25 Camping Breakfast Ideas

Mealtime while camping may not always be the most exciting part of your excursion, and breakfast time can be particularly boring if you're relying solely on protein bars. But just because you love the great outdoors doesn't mean you have to compromise on having great home-cooked breakfasts. These amazingly delicious breakfast camping ideas that are sure to make you excited to unzip your tent every morning. From homemade granola to inventive pre-assembled breakfasts you can literally throw into your campfire, we have you covered.

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Campfire Foil Pack Breakfast Burritos

These campfire breakfast burritos require a little pre-camping preparation so that you can have breakfast in minutes while you're out in the wilderness (or your backyard). A mixture of potatoes, veggies, sausage and eggs are baked in foil packets you can toss right onto the embers. Within 10 minutes you have breakfast for up to eight people!

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Pie Iron Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast

If you need proof of the versatility of a pie iron, this recipe is it! You can surprise your campmates with a custardy French toast breakfast they’ll never see coming. Or you can just treat yourself to a quiet yet decadent breakfast for one. It’s certainly a nice break from granola bars.

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Camping Sandwiches

For some people, breakfast is more about the time of day than the type of food eaten, and that means that a sandwich - any type of sandwich - can be a welcome star of a breakfast spread. This recipe from Guy Fieri is more of a how-to guide for making moreish campfire sandwiches using a pie iron.

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Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is a great food to have for breakfast while camping, especially if you plan on engaging in physical activities throughout the rest of the day. But stirring a pot of oats over a campfire can take away from your plans. That's where these overnight oats come into play. Simply put all the ingredients into spill-proof jars and you have a creamy, filling breakfast the next morning.

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Pancakes

You may think that pancakes are impractical to make while camping, but if you make your mix ahead of time, it's really quite a breeze. As well, pancake batter that has had a chance to rest a bit makes for fluffier and tender pancakes.

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Grilled Peach Crisp Foil Packs

These sunset-colored beauties may look (and taste) like dessert, but they are a pretty healthy and absolutely delicious treat to have for breakfast over a campfire. You can pre-assemble the peaches and wrap them up in foil before you set out so that they're ready to throw on the embers when you wake up in nature.

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Blueberry Bran Muffins

There's something about a healthy muffin that just makes you feel good in the morning and ready to conquer the day, whether that means a long hike or keeping the kids from eating poisonous berries. These muffins provide a healthy amount of fiber from wheat bran and are partly sweetened with honey, making for a healthier alternative.

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The Best Granola

Granola and camping go together like watermelon and beach days (for some, at least). Ditch the store-bought stuff on your next camping trip and make it from scratch with this recipe. Oats, almonds and coconut flakes get a light coating of rich brown sugar and maple syrup.

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Grilled Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches for a Crowd

These little sandwiches are a genius idea if you're tasked with preparing breakfast for your entire entourage, and the thought of making a bunch of individual sandwiches makes you want to run for the hills. The secret is slicing the whole pack of dinner rolls crosswise and assembling a massive sandwich that you can later split up.

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Bonfire Eggs with Green Peppers and Cheese

Molly Yeh gives us this innovative recipe that may be unlike any other breakfast you've had. Potatoes are hollowed out and filled with a combination of eggs, peppers and cheese before getting cooked on the campfire. They do take a little advanced preparation, but you can simply wrap each potato boat in foil and quite literally chuck them all into your campfire to cook.

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Breakfast Cookies

Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast! And no, they don't need to come in cereal form. These healthy breakfast treats are high in fiber from whole grains and includes less sugar than traditional cookies. You can make a huge batch way in advance and have these as quick on-the-go breakfasts while you're roughing it.

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Grilled Egg-and-Cheese-Stuffed Breakfast Fatty

This one will take a bit of advanced preparation, but trust us when we say that it just may be the highlight of your camping trip (at least where meals are concerned). You can opt to fully cook this meaty log before you set out or simply assemble it and cook it at your campsite. The cinnamon roll buns are entirely optional if you want to keep it low carb.

