We love camping and consider ourselves kind of pro’s at this point! I’ve put together some our best camping recipes and ideas for your next trip! Looking for something delicious with little work (so you can get back to the fun)? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve rounded up some Skillet Fajitas, the best Pancake Mix, homemade Trail Mix and homemade Graham Crackers for s’mores.
I spent my childhood camping, so it’s safe to say that camping holds some of my best memories. We are just (finally) finishing up our camper renovation and I can’t wait to get back out there! In the meantime we thought it would be fun to share some of our favourite recipes to take camping for fuss-free fun meals.
Easy Camping Recipes
I love the BBQ just as much has the next girl, but it’s time to change it up people! That’s why for this menu I wanted to show you other ways to whip up easy dishes full of flavour, even while camping.
Homemade Pancake Mix
Nothing makes campers happier than waking up to pancakes (and coffee… something about the smell of coffee camping)!!! We love making pancakes to start our day and stacking them up with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup. The beauty of this dry pancake mix is all you need to add is buttermilk, melted butter and eggs!
If you have a jar big enough you can just whisk the wet ingredients together, add them to the jar and give it a shake! Or just mix it in a bowl and away you go. My famous Angel Cakes are now easily a part of your camping mornings. Head HERE for the full recipe, then premix all dry ingredients in a jar ahead of the trip. I like using powdered vanilla sugar to replace the vanilla so that I can mix it right into the dry ingredients: Oetker makes a 9 gram package found in the baking aisle that works great (no need to adjust the rest of the recipe)! I mean, you could mix the wet ingredients together separately in advance too (just add the butter at the end to avoid it clumping) to make your life that much easier and simply combine right before using.
Camping Trail Mix
Snacks are essential when camping and this take on a trail mix is super tasty and fun. The mini marshmallows are a nod to s’mores of course and completely optional! But at its core, this mix is full of healthy nuts, dried cranberries and little pops of chocolate for a filling snack during those long days of adventuring.
Camping Trail Mix
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 cup raw or roasted almonds
- 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 1 cup roasted cashews
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
In a large bowl, add in all ingredients and mix to combine. Transfer into a container with a lid and store until ready to enjoy!
Skip the burgers and hotdogs and try some easy Skillet Fajitas instead! By easy I mean E-A-S-Y! This one pan dish is so great for sharing and can be cooked on your BBQ, stove or over the fire in a cast iron skillet. Pack along some tortillas and all your crew’s favourite toppings.
These Skillet Fajitas are the perfect one pan dish for sharing and can be cooked on your BBQ, stove or over the fire in a cast iron skillet on your next camping trip! Prep the mixture ahead in a large resealable bag or container to make these even easier. Substitute sliced portobello mushrooms for the chicken to make it vegetarian.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3-4 sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts*
- 2 sliced bell peppers
- 1 sliced yellow or sweet onion
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- lime wedges (optional)
- flour tortillas (small or large)
- shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream etc.
Combine sliced chicken, bell peppers, onion and taco seasoning in a large bowl and mix together.
Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium high heat with the oil. Once hot, add in the chicken, onion, peppers and seasoning mixture. Pan fry until chicken is cooked through and the veggies have softened and lightly browned. Remove from the heat.
Top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice (optional), and serve with all desired toppings and flour tortillas!
*You can substitute for another protein here if you wish!
Homemade Dino S’mores
The secret to the world’s best s’more is homemade Graham Crackers! Plus, making them in fun shapes like dinosaurs, is extra special. Bake a batch prior to camping and enjoy the most fun dessert! P.S. try and pack some good quality chocolate (yes, it makes a difference)! Head HERE for the full recipe.
More Great Camping Meals
Some other great camping meal ideas are an easy Breakfast Hash, this yummy Dill Potato Salad, and these Grilled Veggie Skewers With Herbed Butter. To go next-level, make a batch of this bread dough, roll out long pieces and wrap around a thick cleaned stick to roast over the fire for fresh baked breadsticks (no judgement for filling the centre with butter and jam). Whip up a batch of these delish Coconut Oatmeal Cookies for a special treat that can be transformed into ice cream sandwiches. For those on the Fraîche Table platform you already have hundreds of great recipes at your fingertips to make ahead for your next trip!
Happy camping season everyone!