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Craving Doughnuts at Camp? Make Them over the Fire

Just give in to your doughnut craving, even when at camp. 

Sometimes you just have to have a doughnut but you are in the middle of nowhere. Don’t despair, just make them at camp and satisfy that sweet tooth.

All you need is:

  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits, refrigerated
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

To make a glaze you need:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Separate the biscuits and cut out holes using the cap on the oil to make doughnuts. No one will know your doughnuts are actually biscuits…

Heat some oil in a cast iron pan and add a few biscuits. Fry the biscuits and flip them over when they turn golden-brown. Remove to a paper towel or plate.

Put the sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag and add the doughnuts. Shake well.

If you want glazed doughnuts, combine the powdered sugar and salt. Melt the butter and add the milk and vanilla to the sugar mixture. Whisk until smooth and then glaze over the doughnuts or dip.

Simple as that! Because everything you do in your campsite should be simple.

You’ll never go to Dunkin’ Donuts again and opt to go camping instead!

Recipe adapted from 50 Campfires

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Craving Doughnuts at Camp? Make Them over the Fire