Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire Recipe, Hungry Campers Build Their Own

It is nice to have easy camping breakfast ideas for chilly camp mornings!

When your whole camping crowd can’t agree on how they want their eggs for breakfast … just tell them to make their own!

Muffin Tin Campfire Eggs are super simple when you set up a build-a-bar and let all of your hungry campers add their own combination of ingredients.

I recently made this kid-friendly fun campfire recipe on TV (actually, kids of all ages have fun with this one!) 

This is more of a technique than it is a recipe so watch my video just to see how easy it is! 

Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe - The Perfect Camping Breakfast To Feed A Crowd features eggs cooked in muffin tins over a campfire being served for breakfast

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How To Make Campfire Muffin Tin Eggs

Because you actually make this breakfast directly over a campfire, I’m guessing it will become one of your favorite winter camping recipes that keeps you toasty as you make your meal on cold mornings!

Before I start cooking on a campfire, I make sure all of my gear is ready to go.

Take extra precaution when handling hot utensils, because this Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire Recipe is cooked directly over the campfire, the muffin tin and cookie sheet will be really hot.

You will want to have well insulated hand protection, we like using welding gloves when using super hot utensils and appliances around the campfire.

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Ingredients For Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire

Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe - Set Up A Build Your Own Ingredient Bar, Some Ingredient Ideas For Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire include Eggs, Butter, Deli ham, Cooked bacon, Green peppers, Green onions, Tomatoes, Shredded cheese, jalapenos, Mushrooms - Camping For Foodies .com

Set up a build-your-own ingredient bar, here are some ideas for ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Deli ham, chopped
  • Cooked bacon, chopped
  • Green peppers, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Shredded cheese
  • Jalapenos, chopped
  • Mushrooms, chopped

Let each camper build their own muffin tin campfire eggs starting with a pat of butter in each cup. Use a jumbo sized muffin tin.

This is a GF recipe for those with dietary restrictions, see all of our gluten free camping food.

I leave my better baking equipment at home and have an inexpensive heavy-gauge steel jumbo muffin tin pan that is dedicated to campfire cooking only.

These muffin tin eggs cook quickly so you can easily do multiple batches in fast order.

It is one of those easy camping meals for large groups. If your camp crowd is really big, you will want to have several muffin tins to keep the assembly line moving.

Another option to scale for small groups or large crowds is this Dutch oven scrambled eggs camping recipe.

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Campfire Cooking Tip: Cook over hot coals, not over the flames of burning wood.

Separate Your Campfire Ring: One Side With Coals Under The Grill Grate, The Other Side With Wood To Keep The Campfire Burning To “Steal” Coals And Maintain Ample Heat Through The Cooking Process for this muffin tin eggs on the campfire recipe- Camping For Foodies .com

Campfire Cooking Tip: Scramble the eggs in a large measuring cup, then just pour into the cup of the muffin tin.

If you want whole eggs, just crack them directly into the muffin tin.

Some of your campers will want their eggs whole and others will want scrambled for this meal.

Keeping your camp breakfast prep clean and fast is a cinch when using a container with a pourable spout; I like using the kind that double as a measuring utensil as well.

Campfire Cooking Tips: Keep It Clean And Easy! Scramble Eggs In A Container With A Pourable Spout For No-Mess Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

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Campfire Cooking Tip: Outside air temperature, wind conditions, elevation and the amount of the ingredients in each cup all play a part in how quickly your Muffin Tin Eggs will cook so be ready to cover them with a cookie sheet or foil if the bottoms are cooking faster than the tops and centers.

Cover And Cook. You want the eggs cooked evenly which may require that you cover the muffin tin to trap heat at the top of the eggs.

We like using an inexpensive cookie sheet that we use only for campfire cooking.

You can also use foil to cover the eggs but we have found the cookie sheets work better, especially in windy conditions.

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Campfire Cooking Tips: Trap Heat For Even Cooking - Use A Cookie Sheet To Keep The Top Of Your Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe Cooking At The Same Rate As The Bottom Of Your Food That Is Closest To The Heat Of The Campfire - Camping For Foodies .com

Campfire Cooking Tips: The moisture in the ingredients and how full each cup is will have an impact on cooking time.

Loosen Eggs From Side Of Muffin Tin, Remove Eggs And Eat. Be ready to remove the eggs with a spoon spatula at different times as they are finished cooking.

Run a fork or spatula around the edge of each cup so the Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire easily slide out of the pan.

Once the eggs are set, gently remove the individual servings, I like using a spoon spatula to remove the eggs from the muffin tin.

Remember, because each serving has different ingredients (amounts of filling and moisture content of ingredients chosen), they will be ready at different times.


Similar Breakfast Ideas

This simple Cowboy Breakfast Skillet meal allows you to cook your eggs scrambled or sunny side up all in one skillet! This one pot breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, sausage, onions and cheese!

Another really simple camp breakfast that makes individual servings only takes 8 minutes and 3 basic ingredients. Try Hobo Eggs (they go by many names). You’ll fry an egg in buttered bread that creates a flavor and texture similar to buttery grilled cheese rather than just buttered toast.

Looking for something slightly sweet in the morning? Try this Lemon Blueberry Topped Campfire Dutch Baby that takes only 15 minutes to prep and tastes AMAZING!


Print This Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs (see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 pound deli ham, chopped
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 4 fresh mushrooms, chopped

Instructions

  1. Get the campfire going.
  2. Prepare a muffin tin pan that is for jumbo sized muffins.
  3. Set up the build-a-bar with ingredients.
  4. Place a pat of butter at the bottom of each muffin tip cup and then let everyone build their own muffin tin eggs using ingredients they like and avoid those they don’t.
  5. Place the filled muffin tins over hot coals (not burning flames).
  6. Cover the muffin tin pan with a cookie sheet or foil if the egg bottoms are cooking faster than the tops and centers.
  7. After the eggs begin to set, use a fork or knife to loosen the eggs from the side of the muffin tin.
  8. When eggs are set, remove muffin tin pan from campfire (use gloves when handling hot utensils around the campfire) and use spoon spatula to remove eggs from muffin tin.
  9. Serve while eggs are hot.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 453mgSodium: 1122mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g


Campfire Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day

We might start our day with these yummy campfire muffin tin eggs, but the possibilities are endless for breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items prepared over the coals … try these easy campfire recipes too!

Easy Campfire Food Ideas To Make On Your Next Trip by CampingForFoodies with closeup image of campfire chili with cheddar cheese, onions, sour cream and peppers sprinkled on top along with campfire dutch oven pizza with cheese, green onions and black olives in a camp dutch oven

We filmed this episode at a campsite in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

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