You won’t miss your favorite bakery when you put these Dutch oven camping recipes on your menu! Feeling for a sweet muffin or a savory slice of bread? These Dutch oven baked goods for camping are wonderful treats for breakfasts, snacks and desserts!
When you want to satisfy your chocolate cravings, you can make one large Dutch oven chocolate cake but I prefer to make small, individual cakes. This simple homemade batter combines eggs, sugar, flour and chocolate chips to make a delicious treat. These little decadent desserts have a gooey “lava” inside. They are so moist you’ll feel like your camp meal was fit for a 5-star restaurant!
This cake is one of our camping dessert recipes our whole family agrees upon, and it is not easy for all of us to agree on anything! LOL You sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Lay slices of pineapples and maraschino cherries in that mixture, then, pour in the batter that starts with a boxed cake mix that is jazzed up with a few simple ingredients.
This from-scratch cake is made easy for baking at the campsite in the great outdoors, no electric kitchen appliances required. You’ll love the cream cheese frosting too! I like using charcoal briquettes so I get the most precise temperature control possible when I bake this cake. I also use a parchment paper liner so I can lift the cake out of the hot oven to cool before frosting it. If you are not familiar with them, I have an entire post with a VIDEO to show you how to use Dutch oven liners, and, make your own for pennies!
These individual cupcakes make cinnamon lovers go crazy! They are from-scratch and almost-gourmet. They’re baked without a muffin pan resulting in a rustic, free-form shape.
This super-simple recipe is a sweet, gooey mess! Using almost no effort at all, you will satisfy your sweet tooth with this “dump and bake” dessert. There is a reason the basic Dutch oven dump cake is one of the most popular cast iron Dutch oven desserts for a large group. This one starts with a yellow cake mix that is combined with apple pie filling, cinnamon, butter and pecans. Turn it into a caramel apple dump cake by drizzling on a little bit of caramel ice cream topping just before serving.
- You can change out the boxed cake mixes and filling ingredients to come up with different sweet treat flavor combinations.
- Use a white cake mix with canned peach pie filling and top with whipped cream for a peaches and cream variety.
- Make a chocolate cherry lava cake by using chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling. This one is one of the most delicious desserts when topped with whipped cream, chocolate ice cream syrup and a couple of bright red cherries.
I made this cobbler as a surprise birthday cake for my dad on a camping trip. He is one of the biggest blueberry freaks I know and he absolutely LOVED this recipe! The combination of fresh blueberries and orange juice will satisfy your taste buds. Next peach season I’m swapping out the fruit so I can make a fresh Dutch oven peach cobbler recipe. That will be my birthday present to myself!
This cobbler was a recipe I threw together using frozen mixed berries I found hiding in the back of a freezer. The end result was this super easy and totally yummy mixed berry cobbler.
Ya know what is better than campfire s’mores? These easy s’mores brownies! You’ve gotta try them on your next camping trip! You start with a brownie mix and top with mini marshmallows that get puffy and golden brown, then, add pieces of broken-up graham crackers. It is one of my favorite sweet treats to enjoy with a glass of milk. A scoop of vanilla ice cream really takes it to the next level.
If you want a twist on the classic camping crowd-pleaser, you can easily get fancy with classic s’mores by adding different candy and cookies to the toasted marshmallow. Check out my 10 Mouth-Watering Smore Variations to try something new or get inspired to create your own unique tastes that kids and adults will love.
When I am in the mood to bake on camping trips, these brownies are always a hit! If you don’t want to make them at the campsite, you can make them at home because they freeze and travel well!
Let a boxed brownie mix do the dry ingredient measuring for you! Add some Snicker candy bar chunks for a really special treat!
Biscuits & Breads
This easy sweet pull apart bread is wonderful for a morning breakfast or evening dessert. Pair it with a cup of hot coffee or cold milk for a real treat.
These simple biscuits are savory with a flaky texture. You can add a bit of jam to make them a sweet snack. Making the biscuit dough is easy because it starts with a biscuit mix so the dry ingredients are already measured for you.
If you want to use these to make a hearty Biscuits And Gravy dish, you’ll be a hero!
This sweet no-knead bread recipe makes a fantastic breakfast served warm with a hot cup of coffee, and it makes a nice dessert too!
If you don’t know all of the simple methods to make your java, here’s how to make coffee when camping whether you want yours strong and black, loaded with cream and sugar or you even want an espresso, latte or cappuccino.
15. Dutch Oven Bread
If you are looking for a savory option, try this recipe that produces a loaf of bread with a biscuit-like texture. It is great for serving with:
- Campfire Roast Beef Dutch Oven Dinner: This one pot meal has a Mexican flavor profile with tender meat and potatoes in a yummy sauce.
- Chicken Piccata Soup: Try this soup if you want something that tastes light and fresh. The combination of chicken, angel hair pasta, lemon juice and capers create a bright flavor profile. This bread works well with any kind of soups, stews and chili meals.
- Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs: Aluminum foil packets are the perfect way to avoid washing lots of dishes while still creating main dishes that produce delicious sauces. This meal uses wine and butter to create an amazing broth. These Cajun Chicken Foil Packets combine chicken and andouille sausage with vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and bell pepper.
This recipe features corn and jalapeño peppers making a sweet bread with a little kick! It goes well with our Campfire White Chili Recipe that has a mild Mexican flair.
Camp Outdoor Cooking Tip: When you are making camping meals for two, use cornbread leftovers as dessert by adding a bit of honey and butter.
This cornbread is easy, quick and delicious with a more traditional flavor profile that uses cornmeal and creamed canned corn
Dutch Baby Recipes
A quick batter and fresh blueberries make an AMAZING Dutch baby that is not too sweet for breakfast!
If you love the idea of Dutch baby recipes but don’t want something sweet … try this savory version for breakfast or a light lunch with a side salad!
Apple recipes make some of the most tasty camping desserts for the fall season. And, yes, we do actually camp on holidays! We make this campfire apple pie and think it’s the perfect dessert to a camping Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings! I call it an “upper crust pie” because there is no crust at the bottom. It is sort of like a cross between a Dutch oven apple cobbler and a pie. But, instead of the typical trail mix type of topping you find on an apple crisp, this pie’s upper crust is made with shortening, sugar and flour, just like a regular pie crust. Instead of rolling out the dough you just sprinkle it over the apple mixture and bake till golden brown.
Rolls & Muffins
Starting with dinner roll frozen dough balls makes these campfire cinnamon rolls easy for campsite baking because there is no yeast and no kneading. Add some cream cheese frosting and you’ll enjoy them for breakfast or dessert!
If you want to try a super-simple recipe with similar flavors, try these totally delicious Campfire Donuts, they require only 3 ingredients.
Baking On A Propane Camp Stove
If you can’t use hot coals or have an open fire because of burn bans, you can still bake your favorite Dutch oven desserts.
A great way to continue with your outdoor cooking plans is to use a propane camp stove, but, when baking you need to get heat over the top of the lid so you need to put a dome over the oven to trap the heat so your baked good actually bake instead of boil. If you’ve never used this equipment you can check out my entire blog post with VIDEO that teaches you how to cook with a Dutch oven dome and heat diffuser plate on a propane stove. You can also learn more about camping without fire during burn restrictions.
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