Campfire Donuts Dutch Oven Camping Recipe

This is one of my easiest Dutch oven camping recipes because it only uses 3 ingredients! This Campfire Donuts Dutch Oven Camping Recipe is ready in minutes and makes a sweet treat for breakfast or dessert.

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How To Make Campfire Donuts

What makes this recipe so easy and fast? They are canned biscuit campfire donuts so you are not making the dough from scratch.

Step 1. Start your campfire. Get out your camping fire starters to get your fire going. You want your fire to burn down to a nice bed of hot coals you can cook over.

Step 2. Prepare the dough. Open your canned biscuit dough and separate the biscuits, laying them out on a cutting surface. Using a sharp knife, cut a round circle from the center of the biscuit and remove the “dough holes” creating a doughnut shape. Set the dough holes aside.

Dutch Oven Donuts by CampingForFoodies features refrigerator biscuits on a paper plate as a knife cuts a round hole in the center to fry donuts in a cast iron Dutch oven over a campfire with text over the image that reads Dutch oven donuts.

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Camp Cooking Tip: If you are making camping meals for two, you can use some of the biscuits to make these donuts and bake the other biscuits according to the package directions … then, top with jam or sausage gravy for breakfast on another day of your trip!

If you decide you actually want to make a simple dough, try these Dutch oven biscuits that are baked until they are flaky and golden brown.

Step 3. Heat the oil. Pour oil into a cast iron Dutch oven and very carefully place it on a grate over the hot coals.

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Camp Cooking Tip: Use a campfire grate for cooking rather than a tripod anytime you are cooking campfire recipes with oil because it is much more stable.

CAUTION: Oil is flammable! Keep the campfire flames low and a fair distance from the oil. Use the heat of coals (not the flames of fire) to cook with oil. You can also make these donuts as camp stove recipes if you are more comfortable cooking over propane.

Step 4. Check the oil temperature. Is it a hot tub or a warm bath? You can tell when the oil is hot enough for frying by placing a small piece of dough into the oil, if it bubbles … just like a hot tub … it is ready.

If the dough just sits in the oil without bubbling … like a warm bath … it is not hot enough so don’t add the donuts because they will just soak up the grease.

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Step 5. Fry the doughnuts. Use long tongs to place dough into hot oil for cooking being careful to avoid splashing the oil on yourself or into the campfire. When the bottom is golden brown, use long tongs to flip the donuts to cook on the other side … this will only take a few minutes per side.

Refrigerator Biscuits Dutch Oven Campfire Donuts by CampingForFoodies features donuts and donut holes frying in a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a grate in a campfire ring, they are golden brown on one side and some are just being flipped to cook the other side with text over the image that reads refrigerator biscuits campfire donuts.

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Step 6. Drain, then sugar the donuts. Remove the donuts from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease. Roll donuts in powdered sugar and shake off excess.

Step 7. Make the doughnut holes. Repeat the same process with the “dough holes” that you set aside earlier.

Step 8. Serve warm. Enjoy these campfire doughnuts while they are still warm with a cup of coffee as one of your fun camping breakfast ideas or as one of our super fast and simple camping dessert recipes.


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Campfire Donuts Dutch Oven Camping Recipe Frying In Oil by CampingForFoodies

Campfire Donuts Dutch Oven Camping Recipe

Kim Hanna
Camping For Foodies Breakfast Camping Recipes: Campfire Donuts Dutch Oven Camping Recipe
4.56 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast Camping Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 789 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz. can refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Start your campfire early enough to cook over hot coals (not flames).
  • Cut a round circle from the center of the biscuit. Remove the “dough holes”.
  • Pour oil into a cast iron Dutch oven, place it carefully on a campfire grate over the hot coals. CAUTION: Oil is flammable! Keep the campfire flames low and a fair distance from the oil.
  • When the oil is up to temperature, fry the doughnuts a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the donuts from the oil and place on paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease.
  • Roll donuts in powdered sugar, shake off excess and serve warm.
  • Repeat the same process with the “dough holes”.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 789kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 4gFat: 64gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 54gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 329mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28g
Cuisine American
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