You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to pull off an epic camping breakfast! Turn your campfire into a makeshift kitchen with these five skillet breakfasts that’ll fuel you for an epic day of outdoor adventure ahead. Note: While most of these recipes call for a traditional oven, they’re great to make over a campfire too. Be sure to use a high-heat pan like a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven and cook by setting the pan on a BBQ grate or nestling it into hot coals; then cover and check frequently until done.
Start your morning off strong with this delicious frittata recipe from Fresh Off the Grid that features protein-packed eggs and appetizing mix-ins, like blistered cherry tomatoes, sautéed shallots, and fresh basil strips. With a total cooking time of 30 minutes, this breakfast is fast and easy, so you’ll be able to enjoy all your camping activities with a full and happy belly!
A hearty bowl of oats is packed with tons of fiber and nutrients—perfect for fueling up for a day of outdoor adventure. Combining steel-cut oats, a mixture of warming spices, and a handful of nuts and seeds, this oat skillet from Feasting at Home will have you ditching instant oat packets for good.
The classic diner breakfast gets a fireside makeover with this all-in-one egg skillet from Taste of Home. If you plan to prep and cube your potatoes ahead of time, just make sure you keep them submerged in water to keep them from oxidizing and turning gray.
Be the envy of every campsite when the aroma of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls wafts through the brisk morning air. Try par-baking the rolls at home for ¾ of the bake time, then finishing over hot coals for a warm and gooey camp breakfast from A Farmgirl’s Kitchen that everyone will love.
Biscuits and gravy is as hearty a breakfast as they come, and this version from Stef’s Eats & Sweets cleverly adapts it all for one pan by cooking the gravy on the bottom, nestling eggs into the middle, and topping with dollops of biscuit dough.
A cross between a crepe and a pancake, the pillowy Dutch baby is a perfect campfire breakfast. It cooks up quickly in just one pan and is the perfect vessel for topping with foraged berries.