Something magical happens around the campfire. Families tell jokes, share stories, and make new memories. Something else magical happens around the campfire, too: hunger. But these 5 campfire breakfast recipes can help!
People just can’t help but get hungry for something smoky, filling, and sometimes even ooey-gooey. That hunger can be satisfied in the evening with hamburgers, hot dogs, and s’mores, but by morning, we’re ready to go at it again.
The goal is to make a breakfast that will quench the hunger flames for several hours, taste incredible, and be easy to fix. The last thing Mom or Dad wants is to do as much cooking while camping as they do at home. So try out these 5 easy campfire breakfast recipes!
Make sure to get one of these travel water bottles for your camping trip!
You’ll need a few classic camping tools, depending on the breakfast you choose:
Obviously, aluminum foil packets are the easiest to make. Try this “Cowboy Breakfast” packet:
Lightly spray, oil, or butter a sheet of foil.
Add 1-2 link sausages, a handful of frozen hash browns, a sprinkle of onion, green pepper, and salt & pepper.
Top with an egg.
Wrap the foil ends very tightly so the food cannot escape.
Place the pocket in hot campfire coals, and let cook for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the fire, sprinkle on some shredded cheese, and enjoy.
You can also add a spoonful of pre-made sausage gravy to each pocket.
If you prefer not to make the individual pockets, you can make a similar breakfast in your cast iron skillet on top of a fire, on a grate. Start with the sausages, then the peppers, then hash browns, eggs, and finally, the cheese.
Speaking of Cast Iron Skillet, try this Blueberry Breakfast Cobbler over a campfire:5 Campfire Breakfast Recipes To Get You Excited About Camping Click To Tweet
Put 4 cups of fresh blueberries in your skillet.
Add ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup butter, and 2 TBS. flour. Stir together.
Place on the campfire grate and add a lid to the skillet. Let cook for 10 minutes or until it bubbles.
Uncover, place a can of biscuits over the blueberries, re-cover, and let cook until the biscuits are golden brown, around 10 more minutes.
You can modify the recipe by cooking in a pie iron: Place a biscuit dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar, on each side of the pie iron. Add your blueberries sprinkled with sugar, and close the pie iron. Place the pie iron over the fire and let cook 5 minutes or so, until the biscuits are golden.
Pie irons are fun to use, and kids can use as well with help from the grown-ups. Obviously, they will be very hot when the come out of the fire, so use caution!
Here are a couple of other iron pie breakfast ideas.
1 tablespoon butter or oil
1/2 cup hash brown potatoes
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
pinch of paprika
Add potatoes, onion powder and 1 tablespoon of butter or oil in a well-greased pie iron. Cook until potatoes begin to brown. Remove from fire and open cooker. Using a fork, form a “nest” into the center of the potatoes. Break the egg into the center “nest,” close the cooker and return to the fire until the egg is cooked. It is done when the potatoes look brown and the egg looks cooked.
You will need…
Pam and/or squeezable butter
Butter or spray Pam on one side of the pie iron. You can also put the butter directly on the bread if you prefer. Place bread on pie iron. Spread Nutella on bread. Cover with sliced strawberries. Cover with second piece of bread (buttered). Cook over hot coals until warm and crisp. Time depends on how hot your coals are. Check after three minutes. Flip pie iron over and continue cooking second side.
If you want to skip the bread and just go straight for the meat, you can cook sausage links on hot dog skewers. Or, you can be brave and try bacon.
The secret to getting your bacon evenly crispy is to weave each strip onto a skewer, leaving a gap between weaves. Then, continue weaving more strips on the skewer, leaving a few inches empty at the end.
Prepare a campfire and set two logs or rocks on each side of the flames so you can rest the skewers on the logs/stones over the flames.
Rotate the skewers every 5 or so minutes to ensure even cooking and browning. You might get a few flare-ups…that’s just a bacon grease fireworks celebration. If it gets too out-of-hand, have a squirt bottle with water near by to put out some hot spots.
Your bacon should be crispy, ready and extra smoky in about 30 minutes.
Try each or all of these campfire breakfast recipes that will fill the stomach, calm the sweet tooth, and satisfy any meat-lover’s appetite.
Oh yes, and make everyone a happy camper.