For most, the average work-week morning is downright dreadful. You wake up still bleary-eyed and exhausted. After knocking back some coffee as quickly as you can, it’s time for the struggle to get the kids up and moving. The rest of your whirlwind morning is spent trying to get them ready for school, while simultaneously attempting to get at least half-put together for work.
At the campsite, mornings couldn’t be more different. The sun is shining softly through the trees, the birds are chirping gleefully, and you couldn’t be more awake or refreshed; somehow, even the old-fashioned percolated coffee tastes better. With ample time to start your day, you might even have time to cook up a tasty campsite breakfast for everyone.
The following breakfast recipes are a satisfying way to start the day, and easy enough to make that they won’t get frustrating or take all morning. With them, you’ll be cracking the eggs, flipping the pancakes, and frying up the bacon to create a breakfast very much worth devouring – and remembering.
Reader Recipe: from S. Holmes movie fan
- Pancake mix
- 1/4 measuring cup
- Skillet/frying pan
- Spoon or very small spatula
- A heat source (of course)
First, take the measuring cup, pancake mix, and water and put 1/4 cup of mix into a bowl. Then take about 1/3 of the 1/4 cup and fill with water ( you sort of have to eyeball this).Pour into bowl. Mix well.
When complete, pour batter onto skillet and let sit until multiple bubbles start to appear or until other side is a golden- brown. Cook other side the same.
To make a bigger pancake, just multiply ingredients evenly. Good Luck!
- 3 sausage links (or other)
- 3 eggs
- half a potato
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 3 tablespoons milk
Cook sausage and cut into small pieces, cut the potato into small pieces and cook in sausage drippings. Drain. Beat eggs and milk together and add to potatoes. When almost cooked, add sausage and cheese. Ready when cheese is melted. Serving : 1
Bacon & Egg in a Paper Bag
- 3 thick slices of bacon
- 1 egg
- 1 paper lunch bag
- 1 stick
Place bacon in the bottom of the bag, covering the bottom. Crack egg and put in bag on top of the bacon. Fold top of bag down securely. Poke a hole through the top of the bag for the stick. Hold over the hot coals till cooked.
Serving : 1
- Hash brown potatoes
- Aluminum foil
Place potatoes, scrambled eggs (uncooked), sausage and spices in aluminum foil. Wrap securely. Place on coals for approx. 15 minutes. Turn and rotate as needed.
- 1 bag shredded hash browns
- 6 eggs
- 1 lb sausage or ham, cooked
- 1 chopped medium onion
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheese
- seasoning salt and pepper
- peppers (optional)
Take an aluminum foil cooking bag and spray with Pam. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and put some butter in the foil bag. Open the hash browns. Beat the eggs and chop the onions and peppers. Pour all ingredients into the bag of hash browns. Mix by squeezing the bag. Then pour the mixture into the foil cooking bag and spread out. Add more seasoning salt and pepper and a bit more butter on top of the hash brown mixture. Place the aluminum cooking bag on a preheated grill (medium heat) and turn the bag every five minutes. The bag will start to puff and you can open it to check for doneness.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Camp Confetti – Submitted by a reader
- 1/2 dozen eggs
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 1/2 pound sausage
- 1/2 package potatoes obrien
- 1/2 package frozen vadallia onions
- 1 -2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Fry bacon and sausage together. Drain some grease then add potatoes obrien. Fry with bacon and sausage until golden. Beat the eggs with a little milk then add to sausage mixture and cook until eggs are scrambled. Add the onions and heat thoroughly. Add cheese and cook until melted.
Bacon/Potatoes Foil Breakfast – Submitted by Marion Mowrey
- Potatoes, sliced
- Onion, chopped
- Cooking Spray
- Aluminum Foil
Take a piece of aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Lay bacon down first, then put your sliced potatoes on top. Then add some chopped onions. Put a dab of margarine on top and season with salt and pepper. Cook over hot coals.
Breakfast Burrito’s – Submitted by Cliff Maurand
There are two ways to make these…
First way is to scramble some eggs and mix in chopped/sautéed sausage.
- Heat a soft flower tortilla directly over the stove burner for a few seconds on each side.
- Remove and butter one side.
- Fill with egg/sausage mixture, add cheese, sour cream & salsa as desired.
The other way is to fry up a couple eggs, and also fry up a couple of sausage patties.
- Heat tortilla as described above.
- Place two fried eggs on tortilla, then two sausage patties.
- Add a couple slices of cheese, sour cream and salsa as desired.
Both are simple to make, easy to handle, and the kids love them!
Cooking Eggs – submitted by a reader
Cut an orange in half. Remove the pulp. Try not to tear the peal. Crack an egg open and put into orange peel. Set peel filled with egg onto a bed of coals. The moisture from the orange peel will cook the egg. Add salt & pepper.
Other breakfast suggestions:
- French toast
- Instant hot cereal (oatmeal, cream of wheat etc.)
- Cold cereal
- Gravy and biscuits
- Eggs or egg sandwiches
- Hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee