Camping Recipes to Start your Day!

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially while camping. Your camping adventure is full of activities you don’t normally do on a day to day basis, so it is essential to get the nutrients you need to keep your body fueled for these activities.

Below are  easy camping recipes you can whip up for breakfast, while you are camping in your RV. Aside from being tasty and giving you all the energy you need, these can be prepared in advance before you head out on your camping trip, making them even more convenient to prepare and enjoy with friends and family.

Breakfast Burrito

This breakfast camping food is a great crowd pleaser. For vegetarians, simply omit the sausage. If you’re camping with kids, finely dice the veggies so that it’s less noticeable and they still get their daily dose of Vitamin C.

Serves 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes at home, 5 minutes at the campground
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 12-oz. jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 dozen 10-inch flour tortillas
  • Colby or any sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions:

At Home:

1.  Dice the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper.
2.  Shred the cheese.
3.  Store each of these into separate airtight containers.

At the Campground:

1.  Add the oil into a deep skillet and heat over a RV or camping stove or over the campfire.
2.  Fry the sausage until it starts to change color, breaking it up while cooking it.
3.  Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook until the peppers are tender.
4.  In a bowl, whip up the eggs and then pour this into the pan, stirring frequently until it starts to set.
5.  Add the cheese and half of the contents of the jar of salsa. Stir until the cheese is melted. Set aside.
6.  Heat the tortilla by putting these directly on the heat for 2 minutes each side.
7.  To serve, add about 1/4 cup of the burrito filling into a tortilla and roll it up. Spoon some of the leftover salsa on top or on the side.

Dutch Oven Muffins

This easy camping recipe takes you back to the days of the Wild West when cowboys would use large cast-iron pots called dutch ovens to cook everything from stews to bread.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes at home, 10 minutes in the campground
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 stick of butter

Instructions:

At Home:

1.  Sift the flour to remove any lumps into a large bowl.
2.  Add the white sugar, baking powder and salt.
3.  Mix thoroughly and store this into an airtight container.

At the Campground:

1.  Heat the dutch oven until it reaches to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put a metal grill inside so that there is a space between the bottom of the dutch oven and the muffin pan once you put it into the oven.
2.  In a small pot, melt the butter and then allow this to cool. Don’t throw the wrapping away.
3.  Beat the egg in a large bowl.
4.  Add the milk, vanilla extract and the cooled butter and mix together.
5.  Add the flour mixture into the bowl. Mix lightly for no more than 10 seconds. The batter should be lumpy.
6.  Using the wrapping of the stick of butter, grease the muffin pan.
7.  Pour the batter into the muffin pan until it’s 3/4 full.
8.  Gently put this into the dutch oven. Cover with a lid and allow it to bake for about 30 minutes.
9.  To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick into the middle of the muffins. The toothpick should come out clean.
10.  Allow the muffins to cool on a rack or grill.

Southern Breakfast Soup

Get a bit of warmth with this thick soup that blends all of the Southern breakfast staples into one really filling dish.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 envelopes cheese-flavored Quaker Instant Grits
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1.  Empty 2 packets of the instant grits into each bowl.
2.  Pour the water into a pot and wait for it to boil.
3.  In a pan, fry the bacon until they become golden and crispy.
4.  Beat the eggs in a bowl and add this into the pan, stirring regularly until the eggs have set.
5.  Pour the hot water into each of the bowls and stir.
6.  Top each of the bowls with the bacon and eggs.

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