When people think campfire cooking, their first thought is usually BBQ’d meat, burgers and sausage. An animal foods cookout. Which is why I wanted to make this post focused on vegan camping food.
It can require a bit more thought, creativity and preparation, but with the ideas and recipes below, your next camping meal will be good enough to impress vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Isn’t camping all about the experience of being at one with nature anyway? So it seems a perfect match to eat plant-based meals when you go on camping trips and live among the plants.
17 Vegan Camping Food Ideas
Vegan Camping Breakfasts
Boil in a Bag Vegan Omelette
These vegan boil in a bag omelettes are the best vegan camping food hack that I’ve found in a very long time! I’ve done a lot of camping over the years (even met my husband backpacking the Appalachian Trail) but I was never excited about any of the vegan breakfast options until now! I wish that I would have thought of it years ago!
Wild Blueberry Pancakes
What a way to wake up! Whether you are in the woods camping or in the comfort of your own home, these wild blueberry pancakes make breakfast time simply glorious.
Campsite Mason Jar Oats
These oats are a great alternative to smoothies for a quick option, and even better going into the colder seasons when you want a warm meal on the go.
These vegan breakfast burritos are loaded with roasted potatoes, avocado, mushrooms, and peppers. They are great for a healthy protein-packed breakfast or brunch! Furthermore, they are easy to make with simple ingredients.
Chickpea lovers rejoice! This under 20 minutes Vegan Chickpea Scramble makes a perfect morning breakfast or even a midday lunch.
Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge
Sick and tired of oatmeal? Give this warm apple pie spiced quinoa porridge a try to help you shake up your morning routine!
Vegan Camping Lunches & Dinners
Tangy Lentil Sloppy Joes
Grab a fork, napkin and those tangy toppings, we’re getting sloppy y’all! Tangy Lentil Sloppy Joes are tender, slightly spicy and oh SO crave-worthy. Serve up with your favorite tater tots, fries or potato salad.
Middle-Eastern Spiced Chickpeas
In this deliciously fragrant vegetarian campfire dish, a homemade sub-ah b’har seven-spice mix is used to season onions, chickpeas and seasonal greens. Perfect as a side, or even as a light main meal.
Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato, & Cauliflower Bowls
This meal prep bowl is packed with couscous, spicy roasted chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower. I served it up with a bright carrot and orange salad, some massaged lemon kale, and an avocado
Campfire Bread on a Stick Recipe
One of life’s greatest simple pleasures… Fluffy, delicious bread baked over a campfire. This no knead bread on a stick is so fun to make, and even more to eat! Have it with your peanut butter or other nut butter for a simple and satisfying campsite lunch.
Kung Pao White Beans Skillet
If you have never heard of Kung Pao, it’s originally a stir-fry made with marinated chicken, peanuts and chili peppers. This is a meatless version of this popular Chinese dish. The chicken is replaced with white beans and bell peppers.
1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
This simple chili, requiring just 1 pot, basic ingredients, and comes together in less than 1 hour.
1-Pot Vegan Pasta
This dish starts with plenty of veggies: Mushrooms, eggplant and fresh parsley. You start by sautéing your veggies in a big pot or pan and then setting them aside. Next comes the pasta, tomato sauce, garlic, water and seasonings into the SAME POT. Super easy stuff.
Vegan Camping Desserts
S’mores: A Campfire Classic
Nothing captures the essence of camping like a classic s’more. The simple yet ingenious recipe for a “marshmallow graham cracker sandwich” dates back to the early 1920’s, and was officially published in 1929 in the handbook Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. And since then, s’mores have been enjoyed by millions of campers all over the world.
Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets
These grilled apple foil packets can be made on the campfire, grill or simply baked in the oven. Bonus is that they require minimal prep and no cleanup.
Vegan Skillet Brownie
If you, like us, have been searching for vegan chocolate brownie that can be made in a pan or over a campfire, then look no further! We’ve got all your campfire pan brownie needs covered…