With three camping trips under our belt this year and many more in years past I feel adequate enough to speak on how we cook for camping trips. As with any plans I make, I start with a Google Doc so I can map out the meals we need, the ingredients and special utensils we may need for that meal, and a list of snack ideas. Then I use this Google Doc each time we go camping so I'm not needing to reinvent the wheel.
We have a Coleman stove that we have had for years. It has one burner and then a grill on the other side. The grill can be removed and replaced with a griddle. In my opinion this is the best set up rather than having a two burner stove. We occasionally cook on the fire but mostly we stick with the stove. This is sort of like the one we have but ours is opposite and ours is the class Coleman green.
Pancakes - I make the dry mix at home and bring it along in a Ziploc bag, and then bring along eggs, milk, and oil to mix up. We usually serve with bacon.
Egg McMuffins - Another yummy hot breakfast with either bacon or sausages.
Cereal, Toast, Yoghurt - We use camping as an opportunity to buy sugary cereal like Froot Loops.
Coffee - This is a must have for us and although we used to bring along instant packets, we have upgraded to a French Press and real coffee grinds. It really does make a difference. We also bring along hot chocolate and hot apple cider mix for the boys.