Today I am sharing how to make these delicious campfire cinnamon buns! It doesn’t get better than fresh cinnamon buns while camping and I love that cooking over the campfire (or barbecue) makes clean up a breeze!
We made these campfire cinnamon buns on our last camping trip and I totally had to hide them from the kids before they all got eaten. Maybe next time I will have to pack more!
How to make campfire cinnamon buns:
It honestly doesn’t get much easier than this, promise!
- Start by purchasing and packing the ingredients. You will need a container of Pilsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls. That’s it!
- Open up the container and remove the icing. Place the rolls onto an aluminum foil pie tin.
- Cover the pie tin with tinfoil and bake over the campfire on low for 20-25 minutes. Tip: this dish can also be cooked on the barbecue on the lowest heat setting for 20-25 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on the temperature of your fire or grill so that the bottom of the buns don’t burn!
- Finally top the cinnamon buns with icing and serve!
Doesn’t this look so, so delicious?! Now just imagine serving these campfire cinnamon buns with your morning coffee whilst looking out at the fish jumping on the lake. Divine!
Camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker (aff link) 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. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
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 (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc 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 my favorites.
- 1 container Pilsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
- Purchase and pack the ingredients for camping.
- Open the container of rolls and remove the icing.
- Separate the rolls and place onto an aluminum foil pie pan.
- Cover with tinfoil and bake on the low campfire for 20-25 minutes.
- Top the buns with icing and serve.