French Toast is easy to prepare over the campfire and provides a warm and filling breakfast. Bring along your favorite condiments, like maple syrup or powdered sugar, or serve the toast with freshly picked blackberries.
The key to a non-soggy toast is making sure you use thick-sliced bread and soak it for the right length of time. For fresh bread, soak for just a few seconds on each side. For staler bread, let it soak a little bit longer.
To prevent burnt spots on your French toast, cook it over an even bed of coals, not live fire. Use your favorite cast-iron skillet or pan, and make sure to heat it first.
Easy Campfire French Toast Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch cinnamon nutmeg, cloves, or ginger (optional)
- 1 loaf bread of choice
- butter for the pan
- cast iron skillet
- In a large shallow dish, beat the eggs until uniform. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla, and spices and beat until mixed.
- Heat a cast-iron skillet over an even layer of campfire coals.
- Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture and let it soak for 10 to 30 seconds (depending on how fresh the bread is). Let the excess drip off, then sprinkle with a little extra sugar.
- Melt the butter in the skillet and add the bread. Cook until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.