12 Easy Recipes for Your Spring Camp-Out

Before heading out for your next spring camping trip, consider planning to make some of these simple and delicious Spring recipes. Your family just might find a new favorite!

Breakfast

Whole-Grain Blueberry Pancakes

Start your morning off with a hearty, whole grain breakfast.These sweet pancakes are the perfect source of energy for an adventure packed day on the trail or lake. As an antioxidant, blueberries are perfect for quick energy boosts and immune health. This mix can be prepared before your trip and stored for an easy breakfast.

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Breakfast Potato Bowls

This simple breakfast option pairs many early morning favorites.For a breakfast packed with protein and energy-boosting carbs, enjoy a baked potato stuffed with egg, bacon, and cheese.This recipe is easy to customize.  Add sausage, ham or any other breakfast favorites for a truly delicious start to your morning.

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Campfire French Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; be sure everyone gets plenty to eat before heading off for their activities. Use a loaf of your favorite bread to create an easy batch of french toast big enough for the whole family.  Serve with sliced fruit, maple syrup or powdered sugar for a sweet start to your day.

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Lunch

Walking Tacos

Avid campers have a hard time sitting still on their campouts.  With so many fun activities available, setting aside time for a full meal can be tricky. For a fast, easy-to-carry lunch option, try these fun walking tacos.Using a bag of your favorite chips, add ground beef, cheese, lettuce and other taco favorites for a light, on-the-go lunch.

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Campground Mac n’ Cheese

Taking time to plan and prepare meals saves valuable time and energy later.  Good preparation allows you to fully enjoy your camp-out.  Use an easy box-mix or a homemade recipe to make a large batch of mac n’ cheese. Divide the batch into disposable pie tins for individual servings.  These pie tins are easy to heat up over your campfire for a hot, homestyle lunch.

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Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

When it comes to campground cooking, tinfoil is every camp cook’s best friend.  This handy tool allows you to create many delicious meals.  For a batch of hot chili cheese fries, wrap your fries and ingredients up in a tinfoil pack and set over your campfire or grill for a fast, batch of fries your whole family will love.

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Dinner

Dutch Oven Lasagna

A dutch oven is a valuable camping tool. This large pot is perfect for many recipes; it allows you to create an entire dinner in a single pot.  Because dutch ovens cook at a slow steady pace, you can easily start your dinner at lunch and come back later to a completely cooked meal.  Dutch oven lasagna is a simple recipe that gives your campground dinner a restaurant-style feel. This hassle-free recipe is perfect for serving large groups.

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Campfire Kabobs

Camping is the perfect time to enjoy a well-cooked steak or chicken.  Shish kabob skewers are the perfect way to enjoy your meat as well as a healthy serving of grilled veggies.  Depending on your preference, stuff your kabobs full of veggies and meat chunks.  Set over your fire or grill for a fast grilled meal. When served on a kabob, meat stays tender and juicy; avoid the risk of dried out steak by opting for kabobs.

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Dutch Oven Pizza

Your family can still enjoy weekly pizza night out in the woods.  With a dutch oven and your favorite toppings, you can enjoy a hot and fresh pizza in the comfort of your campfire.  Because this recipe cooks reasonably fast, it’s easy to create several pizzas to ensure everyone gets their favorite type.

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Dessert

Campfire S’mores Cones

S’mores are a camping staple.  No camping trip is complete without these sweet treats. However, consider mixing up your tradition with fun, s’more cones.  Using mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and your favorite ice cream cone, these cones are actually much easier to enjoy.  For parents with young children, this cone is less messy than traditional S’mores crackers.

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Banana Boats

For a slightly healthier dessert option, use whole bananas and add chocolate chips or marshmallows on top. Wrap your banana boat in a layer of tinfoil and set over a grill or fire to melt.

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Campfire Pies

Although baking a full pie over a campfire is pretty tricky, these mini fruit pies are the perfect alternative.  Using a handy campfire sandwich maker, spread your favorite jam or canned fruit between two slices of bread.  Give your bread time to toast and warm the fruit.  This simple “pie” is great for a sweet after-dinner treat.

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As you plan for your next camp-out, arm yourself with fresh cooking supplies and new recipes ideas.  These 12 easy meals are great for any camper, whether a first-timer or an experienced outdoorsman.

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