Camp Breakfast

S0015002.JPGWhen you go camping, it is good to have good healthy food to eat along the way.  For breakfast it is often nice to have a piece of fruit first thing, and then have something else later.  Good foods for breakfast while camping include eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, as well as others.

As a Scout many years ago, my grandfather learned a lesson about eggs. on a camping trip he had brought half a dozen eggs but they were at risk of getting cracked inside his pack.  One of the other Scouts had brought his eggs already cracked and inside a bottle or jar.  That’s a great way to bring eggs on a trip if you are not worried about the eggs all getting mixed around with each other.

For oatmeal, boil 1 cup of water (and/or milk) for everyone who will be eating.  Add ½ cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats per person once the water is boiling.  Stir until it’s nice and thick and not watery.  You can shake in ¼ tsp salt and a spoonful of cinnamon if you want.  You can also stir in raisins, diced apples, or whatever.  Just add whatever you want and have available.

For pancakes it’s nice to use a mix that only requires adding water, but if you have all the ingredients with you, it can be healthier to make your own from scratch.  You can add blueberries or mashed banana if you have them.  Pancakes are best if cooked for a longer amount of time on very low heat.  If they are on high heat, the outside will burn easily and the inside does not cook.  Cast iron pans are best over open flame, but you have to put oil or butter on before cooking.

There are many different options for camp breakfasts, and it all depends on what you have got with you.  Remember, even if you are just camping out in your backyard (see my former post “Scouting from the Cottage”), it can still be fun to make breakfast on an open fire in the morning.

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