Camp Cooker Cinnamon Buns

These camp cooker cinnamon buns are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping.  We love to make them just about anytime that we are in the wilderness. 

camp cooker cinnamon buns

You seriously could not ask for an easier camping recipe.  Let me show you how to make these camp cooker cinnamon buns…

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My kids are huge fans of cinnamon buns so when we discovered that we could make fresh ones when we were camp they were all over it.  Using a camp cooker to make these buns is brilliant because it’s so easy that the kids can do it.  In fact, they love to cook pretty much anything in a pie iron over the fire! 

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Our camp cooking essentials:

  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy.  Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!  Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
  • Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide. 
  • These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing!  Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.  
  • We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
camp cooker cinnamon bun ingredients

Things that you will need:

  • Camp cooker
  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Non-stick cooking spray
camp cooker cinnamon buns

How to make these camp cooker cinnamon buns:

  1. Spray the interior of the camp cooker with non stick spray.
camp cooker cinnamon buns

2. Carefully open the Phillsbury can and place one cinnamon bun into the camp cooker.
3. Close and latch the camp cooker.

camp cooker cinnamon buns

4. Cook the cinnamon bun over the campfire for about 15 minutes.  A small campfire at a low temperature works best so that the dough has time to cook all the way through.  Flip and unlatch the camp cooker several times to check for doneness.

camp cooker cinnamon buns

5. Remove the bun from the cooker and top with frosting.

camp cooker cinnamon buns

Tips for cooking with a camp cooker:

  • When cooking with a camp cooker, begin by applying non stick cooking spray or oil to the inside of both cooking plates.   This step is important so that your delicious meal doesn’t stick to the plates and burn.
  • Place your recipe ingredients into the cooker before closing and latching it.
  • Cook the recipe over an open fire. We recommend placing the cooker over the fire for two minutes before unlatching, checking for doneness and flipping the cooker over to cook the other side.
  • Use caution when handling both the metal latch and handles as they can become hot while cooking.
camp cooker cinnamon buns

Don’t these camp cooker cinnamon buns look amazing?!  They taste even better, especially when you are camping in the great outdoors!  I love how delicious they are yet absolutely easy to make.

Tips for camping meal preparation:

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought. 
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
  • Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.

I would love for you to check out my new blog, Campfire Foodie, where I’m sharing ALL of the camping recipes!!

camping essentials

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camp cooker cinnamon buns

Camp Cooker Cinnamon Buns

Yield: 5 buns
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

These camp cooker cinnamon buns are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping.

Ingredients

  • Camp cooker
  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

    1. Spray the interior of the camp cooker with non stick spray.
    2. Carefully open the Phillsbury can and place one cinnamon bun into the camp cooker.
    3. Close and latch the camp cooker
    4. Cook the cinnamon bun over the campfire for about 15 minutes.  A small campfire at a low temperature works best so that the dough has time to cook all the way through.  Flip and unlatch the camp cooker several times to check for doneness.
    5. Remove the bun from the cooker and top with frosting.

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The first time that we made these was camping ten years ago with the boys.  Isaiah was a huge fan although Cam said that they were not as good as Meme’s cinnamon buns, nothing ever is LOL.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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