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Easy & Fun Camping Breakfast Ideas for Families

Easy & Fun Camping Breakfast Ideas for Families

Nothing says summer nights like camping and S’Mores by the fire. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll want a treat just as delicious but perhaps a bit more nutritious. From ready-to-go pancake mix to gourmet dutch oven muffins, these camping breakfast ideas are sure to be a hit with the whole family.


Ready to Make Pancakes

Set yourself up for success on your camping trip, by bringing some easy instant meals. This reduces the amount you have to pack and gives you more time for activities, or relaxation. The newest and most exciting instant meal comes in the form of a squeezable breakfast. Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix, can make pancakes (or waffles) super quick, or can turn cooking into a fun family activity.

The ingredients:

  • Just water!
Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix Pancakes On The Griddle for Camping

 Image from: Happy Grub


Breakfast Burritos

A breakfast burrito is the perfect power meal—it’s packed with protein and tends to be super filling. Whip up restaurant-grade burritos for your family in just 30 minutes. Although guacamole is extra at take-out spots, at the campground it’s always encouraged.

The ingredients:

  • Breakfast sausage
  • Eggs
  • Green chiles
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Flour tortillas


Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Take your breakfast sandwich one step further by giving your eggs and cheese a home on a pillowy croissant. Croissants add a buttery, lightly sweet flavor to the sandwich that makes all the difference. These cheesy scrambled egg croissants will be a crowd favorite in no time.

The ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Grated cheddar
  • Milk
  • Chives
  • Croissants

Also try: Using Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix to make a breakfast sandwich that’s layered between two fluffy pancakes.


Breakfast Camping Skillet

A cast iron skillet is a camping essential—you can make just about anything you want in it, including this delicious sweet and spicy breakfast skillet. Throwing all the ingredients in one spot cuts down cooking and cleaning time, leaving more time for activities. Enjoy this one right out of the skillet, or serve it to your family individually.


  • Olive oil
  • Sweet potato
  • Poblano peppers
  • Salt
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
Fresh Off The Grid Sweet and Spicy Breakfast Skillet Idea for Camping Breakfast

 Image from: Fresh Off The Grid


Dutch Oven Muffins

A Dutch oven is similar to a cast iron skillet, but it’s a bit deeper, so it can support even more deliciousness. Whip up a batch of blueberry lemon Dutch oven muffins over the campfire and live your dessert for breakfast dreams. Bonus points if you hand-pick the blueberries during your trip.


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • Greek yogurt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lemon
  • Egg
  • Club soda
  • Blueberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Foil cupcake liners

Or have breakfast for dessert: Use Happy Grub’s Buttermilk or Whole Wheat flavors and add a hazelnut spread, crumbled cookies, and/or ice cream.


Chocolate Oatmeal with Graham Crackers

This vegan recipe is like a yummy S’Mores oatmeal. It’s perfect for picky eaters that won’t generally eat oatmeal, since it has most of the makings of their favorite campfire dessert. Parents and kids alike will both love kicking off the morning with this warm, filling, chocolatey oatmeal.


  • Milk or water
  • Quick cook steel-cut oats
  • Grated zucchini
  • Maple syrup or banana
  • Vanilla extract
  • Liquid smoke
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate nut butter


Stuffed Bananas

Okay, hear us out. We know stuffed bananas might not be the first thing on your breakfast wish list, but these oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie stuffed bananas are amazing. On a morning that you’re looking to give your kids an extra special treat, serve them this banana chock full of oats, chocolate, chia seeds, and if you’re feeling crazy, ice cream.


  • Chia seeds or ground flax
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Almond meal
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Chocolate
  • Bananas
  • Ice cream (optional)
Half-Baked Harvest Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Stuffed Campfire Bananas

 Image from: Half-Baked Harvest


Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola

This recipe is a mash-up of two camping classics—granola and peanut butter and jelly. The perfect make-ahead solution for an early morning when you don’t have time to sit over a fire. Make your mornings easier with this salty sweet peanut butter and jelly granola. You’ll find yourself snacking on this crunchy goodness well past breakfast time.


  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Canola or grapeseed oil
  • Apricot jam
  • Dried cherries, blueberries, or cherries

What about lunch? Make a stacked PB&J sandwich substituting the bread with two fluffy, flavorful pancakes.


Breakfast Foil Packets

Enjoy a quick breakfast or breakfast on the go, with these quick, simple campfire breakfast foil packets. Create your own breakfast bowl with any toppings you want. This recipe will have you full and energized for hours to come.


  • Tin foil
  • Tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Hash browns
  • Ham
  • Shredded cheese
  • Optional toppings: diced peppers, jalapenos, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, chives, onion, salsa, and hot sauce

Create Kids Club Campfire Breakfast Foil PacketsImage from: Create Kids Club


Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt parfaits are no-bake, involve minimal cleanup, and are perfect for large groups. This healthy recipe doesn’t require any heat, just the skill of creating the perfect parfait ratio with layers of yogurt, berries, and granola. To make the meal heartier, add a dollop of nut butter. Pro tip: use the peanut butter and jelly granola you made for extra flavor.


  • Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

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