Super Delicious Hobo Eggs Breakfast (A Homely Morning in the Wilderness Camping with Fun)

In this handwritten guide, let’s delve into the world of hobo eggs—a rustic and satisfying breakfast idea that adds a touch of home to your camping experience. It’s a great option having fun with Hobo Eggs Breakfast quick and easy. These Hobo Eggs taste amazing because it is not just the breakfast with classic egg and buttered toast combination … it is more like the flavor and texture of a buttery grilled cheese and fried egg (without the cheese). With only 3 basic ingredients, this recipe just might become one of your favorite breakfasts to serve on your camp menus while outdoor.

What are Hobo Eggs?

Hobo eggs, also known as eggs in a hole or toad in the hole, are a classic camping breakfast that combines the simplicity of eggs with the heartiness of bread. The basic idea involves cooking an egg inside a hole made in a slice of bread, creating a delicious and portable breakfast option. With such an astonish name you might think hobo eggs are some sort of extravagant meal made with a concoction of many ingredients … not so … this kind of breakfast is as simple as it seems. You have to just fry an egg in buttered toast! That’s what makes this great breakfast recipe one of the best easy camping meals you can make in the beautiful morning while camping.

Preparation To Make This Recipe Hobo Eggs

The simplicity of this breakfast is one thing that makes it so great for camping.

There is nothing to chop, peel or clean for this meal. Just gather your ingredients and cooking equipment and you’re ready to begin. The uncomplicated nature of hobo eggs makes them the perfect choice when you are preparing camping meals for two.


Fresh eggs

Slices of your favorite bread

Butter or cooking spray

Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe for Making Hobo Eggs Breakfast

Prepare Your Campfire or Stove: If you’re camping, make sure your campfire or stove is ready for cooking.

Cut a Hole in the Bread: Use a cup or a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread.

Butter or Spray the Pan: Grease your skillet or pan with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Heat the Pan: Place the pan on the campfire or stove and let it heat up.

Place the Bread in the Pan: Put the bread slices in the pan and crack an egg into the hole of each slice.

Season to Taste: Sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs according to your preference.

Cook Until Golden Brown: Allow the bread to toast and the eggs to cook until the yolks reach your desired consistency.

Serve and Enjoy: Carefully lift the hobo eggs from the pan and savor the delicious combination of runny yolk and crispy bread.

What Ingredients Can Be Added?

The beauty of hobo eggs lies in their versatility. Here are some additional ingredients you can add to customize your camping breakfast:

Cheese: Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top for a gooey and savory twist.

Vegetables: Add diced tomatoes, bell peppers, or spinach for a burst of freshness and nutrition.

Bacon or Sausage: For a meaty option, cook some bacon or sausage alongside your hobo eggs.

Herbs: Fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or cilantro can elevate the flavor profile.

Methods of Cooking Hobos for Breakfast

If you’re looking for super easy breakfasts, you can stop searching right now. This simple dish hobo eggs is easy to make and fun to eat.

We cook ours as one of our camp stove recipes in a skillet so you’ll need to set up on a level surface (or the egg will run out of the hole in the bread.)

If you have a campfire going, you can cook this hot breakfast as one of our easy campfire recipes using a pie iron which is a great way to have youngsters make their own breakfast.

How Much Do Hobo Eggs Cost?

Hobo eggs are not just a delicious breakfast option; they are also budget-friendly. The cost depends on the quality of the ingredients you choose. On average, you can expect to spend around $5 to $10 for a simple and satisfying camping breakfast for two.

Where to Find Hobo Eggs?

The beauty of hobo eggs lies in their simplicity and accessibility. You can find the ingredients for this camping breakfast at any local grocery store. All you need are eggs, bread, and any additional toppings you desire.

What To Serve On The Side

Some cultures like serving scrapple on the side, we like bacon or sausage links. If you really want to take this dish to the next level try serving some candied bacon, country ham and hash browns with it too.

Recipes Similar To Egg In A Breakfast

These Camping Breakfast Sandwiches are super simple with a camping hack to make the egg the perfect size and shape to fit on an English muffin. Add some bacon and cheese for a quick and yummy meal. We have tons of camping sandwich ideas you should try.

5 minutes of prep and about 17 minutes of cooking time is all you need to get this Camping Breakfast Skillet recipe on your table!

More Hobo Meals for Camping

Hobo eggs are just the beginning of a world of delicious camping meals. Here are a few more ideas to tantalize your taste buds:

Hobo Casserole

When you are craving good old-fashioned American comfort food, try this giant ground beef patty that is topped with onions, potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, cheese and French fried onions. Bake till brown and bubbly in your camp Dutch oven.

Hobo Foil Packet Meals

Wrap seasoned meat, vegetables, and potatoes in foil and cook them over the campfire for a flavorful and easy dinner.

Campfire Quesadillas

Fill tortillas with cheese, veggies, and your choice of protein, then cook them over the fire for a quick and satisfying meal.

One-Pot Camping Pasta

Cook pasta, sauce, and your favorite ingredients in a single pot for a hearty and fuss-free dinner.

Grilled Campfire Pizza

Make mini pizzas using pre-made dough, sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings, then cook them on a grill or over the fire.

Campfire Tacos

Fill tortillas with seasoned meat, beans, cheese, and veggies for a customizable camping dinner.

Carrying Hobo Eggs While Camping

Preparing hobo eggs while camping is not only easy but also convenient. Here are some tips for carrying the ingredients:

Pre-cut the Bread. Cut the holes in the bread slices and pack them in a sealed container or a ziplock bag to save time and space.

Use a Portable Stove. Invest in a compact and lightweight camping stove for easy cooking.

Pack Ingredients Separately. If space is a concern, pack the eggs, bread, and additional toppings separately in a cooler or insulated bag.


Q1: Can I make hobo eggs without a campfire or stove?

Yes, you can prepare hobo eggs on a portable grill or even a camping toaster. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q2: Are there vegetarian options for hobo eggs?

Absolutely! You can add vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms for a delicious vegetarian twist.

Q3: Can I make hobo eggs with gluten-free bread?

Certainly! Use your favorite gluten-free bread to accommodate dietary preferences.

Q4: How do I know when the hobo eggs are cooked?

The eggs are done when the whites are set, and the yolks reach your preferred level of doneness.

Q5: Can I make hobo eggs with pre-sliced bread?

Certainly! While the classic version involves cutting a hole in the bread, you can use pre-sliced bread and simply crack the egg onto the center.


In the world of camping, where simplicity meets adventure, hobo eggs stand as a testament to the joy of enjoying a homemade breakfast in the great outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a novice explorer, this humble yet delicious meal is sure to become a staple in your camping repertoire. So, the next time you find yourself surrounded by nature, give hobo eggs a try and savor the taste of a home-cooked breakfast amidst the beauty of the wilderness.

Happy camping and bon appétit!

Warm regards,