Love camping but are sick of eating baked beans or canned soup when you camp? Suffer no more. Camping Plus have compiled a little list of our most beloved camping recipes that are tasty, nutritious, quick, and require very little ingredients or materials to prepare. Camping is a great activity for families, and these are easy camping meals for family to enjoy on the campfire or camp stove.
Camping Recipes for Breaky
1. Camping Porridge
This simple and adaptable porridge camping recipe will keep you going while camping in the wilderness:
- 1 cup porridge oats quick oats (wholegrain is better)
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 tbsp nuts walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts,
- 1 tbsp seeds sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, chia, flax
- 1 tbsp granola
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
Sweet and Fruity
- 1 piece fruit sliced apple, banana, orange, fig
- 1/2 cup berries or dried fruit raspberries, blueberries, raisins, cranberries
- 1 tsp syrup date, agave, maple
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
1. Boil water, pour over oats in a heatproof bowl, cover with a lid or plate.
2. Whilst the oats are soaking, prepare your toppings and add ins.
3. After 3-5 minutes your porridge will be ready, mix in any flavourings, and top with your chosen toppings.
4. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious start to the day!
Camping Plus stock some great camping products like the Oztrail Enamel Kettle; perfect for preparing your porridge on your next camping adventure!
2. Breaky Jaffles
Jaffles or Pie Irons have so many choices of fillings. For breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, there is a jaffle for everyone. But for breakfast, what can you put in them? Here are some suggestions using the traditional buttered bread on the outside – just add the fillings (quantities are as much as you can fit in the jaffle and still close it).
- bacon and eggs and cheese
- fruit and cream cheese
- Nutella and strawberries (this is also a dessert!)
- bacon, defrosted hash brown, baked beans, and egg
- baked beans and cheese
- tomato chutney, bacon, and eggs
- Low-fat ricotta and sliced bananas (if you want, use old banana bread instead of the buttered bread). You can drizzle honey over the bananas prior to cooking
- Low-fat ricotta and sliced apple
- ham, eggs, and tomato
- mushrooms, fruit chutney, and cheese
To make these recipes you will need a good jaffle iron, Camping Plus stock a great range of jaffle irons to use for all your jaffle making needs!
Camping Recipes for Lunch/Dinner
3. Billy Can Beer and Bacon Damper
Prep Time – 1 hour
Total Time – 2 hours
Servings – 4
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
- 2 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, matchsticks
- 1 tablespoon chilli jam
- 450g (3 cups) self-raising flour
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 280ml beer, at room temperature
1. Grease and line the base only of a 1.5L billy can with baking paper. Heat 1 tbs of oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 7 minutes or until soft. Stir in bacon for 6 minutes or until golden. Stir in the jam for 2 minutes or until lightly caramelised. Season. Transfer to a bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine flour, rosemary and salt in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Make a well in the centre. Add beer and remaining oil. Stir to form a soft, sticky dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Roll out dough to a 20 x 35cm rectangle. Spread with onion mixture. Roll up lengthways to form a sausage shape. Holding each end, twist dough to expose some onion mixture. Shape into a coil and place in prepared billy can. Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes to rest.
3. Place billy can on camp fire grill or submerge in coals. Cook for 40 minutes or until golden and dough sounds hollow when tapped. Stand for 5 minutes. Remove from billy can and serve warm.
You’ll need a good billy to make this delicious recipe, Camping Plus have a number of billy can options available like the Oztrail 1.8 L Aluminium Billy Tin, perfect for whipping up the Beer and Bacon Damper!
4. Camping Mac and Cheese
- 1 500g packet of elbow pasta
- Kosher salt
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 table spoon of melted butter
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups shredded yellow cheddar
- 2 cups shredded white cheddar
- 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
- 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
2. In a large pan, combine cooked pasta, evaporated milk, melted butter, ground mustard, cayenne, and black pepper. Add cheddars and stir to combine. Cover with foil and cook over a campfire until cheese is melted, 15 minutes.
3. Stir mac and cheese, then top with crushed crackers and Parmesan.
5. Campfire Hobo Stew
One of our favourites for camping in the wilderness, as you only require alfoil and a few ingredients for a hearty dinner.
Prep Time – 30 minutes
Total Time – 1 hour 30 minutes
Serving – adjust as required
- Protein of choice (chicken, beef, or falafel)
- Garlic, minced
- Cherry tomatoes
- Onions, chopped
- Peppers, chopped
- Potatoes, sliced
- Carrots, sliced
- Jalapenos, sliced
- Seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Lawry’s
- Ketchup and mustard
- Sliced cheese
1. Light a fire and reduce it to hot coals – as you will be cooking the stew in the coals of the fire.
2. Lay out a piece of foil and shape it into a bowl.
3. Butter the base of the aluminium foil.
4. Add any ingredients you want, starting with the protein element.
5. Shape the foil into a ball and place on hot coals.
6. Cook for 30-60 minutes (if you added potatoes, it will probably take the full hour).
7. Peel open the pouch and enjoy with a fork.