about 1/2 cup of frozen fruit.  Let it sit and thaw for 30 minutes or so at room temp.  The fruit will get soft and start to release some of the juices into the oats.  Its a nice hearty and quick breakfast.
  • Other times I just layer yogurt and fresh fruit.  If I want to add some crunch, I toss in some homemade or store-bought granola.  
Yogurt is so versatile.  We use it for baked potatoes, tacos, chili, snacks.  It is something I encourage any camper to keep on hand.  It can be used at any meal and gives a little extra protein.  

This baked version of Eggs in a Basket from Damn Delicious is a favorite at home and at the campground!

Eggs in a Basket

Start with a biscuit cutter or cup.  You could even use a knife.  But, remove a circle from the middle of the bread.  I like this with a little garlic butter.  Smear one side with garlic butter.  Place it on a hot griddle.  Crack an egg into the center and allow it to cook.  You can cook to your desired level of done.  Serve it with fruit, bacon, avocado slices, cheese.  It is up to you.  

You can also try this baked option from Damn Delicious.  She calls it Sheet Pan Eggs in a Hole.  I even do this with pre-cooked bacon to make it a little easier.  

Make a cobbler for dessert with the intention of leftovers for breakfast the next day!

More Breakfast Ideas  

If you are still looking for a bit more inspiration, one that I believe anyone would love is leftover fruit cobbler.  It's like baking a dessert with the intention of breakfast.  Kate Dunbar has a wonderful apple and pear cobbler that is perfect for breakfast with yogurt.  I like it either cold or heated.  

Leftover cobbler is the perfect fall morning breakfast with some yogurt on top!

And if you want to just bake up a breakfast cobbler, I'm on board with that too.  If you have fruit, oats, and yogurt as part of that equation it is definitely breakfasting!  

We are also ones for enjoying a good egg sandwich.  As basic as it is, you can have this any way you want it.  And it uses ingredients we always have on hand.  It's portable and easy to grab and go if you need to do that too!

Final Thoughts

You can make breakfast as easy or complicated as you like at the campground.  I have done both.  Pancakes normally make it to the campground.  But, I feel like that isn't anything that we don't already know how to do.  Sourdough is currently our jam.  

How you do breakfast at the campground?  Do you have a favorite meal that you like to make?  There is just something about a meal outdoors with a cup of coffee that always tastes better.  And, our family always makes the time to sit down and take the time to eat no matter what.  Its part of the joy of camping - slowing down and taking time for the simple pleasures in life.  What better way to do that than sharing a meal around the table at the start of a new day?  

Until next time...