camping french toast

Best camping meals – Campfire French Toast

by Sarah Patel

Greetings, fellow nature enthusiasts! Get ready to indulge in a delightful recipe for Campfire French Toast – a true gem among easy camping meals and one of the best camping meals to kickstart your day in the great outdoors. Picture thick slices of bread, dipped in a rich custard and toasted to perfection over the campfire. This breakfast delight is both easy to make and utterly satisfying.

Nutritional Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30-35g
  • Protein: 8-10g
  • Fat: 12-15g
  • Fiber: 2-3g


  • 4 slices of thick bread (such as brioche or challah)
  • 2 large eggs (free-range, if possible)
  • 1/4 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking oil or butter for greasing
  • Maple syrup or honey for drizzling

Prepare to Take Camping:

Pre-whisk the egg mixture and store it in a spill-proof container or a resealable plastic bag. If using butter for greasing, pre-measure and pack it in a small container. Choose thick slices of bread that will withstand the soaking and cooking process. Transport all ingredients in your cooler, ready to create a delightful Campfire French Toast experience at the campsite.

Camping Cooking Instructions:

  1. Start by preparing your campfire or camp stove, placing a griddle or flat cast-iron pan over medium heat.
  2. Grease the griddle or pan with cooking oil or butter.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are soaked.
  4. Place the soaked bread slices on the griddle or pan, and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey, and serve warm.

Alternative Toppings:

Enhance your Campfire French Toast with an array of alternative toppings:

  1. Fresh Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  2. Sliced Bananas and Chopped Nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
  3. Whipped Cream and Chocolate Chips
  4. Cinnamon Sugar and Sliced Apples
  5. Greek Yogurt and Honey
  6. Nutella and Sliced Strawberries

Serve and Enjoy

Gather around the campfire and savor the joy of Campfire French Toast, an easy camping meal that celebrates the simple pleasures of the outdoors. With the option to customize toppings to your liking, this breakfast classic promises to be one of the best camping meals you’ll ever enjoy. Embrace the ease and satisfaction of this camping gem, and let its flavors envelop you as you begin your day of outdoor adventures. Happy camping and bon appétit!

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Sarah Patel

Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites

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