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4 Easy-Breezy Campfire Recipes You Must Try Next Time You Go Outdoors

by Rose Zellmer

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For those of us who love the outdoors, starting a campfire each time we go camping is a must. Besides bringing people together and helping you stay warm, a campfire is also a perfect opportunity to try some interesting new recipes. After all, there’s nothing quite as savory as a meal cooked over the fire.

The feeling of being able to cook outside the comforts of your kitchen is pretty riveting. It challenges you to innovate your cooking skills, which is pretty essential at some point. However, I believe that not all first-timers can achieve such feats. But don't fret, I am here to guide you. In this article, I am sharing with you 4 simple campfire recipes that you can try on your next camping trip.


1. Grilled Pizza Bread




Yes, you read it right. You can actually make pizza while you are outdoors! Fortunately, the process is pretty non-elaborate and straightforward. Just bring these necessary ingredients and tools, and you can confidently make your very own campfire pizza!


What you’ll need:

  • Large loaf (halved)
  • Pizza sauce (15 ounces)
  • Shredded mozzarella (3 cups)
  • Pepperoni (1/3 cup)
  • Black olives (1/4 cup)
  • Red onion (1/2 cup; cut into thin strips)
  • Green bell pepper (1 piece. chopped)
  • Red pepper flakes (1 pinch)


How to prepare:

1. Have the middles of the bread halves be scooped. After that, spread the pizza sauce on them. Once done, you can already add the pepperoni, red onion, red pepper flakes, mozzarella, and green bell pepper. They are your toppings.

2. Next, use an aluminum foil and wrap the bread there. Make sure that you wrap the bread loosely.

3. Place the aluminum foil on the top of the campfire. Let it be cooked for around 15 minutes, or until such time the crust of the bread is toasted, and cheese has already melted.

4. Let it be cooled for a while. Ideally, you should bring your pizza cutter if you are planning to do this recipe. This way, slicing will be less messy and easy.


2. Stuffed Bananas




Who doesn’t want to eat desserts when camping outdoors? Fortunately, these sweet treats can still be made, as long as you have the ingenuity and determination. Do you want a good campfire dessert? Then I will show you how to make stuffed bananas will Rolos. I am pretty sure that you are going to like this delicacy!


What you’ll need:

  • Bananas (4 pieces; peeled)
  • Chopped Rolos (1 cup)
  • Mini marshmallows (1 cup)
  • Crushed Graham crackers (1/4 cup)
  • Caramel


How to prepare:

1. Slit the bananas in their middle. Next, stuff the marshmallows and Rolos there.

2. After stuffing the sweet additives, have the bananas be wrapped in an aluminum foil. Place them atop the campfire for the cooking process. Do not overcook them, as the bananas might melt completely. Just let the candies and marshmallows melt slightly. Cook for around 7 to 10 minutes. After that, you can already remove the bananas away from the campfire.

3. Cool the dessert before you unwrap the foil. Next, add the crushed crackers before you pour the caramel. Enjoy eating!


3. Campfire Popcorn




I always consider popcorn as easy food. It is very convenient to prepare and consume, and can make any leisure moments more fun and memorable! Well, there is a good news for you. This particular leisure snack is a doable treat on the campfire. Do you want to learn how to do it? Then you should check out the simple tutorial below!


What you’ll need:

  • Popcorn kernels (1/4 cup)
  • Vegetable oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Garlic powder (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Kosher salt


How to prepare:

1. Use a pie tin and toss the vegetable oil and popcorn kernels there. Next, cover the ingredients tightly with an aluminum foil. Make sure that you can make a dome on the top so that the popcorn kernels have a space in where they can pop.

2. Once done with the preparation, you can already put the pan over the campfire. Use a tong or insulating barbecue gloves to shake the pie tin if the kernels start to pop. Just continue shaking until the ruckus inside is over.

3. Remove the pie tin from the fire. Open the container and season the popcorn with salt and garlic powder.


4. Toasted Cinnamon Rolls




Cinnamon rolls are hard to resist. They are among the all-time favorite pastries. There is no denying that the taste that they induce in your mouth is enough for you to melt and shiver. But how about if you are going to make them over a campfire? Would they still satisfy your insatiable appetite? Well, you will never know the answer until you prepare them on your own!


What you’ll need:

  • Cinnamon rolls (1 can; refrigerated)


How to prepare:

1. Use food-safe metal skewers and impale the cinnamon rolls.

2. Once done, toast them over the campfire. Ideally, the flame should be low. You are just going to toast them until their color turns golden. Of course, make sure that the center of the rolls has been thoroughly cooked as well. You can do this by rotating the cinnamon rolls in a slow but consistent pace. Fifteen minutes should be enough to prepare these wonderful treats.

3. It would also be great if you could bring some food icing whenever you are going to prepare this campfire recipe. Sprinkle the icing while the cinnamons are still hot. You will be struck by its luscious and heavenly taste.






Albeit the popular belief, campfire recipes are actually easy and convenient to do. None of these recipes require the presence of bulky cooking wares and an insane amount of ingredients. You don't have to do some asinine tricks just to make them work. Just follow my instructions, and I guarantee that your outdoor trip will be fulfilling for both your mind and tummy!

Of course, I don't recommend packing a lot of things when you are going on outdoor trips. The lighter the stuff you are carrying, the more mobile you are. Just bring the things that you need to survive for the days that you are going to stay outside of your home. 


If you want to join Rose’ cooking adventures, you can visit her blog Gimme Tasty.

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