The TK Best Vegan Camping Recipes Perfect for Eating Outdoors
Vegan campfire meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

It’s time to dust off your tent and explore the great outdoors because it’s officially camping season. And whether you’re going glamping or backcountry camping—here’s a rundown of the top campfire grilling essentials you’ll need, plus a variety of vegan recipes that are perfect for the grill.

Campfire Grilling Essentials

Make sure your camping experience is a successful one by stocking up on the best campfire grilling tools. If you’re going backcountry camping, you may want to minimize the weight of your rucksack. Instead of bringing a heavy grill, opt for a smaller one like this portable butane stove. And if you’re going glamping, you can bring a heavy-duty cast iron skillet to use over an open flame. A reusable dishware set will also come in handy.

Vegan Camping Food Prep

For a quick snack on-the-go, you can make food ahead of time that packs well and doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Try making these peanut butter granola bars or make this homemade trail mix. If you’re looking to pack light, you can also bring a few freeze-dried meals like AlpineAire Foods veggie burrito bowl or Backpacker’s Pantry high-protein pad Thai.

The 15 Best Vegan Camping Recipes Perfect for Eating Outdoors


 

The TK Best Vegan Camping Recipes Perfect for Eating Outdoors
Breakfast is served. | Fresh Off the Grid

1. Banana Coconut French Toast

Breakfast is served with this dairy- and egg-free, fruit-topped french toast. In addition to not containing any milk or eggs, this vegan recipe features only non-perishable ingredients.

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The TK Best Vegan Camping Recipes Perfect for Eating Outdoors
Enjoy these berry pancakes for breakfast. | Vegan on Board

2. Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy and sweet—and ready in under 20 minutes, these wild blueberry pancakes are as nutritious as they are tasty. Douse in maple syrup and enjoy.

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This vegan egg scramble can be ready in minutes. | VeganBell

3. Vegan Chickpea Egg Scramble

What’s a breakfast in the woods without a hearty vegan egg scramble? This quick and easy recipe feature chickpeas in place of eggs. Customize this breakfast staple with your favorite veggies and seasonings.

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The 15 Best Vegan Camping Recipes Perfect for Eating Outdoors
All you need is a mason jar and hot water to make these vegan oats. | HipCamp

4. Campfire Oatmeal

You don’t need a stove to make this vegan oatmeal. Customize with your favorite fruits, add in hot water, let cool, and enjoy.

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Eat this filling veggie fajita meal for lunch. | Fresh Off the Grid

5. Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas

Fuel your body for a long day of hiking with these Southwestern grilled veggie fajitas. The recipe features charred sweet potatoes in lieu of meat, bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onion all seasoned in a New Mexico chile powder and wrapped in a soft, flour tortilla.

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Equal parts sloppy and delicious. | Fresh Off the Grid

6. One-Pot Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

Nothing says a day spent camping like a messy meal of vegan sloppy joes. This red lentil sloppy joes recipe is a meatless twist on a summer classic. Plus, you only need one pot to whip up this protein-packed, nutritious meal.

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Snack on this smoky lime grilled corn-on-the-cob. | Nutrition in the Kitch

7. Smoky Lime Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob

What’s more grillable than this smoky lime corn-on-the-cob? Serve on the side or as a main. Lather with vegan butter, sprinkle in zesty seasonings, and enjoy. Sharing is optional.

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This Middle Eastern dish features a seven-spice mix. | Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

8. Middle Eastern Spiced Chickpeas

Perfect for lunch or dinner, these Middle Eastern-inspired spiced chickpeas feature a homemade sub-ah b’har seven-spice mix. This combination of onions, chickpeas, and seasonal greens is ready in 30 minutes.

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It’s like Kung Pao but without the meat. | Full of Plants

9. Kung Pao White Beans Skillet

This Asian-style dish is a plant-based version of the classic Kung Pao chicken. However, in lieu of meat, this vegan recipe features white beans and bell peppers. This one-pot stir fry includes a flavorful spicy and sweet Kung Pao sauce. Share it with a friend, or enjoy all by yourself.

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Try this one-pot red lentil chili. | The Minimalist Baker

10. One-Pot Red Lentil Chili

This hearty red lentil chili is perfect to cook above a campfire. This protein- and fiber-rich dish features onions, peppers, jalapeños, garlic, red lentils, black beans, and kidney beans. Just make sure you leave room for dessert.

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This one-pot vegan pasta makes dinner easy. | The Minimalist Baker

11. One-Pot Vegan Pasta

It doesn’t get any simpler than this one-pot vegan pasta. Sautée the veggies, which include eggplant, mushrooms, and fresh parsley, and in water, pasta, tomato sauce, and garlic and cook until al dente. Dinner made easy.

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Serve this bread on a stick with dinner. | Vegan on Board

12. Vegan Bread On A Stick

Who can resist bread? Serve this vegan bread on a stick with a heaping plate of pasta. The fluffy rolls are made without dairy or eggs. Simply combine flour, yeast, sugar, water, oil, and salt, and voila. Try eating just one, we dare you.

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Dessert is served with this vegan classic treat. | Fresh Off the Grid

13. Vegan S’mores

A hearty campfire meal wouldn’t be complete without dessert. And what says campfire dessert like chocolate and marshmallows melted in between two graham crackers? Of course, this classic treat is completely vegan. It features Endangered Species dark chocolate and Dandies’ vegan marshmallows.

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You don’t need an oven to make these vegan brownies. | Vegan on Board

14. Vegan Skillet Brownie

These vegan skillet brownies are for all the chocolate lovers camping enthusiasts out there. Who knew you didn’t need an oven to make this delicious treat? Simply combine the ingredients and cook in a skillet atop an open fire or portable stove. The best part about this recipe is it can be customized to your liking. Add in walnuts or almonds or your favorite fruit.

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Indulge in these campfire apple crisps. | Recipes From a Pantry

15. Campfire Apple Crisps

These campfire apple crisps make doing dessert while camping easy. Wrap apples, cinnamon, and granola in foil and cook over the fire for a delectable treat. Plus, this dessert requires no cleanup—what could be better? You’ll be wishing you tried them sooner.

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