5 Easy Camping Meal Ideas

Forget canned beans and hot dogs – these 5 gourmet meals can be whipped up and cooked on an open fire

Forget canned baked beans and hot dogs – take your camping fare to the next level with these five gourmet camping meal ideas. Aside from a bit of pre-camping prep work, these meals are easy to whip up in the wilderness – all you need is a cooking pot, some aluminum foil and an open fire or camping stove.
Raspberry Almond Cacao Oatmeal
We love this decadent but simple breakfast idea from the ladies at Dirty Gourmet. At home, just toss some oats, ground flaxseed, freeze-dried raspberries, cacao nibs and brown sugar in a Ziploc bag, and cook in a pot of boiling water over your camp stove or an open flame for breakfast while camping. Top with a packet of almond butter for added protein.
Tofu and Eggplant Hobo Bundles
Forget veggie dogs—vegetarians and meat-lover alike will love this fire-cooked tofu and eggplant concoction. Before you head into the wild, cut up some tofu and eggplant and marinate it in a garlic soy sauce mixture in a Ziploc bag. When you’re ready to cook it, simply package it up in some aluminum foil and cook on an open fire.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes
Nothing says gourmet like Italian-inspired food topped with melted goat cheese, which is why you need to try this whole wheat pasta creation by Dara of Cookin’ Canuck during your next camping trip. You’ll need to pre-cook the pasta at home and bring it with you in an airtight container, along with some chopped up tomatoes, basil, garlic and spices. At camp, toss the pasta with the other ingredients, separate out into packets of foil, and top with dollops of goat cheese before heating it up on a fire or camp stove.
Campfire French Toast
You could feed your whole family breakfast with this delicious looking recipe for French toast from Stacey’s This Lil’ Piglet blog. Take a whole loaf of sliced white bread and wrap the bottom portion in parchment paper and foil before covering it in sliced strawberries, slivered almonds, cinnamon and liquid eggs. Wrap the foil all the way around the loaf before placing it on the campfire to cook, and top with icing sugar and maple syrup when it’s ready.

Campfire Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
Although this camping recipe may not be as gourmet as the others, it’s simple, tasty and brilliant. All you need is a tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and a stick. Take the dough from the container, wrap it around the stick, and cook on an open flame like a marshmallow until it starts to brown. Once the cinnamon rolls is cooked through, drizzle it with a packet of icing and eat it right off the stick.




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