32 Quick And Healthy Campfire Breakfast Recipes For A Crowd
What would your camping be like if you had to wake up every morning and be faced with horrible canned breakfast that make the whole day an exercise in boredom and exhaustion?
It would totally suck and you will need help in the food frontier and that is why we saw it important to put together this list that will include all the things that you need to know about campfire breakfast recipes and what you can do.
Camping is one of the most fun things to do and at these times, everyone will most likely want the mornings to be awesome and breakfast should be nothing short of amazing. Otherwise you will not enjoy it that much.
A campfire breakfast is one that you can cook easily as all you need is the perfect recipe that is well explained. Therefore, we at Hiker Track will give some recommendations about some best recipes to make your camping experience a delight.
1. Egg Bake Breakfast Foil Packet
2. Break Burritos - Campfire Style
3. Campfire Bacon
4. Campfire Cinnamon Buns
With cinnamon bun dough, you can wrap on the end of a stick and then with a light spread roast it over a fire. The results are nothing short of amazing it may sound a little farfetched but once you try it, you will be hooked.
- Pillsbury Grands “Flaky Supreme” Cinnamon Buns with Icing (these unrolled really well)
- Campfire forks
5. BBQ Breakfast Scrambler
You can make BBQ Breakfast Scrambler at home on the barbecue, or on the campfire out camping. This is a no-fail recipe that takes no time to prepare, it hits all food groups and is a one-dish meal (meaning less cleanup).
- 6 cups hashbrowns thawed
- 2 cups ham diced
- 6 whole eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup green onion diced
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup tomato diced
6. Strawberry and Nutella
This is a sweet meal that is designed to satisfy the sweetest tooth. It slides down great with coffee and the nut based supplement will make the nutrients in you shoot to give the energy you need.
- White Bread
- Fresh strawberries
- Pam and/or squeezable butter
7. Campfire Breakfast Burgers
Burgers in the wilderness is new and you can get some too. They start with a homemade black pepper biscuit mix that you can make ahead of time and bring with you to camp.
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons dry milk powder
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 4 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup water
- 12 sausage patties
- 12 eggs
8. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches
Everything always tastes better cooked over a campfire and eaten in the fresh air!
- 6 Mild Italian Sausages
- 2 Small Zucchini
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Onion Sliced
- Salt & Pepper
9. Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup
From Canada, comes this deliciously prepared recipe that will give you the best breakfast designed specifically for the tourists who go kayaking in the Vancouver regions.
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 1 1/2 cups cold mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
- 8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 1/2 cups blackberries
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Cooked bacon
10. Lumberjack Breakfast In Foil Packet
Are you the woodsy type with lumberjack tendencies? You will find that the food to keep you going in the forest is here and that it is specially prepared to be carried in the foil packets; just whip it out and have a feast.
- Sausages or Canadian bacon
- Frozen hash browns, or leftover cooked potatoes, diced
- Chopped tomatoes and green onions, if you like
- Shredded cheese, any kind.
11. Stuffed French Toast
The campfire provides an easy way to make meals, especially if you have a pie iron. With only 6 ingredients, this Stuffed French Toast is great for camping.
- 2 slices cinnamon swirl bread
- 1 tsp chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 5 banana slices
- Maple Syrup for serving
12. Shenandoah Campfire Breakfast
A hearty and delicious way to start a day of camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
- 1 package sausage
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 packages Simply Potatoes (hash browns or diced)
- 1 cup diced cheddar cheese
- 1 dozen eggs, scrambled
- salt and pepper to taste
13. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches
With a portable grill, a small skillet and of course a camping pot, you can make anything out there. These things combined can help you make the best breakfast sandwiches to keep you full for a long hike, or a lazy day of reading in a lounge chair under a tall tree.
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped ham or cooked bacon
- 1 quart-sized zip baggie
- 2 Thomas' Sourdough English Muffins
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small avocado, pitted and mashed
- 2 slices American cheese
- salsa, for serving (optional)
14. Campfire French Toast
This is one of the simple recipes that you can pull off in the wild. This Campfire French Toast is easy, low maintenance cooking and will bring smiles to your little campers.
- 1 loaf of bread of choice
- 1 carton of Burnbrae Farms French Toast Egg Creations
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 500g container of fresh strawberries
- Confectioners sugar (Icing Sugar)
- Syrup of choice
15. Eggs Cooked In An Orange Shell
Eggs cooked in an orange shell. The ingredients were super simple; one orange and two eggs.
- 1 orange
- 2 eggs
16. Campfire Fried Eggs With Potato and Bacon Hash
The best breakfast for the outdoors with potato hash and bacon is what you will find here. Brew a fresh pot of cowboy coffee directly over the campfire to complete the meal.
- 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes
- 8 ounces sliced bacon
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 large eggs
- 3 scallions, chopped
17. Campfire Monkey Bread
Enjoying the fresh baked taste of something straight from the fire is truly amazing. The recipe is simple and only requires 1 ingredient to be stored in the cooler.
- 1 can buttermilk biscuit dough (This is the thing that needs refrigeration)
- 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar. (We always keep a pre-mixed amount of cinnamon sugar in the pantry. If you are making it just for this, start with 2 tbs cinnamon to 1/2 cup sugar. Taste and add more cinnamon if you’d like.)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick salted butter
18. Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwich
No fire is necessary to enjoy these Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches. If you like, you can assemble the sandwiches just as if you were in the great outdoors, then cook them in the oven, and a charcoal or gas grill is an excellent option too.
