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Sunshine Eggs Camping Breakfast, image shows eggs being poured into a cast iron pan with bacon and bread cubes.

Sunshine Eggs - Best Camping Breakfast

World's best camping breakfast! Hands down our favorite go-to meal when "in the bush". Crispy bacon, toasted bread cubes and butter eggs all cooked up in a cast iron pan over an open flame.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 44 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 44 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: "Uncle Tim"


  • 6-12 slices uncured bacon (nitrate/nitrite free)
  • 4-6 thick slices sourdough bread
  • 1 dozen farm-fresh eggs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Green onion to garnish


  •  Slice and cube sourdough bread and leave out for a day or so to become stale. You don’t want your bread as tough as a crouton, but hard on all edges is ideal. Once stale, store in a NON airtight bag until ready to cook (sealing them in an airtight bag will soften up the stale bread).
  • Dice bacon into small pieces and store in a ziptop bag in the cooler until ready to cook.
  • Crack eggs and whisk well, then store in a glass jar in cooler until ready to cook.
  • When you’re ready to cook, heat a cast iron pan or skillet over the fire until hot. Add bacon and cook through. Remove bacon and set aside, keep bacon grease in the pan for step 5.
  • Add stale bread cubes to pan and toast in the bacon grease. Be sure to stir to cook cubes on all sides.
  • Once bread is toasted on all sides, add bacon back to the pan and pour over your whisked eggs.
  • Stir continually until eggs are cooked through, season with salt and pepper and garnish with green onion.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • The beauty of this camping meal is that much of the work can be done ahead of time! Steps 1-3 can all be done beforehand, making cooking while in the bush much quicker and easier.


Serving: 1/6th recipe | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 761mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g