Easy Camping Breakfast – Bacon Egg and Ham Waffle Bake
Are y’all looking for a quick and easy camping breakfast recipe? I’m fixin’ to show you one that is a waffle, bacon, egg and ham one-pot bake! You’re gonna love it.
Mother Nature has turned the light on, and it’s time for breakfast! If you’re looking for an easy camping dish or just a good hearty breakfast we’re sharing it with you today. What’s great about this is there is very little prep which sure helps if you’re out on a camping trip.
We’re gonna need a 12-inch Dutch oven, but if you’re doing this in the house a 12-inch cast iron skillet will work great too
Make the Egg, Cream, Mayo Mixture
What’s different about this bake is it has a waffle crust. However, you don’t have to make the waffles ’cause we’re using frozen waffles. What did I tell you- easy right?! Let them thaw a little because they are the foundation of this great treat. I like to sort of tear ‘em in half so I can make sure that everybody fits in there well. It’ll take 5 to 7 waffles (depending on size). Get creative and cut them however you want.
When mixing up the egg batter, I like to add a little mayonnaise. Now y’all may be thinking that’s a little odd- but mayo gives those eggs a fluffier consistency and also makes them taste richer. You can use that trick any time you’re making an egg dish or even just for scrambled eggs.
Fry the Bacon Half Done
You know I like meat in my dish so fry you some bacon until about half to ¾ done and drain the grease out. I’m gonna add chopped ham with mine. You can use sausage, chorizo, or whatever you’ve got in hand, but make sure that you have plenty of meat.
Top the waffles with the meat evenly and then we’re going to pour that egg batter right over top. But w’ere not finished yet!
What’s the best breakfast you can think of? Yep, gravy.
Put together a little gravy concoction mixture here with two packets of peppered gravy mix. But don’t go by the instructions it calls there. Use a cup of cream and a cup of cool water, stir it up and we’re gonna pour it right over our ingredients. It’s gonna become the topping layer of this hearty breakfast.
Bottom – Low Heat, Top – Good Heat
A Dutch oven does not have a knob or a timer that says “Ding! I’m done!” The trick to cooking this in a Dutch oven is light coals on the bottom and a good amount on the lid. If you’ve got a trivet go ahead and use it, it will give you even more of a heat buffer.
Rotate the Dutch oven to regulate heat as you go along and cooking this is gonna take maybe 10 to 15 minutes in a Dutch oven to get this done. Make sure you check that heat when you bring it off so that top can go ahead and brown and set up. What we’re looking for is the bottom to set up a little, and it might even puff up as its cooking. The top will also lightly brown.
If you’re ever worried about the bottom- go ahead and pull it off the bottom heat for a minute- you can always add more heat, but you can’t take it away once it’s burned!
Let it cool off before you take a bite, cause it’ll burn the hair off your tongue! Now, folks, go ahead and try it and enjoy, and remember to share.
Watch Us Make Easy and Delicious Camping Breakfast!
Easy Camping Breakfast Recipe: Bacon and Ham Waffle Bake - Cowboy Kent Rollins
- 6 slices thick cut bacon chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 stick butter melted (divided)
- 5-6 frozen waffles slightly thawed
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup diced ham
- 2 2.75 oz packets gravy mix
- 1 cup water
- Cook the bacon until about half to ¾ done. Place on a paper towel and set aside.
- Pour half of the butter in the bottom of a 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven. Tear the waffles in large pieces and place in the bottom of the skillet/Dutch oven to create a single layer. Pour the remaining butter on top of the waffles. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, mayonnaise and ½ cup of cream. Salt and pepper, to taste.
- Evenly top the waffles with the bacon and ham. Pour the egg mixture over the waffles.
- In a small bowl mix together the gravy packets, water and remaining 1 cup of heavy cream until smooth. Pour over the waffle casserole.
- If cooking indoors, bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch and is lightly browned.