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Vegetarian Camping Snacks


If your favorite weekend T-shirt says "Vegetarians Have All the Fun", then you'll love these vegetarian camping snacks that are not only meatless (obviously!), but they're perfect for the RVing lifestyle! They can either be made ahead of time at home, or right there at your beautiful campsite. Any or all of these can be whipped up inside your RV's kitchen, at your awesome outdoor camp kitchen (if you're lucky enough to have one), or over some hot campfire coals. Refer to the icons below to see how they're prepared.  Most of these make around 8 servings, but if you're like me and tend to indulge when you find something yummy, you might want to make more! These great camping snacks are sure to become favorites and will land a spot on your list of fun camping recipes. Enjoy!


Baked Cinnamon Apple Circles


Ingredients:


8 apples


4 tsp. ground cinnamon


4 tsp. sugar


Parchment paper


Directions:



  1. Preheat your oven to 200° and spray your cookie sheet with your cooking spray.

  2. Slice and core your apples. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the apples and mix well so they all get coated.

  4. Place the apples in a single layer on 2 cookie sheets, being careful not to let them overlap.

  5. Bake them for about 2 1/2 hours or until they've dried well. Desired tenderness is soft, not hard.

  6. Eat them right away or store them in an airtight container. They'll keep for a few days.


Fried Cinnamon Monkey Bites


Ingredients:


4 very ripe bananas


4 Tbsp. sugar


2 tsp. cinnamon


½ tsp. nutmeg


Cooking spray


Directions:



  1. Slice each banana into uniform-sized rounds.

  2. Heat your coated pan over low-medium heat.

  3. While waiting for it to heat up, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.

  4. Once your pan is ready, place the banana rounds in a single layer in the pan.

  5. Sprinkle generously with some of the cinnamon mixture.

  6. Cook for a few minutes, then flip.

  7. Sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon mixture and cook for a few more minutes.

  8. Now for the fun part—eating them! Serve them with any or all of the following toppings: whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, yogurt, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, drizzled/melted chocolate or caramel, or nuts. The possible toppings are endless!


Baked Zucchini Straws with Aioli Sauce


Ingredients:


4 zucchinis, cut into lengthy strips


3 eggs, lightly beaten


1 C. breadcrumbs


½ C. Parmesan cheese


½ tsp. each of the following spices: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning


½ C. mayo


¼ C. basil


Parchment paper


Cooking spray or olive oil


Directions:



  1. Preheat your oven to 425°.

  2. While waiting for the oven to heat up, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and spices in a bowl.

  3. Dredge the zucchini straws into the lightly beaten egg, then roll them around in the breadcrumb mixture (one at a time).

  4. Space them out on the parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray or brush (very lightly) with olive oil.

  5. Bake them for about 25 minutes, turning halfway through. Desired tenderness is crispy.

  6. While they're baking, combine the mayo and basil to make your aioli sauce. Serve it on the side.


Greek Freezer Pops


Ingredients:


2 C. vanilla Greek yogurt


1 C. berries, such as blueberries or raspberries (frozen ahead of time)


1 C. granola


Muffin tin liners (paper or silicone)


Directions:



  1. Place your muffin tin liners into your muffin pan.

  2. Drop a dollop of yogurt into the bottom of each liner.

  3. Add some blueberries to the yogurt.

  4. Cover the blueberries with more yogurt.

  5. Sprinkle with granola. Press lightly with the back of a spoon.

  6. Place your muffin tin into the freezer for a few hours.

  7. Eat them once they're frozen solid or store in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer for later.


Grown-Up Trail Mix


Ingredients:


½ C. each of the following: chocolate chips, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries/cherries, dried bananas


Coconut flakes (if desired)


1 bag popped popcorn


Directions:


Mix everything together in a large bowl and enjoy!

Forever Young Trail Mix


Ingredients:


½ C. each of the following: Teddy Grahams, chocolate chips, marshmallows, M&Ms, peanuts, pretzel sticks, Goldfish crackers, popcorn


Directions:


Mix everything together in a large bowl and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite vegetarian snack that would be perfect to enjoy while relaxing around a campfire or on a scenic hike in the mountains? Share it with us in the comments and we'll give it a try!


[designer: make four icons for type of cooking: in an RV oven, on an outdoor stovetop (camp kitchen), over a campfire, in RV fridge/freezer; then place all icons that apply by each recipe above; I'll designate above which icon(s) go with which recipes; maybe right align the icons]

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