Grandma always said breakfast was the most important meal of the day, to get you started on a full tank. So, pick your fuel: carbs, proteins, or sugars!
All recipes are made to serve two, but can be easily multiplied for larger groups.
Buy these finished parfaits in most large grocery stores, or prepare your own ahead of time at home and take them on the road in your fridge or cooler, or make ’em in camp.
In two 16-ounce glass Mason jars or similar sealable serving containers, add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt to each jar, followed by a drizzle of honey, and a layer of your favorite fresh fruit or berries. Top with a handful of granola (the fruit will help keep the granola high and dry so it doesn’t get soggy). Be sure to leave a bit of headroom in the jars, so whenever you decide to enjoy your parfait, you have space to mix it all up first!
Combine a cup of regular or quick-cooking rolled oats, a 1/4 cup each of chopped dried apricots and tart dried cherries, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, and a dash of salt; stir or mix in a bowl and store in a sealed container for up to 14 days.
In a separate container, combine 1/4 cup each of the toppings: chocolate chips, toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, and roasted hazelnuts.
Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and stir in the oatmeal mix. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until most of the water has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Serve with toppings, pomegranate molasses, and milk.
Hot Ham and Swiss Croissants
Slice a couple of croissants and spread a teaspoon of honey mustard inside each one. Pile some thin sliced ham onto each bottom half, then a slice of Swiss cheese. Assemble them into sandwiches and set inside a 10-inch frying pan; cover and ‘bake’ on very low heat for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through until the ham is hot and the cheese melty.
Cream of Wheat Instant To-Go singles, hot cereal in a cup
You’re supposed to add water to this convenient cup, then heat in a microwave oven to make a single serving of hot instant breakfast cereal. But it works just as well to boil the water in a tea kettle or small pot, pour it into the cup over the Cream of Wheat, and steep for a couple of minutes. Available in a variety of flavors, or add your own fresh or dried berries or fruit.
Smoked Salmon Bagels
Slice a couple of pumpernickel or other bagels in half, smear with a bit of chive or other flavored cream cheese. Make into sandwiches using a few thin slices of cucumber, 5 ounces of thinly sliced smoked salmon, a few rings of sliced red onion, and 1/2 teaspoon of drained non-pareil capers.
Try these quick and easy breakfast ideas on your next camping trip, and look for ways to adapt your own favorite home recipes for the campground!