Cooking Bread On Campfire


While out camping, you may think that the only form your bread you’ll have for dinner is canned bread. However, this isn’t the case, as you can still enjoy the goodness of freshly baked bread while out in the wilderness.

There are ways to bake fresh bread on a campfire. Here are three different camping bread recipes you can try out.


One of the staple camping bread recipes you can make is damper bread. It’s easy to cook, and you only need a few ingredients for it.

• 3 cups of self-raising flour
• 80g of butter
• 185ml of water
• a pinch of salt

Here are the steps:
• To make damper bread, you first need to combine the flour, butter and salt in a bowl. Then, slowly add the water and mix it until it forms a dough. The thing with damper bread, however, is that you have to avoid working it or kneading it too much. Get your dough, and gently form it into a ball with your hands.
• After this, place your bread dough in your pot with the bottom lightly floured and lined with aluminium foil. Put the lid on and place the pot over the campfire or in the camp oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Finally, serve it with your favourite bread spread.


Originally made by North America’s native tribes, bannock is a type of bread you can enjoy while camping. Its ingredients are few and easy to find, making this camping bread recipe easy to execute.

• 3 cups flour
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tbsp of baking powder
• 1/2 cup of powdered milk
• 1 tbsp of sugar
• 3/4 cup of shortening
• 2 cups of water

• Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl. Then, add your shortening, and work it into your dry ingredients to achieve a meal-like consistency.
• Add half a cup of water and mix it with a fork.
Slowly, add more water into your mixture until you get a doughy consistency.
• Then, on a flat, floured surface, knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
Shape the dough into 3/4-inch thick pieces, and you’re now ready to cook it. You can also form it into loaves if you want to bake it.
• Place it in an iron skillet, and fry your dough over the campfire heat until it’s golden brown. This bread is best served with game meats and other camp-related food.


One of the most simple camping bread recipes you can follow is how to make flatbread. It’s a recipe that you can quickly do after a long day of outdoor activities.

• 300g of white flour
• 1 tbsp of baking powder
• Salt
• Dry herbs
• 3 tbsp of olive oil
• 75ml of water

• Mix 300g of white flour with a tablespoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt and some dry herbs.
• Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, and pour in three tablespoons of olive oil and about 75ml of water. Mix well until you form a dough.
• On a clean, flour-dusted surface, knead your dough for about 5-7 minutes. Then, form your dough, and set it aside to rest.
• After this, divide your dough into small pieces and then flatten each ball with your hands until it’s around a centimetre thick.
• Place your flat dough in a skillet over the campfire, and let your bread cook for a couple of minutes.

Many consider bread as a staple. It fills you up, and it’s very comforting to eat. You can have bread anywhere, even during outdoor trips. Try out these three delicious camping bread recipes and see for yourself.



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Kimberly Powell

Kimberly loves camping, cooking, travelling and animals. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.