Remember when your grandmother made Bisquick biscuits? The smell of Bisquick biscuits coming from the kitchen on a Saturday morning while you are sitting at a sunny kitchen table slathering the biscuits with butter and drinking hot cocoa is a pleasant memory.
Now you can make these biscuits even when you are camping. The “real” Bisquick mix is a pre-mixed baking mix that first came out in 1931 and was manufactured and sold under General Mills’ Betty Crocker brand. Bisquick consists of flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder. This mix quickly became to “to-to” backing mix for home cooking, and it is perfect for camping.
Are there some good Bisquick recipes for camping?
Bisquick is perfect for making campfire drop biscuits, pancakes, campfire cobbler, cheesy stick biscuits, 5-layer Dutch oven country breakfast, strawberry shortcake, chicken and dumplings, and loaded breakfast biscuits. Use your Dutch over to perfect your Bisquick campfire baking, use the mix in recipes you cook on a grill over the campfire, or use a cast iron pie iron. Make Bisquick biscuits over a campfire, and you will have the most amazing biscuits to eat with soups, split for sandwiches, or fill with butter and honey. Try experimenting with recipes using Bisquick. You will be amazed at what you can make.
You may not be technically baking biscuits while camping; there are plenty of ways to use Bisquick in recipes that are perfect for camping meals. Pack dry Bisquick mix in your camping supplies before you leave on your camping trips. Make sure you also take a mixing bowl, spoons, a cast-iron skillet or a Dutch Oven, and a way to whittle sticks. All you need to do is mix 3 cups of Bisquick with about 1 cup of water or milk in the mixing bowl, make a stiff dough, and you are ready to use Bisquick in many recipes.
Bisquick Campfire Recipes
Take along Bisquick mix. It’s quick, and simple to use and you have everything you need to make awesome recipes in one box of mix. Much easier than packing every ingredient you need.
Bisquick Campfire Drop Biscuits
There are only two ingredients needed for these drop biscuits. If you have a box of Bisquick mix in your camping supplies, you are ready to create Bisquick Campfire Drop Biscuits.
Use a Dutch oven, pie iron, or on the grill over a campfire. These biscuits are fluffy and yummy.
It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. Serves 8.
3 cups Bisquick biscuit mix
1 cups whole milk
Mix the biscuit mix with the milk in a mixing bowl.
Knead the dough in the bowl just a bit.
Drop each biscuit into place on a well-greased tin foil pie plate.
(If you are making biscuits ahead of time and waiting until later to cook them, cover them with plastic wrap and place the whole pie plate in a plastic gallon bag, seal, and place in your cooler.)
To cook in a Dutch Oven
When you are ready to bake your biscuits, make a sling with aluminum foil.
Place the uncovered foil pie plate down into the Dutch oven using the sling.
If you are using a grill, place the Dutch oven on the grill above the coals.
If you are baking them over a campfire, use a tripod so your Dutch oven can sit up off the fire. Sitting your pie plate off the bottom of the Dutch oven will keep the bottoms of your biscuits from burning.
Let the biscuits cook over the campfire or on the grill for about 20 minutes. Check your biscuits frequently to make sure they don’t burn.
Spray the inside of your pie iron with cooking spray.
Place 2 or 3 drop biscuits inside, close it up, and hold the pie iron over the fire.
Cook the biscuits for about 20 minutes and check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.
Notes: Place a few jar rings or rocks on the bottom of your Dutch oven, so your pie plate isn’t sitting directly on the bottom of the Dutch oven.
When your drop biscuits are cooked, and you are ready to serve them, make sure you have plenty of butter and honey to spread on top of them.
Campfire Bisquick Buttermilk Biscuits
Use your Dutch oven for baking these awesome biscuits. You can enjoy these golden biscuits topped with gravy, butter, and jam or even pair with a hot bowl of chili.
½ cup butter
2 ½ tbsps. Granulated sugar
1 beaten egg
¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup club soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups Bisquick biscuit mix
¼ cup melted butter for top of biscuits.
Combine all ingredients and knead the dough until smooth.
Pat the dough flat to ¾ inch thickness on a waxed paper and punch out biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
Grease and heat a 12-inch Dutch oven using 10 coals on the bottom and 14 coals on the top.
