Camping is one of the best ways to get outdoors during the summer season. You probably have some parks that are a few hours away where you can camp. All you need for a successful trip are some friends, some good food, and some basic skills like how to make a fire and how to pitch a tent. Or you need to bring a friend who has those skills – that works, too.
When you're at home, it's easy to make breakfast. You just scramble up some eggs or make some oatmeal. You've got a stove, oven, toaster, toaster oven... It's truly no big deal. When you're camping, it's a bit trickier to make breakfast, but not impossible.
Here are 10 breakfast recipe hacks that will be super useful on your next camping trip.
10 Your Cast-Iron Skillet Is Your Best Friend
Think that you can't make bacon and eggs when you're camping? You totally can! Here's how: bring along your handy cast-iron skillet.
You can still enjoy a hearty, delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs – just make it in your skillet over your campfire. This meal will taste even better since you'll be enjoying it in the great outdoors amongst friends. You'll be so glad and grateful for this awesome appliance. As a bonus, you can use your skillet to make lunch and dinner, too, since you can make so many things in it.
9 Chia Seed Pudding To The Rescue
Chia pudding has become a trendy breakfast and it's a good idea when you're camping, too.
There's a simple chia seed pudding recipe on the food blog Eating Bird Food. All you have to do is mix chia seeds with the milk of your choice. This recipe also adds sweetener (honey or maple syrup) and vanilla. Since you can't let it set in a fridge, you can just stir it together, wait a little while, and enjoy, and maybe add some peanut butter on top!
8 Make A Breakfast Hash Over The Fire
Hash is always a good brunch dish, and while you can order it at a dinner or make it yourself, you can also make it when you're camping thanks to this Reddit user. Here's a super simple recipe: "As a breakfast, cut up potatoes, bell helper, onion, tomato, cilantro, add cheese and salt/pepper to taste. Really you can add whatever you feel sounds tasty." They added that all you have to do is put the ingredients on a foil-covered aluminum tray and you can make it over a fire.
How about adding some bacon? Bacon is always a good idea.
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7 Breakfast Burritos Are The Way To Go
Thanks to Reddit, here's an awesome breakfast recipe that you can make before you camp and then enjoy during your trip. You can make breakfast burritos before you leave, keep them in your cooler, and then heat them over the fire the next morning. Planning ahead is always the best idea ever, right?
These are so good that you'll probably want to start making them when you're at home and aren't camping. Since burritos are awesome and breakfast food is awesome, it's a home run!
6 Make Oatmeal Before You Camp
Buzzfeed has a great trick for enjoying some oatmeal for breakfast during your camping trip. You can make up bags of rolled oats and whatever else you want (nuts, dried fruit, etc.) and then add water that you've heated up by the fire. Sounds perfect!
Thinking ahead is always the key to success, and that's true no matter what you're doing. So it makes sense that this trick would apply to camping while making sure that you're still enjoying the most important meal of the day.
5 This Easy Omelette Hack Is Pretty Cool
If you love whipping up omelettes on the weekend, you don't have to say goodbye to them just because you're camping and away from home. In fact, you can make omelettes on your next camping trip.
You can do so thanks to this Reddit user: "Put all the ingredients for an omelette into a zip lock bag. Boil a pot of water, drop the bag in for a few minutes, then pull it out and you have an omelette."
This is simple and delicious. The best part is that you can add whatever you want!
4 A Stack Of Pancakes Is Totally Possible
There's not much that is better than a fluffy stack of pancakes – especially with butter and maple syrup on top and a pile of bacon next to it. If that's not a recipe for breakfast heaven, what is?
Thankfully, you can have your pancakes and camp, too. This Camping Pancake Mix from Thrifty Foods Recipes is simple. You just make up the mix before you leave and once you're camping, you add an egg and a cup of water. You can make the pancakes in a pan over a fire and enjoy as usual.
3 Make Muffins Using This Trick
Seasoned campers love making muffins in an orange peel. Wait, what?
It's really easy to do this. Here's a basic recipe that uses aluminum foil, oranges, and muffin batter which you'll either have to make beforehand or you'll have to use a mix from a box. All you do is take the top off from each orange, scoop out the actual fruit and pour the mix into the peels, then cover them in the foil, and heat them in the embers for around 20 minutes.
Isn't that so cool?
2 Cinnamon Rolls Aren't Out Of Reach
Cinnamon rolls are a delicious dessert or special breakfast. They are perfect for the holidays or when you just want to have a treat –which is every day, let's be real here.
Yes, you can make cinnamon rolls on your next camping trip. This awesome recipe from Saving 4 Six has you making cinnamon rolls on a stick.
You'll use cinnamon rolls from a can, which will be really easy to bring with you. It'll definitely be nice to start the day with a sweet treat. Just add some coffee and you'll be good to go.
1 Don't Forget About French Toast
French toast is also something you can have for breakfast when you're camping in the great outdoors.
Thanks to this recipe, you can have this breakfast treat even when you're away from your kitchen. You'll need a loaf of bread (and this recipe suggests cinnamon raisin, which would be delicious) along with milk and spices. You'll also need parchment paper and aluminum foil. You can make this over your fire.
Who's ready for their next camping weekend?