11 Breakfast Ideas for Your Next Camping Trip

11 Breakfast Ideas for Your Next Camping Trip

Breakfast should help support your morning camp activities. If you’re starting the day early with physical exercise like hiking or biking, a light breakfast that doesn’t bog you down is a good option, think yogurt, fruit, and granola. But if you’re waking up slowly with a family who wants to hang around the campfire, a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and freshly brewed coffee might be the right kind of meal. The following breakfast ideas will help you plan for both quick and leisurely starts to the day.



If your stomach is growling on empty when you wake up in the morning, you’ll want to eat something fast. Just add hot water to store bought instant oatmeal packets or oatmeal packets you create with your favorite toppings mixed in for a filling breakfast.

Granola is another quick option to start your day. Make your own granola before your camping trip or bring your favorite brand along. Eat the granola dry, mixed with yogurt and berries, or as cereal with milk.


For some, fishing and camping go hand-in-hand. If you rise before the sun to haul a few fish out of the nearby lake, river or ocean, grill your catch right away, why wait for dinner? Serve grilled fish with a side of hash browns.


Finding ways to reduce and re-use cooking ingredients helps keep your campsite “kitchen” streamlined. When making French toast and bacon, make the bacon first so you can use its grease to fry up the French toast. The results are tasty and economical. Just make sure to burn off the extra calories throughout the day.


Filling up a tortilla with grilled meat, sautéed onions and other toppings pull together a nutritious combination of foods to power through the day.
Grilling carne asada (marinated thin-cut sliced beef) and eating with a tortilla is a delicious, bare-bones version of a breakfast burrito.

If you’d rather crack open a few eggs and slice up more toppings, try these breakfast burrito and campfire taco combinations.


When you think about camp breakfast food, you envision a tall stack of syrup-covered pancakes, right?
This no-muss-no-fuss pancake recipe makes delicious fluffy golden brown pancakes without the cooking spoon and bowl. Fry up some eggs, bacon or sausage to go along with this classic breakfast.

Another classic camping breakfast option is popping open a can of corned beef hash. If you want to make this savory mix of meat and potatoes a little more hearty, try this corned beef hash recipe that includes eggs.


Just because you’re not at home doesn’t mean you should skip your coffee fix. Coffee will help wake and warm you on a brisk morning. Travel with packets of your favorite instant coffee or brew fresh grounds at your campsite with these coffee making tips.

Bring instant hot cocoa packets to help the kids warm up and wash down their breakfast. Prepare artisan hot cocoa mixes before the trip and enjoy in the great outdoors.


Green River KOA Journey is a great base camp for exploring the outdoors! It is also perfect for your hiking trip along Utah's Mighty Five National Parks: Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef and Zion. Additionally, it’s a convenient stopping point along I-70 for travelers from surrounding areas like Denver, Las Vegas and California. After your daily outdoor adventures, you can stay at one of the Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites, Camping Cabins or Tent Sites, and make unforgettable memories with your family or friends. You can even book and rent an RV through our partnership with RVshare. You can also inquire about extended stay or group stay options to get the most out of your camping experience. Most of our sites have full hookups and many have a KOA Patio® to ensure you have a comfortable trip. At Green River KOA, you can enjoy these amazing features: basketball, horseshoes or pickleball, as well as a full camp store, dry storage, and more!

If you are looking for campgrounds in Green River, Green River KOA offers convenience and comfort for your stay. Book your site today!

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