3 Tasty Campfire Pancake Recipes To Celebrate National Pancake Day

Today is National Pancake Day! Ready to celebrate this delicious holiday in the great outdoors? Here are 3 amazing campfire pancake recipes you need to try today (and everyday, because pancakes never get old).

pancake cooking on campfire

Mason Jar Pancakes

If you’re a pancake purist, these classic pancakes are for you. What makes these great? You prepare the majority of the ingredients at home in mason jars (or other containers with tight-fitting lids) so you can quickly and easily make them at the campsite.

What You Need:
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs separated
2 cups + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
Vegetable oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Maple syrup

You are going to put together 3 mason jars before you leave home

Jar 1:
Flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda.

Jar 2:
Eggs whites

Jar 3:
Eggs yolks & buttermilk (butter will be added here after it’s melted)

Store your jars, grab your cast iron griddle or skillet, and get ready for some pancakes! Click here for complete cooking instructions from Brooke Bass at Chocolate + Marrow.

Campfire Beer Pancakes

If you love beer and pancakes, you won’t want to miss out on this tasty combination. This hearty, filling breakfast not only tastes great, but it gives you a chance to reuse leftovers from the day before.

What You Need:
3 1/2 cups CHOW All-Purpose Baking Mix
2 cups beer (light lager)
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup nuts
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil + more for cooking
Maple syrup & butter

These pancakes can easily be made over a camp stove or the campfire in a cast iron skillet. Ready to give it a try? Get the full recipe by Kate Moss on Chowhound here.

Pancakes With Campfire Grilled Peaches & Pecans

Like your pancakes a little fruity? The peaches and pecans add a little sweetness and crunch to these awesome campfire pancakes.

What You Need:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup powdered milk + 1 cup water or milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons ghee (or butter)
1 egg
2 ripe peaches (pits removed and sliced in half)
1/4 cup chopped pecans

To speed up the cooking process, mix the dry ingredients together in a Ziploc bag before you head out on your camping trip. Bring you cast iron skillet for even cooking and enjoy! Check out the full cooking directions from Fresh Off The Grid here.

Can’t wait to try all three of these scrumptious campfire pancake recipes? Find your next campground on Camp Native and get cooking!

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