It’s no fun to spend your whole vacation cooking, and when you’ve got limited kitchen options – making a full-course breakfast is just not on the menu. The good news is there are tons of great no cook camping breakfast recipes to try! Some of these are “cook ahead” type deals, but others require no cooking at all if you’d prefer.
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Looking for a sweet breakfast treat you can pack ahead and not worry about cooking? This lemon blueberry breakfast cake might fit the bill! It’s pretty simple to mix this cake up, even if you’re not an expert baker.
This is also an “overnight” cake recipe! That means you can mix it up, toss it in the fridge, and bake it before you leave if you want to test it out hot from the oven for breakfast. Then, pack up the leftovers and have it your first camp morning. You can get the recipe here, at the Kitchen Magpie Blog.
Strawberry Granola Breakfast Cookies
These delicious little treats aren’t your average cookies. They’re more like granola bars in cookie form! They’re made from just four ingredients: tasty chocolate chips, granola, strawberries, and peanut butter to give you a nice energy boost.
It’s easy to make these treats ahead, pack them up, and let everyone dig in when it’s breakfast time. This saves you time spent cooking and precious cooler space when you don’t need as much cold food in there like you do for typical breakfasts.
These cookies are also egg-less, vegan, and gluten free if anybody in your family has digestive issues or gluten sensitivities. Click here to get the recipe.
Boiled Egg Sandwich
Everyone loves eggs for breakfast, but if you don’t want to spend your mornings cooking them – you can do it ahead of time! Boiled and soft boiled eggs store really well in the cooler, and you know what? They make delicious breakfast sandwiches!
Pack your topics, set them up on the table, and let the family build themselves a tasty and filling egg sandwich. You can put whatever you’d like on yours, but a few ideas include cheese, avocado, bacon, tomato, onion, and sausage crumbles.
Bagels, biscuits, sandwich bread, croissants, or English muffins are all great for building these too. That leaves you with lots of options for day two as well! Click here to get the recipe for the above sandwich.
Lemonade Fruit Salad
Why lemonade fruit salad? It’s because the addition of lemonade helps to keep the fruit from going brown! This fruit salad will be good in your cooler for 3-4 days thanks to this addition, but if you don’t care for the extra sugar you can still make yourself a fruit salad sans-lemonade mix, but here’s the recipe below.
You should also keep in mind that the kind of fruit you choose to add to your fruit salad will impact how long it lasts. For example, banannas should be avoided because they will spoil quickly when unpeeled. However, cherries, blueberries, and grapes will fare much better under longer-term refrigeration.
Does your family love oatmeal but you hate to cook it? Then you should give overnight oats a try! This dish actually allows you to skip cooking the oatmeal, because it sits overnight in the fridge to get ready.
All you need to do is mix your oats and toppings into a jar, close it up, and stick it in the fridge. This recipe is so easy that you could even make more of these part way through your trip in about five minutes to save cooler space!
The really great thing about overnight oats though is that you can do a lot with it variety-wise, and it’s easy enough that everyone can pick their own! That makes it a good choice if you’ve got a picky eater in the family. Load up your jars with oats, peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, and more. Here are six recipes to start you off.
Bruschetta Boiled Eggs
Want something a little fancier for your table? How about these tasty bruschetta eggs! It’s almost like having a regular plate of fried eggs for your breakfast, and it’s also super easy to make since it uses pre-made soft boiled eggs!
In addition to looking tasty as all get-out, this dish also has the benefit of being quite flexible. It’s easy to throw other toppings into the mix when you want and you can use a variety of bread additions to put your eggs and Brushetta on. Click here to get the recipe for the dish above.
Rise and Shine Parfait
If you love yogurt, then a parfait is a great way to have a quick, healthy, and tasty breakfast. It’s easy to pack these up ahead of time, or they are quick to make in the morning as well so everyone can build their own.
Parfaits are limited only by your imagination, and you can toss in all kinds of different fruit like blackberries, peaches, raspberries, or strawberries into your breakfast concoctions. Click here to get the above recipe.
Egg Muffin Cups
Egg muffin cups can be easily made ahead, and they will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days! That makes them a great potential breakfast item, and while many people do eat these re-heated, plenty people just eat them cold before work.
These nutritious little treats can be packed with eggs, spinach, cheese, bacon, sausage, peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and tons of other great mix-ins. You can even make an assortment of flavors so everybody is happy come breakfast time! Click here to get the above recipe.
Maple Syrup Muffins
Give the family a treat to satisfy their pancake cravings with these cute and tasty pancake muffins. Make these ahead of time and bring them a long on your camping trip for a taste of home.
These muffins are tasty as is, but just like with your regular pancakes you can add in some mix-ins! Chocolate chips, blueberries, pumpkin, and banana are all great choices, but don’t forget to drizzle on some maple syrup! Here’s the recipe.
Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Bagels
Want something a little different for the adults? These tasty breakfast bagels feature cream cheese, smoked salmon, avocado, fresh dill, and capers. Everything in the recipe is pre-made too – making it a great choice for quick breakfasts!
It’s also easy to build your own breakfast masterpieces by mixing and matching bits on your sandwiches. Though, we think it looks pretty fantastic as is. Click here to get the recipe for this dish.
