These 20 Healthy Camping Breakfast Ideas are all low calorie and easy to make over a campfire or a camping stove.
Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature. But just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good food.
In fact, camping can be the perfect opportunity to explore new breakfast options and fuel your body for the day ahead.
When planning your camping trip, it’s important to pack the right gear and ingredients to ensure you can prepare healthy and satisfying meals. And when it comes to breakfast, there are plenty of easy and nutritious options that will keep you going until lunchtime.
In this article, I’ll share 20 healthy camping breakfast ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. From simple oatmeal to hearty breakfast burritos, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So grab your camping gear and let’s get cooking!
1. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great option for camping because they can be prepared ahead of time and require no cooking.
Simply mix together rolled oats, milk, and your favorite toppings (such as fruit, nuts, and honey) in a mason jar or other container and let it sit in the cooler overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious and filling breakfast ready to go.
Here are some Low Calorie Overnight Oat Recipes to try, they work great in mason jars for camping!
2. Greek Yogurt Parfait
Another no-cook option is a Greek yogurt parfait. Layer Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola in a mason jar or other container for a portable and satisfying breakfast.
Try these Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Parfaits, they also work great in mason jars and can be stored in a cooler!
3. Breakfast Burritos
If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, breakfast burritos are a great option. Cook up some scrambled eggs and wrap them in a tortilla with black beans, avocado, and salsa for a tasty and filling meal.
These Low Calorie Breakfast Burritos are great for camping, you a make them ahead and wrap in foil and place in the cooler. Then add the foil wrapped burritos to the fire to reheat, carefully unwrap and enjoy.
4. Banana Pancakes
Pancakes are a classic camping breakfast, but they don’t have to be unhealthy. Try making banana pancakes by mashing a ripe banana and mixing it with eggs and almond flour. Cook on a griddle or in a pan over the fire for a sweet and satisfying breakfast.
These 5 Ingredient Low Calorie Banana Pancakes are great for camping, they are so easy and fun to make!
5. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a trendy and delicious breakfast option that’s easy to prepare while camping. Simply toast some bread over the fire and top it with mashed avocado, salt, and pepper.
These 5 Low Calorie Avocado Toast ideas are perfect for camping!
6. Veggie Scramble
A veggie scramble is a great way to pack in some extra nutrients and flavor. Cook up some scrambled eggs and add in your favorite veggies, such as bell peppers, onions, and spinach.
Make your Veggie Scramble really fancy and add it to the top of toast. Check out this Low Calorie Egg Toast (photo above).
7. Breakfast Quinoa
Quinoa is a high-protein grain that makes a great base for a nutritious breakfast. Cook up some quinoa and add in toppings like berries, nuts, and honey for a sweet and satisfying meal.
8. Breakfast Sandwich
A breakfast sandwich is a classic option that can be made in a variety of ways. Try layering eggs, cheese, and turkey or bacon on a toasted English muffin for a filling and delicious breakfast.
9. Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding is a nutritious and tasty breakfast that can be prepared ahead of time. Simply mix chia seeds with almond milk and your favorite toppings, such as honey and fruit, and let it sit in the cooler overnight.
10. Green Smoothie
If you’re short on time and don’t want to cook, a green smoothie is a great option. Blend together spinach, kale, almond milk, and fruit for a nutritious and refreshing breakfast.
These 10 Low Calorie Green Smoothies are great for camping! I like to make them ahead and store them in mason jars in the cooler, then all you need to do is open and drink!
11. Peanut Butter Banana Toast
For a quick and easy breakfast, toast some bread over the fire and top it with peanut butter and sliced bananas. This combination of protein and carbs will keep you satisfied and energized.
You can even make Almond Butter Toast! These 10 Healthy Almond Butter Toast Ideas are great for either almond or peanut butter!
12. Breakfast Tacos
Tacos aren’t just for lunch and dinner! Make breakfast tacos by wrapping scrambled eggs, black beans, cheese, and salsa in a tortilla for a filling and flavorful breakfast.
I love making breakfast tacos when camping! The tortillas, salsa, and all the toppings are the same as regular tacos, so you can make tacos for dinner, then the next morning, use up the remaining tortillas and toppings for breakfast tacos!
Check out these Low Calorie Breakfast Tacos, they are a great low calorie camping breakfast!
