It’s early (say, about 6:30 or 7 am). Your eyes slowly open and your ears awaken to the sound of birds singing. And you just lay there for a little while enjoying the sounds and smells of the woods. After while you begin to hear your fellow camping comrades wake up. It’s a gorgeous day and it’s time for a new adventure. But firsts things first, you gotta eat! And take it from me, the easier the meal is to prepare and clean up after, the better. So I wanted to share some quick easy camping breakfast ideas with you. Enjoy!
Breakfast Burrito Anyone?
This first option works best if you pre-make them at home, wrap them up tight in some tin foil and store them in a large Ziploc bag. Keep them refrigerated or on ice until cooking time. And when you’re ready to cook, heat them over hot embers in the campfire and enjoy! Here’s how to prepare them…
- 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
- a dozen eggs
- 1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles, drained
- 2 cups of shredded cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 (12 inch) flour tortillas
Once you have all the ingredients together, this is how to prepare the breakfast burritos. Ideally you are going to be doing this part in your kitchen at home before your camping trip.
First brown the sausage until it’s fully cooked in a 12-inch skillet. While the sausage is cooking, beat the eggs with a whisk until they are blended well. When sausage is cooked all the way, pour the eggs into the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently until the eggs begin to set up. When the eggs have started to set up but are still runny, add the green chilles and continue to cook until eggs are set. Then add the cheese and stir it in so that it is distributed evenly and remove from heat.
Place your tortillas in a microwave safe dish, cover and microwave on high 30 to 45 seconds to soften. Place 1 tortilla on a large piece of tin foil. Spoon 1/8 of the egg mixture onto the center of the tortilla. Fold in the ends and roll it into a burrito shape. Then wrap the burrito tightly in the foil. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and egg mixture.
Store the burritos in the fridge or on ice in the ice chest until it’s time to cook. Then place the wrapped burritos on hot coals next to fire. Cook until burritos are heated thoroughly, about 10 or 15 minutes depending on the heat from the fire. Carefully flip them over halfway through cooking time to ensure they’re heated evenly.
Campfire Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
If you can roast marshmallows, you can easily prepare this next breakfast snack. And the kids will love it!
- Can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- Roasting Prongs (double pronged)
- Campfire With Hot Embers
- Plastic Butter Knife – To spread icing on rolls (optional)
Pop open the can of cinnamon rolls and carefully divide them. If the can contains a cup of icing, place it to the side for now. Insert the prongs through the side of the cinnamon roll in the middle of the roll. Hold your cinnamon roll over the hot embers and rotate it frequently to evenly cook all sides. Depending on the heat of your campfire, it should take about 8-12 minutes for the cinnamon rolls to be cooked all the way. When they are done, remove the rolls from the fire and let them cool. Before they cool entirely, carefully spread the icing over the rolls (optional) and enjoy the awesome sweetness!
And while you got your roasting prongs out…. Did I mention you can use them to cook bacon over the campfire? I mean, you’re going to need your protein for a day full of camping activities. And who doesn’t love bacon?
Basically you take the strips of bacon and weave them onto a roasting prong or skewer. Prepare a fire with two logs on both sides of the flames. Then you set the skewer on the logs so that the bacon cooks over the flames. Rotate the skewer about every 5 minutes for even cooking and browning.
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Ziploc Bag Omelet
This next camping cuisine is really simple to make. And the best part is; cleaning up is a breeze. And you can prep all the ingredients at home before your camping trip and that way you’ll have everything ready to go come breakfast time.
- Ziploc Freezer Bag
- 2 Eggs
- Shredded Cheese, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Onions, etc.
Here’s a video that I found that shows just how quick and easy it is to make this.
Another benefit of using this method is how easy it is for everyone to get their omelet just how they want it. And I also like how you can make about 8 of them at a time as long as you are using a big enough pot.
Maple Peanut Butter French Toast
My Mother-in-law whipped this up for us the last time we went camping and it was so good! I’ll put peanut butter on just about anything. I’ve always put it on my pancakes ever since I was a youngin’ but never on my french toast until now.
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Syrup
- Peanut Butter
Check out this short video to see how easy it is to make!
Of course this is something that you can cook up at home but for some reason, it’s even more delicious when camping and enjoying the fresh air. I would recommend serving it up with some bacon or sausage and a cup of coffee.
These are just a few ideas for you to try the next time you go camping. If you would like some more camping tips and tricks, check out another one of my posts here.
Do you like to cook when you go camping? Do you have any ideas or recipes that you could share? If so, please leave a comment down below.
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