Camping is an enjoyable experience that can be made even more enjoyable with the right food. That, and our recent elimination diet, is exactly what inspired this post about gluten free camping food!
Everyone gathers around the fire for meals cooked over an open flame. It’s a memorable and relaxing time for all.
If you or someone in your family is gluten free, you may be wondering what types of foods would make great gluten free camping meals.
Fortunately, your food options aren’t that limited! It is possible to enjoy delicious and nutritious gluten-free meals while camping.
Gluten-free camping food doesn’t have to be all that different than regular camping food!
There are just a few tweaks to make here and there to make your next outdoor adventure gluten free!
Here are some great gluten-free camping meal options to get you started creating your camping menu.
Gluten Free Camping Food
Breakfast Ideas for Camping
Camping breakfasts are the best meals, in my opinion!
A hot breakfast cooked over the fire with a cast iron skillet or dutch oven on a chilly morning makes a delicious breakfast, no matter what you cook.
Here are some ideas for an easy breakfast that’s gluten-free.
Gluten free pancakes
Make these really easy pancakes by just adding water to the batter. Hot pancakes with butter and maple syrup will hit the spot on an early morning around the fire.
Scrambled Eggs or Omelets
Scrambled eggs with vegetables and bacon are a great idea for gluten free camping food.
Prep fresh veggies in a large plastic container before your trip to toss in with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
You can also eat them raw for snacks throughout the day.
Omelets are an easy gluten free breakfast, just make sure if you add cheese that it’s gluten free cheese.
A gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be boring!
Grab some gluten free wraps, cheese, eggs, and bell pepper, and make yourself a jumbo breakfast burrito. Top it with salsa and sour cream for an even more satisfying breakfast.
For those who like to wake up with something sweet, try making French toast with gluten-free bread.
Add cinnamon to your egg wash and top your French toast with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
Potatoes are great camping food!
For breakfasts, prep potatoes ahead of time by dicing them into small pieces along with some diced onions and bell peppers.
Fried potatoes are excellent for breakfast with a little sour cream and a side of breakfast meat. Potatoes are a naturally gluten-free food and they’re filling and satisfying too!
Lunch Ideas for Camping
Camping lunches generally need to be the easiest meal of the day.
You want to be able to pack up lunch and carry it with you on long hikes or other camping explorations. Check out these ideas:
Gluten free sandwich
Sandwiches are the universal camping lunch food.
They’re easy to make ahead and carry with you for a picnic or adventure.
You can make them with a variety of ingredients to suit everyone’s different food preferences.
Use gluten free ciabatta rolls, deli meat, avocado, tomato, and lettuce for a fresh sandwich, and make peanut butter and jelly on gluten free bread for the kids.
Gluten free wrap
If you aren’t a fan of gluten free bread, a gluten free wrap is a great option.
Gluten free wraps taste just like regular wraps! Add a protein like deli meat, fresh vegetables, and hummus.
You can also whip together these 3 ingredient gluten free wraps for a quick meal.
Tuna and gluten free crackers
Tuna and gluten free crackers make a really simple and easy lunch. Make it tuna salad just by adding a little mayo and some relish.
A fresh salad might seem like a weird camping meal, but it can actually be pretty refreshing and easy.
Prep quinoa and take it in a tupperware container, add some of the fresh veggies you prepped for other meals. Open up a can of black beans or chickpeas to make it an even heartier lunch, and add a vinaigrette.
Gluten Free Camping Dinners
When it comes to dinner, you can get creative with a variety of dishes when you’re camping.
There are tons of possible gluten-free camping meal ideas, but here are some of my favorites.
Hot dogs or hamburgers
All you need to make this classic campfire meal is gluten free hot dog or hamburger buns.
These make a good lunch too if it’s a slow day around the campsite! Everyone loves burgers and hot dogs cooked over the fire.
Burritos with rice and beans
Stuff a gluten free wrap with rice and beans and your favorite toppings like salsa and sour cream.
Rice and beans might sound like weird camping food, but if you make the rice ahead of time it’s actually a really handy, delicious, and filling option for camping.
Foil packet meals
Foil packet meals are great options for campfire cooking because they require no cleanup!
For a healthy and filling meal, try making a foil packet meal with a protein like chicken, vegetables, and quinoa or rice.
Or you could make your protein and veggies in the foil packet, and make baked potatoes in foil over the open fire separately.
Grilled veggies and meats on a kabob over the fire are delicious, simple, and totally gluten free.
Ideas for Gluten Free Camping Desserts
Campfire apple crisp foil packs
This is a really easy and delicious campfire dessert recipe that everyone will love! It uses oats for the crisp so it’s gluten free!
Make everyone’s favorite classic campfire dessert with gluten free graham crackers.
Ideas for Camping Snacks
Snacking is an important part of camping life, so make sure to have plenty of gluten free snacks on hand.
Gluten free crackers with hummus
These gluten free crackers will be perfect with homemade or storebought hummus. Buy individual hummus snack packs to make snacking even easier.
Gluten free pretzels with peanut butter
These Gluten free pretzels dipped in peanut butter are delicious! Even better, peanut butter-filled gluten-free pretzels are a perfect camping snack!
Gluten free popcorn with cheese
These fun Jiffy Pop popcorn tins are perfect for the campfire! Add some gluten free cheddar or white cheddar cheese powder to top it off!
Homemade trail mix with gluten free cereals like rice puffs and dried fruit make a great camping snack.
You can also buy individually packaged trail mix snack bags. This makes a good backpacking food!
With these gluten free camping food ideas, you can enjoy a variety of delicious meals while camping without having to worry about gluten.
So get creative and start planning your next camping trip!
Before you go, here are more posts you’ll enjoy:
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