Whether you live a vegan lifestyle or you’re just starting to eat a plant-based diet, these recipes and tips will be a really helpful addition to your camping preparation. Vegan and vegetarian camping meals can be delicious, vibrant and nutritionally balanced. Don’t compromise on taste; try some of the ideas below.
With a little preparation the night before, you can wake up to a ready to eat, energy-filled breakfast every day.
For overnight oats to serve one you’ll need:
Our favourite toppings:
Combine your oats and milk in a container or small jar and leave overnight. The oats will have absorbed most of the liquid by the morning. Multiply the recipe for more people.
Top tip: If it’s a cold morning, you can gently warm your overnight oats in a pan over your stove for a few minutes until heated through.
You can serve this "eggy" concoction on toast, with mushrooms, baked beans and vegan sausage or pair it with any of your favourite breakfast sides. You can add any seasoning of your choice too, we’ve just kept it simple below but garlic, paprika and turmeric are great in this. For an extra "eggy" flavour you could add black salt too.
Set up a frying pan over medium-high heat, add a little oil of your choice and cook up the best vegan pancakes to please your friends and family. To make this recipe easier than it already is, you can mix the dry ingredients before you leave home.
You can serve these with your choice of toppings. Some great ideas include jam, maple syrup, vegan chocolate chips, fresh berries, banana or plant-based yoghurt.
These can be packed up and taken along on your adventures or prepared fresh at lunchtime. You can make hummus really easily by blending chickpeas with olive oil and seasonings of your choice. Alternatively, you can buy it ready-made for convenience.
You can add any fillings of your choice but here are a few flavour combinations for inspiration:
Instil some comfort into your lunch on the go and pack a hearty sandwich of your choice.
Full of protein, this can be made in large quantities and makes a great on-the-go lunch.
Try these out for a vegan take on meatballs.
Protein-packed and full of flavour, this chickpea curry is sure to be a winner.
Grill some tempeh and serve with rice or even in wraps to make fajitas. It’s a versatile staple and soaks up marinade well. We’ve shared a recipe below but you can experiment with flavour combinations and come up with some really yummy recipes.
For a sweet but sin-free dessert, fruit skewers are a great idea. You can even put them on the grill for a short time, drizzled in maple syrup for a decadent treat.
Use your favourite vegan biscuits, chocolate and marshmallows to recreate an American camping classic. Toast your marshmallows on skewers over your camping stove and sandwich between two biscuits with a piece of chocolate.
Place a banana on a square of foil, slice it down the middle and add your favourite vegan chocolate. Wrap the banana in the foil and grill over your stove until the chocolates melted.
A British classic, this crumble uses only a few ingredients and is easy to make on a stove.
How to make:
You can buy nut and seed mixes in handy packets to grab and go but making your own ensures you know exactly what you’re eating. You can also store portions in reusable food containers to save on plastic waste. Buying ingredients in bulk will also save you money in the long run and you can include just the ingredients you know you’ll eat to prevent food wastage.
Trail mix ideas:
Chickpeas, broad beans and cannellini beans can all be roasted in the oven, seasoned with spices of your choosing and packed in individual servings, ready to be taken away as a snack throughout the day. This is a crunchy alternative to a bag of crisps and packs a much needed protein punch when you’re out exploring.
This fibre packed snack can be made on your camping stove and is perfect for sharing around.
Looking for even more recipe inspiration? View all of our camping recipes.
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