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8 Super Simple Breakfasts For When You're Living In A Campervan

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23. January 2018

Road trips c̶a̶n̶  should be delicious!

We’ve gathered some breakfast recipes that work perfectly while on the road. Here you'll find the easiest recipes you can make on a campingstove or campfire while living out of a campervan.

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Dobar tek! (croatian)
Prijatno! (serbian)
Guten appetit! (german)
Smakelijk! (dutch)
Buon appetito! (italian)
Kalí óreksi! (greek)
Jó étvágyat! (hungarian)

 

 

1. Simple Flourless Banana Pancakes

Eggs and bananas, and that's it. These two ingredients, whisked together and given a little skillet love, are truly something magical!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • flax seed (optional)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • oil for pan

Just use the ratio of 2 eggs : 1.5 bananas. For example, for four people, you’d use 8 eggs and 6 bananas.
 

METHOD

Mix banana and eggs together in a bowl until smooth. Add ground flaxseed and vanilla extract if you have some and mix batter well. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Scoop batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, onto the skillet and cook until the center starts to bubble, about 30 seconds. Flip pancakes and cook until bottoms are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes more.

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These pancakes are awesome on their own, but you can add some great things: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, or even a handful of leftover granola. Sprinkle these extras over the pancakes on the griddle as the first side cooks. And of course, when you pile these on your plate, don't forget to add whichever topping you like.

banana pancakes easy recipe breakfast camper van

 

 

2. Pip's Breakfast

Muesli with fresh fruit, nuts and Greek yoghurt will give you all the energy you need for a morning of adventures!

INGREDIENTS

  • Greek yoghurt or any yoghurt you like
  • Oats, toasted wheat flakes, granola
  • Fresh fruit (bananas, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, berries, …)
  • Dried fruit (pineapple, papaya, banana and dates, raisins)
  • Nuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts - use Odlično mix if you still have some left! wink
  • Pumpkin, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds…
  • Honey

METHOD

Simply mix yoghurt, fruit, honey and other goodies into the consistency that suits your tastes, leaving out anything you don’t like and adding anything extra that you do.

 

3. Ultimate Pancakes

Nothing says "vacation mode on" like some pancakes for breakfast. With a lot of different toppings off course!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2 cups flour (for a fluffier texture and puffiness, add a teaspoon of baking powder)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt

METHOD

Add wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine thoroughly. Ideally, you should add the whisked ingredients to the dry ingredients, which means another bowl. But if you add dry ingredients slowly to the wet, we think you and your pancakes will survive.

When your frypan/hotplate is sizzling (and greased, because you don't want pancakes sticking), pour in enough batter to create a pancake of the size you like, and wait until bubbles appear on the top. When you see the bubbles appearing all around the outside, it's time to flip and wait another 1-2 minutes for it to cook.

And now it’s time to go crazy with the toppings! Chocolate, fresh berries, Nutella, honey, fruit jams and marmalades, fresh fruit, nuts, coconut, maple syrup, fresh cream … You name it.

You can also make a savoury version, just skip all the sugar and melt some cheese on your pancakes, add bacon or ham, mushrooms, tomatoes, … whatever you like. Enjoy!

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4. French Toast

The most delicious way to use up an old bread.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg per person
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • bread
  • oil or butter for the pan (butter will taste better)

METHOD

Whisk the above ingredients in a bowl and dip a slice of bread until soaked right through. Fry until golden brown on both sides and serve with whichever delicious toppings you have in your Nest campervan!

 

5. Simple Vegetable Omelette

Have fun with your standard egg omelet!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped (or any vegetable you like, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh spinach)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated cheese
  • Butter

METHOD

Melt some butter in a pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and pepper, stirring occasionally until vegetables are just tender. While the vegetables are cooking beat the eggs with the milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, set aside. Remove the vegetables from heat, transfer them to a clean bowl and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over them.

Melt the remaining butter (in the frying pan just used to cook the vegetables) over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and cook the egg for 2 minutes or until the eggs begin to set on the bottom of the pan. Gently lift the edges of the omelette with an egg slice to let the uncooked part of the eggs flow toward the edges and cook. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until the centre of the omelette starts to look dry.

Sprinkle the cheese over the omelette and spoon the vegetable mixture into the centre of the omelette. Using an egg slice gently fold one edge of the omelette over the vegetables. Let the omelette cook for another two minutes or until the cheese melts to your desired consistency. Slide the omelette out of the frying pan and onto a plate. Cut in half and serve.

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6. Shakshuka

Shakshuka — a dream dish of eggs baked in a zesty tomato sauce.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste or 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3 medium bell peppers, small dice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes with juices
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)
  • feta cheese (optional)

METHOD

Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add onion and cook until just softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, harissa, and garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add peppers and stir to coat. Add tomatoes and salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Take the back of a spoon and make a few dents in the sauce (however many eggs is however many dents). In the indentations, crack the eggs and wait till the eggs solidify. Decorate with rosemary sprig and/or chopped parsley, sprinkle with feta cheese and serve with bread!

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7. Poached Eggs On Avocado And Feta Toast

Poaching is a simple way to transform the humble egg into a luxurious treat. And camping is the perfect time for luxurious treats!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • 50g feta cheese
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 4 slices of sourdough or any other bread

METHOD

Fill a large saucepan with water, add the vinegar and bring to a hard boil over a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat so the water is simmering, then use a spoon to swirl the water into a whirlpool. If you haven’t done this before, we suggest you crack in one egg at a time and cook the egg for 2 1/2 mins. The trick with poached eggs is to practice as much as you can (or until you get hungry!)

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash the avocado, feta, chilli flakes and lemon juice, and season well with black pepper. Toast the bread.

Pile the avocado and feta on the toast, then put a poached egg on top of each, sprinkle with more chilli if you like. Enjoy!

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8. Porridge With A Twist

Porridge can be an extremely flavoursome dish as long as you add some tasty extras.

INGREDIENTS

  • 160g rolled oats
  • 600ml milk or water
  • pinch of salt

Optional toppings

  • fresh fruit
  • dried apricots, raisins, …
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • mixed berries
  • almond flakes, shredded coconut,
  • mixed nuts (Odlično nuts are perfect for this!)
  • chocolate

METHOD

Add the oats, milk or water and a pinch of salt into a large pan and cook over a medium heat whilst stirring continuously. Keep stirring until the porridge begins to simmer and starts to thicken. If your porridge becomes too thick just add some extra milk or water. Place the toppings on the table and be creative!. Some of our favourite combinations are:

  • Dried apricots, honey and almond flakes
  • Cinnamon, apple, mixed nuts and raisins
  • Mixed berries, honey and almond flakes
  • Banana, honey and mixed nuts

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See you soon! smiley
 

 

Written by: 

Nina, Nest Campers

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