The Ultimate Hearty Fall Breakfast for Your Next Camping Trip

The Ultimate Hearty Fall Breakfast for Your Next Camping Trip

Breakfast is always the most important meal of the day. But, that especially rings true when you’re camping in the fall. Chilly nights and crisp, cool days call for something a bit heartier. Plus, you might be more active on your camping adventures in the fall, since you won’t be sweating like crazy.

An hour of hiking can burn over 400 calories for a 160-pound person. Then there’s building a fire, getting your RV set up or pitching a tent, exploring the beautiful scenery, etc. Needless to say, you can work up quite an appetite!

But, there is nothing that beats waking up from a cold night in the fall than a hearty breakfast cooked over an open fire.

We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for something with familiar, comforting flavors that will stick to your ribs and get your whole family ready for the day ahead.

Campfire Breakfast Burger

Recipe by Jelly Toast

This breakfast recipe is perfect for combining a few flavors everyone loves. Plus, instead of having to deal with some type of casserole or flipping pancakes all morning, everyone gets their own burger just the way they like it.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 sausage patties
  • 12 eggs


  1. To make the biscuits, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, dry milk powder, pepper, and canola oil in a medium bowl. Add the mixture into another bowl with ½ c water. Add in another ½ cup water a Tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Stir in the cheddar cheese.
  2. Set cast iron pan over medium heat and add oil to coat. Scoop biscuit mix by the scant 1/4 cup onto pan (you will need to work in small batches). Allow to cook until first side is golden brown and flip once. Cook until biscuits are fluffy and cooked through.
  3. Add sausages to another cast iron skillet (cold) and allow them to cook, flipping once to ensure doneness.
  4. Cook eggs in that same skillet to your own desired doneness.
  5. Split biscuits and top with eggs, sausage, and whatever condiments you enjoy (ketchup, hot sauce, etc.). Place the remaining biscuit half on top and enjoy.

One of the nice things about this recipe is that you can make the biscuit mix ahead of time if you don’t want to deal with measuring out ingredients at the campsite. Simply keep it in a sealed container and add the water just before you’re ready to mix and cook.

Stay Warm and Eat Well

There are tons of fall camping recipes out there - even more breakfast ones that will be hearty enough to keep you warm throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your cooking this season if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in front of a campfire!

Sep 28th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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