Easy Campfire Recipes For Morning, Noon, & Dessert Time

Don’t limit your campfire meals to the usual hotdogs and burgers. Spice up outdoor cooking in a cinch with these super delicious and doubly easy campfire recipes on your next summer camping trip. Your kiddos and tummies will thank you for it.

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Delicious & Easy Campfire Recipes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Transform that bland breakfast oatmeal.

You’ll need: 

  • 1-3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup dry oats
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt

To make: 

  1. Bring water and a sprinkle of salt to a boil
  2. Add oats and cook for 5 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and honey

Dutch Oven Quesadillas

Dutch ovens are a fun way to prepare campfire meals.

You’ll need: 

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Pepper jack cheese or your choice of cheese
  • Black or pinto beans
  • Ground beef or shredded chicken
  • Additional fillers/spices: chopped onions, peppers, tomatoes, corn, cilantro, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes
  • Salsa and sour cream to dip

To prepare the Dutch oven: 

  1. Place an empty Dutch oven over hot coals in your campfire
  2. Place a few coals on the lid and let heat up for 10 to 15 minutes

To make the quesadillas: 

  1. Spray a long piece of foil with cooking spray and lay a tortilla in the center
  2. Top with ingredients
  3. Place a second tortilla over those toppings, creating your first quesadilla
  4. Spray the new top tortilla lightly with cooking spray, add another tortilla, and repeat the process
  5. Make a stack of 3-4 quesadillas before wrapping them tightly in foil

To cook:

  1. Use safety measures when removing the lid of the Dutch oven, and insert one or two foil packets of quesadillas inside before replacing the top
  2. Heat 5-10 minutes or long enough to melt the cheese. Flip the packets for even heating.
  3. Once ready, carefully remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce

Campfire Donuts

Save the sweetest of the easy campfire recipes for last

You’ll need: 

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Can of refrigerated biscuit dough
  • Melted butter

To make: 

  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside for later use
  2. Cut each biscuit into thirds, and roll into balls
  3. Skewer on a roasting fork, and cook over hot coals, turning constantly
  4. Once golden brown, remove from heat, dip into melted butter, and then roll in cinnamon sugar
Let Us Take Care of Some Meals

While cooking easy campfire recipes at your campsite or cabin is one of the best parts of camping, you may not feel up to it for every meal. In that case, let Jellystone Park™ at North Port Huron and the Cartoon Café take care of mealtime on your off time! Swing by for a delicious meal the whole family will sink their teeth into.

Gather Around The Campfire With Good Food and Great Company!

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Carsonville, MI 48419