30 Delicious Camping Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re in the outdoors. Some campers prefer slow and lazy breakfasts around the campfire, while others like to fuel up fast so they’re ready for the day’s adventures.

No matter your preference, here are 30 delicious camping breakfast ideas:

1. Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread

Baked French toast is a great camping breakfast idea for a group. Make this foil-packet version over a campfire. It uses cinnamon-raisin bread but you can also try it with sourdough, whole wheat, or French bread.

2. Campfire Bacon

Sometimes the smell of sizzling bacon is all it takes to wake up sleepy campers. In this bacon recipe, bacon strips get cooked on skewers over a fire (and get an extra dose of smoky flavor).

3. Loaded Breakfast Biscuits

This make-ahead recipe for all-in-one breakfast biscuits will cut down on prep and clean-up time at camp, yet still leave you full and fueled for the day ahead. Wrap the biscuits in foil to heat them on the campfire or warm them in a pan on a camp stove.

4. Cast Iron Frittata

A vegetarian-friendly frittata is a protein-packed breakfast you can make in a cast iron pan. Follow the recipe or experiment with your own mix-ins. This recipe makes enough to serve four hungry campers.

5. Camping Breakfast Burritos

Burritos are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast. Cook and assemble these breakfast burritos at home before your camping trip, then store them in a cooler. When it’s time to eat, place the foil-wrapped burritos on hot coals to heat them up.

6. Cinnamon Roll-ups

This breakfast idea uses store-bought refrigerated dough to make tasty campfire cinnamon roll-ups. It’s an easy way to make fresh cinnamon rolls when you don’t have an oven.

7. Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge

This filling porridge can be made in just 20 minutes. It uses quinoa instead of oatmeal and apples and maple syrup for sweetness. Top with pecans and raisins.

8. Make-Ahead Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Use store-bought mix to make pancakes on a camp stove or fire—or make this healthy whole grain pancake mix at home and bring it along in a sealed container.

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9. Mountain Man Breakfast

This classic eggs-sausage-and-cheese recipe uses a cast iron Dutch oven and makes enough to feed the whole family.

10. Campfire Monkey Bread

For an extra-sweet breakfast idea, make monkey bread using store-bought cinnamon roll dough and the foil-packet cooking method. Here are 3 more ways to make dutch oven monkey bread.

11. Grilled French Toast Skewers

In this recipe, French toast is stacked on skewers and cooked on a grill or griddle. A sweet and simple breakfast that’s easy to scale up.

12. Raspberry Double Dutch Baby

Use fresh summer raspberries to top this custard-like baked pancake cooked in a Dutch oven.

13. Dutch Oven Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast is always a good idea. Try this deep-dish breakfast pizza that uses refrigerated crescent roll dough for the crust and is cooked in a Dutch oven.

14. Camping Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a Mexican dish made with fried tortilla strips, tomato sauce, cheese, and eggs. This chilaquiles recipe uses tortilla chips and ground beef, but it’s a breakfast idea that’s easy to customize.

15. Campfire Potatoes

Buttery, garlicky potatoes are a great side dish to just about any camping meal. Serve these campfire potatoes alongside eggs and bacon for breakfast.

16. Breakfast Burger

If pizza can be a breakfast food, then why not burgers? This recipe for breakfast burgers uses a cast iron drop-biscuit pan to make the biscuits, eggs, and burgers.

17. Skillet Breakfast

Combine diced potatoes, bacon, cheese, and eggs for an all-in-one classic skillet breakfast. Serve with a side of hot coffee!

18. Blueberry Corn Pancakes

Fry up some sweet and savory blueberry corn pancakes using store-bought cornbread mix.

19. Pie Iron Breakfast Tacos

A pie iron is one of the most versatile cooking tools you can have for campfire cooking. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert can all be made with pie irons. For a spicy breakfast that’ll help wake you up, try pie iron breakfast tacos.

20. Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

On its own, oatmeal can be a pretty bland breakfast food, but that’s also what makes it the perfect base for creative mix-ins and toppings. Mix up some caramelized banana oatmeal for a gourmet camping breakfast that takes oatmeal to another level.

21. Asparagus Pancetta Hash

Throw together some fresh asparagus, potatoes, and savory pancetta to make a delicious hash that’s perfect for spring camping trips.

22. 5-Layer Dutch Oven Country Breakfast

For a breakfast that can feed a (small) crowd, serve up this 5-layer Dutch oven country breakfast. It takes about 45 minutes to cook in hot coals, so be sure to plan ahead and have coffee on hand.

23. Pie Iron Omelets

Omelets are easy enough to cook in a skillet, but if you have pie irons on hand, why not give this omelet recipe a try?

24. Grab and Go Cranberry Granola Bars

If you bake these granola bars at home, you’ll have a healthy breakfast that’s ready to go on your next camping trip.

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25. Cheddar, Bacon, and Chive Quick Bread

This savory quick bread is easy to make at home in advance. Wrap it up and store it in a cooler until you’re ready to eat it. Then, toast it in a pan over the fire for a hot breakfast.

26. Dutch Oven Sausage and Pancake Bake

You don’t have to choose between a sweet or savory breakfast, with this pancake bake you can have both. In this recipe, sausages and pancakes are cooked together in a Dutch oven over hot coals.

27. Grapefruit Brûlée

Caramelize your morning grapefruit for a treat that tastes more like a dessert than breakfast.

28. Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Skillet

This hearty breakfast combines sausage gravy, eggs, and fresh biscuits.

29. Bacon and Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

These breakfast quesadillas can be made fresh at camp or you can prepare the fillings ahead of time.

30. Dutch Oven Biscuits

Make these Dutch oven biscuits, then build your own breakfast sandwich using fried egg, cheese, ham, and sauteed veggies.

Once you’ve decided on breakfast, you’ll need coffee to go with it. Check out our post on 7 ways to make camping coffee to find the method that’ll work best for you!