The pancakes you cook over your camp stove, grill, or campfire will be just as good as the pancakes you make at home and everyone will love them! These 25 camping pancake recipe ideas are so easy to prepare at a campground.
Picture the setting: You are sitting at a campground overlooking a beautiful little lake as birds and other wildlife awaken from their slumber. Nearby, the campfire is crackling. In your hands, you hold a steaming cup of hot coffee, and in your lap is a plate with delicately cooked pancakes, dripping in syrup. All the elements are there for a splendid camping breakfast experience.
Camping Cooking Tips
Making good pancakes in camp, is much like making them at home, though cooking over a camp stove or campfire can be a challenge if you aren’t used to cooking over flames. The pancakes are mixed in the same way, either from scratch or by using pancake mix. You can even make your own pancake mix before leaving home, by combining the dry ingredients and putting these in a container that can be sealed.
Don’t Over Mix The Pancake Batter
The first tip is to not over mix the pancake batter once the ingredients are combined. This is true at home as well as in camp. Over mixing can cause the pancakes to be rubbery once they are cooked. This mistake is commonly made. Also, opt for slightly thicker batter rather than thin batter. Thin batter cooks to fast.
Another commonly made mistake is cooking the pancake in a pan or griddle that is too hot, or conversely, too cold. Again, this is true at home and in camp, but many people find it a little more difficult in camp because the campfire and camp stove tend to heat things so quickly. It takes some practice to learn to make sure the cooking surface isn’t too hot or cold. Oil or grease should not be so hot that they smoke, however. It does take a bit more time to cook the pancake in a cooler pan, but it is worth it.
How To Make Good Pancakes For Camping
When you are camping, don’t overcook the pancakes. If you do, they will be more suited for playing Frisbee than for eating.
When you ladle the batter into the pan or griddle, you should see small bubbles forming as the pancake begins to cook. When the bubbles have popped to about 1/2 inch from the edge, turn the pancake with a spatula and cook the other side slightly less time. This should give you pancakes that are light golden brown.
Use only enough oil, butter, or grease to lubricate the pan or skillet. Remember that you aren’t trying to deep fat fry the pancakes, you just want to prevent them from sticking.
Adding Wild Berries
The part that makes pancakes while camping superior to those made at home is that you can add wild berries you might find while camping, to the pancake batter, prior to cooking. Wild blueberries, huckleberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and thimbleberries are all appropriate, and they all give extra flavour to the pancakes. They can also be mixed together.
Another great touch is to substitute an equal amount of beer for half the water in the batter. It makes no difference if the beer is flat. This will give the pancakes a yeasty flavour not unlike sourdough pancakes. Take care, however, because the yeast in the beer will also cause the pancakes to rise. It’s best is you use a light lager.
Don’t for forget to bring a bottle of maple syrup to pour over the delicious camping pancakes. For a special treat, make your own maple syrup. It isn’t hard to do, and it enhances the flavour while naturally going with the setting of camp.
A little practice is usually necessary for camping recipes; however it isn’t tremendously difficult to make good pancakes for your family while at camp. Give it a try, and you may find that you will find yourself plugged in to the opening scene.
25 Best Pancake Recipes For Camping
You may want to make extra pancakes when you are camping. They are great for snacks later on, for instance spread with peanut butter or jam.
- Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Berry Sauce
- Campfire Beer Pancakes
- The Best Make Ahead Pancake Recipe for Camping
- Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes
- Vegan Camping Pancake Mix
- Easy Banana Pancakes Recipe Without Sugar
- Hearty Camping Pancake Recipe
- Campfire Pancakes with Peanut Maple Syrup
- Gluten-Free S’mores Pancakes
- Almond Milk Pancakes
- Eggless Pancakes For Two
- Easy Campfire Pancakes
- Carrot Cake Keto Pancakes
- American Pancakes
- Family-Friendly Blueberry Banana Pancakes
- Classic Buttermilk Pancakes
- Camping Pancakes
- DIY Pancake Mix Recipe for Camping
- Shake and Wake Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Pancakes for Camping
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Camping Pancakes
- Camping Pancake Mix (just add water)
- Trail Mix Pancakes
- Paleo Pancakes for Camping
- Make Ahead Keto Pancake Mix (Just Add Eggs and Butter)
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