There are some Dutch oven camping recipes that are perfect for breakfasts, dinners, snacks and desserts … this is one of them!
These easy Dutch oven biscuits are flaky, savory and delicious.
Add a spoon of sweet jam if you want to turn them into a sweet campsite treat.
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- 1 How To Make Biscuits While Camping
- 2 Step 1. Pre-measure and mix dry ingredients at home (optional)
- 3 Step 2. Prepare your Dutch oven for baking
- 4 Step 3. Mix and knead the dough
- 5 Step 4. Make the biscuits
- 6 Step 5. Bake the dough
- 7 Step 6. Top and serve
- 8 Print This Dutch Oven Biscuits Camping Recipe
- 9 Ingredients
- 10 Instructions
- 11 Recommended Products
How To Make Biscuits While Camping
You can use canned refrigerated biscuits and bake them or fry them like we did with our campfire Dutch oven donuts.
Alternatively, you can make this Dutch oven biscuit recipe that requires only 6 simple ingredients.
Step 1. Pre-measure and mix dry ingredients at home (optional)
One way I make Dutch oven baked goods at the campsite easily is by carrying only the ingredients I need … I pre-measure and mix my dry ingredients at home.
If you want to do this, you will be measuring the sugar, salt and Bisquick mix and transporting the mixture in a food storage container.
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Step 2. Prepare your Dutch oven for baking
These camping biscuits are baked in a standard depth 12-inch
cast iron Dutch oven.
You can spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray or use a parchment paper liner.
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If you want to make these biscuits as one of our campfire recipes you’ll be using about 25 campfire coals or charcoal briquettes.
Alternatively, making them as one of our camp stove recipes will require you to use a Dutch oven dome and your propane stove.
Camp Chef Dutch Oven Dome
Whichever cooking method you choose, you’ll need to pre-heat
the oven to 350 degrees.
If you are making a bigger batch and using a larger Dutch oven, check out our Dutch oven temperature chart to determine the number of coals you will need.
Step 3. Mix and knead the dough
It is time to combine the dough butter, sugar, egg, club soda, salt and Bisquick in a bowl and
then knead it with your hands until it is a smooth texture.
Using a baking mix, like Bisquick, eliminates the need to add baking powder and soda to your easy camping meals.
Step 4. Make the biscuits
You will be flattening the dough on wax paper and then
cutting out about 9 biscuits in a round shape.
No fancy equipment is required, you can use a biscuit cutter if you want but a drinking glass or just a knife will also do the trick.
Step 5. Bake the dough
The oven is already pre-heated so be careful as you place
the biscuits on the bottom of the hot Dutch oven.
They only take about 12-15 minutes to reach a nice golden
Camp Cooking Tip: Turn the lid and oven about 1/4 turn in opposite directions every few minutes
to achieve evenly baked biscuits.
If you want to prepare this as one of our make ahead camping meals, you can enjoy a biscuit while hiking on a trail or as road trip food ideas while traveling in your vehicle.
Step 6. Top and serve
Trickle melted butter over the top of the biscuits and serve
These camping biscuits are yummy as a compliment to campfire Dutch oven chili as well as campfire stew.
They are also delicious camping snacks with a bit of jam or served as traditional camping breakfast ideas of hearty comfort food like biscuits and gravy.
Print This Dutch Oven Biscuits Camping Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoons sugar*
- 1/2 beaten egg
- 6 tablespoons club soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt*
- 2 1/2 cups Bisquick mix*
- Cooking spray or Dutch oven parchment paper liner
- NOTE: Ingredients marked with * can be pre-measured and mixed at home.
- Using a standard depth 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven, coat the bottom and sides with cooking spray or line with a Dutch oven parchment paper liner.
- Pre-heat it to 350 degrees. If you are using campfire coals or charcoal briquettes you will need about 25 coals total = 17 top / 8 bottom. Alternatively, you can use your Dutch oven on a propane camp stove with a Dutch oven dome or in an RV oven if it is large enough.
- Mix 4 tablespoons butter, sugar, egg, club soda, salt and Bisquick in a bowl until combined … kneading it with your hands until it is smooth.
- Place the dough on a sheet of wax paper and set it on a flat surface. Using your hands, flatten the dough until it is approximately 3/4 inch thick.
- Now it is time to cut out the biscuits … you can use a biscuit cutter, drinking glass or just a knife to create a round biscuit shape. Depending on the size, you will be making about 9 biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on the bottom of the hot Dutch oven and bake until they are golden brown (about 12-15 minutes). Camp Cooking Tip: Turn the lid and oven about 1/4 turn in opposite directions every few minutes to ensure the biscuits are evenly baked.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, remove the Dutch oven from the heat and drizzle the melted butter over the top of the biscuits.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 610mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
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