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4 Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes Using 1 Mix

I recently found a recipe for a biscuit dough that has turned out to be quite diverse and easy to use while camping. So far I have found 4 recipes in which to use it. These are fun recipes that the kids will love being involved in.
4 recipes for family camping from 1 mix.


Why I love these recipes:
  • The dough doesn’t stick. I found this to be true in each of the recipes including making pigs in a blanket and pancakes. It’s nice not having to use cook spray or extra flour.
  • Fun for the kids. My son loved mixing the dough in the bag and rolling out the dough. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the mixing process in case the bag opens.

Busy hands = less getting into trouble.


  • Less messy than mixing in a bowl.
  • Less equipment needed and everything is premeasured.
Cons:
  • I don’t like bringing eggs camping. On the other hand, it was great not having to use non-stick cooking spray.
  • Getting pancake batter out of a bag can be messy.
  • Waste from throwing the plastic bags away. I just need to take the time to wash them out for reuse.
Biscuit Mix Recipe
Adapted from Cooking on a Stick
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup nonfat dry milk
2 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup shortening

Directions: Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined. Add shortening to flour mixture and work with your hands, two knives or pastry cutter until the shortening is the size of small peas and evenly distributed through flour.

Pigs in a Blanket
Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix
½ cup water
Hot dogs
Condiments - ketchup, mustard, relish

At home: Place biscuit mix in a gallon Ziploc bag.

At the campsite: Pour water into bag with biscuit mix and work with hands until fully incorporated. Roast hot dogs over fire. Pull a handful of dough out of the bag and roll it out into a long rope. Wrap around hot dog and cook over fire until nicely browned. Top with desired toppings and devour!

Chicken Pot Pie
Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix
½ cup water
1 cup cooked and diced chicken (you can always cook the chicken at the campsite)
2 cups diced mixed vegetables: carrots, celery, green beans, etc.
1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
1 chicken bouillon cube

At home: Cook chicken, dice and store in Ziploc bag or bowl with a lid. Dice vegetables and store in gallon bag or bowl with a lid.

At the campsite: Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in preheated Dutch oven. Sautee veggies until soft, stirring occasionally. While veggies are cooking, add water to bag of biscuit mix and work with hands until fully incorporated. Add chicken, water and bouillon cube to Dutch oven and simmer until cube is dissolved. Pull out handful of biscuit dough and shape into balls. Flatten slightly and lay gently over chicken and veggies. Cover with lid and bake until biscuits are fully cooked. This took about 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Pancakes
Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix
1 egg
1 ½ cups water
Syrup or other desired toppings

At home: Place biscuit mix in a gallon Ziploc bag.

At the campsite: Add egg and water to biscuit mix bag and work with hands until fully incorporated. Pour about 1/3 cup of mix onto a preheated skillet. Flip when bubbles start to form on top of the pancakes.

Blueberry Cobbler
Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix
½ cup water
6 cups of blueberries
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
juice and zest from 1 lemon
2 Tbsp sugar
1tsp cinnamon

At Home: Measure biscuit mix, sugar and cinnamon and blueberries/lemon juice & zest/sugar/flour into separate gallon Ziploc bags. So, one bag for the biscuit mix, one for the sugar and cinnamon and one for the blueberry mixture.  

At the campsite: Start coals and heat dutch oven, lid too. Dump blueberry mixture into dutch oven and simmer until biscuit dough is ready. Pour water into biscuit mix bag and work with hands until fully incorporated. Pull out handfuls, roll into a ball, slightly flatten and gently place on top of the blueberry mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar over the biscuits. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
 
BONUS: Write the ingredients that need to be added to the biscuit mix on the bag with a permanent marker. Saves having to keep track of a recipe.

What are your families favorite camping recipes? Please include links if you have them.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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