Ideas for Breakfast When Camping

The forest is the ultimate serene environment for eating breakfast. Who wouldn't want to enjoy their morning coffee and eggs, over a fire, while hearing the birds chirp and the quiet sounds in the woods. Making a delicious breakfast in the mountains is one of the joys of camping because this meal is outside of a normal rushed breakfast during the work week.


Egg omelets are nourishing yet satisfying camping food. Always bring a camping stove, pots and pans along with other cooking utensils. Prepare your omelets in advance by mixing the eggs together in a bowl. Three to four eggs makes one omelet for each person. You can customize the omelets for each person. For instance, one person might like eggs, mushroom and green pepper added in while another family or friend might like eggs and cheese only. However, if everyone likes the same ingredients you can combine them together with your eggs. Add just about anything to an omelet such as slices of turkey bacon, onions and even spinach. Sprinkle herbs like chives or dill on top of your omelet to add even more flavor.

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes are an excellent morning meal in the mountains. Combine three cups of mashed bananas with 2 eggs and 2 cups of fresh (not frozen) blueberries. Then add 2 cups of all purpose flour and 1/4 cup of sugar and 4 tsp of baking powder. In addition you will also need to stir in 1/4 cup of melted butter 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tsp of salt and 1 1/2 cups of milk. This recipe feeds about four people. You may need to double or triple this recipe depending on how many people are you are cooking for. Top this dish off with your favorite maple or blueberry syrup.

Simple Scrambled Eggs and Fruit

If you want something that is less involved then choose a simple morning meal that includes scrambled eggs, fruit and orange juice. Select your favorite fruits and chop them up and keep the food cold before the trip. Good choices are blueberries, watermelon and strawberries. Cook up scrambled eggs with cheese and butter and place a fist-sized amount of fruit on the plate next to your eggs. Fill up a glass of orange juice to complete your meal.

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