Rotate the oven and lid often to prevent burn spots. Note: Biscuits bake from the top down
Remove the biscuits from the heat and brush with ¼ cup melted butter.
Serve and die from the goodness of these biscuits.
Bake for about 15 minutes.
Bisquick Stick Bread Camping Recipe
Kids love to make and bake these breadsticks. Keep your campfire glowing hot so the coals will be ready to cook the bread.
3 cups Bisquick
1 cup water or milk
Add enough liquid to your Bisquick to form a dry dough ball. Place the doughball over the end of a stick. Squeeze the dough around the stick; keeping it as even as you can.
Cook over an open fire until golden brown.
Remove from the stick.
Fill the hollow with jelly, jam, cream, or any other filling your heart desires.
Campfire Bisquick Cheesy Stick Biscuits
These are favorites when we go camping. Almost as good as Red Lobster’s Cheesy Biscuits!
3 cups of Bisquick
1 cup of milk or water
1 cup grated cheese
Mix in a bowl, the Bisquick, water and a good handful of grated cheese.
Make sure everything is mixed well.
Find a few long and clean sticks or use your hotdog stocks.
Wrap pieces of dough around the end of the stick.
Keep the dough no more than an inch thick.
Hold over the hot campfire coals turning often.
Cook until golden brown.
Makes about 8 stick biscuits.
Bisquick Loaded Breakfast Biscuits Camping Recipe
These biscuits are full of bacon, eggs, and cheese which make them a meal in itself. They are the perfect camping breakfast – or you can make them at home on a lazy Sunday morning.
5 Scrambled eggs
1 Pound Bacon Diced and Cooked Crisp
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1 cup Milk
1 cup Shredded Cheddar
3 Tbsp melted butter
Grease and heat a 12-inch Dutch oven
Combine all ingredients either in a bowl or in a resealable plastic bag and knead the dough until smooth.
Place on a clean towel or waxed paper and press down to about ¾ inch thick.
Cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
Use 8 coals on the bottom and 10 coals on the top. (Biscuits bake from the top down, so you want the heat on the top.)
Place biscuits on the bottom of the hot dutch oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Rotate the oven and lid often to prevent burn spots.
Remove the biscuits from the heat.
Brush with butter.
There is nothing like these loaded breakfast biscuits on a snappy camping morning. Be sure and make plenty (if you have a large group, you may want to double the recipe.)
5-Layer Dutch oven Bisquick Breakfast Camping Recipe
Food cooked in a Dutch oven food is always yummy when you are on a camping trip. This 5-layer Dutch oven country breakfast is the perfect breakfast for a day of hiking, boating, or just relaxing at your campsite.
Dutch oven (12 inches will do)
Chimney Charcoal Starter (optional)
Heat your charcoal briquettes in the chimney charcoal starter. When they are red hot, and turning white dump them out and use 2 coals per inch of oven diameter and place 2 less under the oven. For a 12 inch oven, place 14 briquettes on top and 10 on the bottom.
1 lb ground sausage
1 8 oz package hashbrowns
Bisquick biscuit mix
1 cup of milk
1-2 cups of cheese (depending o how much cheese you like)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Make the Bisquick biscuits
3 cups of Bisquick Mix
1 cup of milk
Mix in a bowl until the dough is soft and knead for a few minutes.
Cook the sausage until browned.
Pour the bag of hashbrowns right on top of the sausage.
Crack the eggs and evenly place across the hash browns.
Sprinkle cheese on the eggs (at least 1 cup)
Layer on the biscuits by dropping spoonfuls of the biscuit dough on top of the cheese.
Cover the Dutch oven, cook for about 45 minutes and listen as your tummy grumbles.
Spoon the 5-layer breakfast onto paper plates, pass out the grub, and watch your hungry family devour their breakfast.
Bisquick Pancakes Camping Recipe
Pancakes, butter, syrup, and camping go together. Pancakes made from Bisquick are fast, easy, and the best tasting pancakes you will ever have.
2 cups Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
Grease or spray a griddle or skillet. Heat over thot coals. The surface is ready when a few drops of water dropped on it dances and disappears.
Stir all ingredients until blended.
Pour by about 1/4 cupfuls onto the hot griddle.
Cook until edges are dry and bubbles form on the cakes.
Flip them over and cook until golden brown.
