Best Campfire Foods: What Do You Eat While Camping?

Best Campfire Foods: What Do You Eat While Camping?

Emma Christensen
Jun 13, 2008

No doubt about it, summer is in full swing. Time to shake out the tent, unearth the camping gear, and lace up our hiking shoes!

Some of our best childhood memories are of eating around the campfire. Food is somehow extra special and extra tasty when it's cooked outside after a long day of running around in the woods.

What are your favorite camping and hiking foods?

Click through for a few of ours!

Here's a round-up of some camp-friendly recipes from our archives--some to make ahead some to assemble at the camp site!

For Breakfast:
Basic Granola Formula
Cellar Hole Granola
Bill Granger's Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf
Steelcut Oats with Dates, Coconut, Cinnamon, and Pecans
Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Pear Ginger Raisin Muffins
Lemon and Honey Fruit Salad

For the Hike:
Trail Mix (of COURSE!)
Old School PB n' J
Dried Fig and Nut Bars
Peanut Butter Popcorn
Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Almonds
Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas
DIY Graham Crackers (plus marshmallows for later!)
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster Cookies

For Dinner:
Hot dogs
Baked Potatoes
Roasted Beet Salad with Barley, Feta, and Red Onion
Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup
Gazpacho with Canned Tomatoes
Rice and Mixed Greens Salad with Dates, Cashews, and Chickpeas

Hmmm, we got a little stuck on the dinner options. What makes a good campfire dinner?

Related: What Foods Can You Carry on the Plane?

(Image: Flickr member khawkins04 licensed under Creative Commons)

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