13. Breakfast Quesadilla
Another fun twist on a classic dish is a breakfast quesadilla. Layer scrambled eggs, cheese, and your favorite veggies on a tortilla and cook over the fire for a crispy and delicious meal.
Just as with the breakfast tacos, you can make a healthy quesadilla dinner (like these Low Calorie Chicken Quesadillas) and then use up the tortillas and veggies to make breakfast quesadillas the next morning!
Try out these Low Calorie Breakfast Quesadillas, they are my daughter’s favorite camping breakfast!
14. Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable that can be turned into a delicious breakfast hash. Cook chopped sweet potatoes, onions, and peppers over the fire and top with a fried egg for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Try this Healthy Sweet Potato Hash recipe from my vegan recipe website, it’s a reader favorite!!
15. Fruit Salad
Sometimes simple is best. Cut up a variety of fresh fruits and mix together for a refreshing and nutritious breakfast option.
This Low Calorie Fruit Salad can be made ahead and stored in the cooler, it’s a great make ahead camping breakfast!
16. Breakfast Wrap
Wrap scrambled eggs, cheese, and veggies in a tortilla for a portable and satisfying breakfast wrap. You can also add in some turkey or bacon for an extra protein boost.
These Healthy Breakfast Wraps can be made ahead of time, wrapped in foil, and added to the cooler. To reheat just add the foil wrapped wraps to the fire and warm through. Then carefully unwrap and eat.
An omelette may seem daunting to cook over a campfire, but it’s actually quite simple. Whisk together eggs and your favorite veggies and cook in a skillet over the fire for a delicious and filling meal.
Omelets are so easy to make when camping, I like to keep a bag of the filling in the cooler with a plastic measuring cup. So when it comes to making the Healthy Omelets all you need to do is whisk the eggs, add a scoop of the filling and cook.
18. Trail Mix Breakfast Bowl
Combine your favorite trail mix with some Greek yogurt and fresh fruit for a protein-packed and flavorful breakfast bowl.
Try these 10 Low Calorie Trail Mix blends with yogurt and fruit!
19. Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl
Blend together protein powder, Greek yogurt, and frozen fruit for a delicious and filling smoothie bowl. Top with nuts and seeds for an extra crunch.
Smoothie bowls are fun to bring on camping trips! Here is a Low Calorie Mango Smoothie Bowl that is packed with protein!
20. Bacon and Eggs
And last but not least, a classic bacon and eggs breakfast is always a crowd-pleaser. Cook up some bacon and scramble some eggs for a simple but satisfying meal.
And if you want to prep them ahead of time, these 10 Breakfast Egg “Muffins” are perfect!
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Yes! Many of these options, such as overnight oats and chia seed pudding, can be prepared the night before and stored in a cooler until ready to eat.
Absolutely. Many of these recipes can be made vegan or gluten-free by swapping out certain ingredients. For example, you can use gluten-free bread for avocado toast or substitute tofu for eggs in a veggie scramble.
Not necessarily. Most of these breakfasts can be cooked over a campfire or on a portable camping stove with a skillet or pot. However, if you’re looking to make more elaborate breakfasts, you may want to invest in a camping-specific cooking set.
Low Calorie Camping Breakfast Recipes
Here is a guide to most of the recipes supplied above. Be sure to check the notes above as I gave tips and camping prepping guides for many of the recipes in the article above.
Low Calorie Camping Breakfast Recipes
- Low Calorie Overnight Oat Recipes
- Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Parfaits
- Low Calorie Breakfast Burritos
- Low Calorie Banana Pancakes
- 5 Low Calorie Avocado Toast
- 10 Low Calorie Green Smoothies
- 10 Healthy Almond Butter Toast Ideas
- Low Calorie Breakfast Tacos
- Low Calorie Breakfast Quesadillas
- Healthy Sweet Potato Hash
- Healthy Breakfast Wraps
- Healthy Omelets
- Low Calorie Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 10 Breakfast Egg "Muffins"
- Choose the Camping Breakfasts that you want to make.
- Click the link to retrieve the free recipe.
- Check above in the article for any "camping prep tips" for the specific recipe.
- Prep and pack your cooler, then enjoy your camping adventure and yummy camping breakfasts!
With these 20 healthy camping breakfast ideas, you’ll be able to start your day off right and fuel your adventures.
Whether you prefer sweet or savory breakfasts, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So next time you head out into the great outdoors, make sure to pack the ingredients and gear you need to prepare these delicious and nutritious meals.