Tip on How to Make Pancakes Over the Campfire

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Pancakes are easy to make. Imagine starting your day in camp with making pancakes over the campfire. Fun right? Campfires are usually more interesting in the evenings. However, a slight fire in the morning could burn out the wetness of the night, and could also be used to prepare light breakfast.

1. Pancake Mixture Recipe

It’s very easy to make a pancake. Listed below are the required ingredients:

  • half cup of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Sugar
  • other toppings e.g, maple syrup

Its best you take the appropriate measurement of ingredients for making pancakes over the campfire at home, or better still you could use a cup to take a measurement in the camp. Normally you would have to take out residue from the flour by sifting it. But this isn’t necessary. The next step is to add your milk and eggs in another bowl. Mix properly and then add the flour and fold. If you have a large family, you could use a big bowl for the mixture, though getting large bowls to the campsite could be a little tiring. However, if the reverse is the case, make use of a small bowl.

2. PREPARING Pancakes over the Campfire

Making pancakes over the campfire is very easy. All you need is a flat surface and the heat of the fire.

3. Cooking with a Real Fire

Ensure your fire has been burning for a while, and then you can start mixing the pancake ingredients. Make the pancakes over the smoldering or glowing remains of a fire and not directly on the bonfire.

 4. An easier option

Make the pancakes overheated coal as these consume less fuel.


1. The pancake iron

It is best to use a cast iron, flat, round pan when making pancakes over the campfire. Your aluminum non-sticky pans might get ruined in camp but the cast iron flat round pans produce skinny pancakes, thereby making it is simple to serve the pancakes in such flat surfaces.

2. The cast iron griddle

This is a flat plate of metal used for cooking. It has multiple uses. Making your pancakes over the campfire on a griddle makes them appear nice and flat.

3. The Dutch oven Lid

The Dutch oven lid is a portable metal cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. It can be placed before an open fire. The lid can serve as a frying pan when placed in an inverted position.

When making pancakes over the campfire, first of all, ensure the coals are hot, then place the Dutch oven lid in an inverted position, once the lid is hot, pour slight oil on the lid as the oil takes only a little while to get heated. Once the oil is heated, put your beaten mixture of flour, egg, milk, and other ingredients into the hot oil and ensure they don’t get burnt because the fire temperatures might be difficult to control. Secondly, since the lid is a little concave in shape, the pancakes will tend to be thicker in some places. The first set of pancakes don’t usually turn out well, they might turn out to be too thick. The Dutch oven lid is enormous enough to make quite a handful of pancakes at the same time.

Expected Result

Now your pancakes are ready for consumption; you can add any toppings you like or prefer and then settle down to a beautiful meal.

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