- 4 potato buns
- 10 ounces deli sliced ham
- 4 pineapple rings
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
19. Camping Hot Dogs
This recipe gives you a tasty meal that you will enjoy with pleasure. These camping hot dogs only need your typical hot dog and pillsbury crescent rolls.
- Hot dogs
- Pillsbury crescent rolls
- Clean wooden sticks or long skewers
- Aluminum foil
20. Campfire Donuts
If you love donuts, then you will love this recipe of carrying the pre-made ingredients that will then be cleverly mixed to produce one of the most delicious donuts ever.
- Oil for frying (about 2 cups is sufficient)
- Refrigerated biscuits (like Pillsbury’s Grands)
- Cinnamon and sugar (1 cup of sugar to 2 tablespoons cinnamon)
- Brown paper bag (like you would use to pack a lunch)
- Cooking pot (I used cast iron)
21. Skillet Sausage and Potatoes
With an impressive amount of energy and a high content in the carbs and protein department, this is the recipe that will get you to the next meal with no problems or hunger complaints in between. Cook this outdoor breakfast recipe over a campfire.
- 1/2 pound cooked smoked turkey sausage
- 3 - 4 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
- 1 3/4 pounds unpeeled red-skinned potatoes
- 2 medium onions
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons cumin seed, slightly crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
22. Sheepherders Breakfast
This Sheepherders Breakfast will make the camping crowd go wow with its rich flavor and conspicuous name.
- 3/4 pound bacon strips, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
23. Egg-Stuffed Baked Potatoes
This is one of the most nutritious recipes that you can find on this list. You can bake them ahead of time and enjoy whilst going camping.
- baked potatoes, slightly cooled
- melted butter
- kosher salt and black pepper
- shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina, pepperjack, or other of your choice)
- additional fillings of your choice: sauteed vegetables, bacon or ham, etc.
24. Campfire Pizza Nachos
You can do most of the prep at home then throw it together at the campsite with minimal dishes. Very easy.
- 1 Bag of Tortilla Chips
- ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (recipe below)
- ¼ cups Onion, diced
- ½ cups Pepperoni, cut into quarters
- ½ cups Black Olives, sliced
- ½ whole Bell Pepper, diced
- 2 Green Onions, sliced
- 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded
25. Campfire Potatoes
Potatoes and other ingredients are cooked on the grill. They are so easy and good.
- 1½ lb New Red Potatoes
- 1 large Onion
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1-2 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
- ⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper to taste
26. Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Have you ever cooked on a pie iron before, would you like to? Check out this recipe that will show you how to use the pie iron and make sure that you eat to your fill. The crispy and tasty brown meals that come from this are a delight.
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 4 slices bread
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
27. Hot Ham and Pineapple Campfire Sandwiches
These campfire sandwiches are perfect for the grill or campfire. Year round hot sandwich dinner? Yes, please!
- 6 Rhodes Artisan French Rolls, thawed to room temperature
- 9 oz deli sliced ham
- 6 pineapple rings, cut in half if desired
- 6 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
28. Campfire Cones
Gooey marshmallow-filled campfire cones are a fun twist to a traditional S’more and can be customized with endless possibilities!
- Waffle Ice Cream Cones
- Topping Ideas: Marshmallows, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate bar pieces, Rolos, Butterscotch Chips, Chocolate Chips, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries
29. Mountain Man Breakfast
Sausages, hash brown and eggs all in one pit meal for the whole gang is the one thing in this menu that cannot be beat at all.
- 2 pounds sausage
- 2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes
- 8 eggs, beaten with 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups cheese, grated
30. Breakfast Muffins
These muffins are a must try! They will make a spectacular addition to your holiday menu.
- 20 oz. bag refrigerated Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 cups Fiesta blend cheese divided use
- 12 oz. pkg. Rath bacon cooked and crumbled into bite-sized pieces
- 9 extra large eggs divided use
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 cup orange bell pepper diced
- 1/2 cup 2% milk or cream
31. PHO Ramen
This is basically the same kind of noodle that you do know. The recipe will show you how to cook it over the portable grill when you are in the outdoors.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ a red onion, thinly sliced and divided into two portions––one large and one small
- ¼ cup sliced beef jerky
- Enough water to cook the noodles per package instructions
- 1 packet of beef-flavored ramen
- 1 handful of any kind of leafy green vegetables
- Juice of half a lime (feel free to add more or less to taste)
32. Foil Packet Blueberry Breakfast Bake
Are you sick and tired of the same old camping breakfasts? This one is so tasty and easy you won’t believe your camping.
- 1/2 C Heavy Cream
- 1/2 C Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 1/4 C Sour Cream
- 1/2 C Sugar
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 C Blueberries
- 8 Slices Bread
- Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Syrup- Optional
Do you enjoy the list? If so, I am proud of myself for putting this together. As a regular camper, I make it my business to know about the stuff that matters to me and my interests.
I know that there are other ardent campers out there who also want the same thing that I do; a good camping experience with awesome campfire breakfasts.
And here you have it now. Enjoy the experience. I also urge you to share the article with someone or a group of people who may be interested because we are in this together as the camping family of the world.