Camping season is almost upon us! For die-hard campers, it never really ends. Following are some delicious recipes to fuel you up for your busy outdoor camping excursions.
Delicious & Hearty Camping Breakfast Recipes
On a 3-day camping trips? Save the remainder of the bacon from these camping breakfast recipes for the next day’s breakfast.
8 slices bacon
1-1/2 cups frozen hash browns
Salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs or 1-1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese
Cook bacon in heavy skillet until crisp. Remove and crumble bacon. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
Slice as much onion as your family likes very thin. Add to the pan with the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Return to heat and fry until potatoes are lightly browned.
Beat together eggs, milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Pour over browned potatoes in skillet.
Cook without stirring until mixture begins to set. Using a spatula, lift and fold partially cooked eggs so uncooked egg flows underneath. Continue cooking for about 4 minutes until cooked but not dry.
Arrange crumbled bacon on top, sprinkle with cheese.
Breakfast Tortilla Wraps
1 tablespoon butter
Cheddar Cheese or American Cheese
Large flour tortillas
Beat your eggs together with a small amount of milk.
Melt butter in pan or spray with cooking spray, and add eggs.
In another pan fry your bacon in strips and drain.
After the eggs are cooked, add a spoonful or two to each tortillas, some cheese and a strip or two of bacon.
These Baked Apple Pecan Maple pancakes have the maple syrup baked right inside of them! Add more if you really like maple syrup. If nuts are a problem for allergies or you just don’t care for them, by all means leave them out. This is a great pancake breakfast either way. And by baking these pancakes, you save heaps of fat calories.
Baked Apple Pecan Maple Pancakes Ingredients
1 cup pancake mix (such as Bisquick regular or reduced fat)
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup apple – peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together pancake mix, milk and egg until blended. Set aside.
Pour melted butter in 9-inch pie plate.
Place apple slices in bottom of pie plate.
Sprinkle cinnamon and pecans over apples and drizzle syrup over top.
Pour batter over apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched.
Loosen edges and invert onto serving platter.
Cut into wedges before serving.
Did you know?
Pancakes are ancient! There is a recipe in a cookbook by the Roman epicure Apicius, but it is Americans who folded them into their daily lives and made them into the stuff memories are made of. Following are some tips on making the perfect pancake as well as some out-of-the-ordinary pancake recipes.
Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. Sadly, the morning meal is the meal that is most often skipped. This is especially true for people in a rush to get out the door every morning. It is so easy to grab a muffin, piece of toast, or just a cup of coffee.
Some people don’t make time for their morning meal because of a misguided dieting effort. They feel that skipping breakfast is a benefit because it eliminates calories. In reality, they are missing out on a lot more than that.
Eating a healthy meal each morning plays an essential role in keeping you full and satisfied. Breakfast promotes a healthy metabolism, which is important for weight management. To learn more about metabolism, visit Metabolism 101.
Expert Studies Say…
According to the American Dietetic Association, starting your day by eating a healthy meal can help you lose weight or maintain weight. In fact, you can do so better than people who choose not to eat breakfast each day.
The National Institutes of Health recommend eating breakfast every day. People who do are less likely to overeat later in the day.
Regular morning meal consumption is a common characteristic of people who have successfully lost weight. More importantly, they were more likely to keep it off. (American Dietetic Association)
Breakfast Trimming Tips
Substitute Canadian bacon, turkey bacon or sausage for regular bacon or sausage.
Top waffles or pancakes with fresh blueberries and a dollop of lemon flavored yogurt. The protein boost of yogurt turns a favorite treat into a complete meal.
Watching fat and cholesterol? Use egg substitute made from real eggs, such as Egg Beaters.