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Easy Dutch Oven Biscuits For Your Camping Meals!

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 spoonful of sweet jam if you want to turn them into a sweet campsite treat.

Dutch Oven Campfire Biscuits by CampingForFoodies

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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 scratch 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 for really easy clean up.

If you want to make these homemade biscuits as one of our campfire recipes you’ll be using about 25 campfire coals or charcoal briquettes.

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.

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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, instead of all-purpose flour 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.

If you’d rather not deal with this step, try making our Dutch Oven Campfire Bread No Yeast. It has the taste and texture of biscuits but it’s just one big loaf!

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
brown color.

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 warm.

Pairings & Leftovers

These camping biscuits are yummy as a compliment to Campfire Dutch Oven Chili as well as Campfire Stew.

Want vegetarian camping recipes like soups and salads that pair with these campfire biscuits? We’ve got them!

They are also delicious camping snacks with a bit of jam or a really simple fresh fruit recipe, like our Strawberry Banana Compote.

They are also great served as traditional camping breakfast ideas of hearty comfort food like biscuits and sausage gravy (we use the spicy pepper sausage to add a little kick.)

If you have leftovers, split them in half and use them instead of sandwich bread to make a toasted sammy. Add a slice of cheese and deli meat then wrap in foil or place in a pie iron to heat the sandwich over campfire coals or a hot grill.

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Dutch Oven Campfire Biscuits by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron campfire Dutch oven filled with 9 freshly baked golden brown homemade biscuits.

Dutch Oven Biscuits Camping Recipe

Kim Hanna

Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping: These Dutch Oven Biscuits are easy and quick because they start with a mix.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Course Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

Cuisine American

Servings 9 Servings

Calories 221 kcal

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 tablespoons sugar (see * Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (see * Note)
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick Biscuit Mix (see * Note)
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 6 tablespoons club soda
  • Cooking spray or Dutch oven parchment paper liner

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  • 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. (see ** Note)

  • 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.

  • In a large bowl, mix 4 tablespoons butter, sugar, salt, Bisquick, egg and club soda in a bowl until combined, kneading it with your hands until it is smooth.

  • Place the biscuit dough on a sheet of wax paper or cutting board and set it on a flat surface. Using your hands, flatten the dough until it is approximately 3/4 inch thick.

  • Cut biscuits with 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.

  • Drop biscuits in a single layer into the bottom of the hot Dutch oven. Bake until they are golden brown (about 12-15 minutes). (see *** Note) 

  • 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!

Serving: 1gCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 610mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g

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