Only flip once! Repeated flipping and cooking toughens up the pancakes.
Serve with butter and syrup.
Campfire Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake
Want an amazing dessert that will bring you awards and accolades? Try Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake baked in a Dutch oven. Your family and camping friends will ask for this dessert all the time.
1 quart or 4 cups of sliced strawberries
¼ cup of sugar
2 Tbsp seedless raspberry preserves (optional)
2 1/3 cups Bisquick mix
½ cup milk
3 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
Whipped cream or frozen whipped topping (thawed)
In a bowl, mix strawberries, ¼ cup sugar, and raspberry preserves.
Lightly oil or spray Dutch oven with cooking spray.
Stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tbsps sugar and butter until a soft dough forms.
Drop dough by spoonfuls into prepared Dutch oven.
Using at least 12 coals or charcoal briquets on top and 8 coals or briquettes on the bottom, bake your shortcakes at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow cakes to cool in the Dutch oven for about 10 minutes.
Take shortcakes out of the oven, and split the warm cakes.
Fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
I guarantee that you have never tasted better Strawberry Shortcake until you have eaten this recipe baked in a Dutch oven and sitting outside under the trees. It is simple, easy, and will quickly become a family favorite.
Bisquick Peach Cobbler Camping Recipe
Cobbler is easy, and there is very little cleanup. It is also yummy, to die for, and a dessert you will want to make every time you go out camping.
6 chopped peaches
2 cups raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup chopped strawberries
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, divided
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of kosher salt
2 1/3 cups Bisquick Mix
½ cup of milk
In a resealable plastic ag, combine fruit, ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Seal the bag tightly and shake until fruit is evenly coated.
Using another resealable plastic bag, combine the Bisquick and milk. Seal and mix, kneading until completely combined.
Butter a large cast-iron skillet.
Add fruit mixture in the skillet and top with dollops of Bisquick topping.
Sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp of sugar.
Cover with foil and cook over a campfire (on a grill) until biscuits are no longer doughy and fruit is warm and fluffy.
Cook for about 50 minutes.
Let cool for 20 minutes then serve with warm milk or cream. Enjoy the happy smiles of your family.
(You can also cook this cobbler in a Dutch oven. The recipe is the same. Place your fruit mixture in the Dutch oven and top with the Bisquick Mix. Watch the coals. About 12 coals on to and 10 on the bottom should do it.)
Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings Dutch Oven Style Camping recipe
2 lbs chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
Celery (about a pound) cut up
Carrots (about a pound) cut up
1 chopped onion
1 bunch of cut-up parsley
2 8 z. cans of chicken broth
1 Tbsp cornstarch
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 cups of Bisquick
1 cup of milk
Slice chicken into bite-sized pieces
Add in celery, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley and chicken stock and place in the Dutch oven.
Place the lid on the Dutch oven and heat until the stock is boiling. Use about 12 coals on top and 10 coals on the bottom of a 12-inch Dutch oven.
Cook in the Dutch oven for about 1 hour and then remove the chicken and vegetables from the Dutch oven.
Take about ½ cup of chicken broth out of the Dutch oven and put it in a bowl.
Whisk cornstarch into set aside chicken broth and pour back into the Dutch oven. Thicken the broth by cooking in the Dutch oven, lid off, and over coals.
Place the chicken and vegetables back into the Dutch oven.
In another bowl, stir the Bisquick mix and the milk together until completely combined.
Form a soft, sticky dough.
Drop the biscuit dough by tablespoons onto the hot chicken mixture.
Place the lid back on the Dutch oven and add about 12 hot coals on the top and about 10 hot coals on the bottom. Continue cooking for about 7-10 minutes or until the biscuits are done or until they are brown.
Once the Bisquick Dumplings are brown, you can dish out the chicken and dumplings and watch your crowd eat up your dinner. What a warm and welcoming way to end a day of camping.
Once you have tried any of these recipes, you will quickly realize that Bisquick mix is a “must” have on a camping trip. The mix makes recipes fast, easy, and tasty. You have all the necessary ingredients in one mix instead of packing flour, vegetable shortening, baking powder or baking soda and all the other ingredients in little packages. Just add water or milk, maybe an egg or two, and you have a wonderful new recipe to try on your next camping trip.