12 Vegan camping food ideas for your next outdoor adventure

Read Time:   |  20th November 2020

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Going on a camping trip doesn't mean you have to survive off beans in a can. The next time you're enjoying a stay in the great outdoors, try these tasty vegan camping food recipes!

Just like Mac and cheese and peanut butter and jelly – grilling and camping are a match made in heaven.

You get to enjoy some truly delicious dishes that taste incredible while being surrounded by nature. And in the spirit of nature and wilderness, what could be a better place to enjoy some delicious vegan camping food?

All you need is your handy grill, fresh produce, and great company, and you’ll be set for outdoor cooking that both wholesome and yummy.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most memorable vegan camping food recipes that you can try and enjoy with your family in the great outdoors.

Tangy Lentil Sloppy Joes

Tangy toppings are always a hit when it comes to camping, and this recipe is the perfect way to remember your childhood.

You get the perfect balance between comfort and sloppy food with common ingredients, that when served on top of toasted buns, would make for a hearty meal. However, if we were to point out the best thing about these sloppy Joes, it would hand down be the lentils that are not only filling but also delicious – provided you cook it properly.

Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes are always a good idea, and camping is no different. This is also an incredibly versatile dish that you can try that appeals to both adults and children.

You can buy pre-made pancake mix, but if you want to try a more hands-on approach, all you’ll need is some flour, baking powder, salt, water, and stevia. Mix all the ingredients together and cook on a stove, and you’ll have some delicious pancakes to devour. Don’t forget to carry pancakes toppings in the form of fresh fruits, maple syrup, or a jam compote.

Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal

Camping can prove to be a tedious quest, which is why you need a healthy burst of nutrition to remain energized. And oatmeal, in particular, is the most nutritious when it comes to camping breakfast.

This recipe uses rolled oats, apples, and plenty of chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds that hit the sweet-spot combination of delicious taste with healthy ingredients. Trust us, not only is the dish easy to make, but it’s also so incredibly wholesome that you can prepare even when you return home from camp.

Banana Muffins

A moist cake can be a messy food option, but the good ol’ banana muffins loaded with chocolate chips isn’t.

In addition to the banana, this recipe also uses ground flaxseed and cinnamon for health and almond milk to keep things strictly vegan. You can always add a topping of peanut butter or almond butter to enhance the nutty taste too. *drools*

Rainbow Veggie Sandwiches With Hummus

One of the main reasons why people adopt a plant-based diet is to lead a healthy lifestyle, and what better way to enjoy vegan camping food recipes other than adding lots of colourful vegetables to your sandwich?

The colourful stack of veggies include carrots, cucumbers, leafy vegetables, peppers, and tomatoes. You can always add vegetables of your choice as well – no hard and fast rule to follow. We would highly recommend opting for vegetables that have extra crunch. Otherwise, you might end up with a soggy mess.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

The combination of peanut butter and jelly might remind you of school breakfasts, but it can also be a great hiking snack to give you a constant supply of energy throughout your camping trip.

We suggest making this recipe at home before setting out for your trip – plus, the portable bar phone is at your convenience.

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Foil Wrapped Sweet Potatoes With Chili

After you are done baking sweet potatoes on your grill, just add some simple vegan chili and watch the ingredients transform to gourmet.

This hearty recipe is easy to prepare and simply takes five minutes to make, which is another advantage. So you get the best of both worlds where time efficiency and taste are concerned. #Win

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Chickpea Scramble

This vegan recipe is completely gluten-free, flavourful, and high in protein to keep you up and about when you can. All it requires is five ingredients and 10 minutes to spare, and you have a hearty meal ready in front of you.

This recipe uses chickpea flour, which is excellent for your health. Packed with fibre and protein, it’s great for digestion while supplying you with the required nutrients.

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Grilled Tofu Steaks

Tofu is the ultimate vegan ingredient, so, of course, we were going to add to our list of vegan camping food recipes.

This dish is perfect for camping because of its simplicity. All you need is a block of firm tofu for your steaks and a marinade of paprika, soy sauce, maple syrup, and garlic. Honestly, it is the sweet and spicy flavour that makes it one of our favourite vegan recipes.

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A camping classic, nearly all campouts would be incomplete without this delicious dessert.

However, to keep things vegan, make sure you pick up vegan marshmallows and graham crackers. Even the chocolate, opt for dairy-free versions. Don’t worry, the local market will have plenty of options for you to choose from.

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Baked Whole-Roasted Cauliflower

Just like how non-vegetarians roast fresh steaks, you can roast a whole cauliflower that is marinated in fresh herbs and spices. With the addition of oregano, sage, and thyme, the cauliflower florets could make an excellent dish that explodes in a burst of some serious flavour.

Sugar-Free Caramelized Nuts

We don’t know about you, but snacking is a must for us whenever we go camping, which is why we’ve included this utterly simple candied nuts recipe. The only difference is that this snack is sugar-free.

For the nuts, you can use cashews, almonds, and Brazil nuts – whatever you like. Mix it with cinnamon and sea salt, along with a granulated sweetener of your choice, and you’ll have a sugar-free caramelized snack ready!

If you loved these vegan camping food recipes, why not try the vegan burger recipes?

Great for BBQs, dinners or even on a camping trip! 

 Annabelle Carter Short is London-based food writer, blogger, and photographer. She loves cooking, creating recipes, and making healthy food that tastes delicious. She’s a big fan of a keto diet and she sees it as a life-long style of eating.

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