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9 Easy Camping Recipes for Kids

If you’ve got picky eaters, camping can be intimidating. After all, without your fridge full of back-up meals, how are you going to feed those kiddos while on the road in your campervan? Not to worry, we’ve put together a collection of awesome, kid-ready campfire dishes that are sure to please even the pickiest of little ones. From cinnamon rolls to pizza, from classic s’mores to banana boats, here are 9 easy camping recipes for kids.

Breakfast Camping Recipes for Kids

1. Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Okay, so this one is always a crowd-pleaser. Grab a can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and three oranges. Cut the oranges in half and scoop out the fruit. In place of the fruit, squeeze one cinnamon roll into the bowl of half an orange. Repeat until all cinnamon rolls are paired with an orange. Next, wrap the oranges in tin foil (not too tightly!) and place on your fire for 25-30 minutes or until your dough is cooked. After cooked, drizzle with frosting and enjoy!

2. Lumberjack Breakfast

This’ll take one bag of frozen hash browns and whatever other veggies you have left in your fridge. First, fold heavy duty tin foil into packets. Then, lay hash browns on the bottom of the packet followed by chopped peppers, onions, broccoli, zucchini, and breakfast sausage (or whatever else!). Finally, crack one egg into the packet and mix everything together. Close the packets and place them around the edge of the fire near, but not directly on, coals. When cooked, carefully open the packets (be wary of hot steam!), sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy!

3. Breakfast Burritos

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This breakfast takes a little more prep, but it’s so worth it. First, dice all of your veggies. We suggest peppers, onions, black beans, and sweet potatoes. Sauté the veggies until soft over the fire. Transfer veggies to a bowl, and then, cook bacon until crispy. Put the bacon to the side, and pull out your tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and place them in the pan until the cheese melts. Assemble your burritos with the veggies and bacon, roll them up, and enjoy!

Dinner Camping Recipes for Kids

4. Grilled Personal Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza! Head to the store to buy your favorite pizza toppings and some English muffins. Assemble your pizzas, and then place your frying pan over the campfire or stove to heat up. Add a dash of cooking oil to the pan, and then place the open-faced English muffin pizzas in the pan. Cover until cheese is melted, and enjoy!

5. Potato Boats

Rub Idaho potatoes lightly in cooking oil and then wrap them in heavy duty tin foil. Place the potatoes around the edge of the fire, and cook until they can be easily pierced with a fork. When soft, unwrap the potatoes, cut them in half, and add chopped ham, peppers, onions, and cheese. Re-wrap the potatoes and place them around the fire until the cheese is melted and veggies are soft.

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6. Kabobs

Kabobs are always a crowd-pleaser because you can put anything you want on a skewer and grill it over the fire. Adding grilled pineapple to the skewer makes for a sweet treat, or try pre-making chimichurri sauce to marinate the meat and veggies. Cook some rice for the side, and you’ve got a filling meal for everyone.

Dessert Camping Recipes for Kids

7. Banana Boats

Banana boats are an amazing camping dessert. Slice some bananas in half lengthwise and place them into tin foil packets. In the crease of the banana, stuff chocolate chunks and marshmallows. Close the tin foil packets and place them around the edge of the campfire. Remove the bananas and carefully scoop out the yummy bites inside each packet.

8. Classic S’mores

S’mores are classic for a reason: they’re delicious! You can really up your game by replacing the classic chocolate bar with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to make an unforgettable treat. Make a game of it and see who can roast the most beautiful marshmallow!

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9. Apple Cookies

If you’re looking for a slightly healthier snack or dessert and aren’t up for cooking a dessert, go for apple cookies. Slice apples so you finish with round cross sections of the apple. Remove the seeds and cores from the rounds, and smear the rounds with peanut butter. Place raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and crushed almonds on top. Take a bite, and enjoy!

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