5 Breakfast Casseroles for Campers

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How can you create a breakfast casserole that doesn't require long baking times and tedious browning, chopping and mixing? The answer depends on how long you're willing to wait for the breakfast bell to ring.

From a 15-minute breakfast Brie to overnight oats, if you're an early riser who enjoys making a brawny breakfast while the sleepyheads shrug out of their sleeping bags, these recipes are perfect for you.

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Breakfast Baked Brie

4 small Brie cheeses (3 to 4 ounces each), chilled
1 tube medium-size biscuits (8 biscuits total)
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 tablespoons brown sugar

Serves 4
Set the oven in your RV to 425 degrees or start a fire and get it hot. Press two biscuits together and use your hands or a rolling pin to form one large circle from two biscuits on a floured paper towel.

Repeat to make 4 dough circles total. Place a tablespoon of brown sugar in the center of each one, top it with 1/4 cup chopped nuts and press the Brie into the nuts. Bring up the edges of the dough, sticking them together as they meet in the middle, to wrap the bundle tightly. Place these seam side down on a greased baking sheet or pan.

Bake in your oven or over the fire for 12 to 15 minutes, until the dough is puffed and golden. If cooking over a fire, cover the pan with a tinfoil dome to mock convection-style cooking. Serve right away, but eat with care because the gooey Brie filling will be hot.

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Overnight Oatmeal Casserole

15-ounce can of pie-sliced apples (not apple pie filling)
20-ounce can of chopped pineapple with juice
1 cup uncooked oatmeal (not instant or steel cut)
2 cups water or nonfat milk
1 teaspoon each cinnamon, baking powder
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup broken nuts (optional)
Pinch of salt

Serves 4 to 5
Spray or grease a slow cooker insert or Dutch oven. Put everything inside and stir well. Cover and cook on low, or in medium to hot coals, for 8 hours. Serve as is, or with sugar and Greek yogurt or cream.

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