Vegan Camping Food Tips
Camping is a past time enjoyed by all. However, for those who are vegan, the idea of going camping may not be as appealing. Why is this?
More times than not when people talk about the food they eat while camping it is often hot dogs and hamburgers…items that vegans do not want to eat.
The good news is that there are tons of vegan camping recipes out there with vegans in mind!
Vegan Breakfast Options
There are tons of vegan breakfast options to choose from that are going to make camping super fun and delicious!
Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal
2 cups of water
¼ tsp of salt
1 cup of rolled oats
1 medium apple, diced
½ tsp of ground cinnamon
¼ tsp of ground cloves
¼ tsp of allspice
2 tbs of chia seeds
2 tbs of maple syrup
Heat the water and salt until boiling. Add the oats and simmer this for about ten minutes. About halfway through cooking the oats add in the apple, spices, and maple syrup. Then enjoy once cooled enough to eat!
Coconut French Toast
1 lb of crusty French bread, slice this into 1” slices
1 ripe banana
1 can of coconut milk
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
½ tsp of salt
Mash the banana in a container that can accommodate a slice of bread. Add in the coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt then whisk together.
Heat 1 tbsp. of coconut oil. Dip a slice of the bread into the batter and let this soak. Drip off the excess batter and then place into skillet.
Fry until golden and crispy. Serve this with syrup, fresh fruit or even shredded coconut!
Vegan Dinner Recipes for Camping
There are several recipes out there that are catered towards those who are vegan. Have a look at what you could be fixing on your next camping trip for dinner!
Vegan Chili aka Quinoa Chili
½ cup uncooked quinoa
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of diced green chilies
2 ½ tbsp of chili powder
2 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of cacao powder
½ tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of cane sugar
½ tsp of coriander
½ tsp of cayenne pepper
1 can of corn
2 cans of kidney beans
1 can of black beans
Cook the quinoa in water. Once cooked, set aside.
Heave olive oil over the fire and add the onion. Cook this for a few minutes, then add in the garlic.
Add in all the other ingredients, including the cooked quinoa.
Bring this to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let this cool before eating!
Coconut Red Lentil Stew with Kale
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 large shallot, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp of coriander
1 tsp of cumin
¼ tsp of cayenne
14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
14 ounces of broth
2 tbs of coconut milk powder
1 cup of red lentils
1 tsp of salt
2 cups of chopped kale
Sauté shallot in olive oil for about two minutes. Then add the minced garlic, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Let this simmer for a minute.
Then add in the tomatoes with their juices, broth, coconut milk powder, red lentils, and salt. Bring this to a boil then simmer. Add in the kale.
Cook this until the mixture becomes creamy, usually about 20 minutes.
Vegan Lunch Recipes
Lunch while camping doesn’t have to be a ham sandwich or something easy. It can also be delicious! Here are a few lunch recipes to try!
Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich with Avocado and Chickpea
2 15ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 ripe avocado that has been pitted and mashed
2 celery stalks, minced
½ red onion, minced
1 tbsp of Dijon mustard
1 tbsp of sweet pickle relish
¼ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
Your choice of bread
Make the tuna at home so that you can simply put it on the bread while camping, make it quick, but also healthy.
Start by putting the chickpeas in a food processor and mixing them together to the point that they are flaky.
Put these into a medium bowl and add the other ingredients and mixing well.
You can then scoop this onto bread for delicious tuna sandwiches or even eat this as a salad!
Hummus and Veggies
1 can of chickpeas
1/3 cup of tahini
3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp of cumin
Drizzle of olive oil
Veggies of your choice
Make the hummus beforehand, as well as slice the veggies and you have an easy go to lunch!
To make the hummus, add the chickpeas (drain the liquid and set aside), tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cumin into a blender.
Blend, add a little bit of the liquid from the chickpeas to keep everything moving, as you want this to be kind of like a thick whipped cream.
Scoop this out once done, drizzle with a little olive oil and secure for your camping trip!
Vegan Snack Recipes
Everyone needs a snack now and then, and those who are vegan don’t have to miss out! There are tons of snacks that can be made that are super vegan-friendly.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
1 ½ cup of rolled oats
½ cup of jam
¼ cup of peanut butter
2 tbs of brown sugar
1 tbsp of coconut oil
¼ tsp of salt
¼ cup of chopped peanuts
These will need to be made before your camping trip, but they can easily be cut up and stored in bags to take with you!
Preheat the oven to 350 and spread the oats on the baking sheet that is lined with foil or parchment paper. Let these oats toast for 5 minutes, stir and toast for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside. In a small saucepan heat the jam, peanut butter, sugar, oil, and salt. Simmer for about 3 minutes until it starts to thicken. Stir in the oats.
Transfer this mixture to the loaf pan, sprinkles with the chopped peanuts and bake for 15 minutes. Once cooled, you can cut these bars for storage.
Smoky Spiced Paprika Popcorn
Who doesn’t love a little popcorn while camping?!
2/3 cup of organic popcorn kernels
4 tbsp of nutritional yeast
2 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of garlic salt
1 tsp of red chili flakes
Pinch of sand and pepper
3 tbs of olive oil
Combine the yeast, paprika, garlic salt, chili flake, salt, and pepper. Putting this into a Ziploc bag is a good way to shake this and get it together.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and popcorn kernel in a pot over a hot fire, cover the pot with a lid or make a bubble of aluminum foil. Once the kernels have started to pop, gently shake the pot.
Once the pops have about 5 seconds in between pops, remove and drizzle with the removing olive oil and seasoning. Then enjoy!
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