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Healthy Grilled French Toast Foil Packets

If you don't have a pie iron, you can still indulge in some French toast while camping, and this recipe will show you how. It also has the the added benefit of being a healthier alternative to heavy traditional French toast recipes.

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Potato Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

These recipe from Molly Yeh is perfect for those who love making everything from scratch. On top of including instructions for a hearty egg and hashbrowns filling, Yeh includes fool-proof instructions for how to make your own bagels. If that's just too much work for you, you can always buy bagels and fill them with this delectable filling.

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Savory Curry Granola with Coconut Oil, Nuts and Seeds

Do you love the crunch of granola but not the sweetness? If that sounds like you, then this will be your go-to recipe. These crunchy clusters still have a drizzle of sweetener from maple syrup, but it serves as a counterpoint to the sea salt and spicy Madras curry powder.

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French Toast Kebabs with Foil-Packet Blackberry Sauce

This recipe is a keeper if you're feeding a large crowd, like at a scouts jamboree. It is easy for little ones to eat as they can hold it with their hands, although grownups will keep wanting more of these, too. Prepare all the components ahead of time for easy cooking when you camp.

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Make-Ahead Spinach and Mushroom Breakfast Sandwiches

These make-ahead sandwiches feature a sumptuous mushroom and spinach omelet, making them a perfect savory breakfast for vegetarians, although hardcore carnivores are sure to like these, too. You can use any type of cheese you like with these and replace the English muffins with whatever type of bread you like.

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Pie Iron Breakfast

These breakfast treats are like crispy hashbrown casserole patties. The secret is in the pie iron, a camping essential that lets you bake and toast anything from sandwiches to pies directly over the campfire with no mess all while keeping your hands burn-free.

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Grilled Breakfast Tacos

Sometimes you want a deluxe breakfast and want to enjoy the process of putting it together. Your love of camping shouldn't hold you back from your love of cooking, and we have just the recipe that marries the two. These breakfast tacos are a little more involved to prepare, but the reward is well worth the effort. They're also an ideal breakfast for glamping excursions.

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Mini Italian Frittatas

Bring a little Hamptons luxury to your camping trip with Ina Garten's fabulous recipe for mini frittatas. These adorable little breakfast bites are similar to omelets but crispier and chock-full of surprises, like prosciutto, Fontina cheese and leaks. You can make them ahead of time, wrap them in foil and reheat on your campfire, although they're excellent cold, too.

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Camping Muffuletta

Some camping trips are all about rest and relaxation, and nobody will blame you for sleeping in after a day of hiking or canoeing. If you're a little late for eggs and bacon but haven't quite arrived at lunch time yet, these camping-friendly sandwiches are for you. They evoke the zesty flavors of New Orleans, so you can travel to the Big Easy with you palate while you explore the great outdoors.

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Apple Granola Stackers

This is a genius breakfast idea from Ree Drummond that requires no cooking or heating but does feature that camping essential: granola. These souped up apples are sliced and then reassembled with smears of rich peanut butter and showers of crunchy granola. The effect is like a personal healthy cake. Simply wrap each stacker in foil or plastic wrap and you have breakfast ready to go!

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Savory Morning Muffins

If you've never had a savory muffin, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe, even if you're not camping any time soon. If you are camping, though, these are perhaps one of the best, most convenient options for those who don't really have a sweet tooth in the morning. A combination of breakfast sausage, scallions, herbs and sharp cheddar make it hard to have just one.

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Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are a camper's best friend. They make for a quick and easy breakfast (or snack) on the go and can help add some healthy carbs and fiber to your meal. The best granola bars are the ones you make yourself, and this recipe from Ina Garten is one of our most popular.

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Instant Pot Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

This is a great way to prepare a bunch of breakfast burritos all at once ahead of your camping trip. The secret to these is using silicone ice cube stick molds like you use for making water bottle-friendly ice cubes. You end up with perfectly portioned omelet bars you can wrap in a tortilla and pack up in foil to throw onto the embers for a hot breakfast.

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