Looking for the best vegan camping food for your next adventure? These recipes will have you covered from breakfast to S’mores and everything in between!
Planning your vegan camping trip? There’s something so refreshing and exciting about leaving the world behind, and sleeping under the stars!
But when it comes to meal planning, especially when you’re following a plant-based vegan diet, those good times can become a bit overwhelming. Just what can you eat and enjoy while in the great outdoor?
I’ve put together some of my favorite vegan camping food ideas that are vegan-friendly, healthy, and plant-based. These easy recipes use pantry staples, and are no fuss!
With a little planning, and the right tools, vegan campfire cooking will be the easiest part of your adventure!
Tips for Meal Planning While Camping
- Prep foods like snack bites and granola bars in advance.
- Make a complete meal plan. Write it down for each day. Plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
- Shop and prep ingredients in advance, such as chopping veggies, etc.
- Make sure to have all necessary cooking supplies.
- Buy easy simple staples like raw nuts, dried fruit, trail mix, and granola.
Essential Camping Cooking Tools
- 16 Piece Camping Cookware Mess Kit with Mini Stove -This all in one set has everything you need to start cooking! A non-stick pot, pan, kettle, camping stove, stainless steel cups, plus a spoon, fork, and knife! Plus it’s easy to clean!
- Coleman Butane Stove-This simple to use portable stove is great to use to prepare skillet meals. With an instant ignition, there’s no match needed.
- Portable Outdoor Utensil Set-All the stainless steel utensils you need to prepare all your favorite meals, wrapped in a handy carrying case! Includes scissors, serving fork, serving spoon, chef’s knife, cutting board, paring knife/peeler, spatula, and tongs.
Vegan Food Items to Pack
When you’re on the go, it’s essential to pack some easy snacks and simple go-to essentials to prepare meals. These are my go-tos!
- Fresh Fruit
- Favorite Veggies
- Tortilla Chips
- Instant Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter
- Whole Grain Bread
- Raw Nuts
- Dried Fruit
- Almond Milk
- Pancake Mix
- Dark Chocolate
- Canned Beans
23 Vegan Camping Food Recipes
Make sure to start your day with a healthy breakfast! Quick and easy oatmeal, granola, and avocado toast are simple to make. Try these go-to recipes!
Homemade Sugar-Free Granola
This easy sugar-free granola made with almond butter, pecans, and unsweetened cranberries is your answer to breakfast on a bright beautiful morning in the great outdoors! It also makes for a delicious snack! Prep before you head out!
Tofu Scramble with Mixed Vegetables is an easy, protein-filled savory vegan breakfast! Serve with toast, or make it into a breakfast burrito!
Tomato Avocado Toast
Creamy avocado, bright juicy tomato slices, and fresh cilantro, on top of whole-grain bread, and sprinkled with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning makes for an easy and healthy start to the day!
Easy Vegan French Toast Sticks
With only three simple ingredients: bread, almond milk, and cinnamon, you can have French Toast in minutes!
Healthy vegan zucchini muffins are packed with nutrition and an extra dose of veggies. Prep them before you hit the road for a light breakfast or snack.
An easy, healthy, hearty, delicious, breakfast with creamy peanut butter and chia seeds!
When planning simple meals opt for veggie burgers. You can prep them at home, and pack them to heat over the skillet.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
These vegan sweet potato tacos with black beans are perfect for your next camping trip! The recipe uses canned beans and corn and the only ingredient you would need to prep ahead of time would be the sweet potatoes.
Roasted Vegetable Lavash Wrap
Roasted eggplant, zucchini, and red peppers are stuffed in a lavash wrap with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and hummus! A simple sandwich that is totally satisfying!
Roasted peppers, lettuce, tomato, and hummus, sandwiched between slices of whole-grain bread is a quick and easy lunch idea, and packs easily in your backpack for a day on the trails!
Open Fire Recipes
When the evening comes, build a fire, and create a spectacular meal with these inspiring and simple recipes!
These super simple vegan carrot dogs are perfect for an open grill! Marinated in soy sauce and liquid smoke!
Grilled Tofu Steaks
Thick slices of tofu are marinated and then grilled for a high-protein main dish that is easy to prepare!
Grilled Baby Potatoes
These tasty potatoes are perfect for a barbecue grill or a campfire. Flavored with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.
Veggie skewers are a simple way to add a side of vegetables to your main meal! Grill over an open flame. Keep it simple by brushing the vegetables with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
This chickpea curry can be made on a camp stove and includes canned tomatoes and chickpeas, seasoning, and rice.
This chili is a vegan recipe great for cooler weather. Made with beans, peppers, tomatoes, and beer broth cook it over a fire pit!
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Grilled Portobello mushrooms are a terrific main course or side dish. They’re super flavorful, thanks to an herb & vinegar marinade, and are prepared over a fire for the perfect grill marks!
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Avocado Dressing
This grilled corn on the cob is juicy and sweet, paired with a creamy vegan avocado dill dressing.
Snacks and Desserts
These prep-ahead snacks and campfire desserts are some of my favorite recipes after a day of outdoor activities!
Quick and Easy Trail Mix
A healthy snack, this trail mix is made with a combination of pretzels, rice cereal, nuts, and dried fruit with a hint of pumpkin pie spice for added flavor!
Homemade Seitan Jerky
Homemade seitan jerky is a fantastic, make-ahead savory snack to enjoy at the campsite and on hikes. Teriyaki flavor is mixed into the dough, then the jerky is cooked slowly in the oven.
Vegan Protein Bites
These super easy 5 ingredient vegan protein balls can be whipped together in less than 10 minutes. With oats, flax, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips, and 6 grams of protein per ball, they’re a great pick-me-up and snack for on the go.
Chocolate Coconut Date Balls
These no-bake vegan chocolate coconut date balls are a decadent healthy dessert or snack! They’re gluten-free and have no refined sugar yet they’re subtly sweet with great texture.
Campfire Apple Crisp
Made with sweet juicy apples, cinnamon, and granola this apple crisp is baked in foil and grilled over the campfire for an out-of-this-world dessert!
S’mores with vegan marshmallows and dark fair-trade chocolate are sandwiched between honey-free graham crackers for the ultimate vegan camping treat!
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