7 Camp Recipes 4 Your Next Adventure!
Sure, cooking while camping can be easy but creating a delicious, home cooked meal? Now that’s a skill! Here are 7 recipes essential to your next camping experience!
1. Denali Pancakes!
*Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix (I choose Bob’s because I love it and it’s typically made with all natural ingredients)
1 tbsp butter
hot cocoa powder – packet
Add ons: blueberries – if you have them or fresh ones if you’re in the Denali backcountry! Peanut butter m&ms are always great too!
Follow directions for mixing batter per package on Bob’s Red Mill bag (I usually just use a cup and spoon to mix ingredients as I don’t like to carry a lot of utensils/dish ware with me while camping. You can also make the mix ahead of time if you are backpacking and don’t want to carry eggs with you. Put in plastic drink container and pack away!). Heat up stove/non-stick pan, place a sliver of butter on the pan and let melt. Pour pancake mix onto pan, in whatever sizes and shapes you want! Drizzle honey and other add ons onto pancakes as they cook. Once bubbling, flip over and cook until brown (about 1 minute). Place pancakes on plate and top with a sprinkle of hot cocoa powder. Then eat & enjoy!
2. Potato Scrambler!
2 small potatoes, diced
1 large onion, finely sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
Heat up stove/pan and melt butter, moving it around to spread evenly. Add the potatoes and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes then add bell peppers and onion to pan, fry until they are almost done. In a bowl, whip the eggs. Add this to the pan and cover for a couple of minutes until the eggs have started to set. Add grated cheese and cover until cheese is melted. **This dish can be eaten alone or can be used as a breakfast burrito recipe – just heat up some tortillas and add a little hot sauce!
3. Turkey Burgers
1 package ground turkey – lean
1/2 cup of goat cheese
10-15 cherry tomatoes – sliced (sunbursts are my favorite!)
1/2 cup red onion – diced
1 cup of spinach – chopped
Tbsp of basil – dried
Tbsp garlic – finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 package thin buns – I prefer gluten free
In a bowl, mix up turkey burger, red onion, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Sprinkle in basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Create four burger patties from the mix. Take one patty at a time, hold in hand and use your thumb to create a hole in the center. Place 1 tbsp of goat cheese in the middle and cover up. Place patties on heated skillet and cook until done. Cover pan and add a spritz of water to create juicier burgers. Place patty on bun and dig in!
4. Beer Can Rice w/Chicken
12 oz Coors light – 1 for each person (You can use another beer too…lighter the better)
Rice – I prefer basmati
“Soy Sauce” – I use Braggs Liquid Aminos – my healthier alternative.
Fresh Veg – your choice! I choose broccoli because it’s easy!
Lemon juice & Salt and Pepper
*Don’t forget aluminum foil & a Leatherman
Get a good fire going at your campsite & start drinking!! Once you’ve finished your Coors, fill can with 1/4 a cup of rice and 1/2 a cup of water (feel free to experiment with whatever mixture works best for you). Put the cans in a spot that will get the most heat possible but a spot that will keep ashes out of the can while cooking. Creating a good bed of coals towards the middle of the fire will do the trick! After you see the water boiling, move the can away from the center to a spot where it will stay hot enough and allow to simmer. 20 minutes of simmering seemed to work best for us! While the rice is simmering, cook your chicken. To prepare, poke small holes in the chicken with a knife and drizzle Braggs over chicken. Allow the Braggs to seep into chicken and then place on a grate over hot coals from the fire (we use a grate however you can cook the chicken whichever way you prefer…perhaps you brought a 2-burner with you!) Place broccoli in foil, squirt with lemon juice and wrap up in a packet, then place on hot coals. Once chicken is cooked, take it off the fire and cut into bite size pieces. Remove broccoli as well and set aside. Your rice should be done by now too so grab those cans and your Leatherman. Cut off the top of the can and dump your rice onto your plate. Top with broccoli and chicken, a few squirts of Braggs and sprinkle some lemon, salt and pepper. Eat, enjoy and drink another Coors!
5. Croissant Sausage (fun for kids too!)
Croissant rolls – dough in package
Pre-cooked sausage – I prefer chicken sausage but you choose whatever you want!
Any condiments such as ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.
Unroll croissant dough from package. Roll one sausage into each section of dough. Place on skewer and hold over fire, rotating to ensure each side is thoroughly cooked. Take off skewer, top with condiments or leave plain and chow down!!
6. Orange Cake!
Cake mix – whatever you’d like to choose
Make a batch of the cake mix at home and put in ziplock bag, mixed and ready to go. Once at your campsite, make your fire, core out your oranges (and eat them!!), fill with cake mix half way, and top with the cap of the orange. Wrap oranges in tin foil and place on coals for about 25 minutes. The cake will be moist with a slight orange flavor and will wow those with you! It’s a real fun treat! 🙂
7. “Banana Splits!”
Take your banana (still in peel), slice the long way and place in foil. Top with peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, honey, etc then wrap in foil and place in fire until slightly roasted. Take out and enjoy a delicious homemade banana split!