18 Easy Camping Breakfasts

Wake up happy with one of these easy and hearty meals to start your day

Elaine Johnson, Amy Machnak, and Stephanie Spencer
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Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

Why shouldn't your campsite breakfast be a decadent affair?

Recipe: Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

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Hearty Whole-Grain Pancakes

These whole-grain pancakes are made from your own mix, plus fresh fruit and real maple syrup.

Recipe: Hearty Whole-Grain Pancakes

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Eggs in Jail

Cut the centers from thick slices of brioche bread, then toast the bread in a skillet and cook eggs in the "jail."

Recipe: Eggs in Jail

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Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

Get a jump-start on these treats at home. Make the dough and stash it in your freezer, then let it thaw in your cooler. Then baking it in a Dutch oven at camp is a cinch.

Recipe: Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

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Breakfast Shakshouka

To scoop up every bit of this spicy egg and tomato dish, popular in North Africa and Israel, we brushed slices of pain au levain with oil, then toasted them on a grill pan set on a camp stove.

Recipe: Breakfast Shakshouka

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Whole-Grain Lemon-Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries

“Healthy—and delicious” was the verdict when we made these on our camping trip. Make the mix for these tender, moist pancakes at home, and they’ll be ready in no time in camp.

Recipe: Whole-Grain Lemon-Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries

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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito

This hearty breakfast takes less than 30 minutes to whip up.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito

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Oatmeal with the Works

Set up an oatmeal bar with toppings and let campers build their own.

Recipe: Oatmeal with the Works

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Huevos Rancheros con Bacon

This hearty combo will fuel you for a big day in the outdoors.

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros con Bacon

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Pinnacles Scramble

Annie Somerville of Greens in San Francisco created this dish years ago on a camping trip to Pinnacle National Monument with her husband, and it’s ​been a brunch favorite at the restaurant ever since.

Recipe: Pinnacles Scramble

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Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby

Whisk together a quick batter, pour it into a hot dutch oven to bake, and scatter berries on top.

Recipe: Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby

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Scrambled-Egg Tacone

We love this tasty spin on the breakfast burrito, filled with ham, cheese, and chiles. To warm tortillas, heat them one at a time in a skillet set over a campfire.

Recipe: Scrambled-Egg Tacone

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Smoked Salmon Bagel

Gussy up breakfast bagels with smoked salmon, briny capers, and crisp cucumber slices.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Bagel

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5 Spot Banana Pancakes

Whisk together the dry ingredients at home and then add the wet ingredients and sliced bananas at camp. Your family and friends will wake up quickly after getting a whiff of these fluffy pancakes. Remember to pack the maple syrup!

Recipe: 5 Spot Banana Pancakes

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Eggs on Potato Chips

This unusual and delicious combination, from cookbook writer Niloufer Ichaporia King, comes straight out of the abiding love that the Indian Parsi community has for eggs. It happens to be very easy to make in camp, and the potato chips end up tasting like crunchy hash browns.

Recipe: Eggs on Potato Chips

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Thai Turkey Sausage

Cook up a big batch of patties at home and freeze. Transport them in a cooler and heat at camp to go with a breakfast of eggs or hash browns.

Recipe: Thai Turkey Sausage

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Spiced Oatmeal

Make the mix for this dried-fruit-and-nut–studded oatmeal ahead of time, to quickly satisfy morning hunger out in the wilderness.

Recipe: Spiced Oatmeal

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Classic Cocoa

Whisk together your own hot chocolate mix for sipping by the campfire on a chilly evening.

Recipe: Classic Cocoa