Camping is one of the best ways to disconnect if you live a hectic lifestyle. It allows you to be one with nature and spend some time appreciating your surrounding. However, as Malaysians, one of the (many) challenging parts about camping is the food, which can sometimes be uninspiring.
So, if you’re looking to spice up your time outdoors and impress your friends with your culinary skills, then here are a few easy and fun recipes. They’re also simple to modify to suit your preference. Plus, cooking makes a great bonding experience, so doing it with your loved ones in the great outdoors can only elevate the entire trip.
Before you start cooking up a storm, here is a pro tip on coal placements.
Camp oven cheeseburger scrolls
Baking may be the last thing you will think of for a camping trip, but this recipe for moreish pull-apart cheeseburger scrolls will leave you satisfied. Filled with ingredients to keep you happy and full for hours, you won’t have to cook much else after.
Curry may be widely available, but wouldn’t it be more fun to cook it with your friends or on your own on a camping or glamping trip? The feeling will be more rewarding when you enjoy the home-cooked curry while surrounded by nature.
With this recipe, you can prepare the sauce ahead of time; hence, you will have a flavourful dish, and you won’t have to carry a bunch of seasonings on your trip. We just love how the cooking process for this dish is simple and does not require much work.
This simple and healthy dish won’t require that many ingredients, which is great for adventures in the outdoors. It’s also a one-pan recipe, so there will be less washing up and more time to relax with a tasty meal.
One-pan big breakfast
Level up your camping meal with this healthy big breakfast recipe. Not only is it simple, but you are getting all the nutrition you need from the food pyramid — such as protein, carbs, fats, and vegetables. Besides all that, who doesn’t love a one-pan recipe for convenience?
Chilli cheese dogs
Hotdogs are a quintessential food for any camping trip. Not only are they easy to make, but they taste amazing as well. Why not take your hotdogs one step further with this recipe on your next camping trip? Plus point: high level of cooking skills not required.
Sweet potato fries
Any sweet potato fries lovers out there? If you’ve raised your hand, this one’s for you. Not only is this the perfect snack, but it’s healthy too. Falling sick during a camping trip is the absolute worst-case scenario for anyone, so eating and snacking well is important to keep your immune system strong.
Campfire chicken wings
For convenience, you can marinate your chicken wings ahead of time, which means you can cook them whenever you want at the campsite. You can also use your favourite seasoning to marinate your chicken and have other varieties of flavour as well. A chicken wing night does sound fun!
If you prefer a sweet breakfast over a savoury one, you should try out this one on your next camping trip. The recipe does includes alcohol, but it is definitely optional. While a mildly inebriated time outdoors may sound fun, we don’t recommend it! This recipe is also vegan and vegetarian friendly.
A good no-bake dessert after a meal seals the deal. Searching for a simple yet satisfying dessert recipe for a camping trip can be challenging too. Still, with this s’mores recipe, you might be the new favourite among your friends and family for being able to whip up an impressive dessert. It’s just that yum!