Campfire Cooking: Delicious & Easy Breakfast Ideas

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Heading to the great outdoors?

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as cooking a great meal over a campfire. Enjoying being surrounded by nature and breathing in the fresh air. It’s an element of camping that lets you reconnect with the world and feel a sense of tranquility and pride.

Read on to learn about the tools and a few recipes for campfire cooking on your next adventure.

Packing the Essentials for Campfire Cooking

You’ll want to consider the cooking tools that are easy-to-use and don’t complicate things. Meals will be simple.

Consider that heat control will come from the campfire or if you prefer a simple stove. Campfires don’t have to be hard to control but don’t expect the ability to use specific temps unless you’re well experienced and have the right tools.

Here are some essential items for campfire cooking:

  • An insulated cooler (to hold uncooked foods)
  • Paper or metal dishware
  • Camping cookware or a mess kit
  • Utensils
  • Skillet (cast-iron is great)
  • A nice, sharp knife
  • Campfire grill (optional)

Not included are the food items but that’s dependent on what’s planned to be cooked. Speaking of meal ideas — let’s talk about the best part of the day… breakfast.

Easy (and Delicious) Breakfast Ideas

The goal is to keep the meals easy-as-possible. Anything will taste delicious when you’re hungry but let’s aim to make something great from the get-go.

Roasted Potatoes

Or hash (whatever you’d like to call it). It’s as simple as cutting a few potatoes, bringing water to a boil, tossing them in, draining, and then crisping them over the skillet.

Bacon & Eggs

Get the skillet roaring hot and slap on a few pieces of bacon. Let the campfire do the cooking and keep the grease in the pan for the eggs. Cooking them to personal preference, toss the bacon back in, and viola! A simple, filling meal.


Lets make things easy and whip up the premade batter with the right amount of water, pour into a greased skillet, and let ’em cook. Pair with butter, honey, or syrup. Easy peasy.

Eggy in the Basket (+ Extras)

One piece of bread with the middle cut out, placed in the pan, and cracked egg in the center. Let it cook to preference. Add extras like sausage crumbles, cheese, or sandwich meat for extra protein.


Slather the skillet with grease, mix a premade cornbread package, and pour it into the skillet. Optionally, cover the skillet with aluminum foil otherwise kick back and watch as it rises (about 15-20 minutes).

In all, take a look at AllRecipes, The Kitchn, or Chow for favorite recipes. Then swap the steps in place of campfire cooking. Many are doable this way.

Fun in the Great Outdoors

A great breakfast will give the energy to take on all the activities set for the day. It can make the difference between an enjoyable time and one which feels miserable (camping on an empty stomach is not fun).

Camping is a fun experience for everyone. It’s easy to get into, changes the perception of the World, places oneself at ease, and helps us bond. What better way to experience all this than to enjoy the serenity with delicious eats from cooking?

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