Strawberry Peanut Butter Toasts
Want something quick and easy that gives you the feel of breakfast at home? Make ahead some toast to bring with you, slather on some peanut butter, and add cut plump strawberries on top to make this delicious breakfast.
Of course, it’s easy to add other favorite fruit topics as well like banannas, or blueberries. This little tip comes from the Savor Home blog.
Bake-Ahead Ham & Egg Cups
These tasty little egg cups are a meal prepper’s dream! You can bake them in a batch and eat them throughout the week. It’s a filling, yet easy to prepare morning meal.
If you don’t have a camper with a microwave, you can eat these cold. Everything is fully cooked, but they likely won’t be quite as good as the boiled egg meals. Here’s the recipe.
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls
Cottage cheese can be a filling and tasty breakfast. It also comes with the benefit of you not needing to cook it. You can easily dish this out in the morning without much effort, and you can add a variety of toppings to the bowls!
If you want a little more protein you can make a savory salad by adding tomatoes and boiled eggs. Or, if you’ve got a sweet tooth you can toss in apples, peanut butter, blueberries, or even jam – Here’s the 6 cottage cheese bowl recipes!
Blackberry & Goat Cheese Toasts
Okay, so most people’s kids are not gonna eat these, but if you’ve got a mostly adult camping trip then this impressive looking, yet simple dish might be appreciated! You need very few ingredients to make it, and it does not have to be re-heated.
This beautiful little dish features smashed blackberries, goat cheese, challah bread, and mint. The blackberry mixture can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks, making this a long-term viable pick for your camp food stuffs. Click here for more photos and the original recipe by Wry Toast.
Greek Style Breakfast Salad
While it might seem strange to have a salad for breakfast, it shouldn’t! Anytime of day is good for a healthy salad, and this one is packed with tasty calories and protein to get you ready to start your day of fun.
Fill your bowl with boiled eggs, peppers, spinach, olives, tomatoes, rice crackers, feta cheese, and more! Here’s the recipe from Nourish Everyday.
Apple Granola Crunch Wraps
It’s a fun, breakfast-y twist on your typical Peanut Butter and Jelly! This version is eaten on a wrap for easy camp eating, and is stuffed with peanut butter, apples, raisins, cinnamon, and granola!
Of course, this is another one that’s only limited by your imagination. There’s all kinds of tasty stuff you could put in these to make fun breakfast wraps that you can eat on the go. Click here for the recipe and make them for your trip.
Homemade Breakfast “Lunchables”
Looks for the easiest of the easy when it comes to breakfast? Make ahead some of these breakfast boxes and all you have to do is open them up and breakfast is served!
This healthy, protein packed version includes a boiled egg, beef jerky, mixed nuts, fruit, and cottage cheese. However, you easily add other stuff in like a biscuit, bacon, sausage, etc. Click here for the original box recipe.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Oatmeal is always a fan favorite at breakfast, and this recipe makes it even easier to bring it with you camping! Baking it adds a unique flavor all its own, but you can still eat it cold when you wake up in the morning.
These cups can be made with a variety of different mix-ins including pumpkin, bananas, dates, coconut, apples blueberries, and more. Click here for more ideas on mix-ins for your oatmal cup recipes!
Another quick to put together meal: the breakfast toastada! These little egg dishes can be pieced together with a variety of on-hand ingredients, and everyone can make their own built-to-order for the picky eaters out there.
These can be loaded up with boiled eggs, avocado, bacon, sausage crumbles, cheese, peppers, tomatoes, hot sauce, salsa, etc. Click here for the recipe.
Spiced Carrot Breakfast Porridge
While porridge is normally eaten hot, it’s also pretty good cold! Similar to the overnight oats, you can make this ahead of time and dish it out in the morning to everyone with their favorite toppings.
This tasty recipe features hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup. However, the toppings you can add to this dish are nearly endless. Try adding: bananna chips, raisins, fresh fruit, shredded coconut, or sliced nuts! Here’s the recipe.
Breakfast Rice Cakes
Looking for something really simple? Try dressing up some rice cakes for breakfast and digging in. This surprisingly tasty option is as easy as it gets, but has a lot of options which you can use for variety.
You can make peanut butter and jelly cakes, or yogurt, granola, honey, and dried fruit on them. Click here for even more topping ideas.
Smoked Salmon Salad
Looking for a protein packed meal for your trip that requires no cooking? This tasty salad is a good pick! It’s topped with healthy smoked salmon and oranges to give you your early morning protein and vitamin C.
The standard fare for this recipe is salmon, oranges, avocado, lemon, and dill. However, it’s easy to add or remove ingredients as you see fit. Salads are pretty versatile that way. You can get the recipe for this great breakfast salad alternative at the Sprinkles and Sprouts blog.
Peanut Butter Banana “Sushi”
No, this isn’t real sushi, but it is a tasty breakfast you can make quick. It uses bananas, peanut butter, rice cereal, and an assortment of toppings like chocolate chips and M&Ms to make this a fun treat that kids will love to make.
Peel your banana, roll it in the peanut butter, then roll it in your toppings, slice it up and serve! You can get the recipe for this one here.