6 Vegetarian Camping Food Recipes


Most campers assume that vegetarian camping food means being stuck with salads and soups. This can only be the case if you do not have access to great vegetarian camp recipes to freshen up your meal plans.  The recipes in this article should help you enjoy vegetarian meals the next time you decide to go camping.

Vegetarian Breakfasts

1. Banana Coconut French Toast

Just finished setting up the tent and realized that you have no cooler? You do not have to worry. This breakfast makes use of shelf-stable ingredients – it is one of the best vegetarian camping food for when you do not have a cooler in your camping tent.


  • 1-pound loaf crusty French bread (cut into 1-inch slices)
  • 1 (14 ounces) can of coconut milk
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil

To Serve

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Warmed maple syrup
  • Shredded coconut flakes


Using a container big enough to accommodate 1 or 2 slices of bread, mash your ripe banana until it is smooth. Add the cinnamon, coconut milk, salt, and vanilla extract, and then whisk to combine. Ensure that this batter is as smooth as it possibly can.

Over medium heat in the skillet, heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Dip a slice of bread in the batter and allow it to soak for a couple of seconds on each side. Lift the slice from the batter and allow the excess to drip off. Next, fly the slice in your skillet until it becomes crispy and golden on both sides.

Repeat with the remaining slices, adding some coconut oil to the skillet as necessary.

2. Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal

This is one of the few vegetarian camp recipes allowing you to reinvigorate your bowl of oat. If you have access to camp kitchen essentials, follow the steps below to make your Apple Seed Oatmeal.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium apple (diced into ½ cubes)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons seeds, you can use equal parts of chia and hemp flax
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


Heat the water and salt in a medium pot to boiling.

Add the oats, simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Halfway through the cooking time, add spices, maple syrup, and the apple.

Vegetarian Camp Recipes for Lunches/Snacks

3. Trail Mix Bliss Balls

These are an ideal whole-food alternative to any pre-made trail snacks. They are perfect for when you need a little energy burst.


  • 10 dates (pitted and then soaked in water for 10 minutes).
  • 3 tablespoons pepitas
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries


Using a food processor, process the cashews and dates until a sticky dough forms.

Divide your dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each between your palms to make a ball.

Spread cranberries and pepitas on a flat surface and then roll the balls over them.

Store your bliss balls in an airtight container in your fridge until you are ready to start your adventure.

4. Campfire Nachos

This is a beloved happy hour classic. This vegetarian camping food is extremely easy to prepare. If you are staying in a 4 person tent with, say, your wife and 2 kids, the instructions below should help you prepare the Nachos:


  • 1 small lime (cut into wedges)
  • A handful of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 to 5 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can of black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 (7.75 ounces) can El Pato hot tomato sauce
  • ½ pound tortilla chips
  • 1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil


Lightly oil the bottom of a dutch oven to keep your nachos from sticking.

For the initial layer, evenly spread 1/3 of the chips into your dutch oven, topped with ¼ can El Pato, ¼ cup cheese, ¼ can black beans, a handful of avocado, cilantro, and green onions. Repeat the second layer.

For the 3rd layer, use the remaining 1/3 portion of the chips, ½ of the El Pato, ½ of the cup cheese, ½ can of black beans, the remaining onion, cilantro, and avocado.

Cover the dutch oven and place it on your portable grill over the campfire for approximately 10 minutes. After getting your camping chairs, serve with lime wedges.

Vegetarian Camp Recipes for Dinner


5. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Featuring assertive poblano peppers, flavorful black beans, and toothsome sweet potatoes, wrapped in a crispy corn tortilla, these vegan tacos deliver a smoky southwestern sensation with each bite.


Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 poblano pepper (seeded and then chopped into 0.5-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (peeled and then cut into 0.5-inch cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Salt to taste

Black Beans

  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon New Mexican chili powder
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 (15 ounces) can of black beans
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • ½ small red onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon oil

To Assemble

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Avocado, ½ red onion, hot sauce, cilantro


Over medium-high heat in the skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add your sweet potatoes and cook for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add the cumin, a pinch of salt, and the peppers and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.

In the meantime, go ahead and prepare your black beans. Heat a tablespoon oil in a pot. Add onions and then sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add your garlic and sauté for approximately 1 minute. Add your black beans, the New Mexican chili powder, a pinch of salt, and lime juice. Reduce the heat to low and then simmer for 15 minutes until the beans get heated through and the peppers and potatoes are done.

To assemble, heat your tortillas over the campfire. If you have not started a campfire, you can use a camping stove. Spoon your beans into your tortilla and then add a scoop of the peppers and potatoes. Top with your preferred additional fixings.

6. Toasty Mac and Cheese

This vegetarian camping food will allow you to enjoy the crunchy oven-baked taste of the cheese and mac.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup panko
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 5 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup macaroni


Add the water, salt, and macaron to the 10-inch skillet and bring them to a boil using medium-high heat. Cook the pasta for about 10 minutes or until it is tender enough. To ensure even cooking and to prevent sticking, stir often.

Combine the oil and breadcrumbs in a small bowl and stir with a fork until your crumbs get coated evenly.

Once the pasta cooks through, turn your stove off and remove it from the heat. Mix in the mustard, thyme, and cheese. Spread your breadcrumbs over the top of the macaroni. Using the torch, heat the breadcrumb. Pass the flame back and forth over your dish until the crumbs turn golden brown.

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When camping, vegetarian meals do offer a wide range of benefits. Being cheaper than meat, vegetarian meals should help you save some money. Unlike raw meat, most vegetarian meals are less sensitive to high temperatures. This eliminates the need for coolers.

The vegetarian camp recipes in this article should help you prepare great breakfasts, lunches, and dinner. We didn’t exhaust all the recipes you can use. You can always try new recipes not included in this article.

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