Brown Bag Breakfast Recipe

Channel your inner outdoorsman with this simple brown bag breakfast recipe of bacon, eggs and hash browns cooked over the campfire.

  • The brown bag breakfast is a quick, convenient and hearty choice for campfire cooking.
    Photo Courtesy Zac Williams
  • "Hungry Campers" by Zac Williams offers simple recipes for cooking by the fireside.
    Cover Courtesy Gibbs Smith

Whether you're feeding one or 100, you'll find the campfire recipe that's right for you in Zac Williams' book Hungry Campers (Gibbs Smith, 2013). Williams offers a wide selection of simple and easy-to-make recipes that can be used for all types of outdoor adventures. The following campfire breakfast recipe is excerpted from Hungry Campers.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living storeHungry Campers: Cooking Outdoors for 1 to 100.

For those new to camp cooking, a great place to start is with the basics. Cooking over a fire is perfect because all campers can participate in preparing, cooking and eating! Perfect for overnight camping trips, this basic recipe requires minimal equipment to prepare and cleans up easily. Plus, it only serves one.

Brown Bag Breakfast Recipe


• 3 strips bacon
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
• Salt
• Black pepper
• Hot pepper sauce (optional)


• Campfire coals
• Brown paper bag (lunch size)
• Stick or marshmallow roasting fork

1. Place bacon in the bottom of the bag. Crack eggs into the bag over the bacon. Add hash brown potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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Is the brown bag breakfast going to burn through and dump your breakfast into the fire first, or soak through with the same result? On, the anticipation! Of course if it's not a new bag purchased for this purpose, you're seasoning the food with whatever has already been in the bag.

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