Making Pancakes Over the Campfire

Is anyone going camping over Spring Break?

We (kind of) are.  We’ll be at the lake, but with all the modern conveniences.

I’ll be honest.  I wasn’t going to worry about writing a post today since I’m determined to get my taxes done this week.  (Yikes!)

But then I saw this coupon for Bisquik and it reminded me of the BEST pancakes I’ve ever eaten.

$0.50 off ONE Bisquick Baking Mix

We camped (like, in a tent and everything) over Thanksgiving break in 2011. My leaky air mattress and a rainy night made it a less-than-exciting sleeping experience, but the breakfast Hubby cooked over the campfire the next morning made up for my misery.

The keys to a successful breakfast while camping is to keep it simple.  Bisquick’s shake and pour pancake batter was perfect because you simply add water and pour it straight from the container.  We also had deli ham as our meat because it was quicker and easier to work with than bacon or sausage.

And the coffee.  Oh my word, the coffee.  I have no idea what makes it so fabulous when done over a campfire, but we still talk about how awesome that coffee was.

Just bring SEVERAL thick hot pads.  Cast iron pots and campfire coffee pots get HOT over a campfire.  Duh, I know.

Now I’m thinking we’ll have to come with a way to cook breakfast over a campfire over spring break.

What are your plans?

$0.50 off ONE Bisquick Baking Mix

Oh.  The coupon links and the Amazon link?  Those are my affiliate links, of course!



  1. 1

    Scones! (Biscuit in the USA I believe).

    I brought a packet that only needed water added. Knead lightly on top of a sheet of baking paper. Cut into squares with a knife, lift the entire sheet of baking paper into a hot camp oven, let it cook, drizzle some golden syrup or honey over the top. YUM and you don’t need anything that requires cooling. (Extra yum with a big dollop of butter or cream if you are taking an ice box).

  2. 2

    Don’t rule out the bacon! Make the bacon first, then fry eggs and pancakes in the bacon drippings. The pancakes come out like funnel cakes! We camp most weekends during the summer and this or sausage gravy and biscuits are our standard breakfasts.

    • 3

      Yes, I agree – bacon is ALWAYS worth it! 😀 And, it doesn’t take very long over a campfire. Scrambled eggs would also be easy. Mm – now I want campfire food! I may need to get a fire pit, just to cook breakfast over! 😉

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    Fantastic! We camped this weekend and brough a large cast iron griddle and cast iron pan. We did bacon on the griddle, then potatoes in the cast iron pan. We did eggs on a small burner butane campstove and wrapped it all up in a tortilla for breakfast burritos 🙂 Yum!!

  4. 5

    If you liked the campfire coffee so much you should try a french press coffee maker thingy. I am not a coffee drinker (ever!) but my husband is and he loves his french press. He has a complicated sounding explanation about water and oil, and over or under-extracting the grounds but basically there’s literally more and better flavor in coffee brewed in a french press (he says).

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