How to Make Campfire Cinnamon Buns

campfire cinnamon buns

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!

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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 a tinfoil packet:

  • Cut two pieces of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire meal (about 12″).  Layer them one on top of the other.  Optional: spray the interior with non stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Place recipe ingredients in the center.  Bring up the longer edges of the foil and fold together.  Grasp one end and roll it up, repeat with the other end.
  • Alternatively foil pie plates may be used to cook foil packet meals.  Simply place the recipe ingredients into the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil before cooking.
  • For best results cook the foil packet on a grill over the open fire.
  • Use caution when handling the foil packet as it can become hot while cooking.

Campfire Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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!
Campfire Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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!

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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!
Campfire Cinnamon Buns

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.
Campfire Cinnamon Buns

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Campfire Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Campfire Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Learn how to make campfire cinnamon buns with this easy recipe!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Heather Painchaud


  • 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.

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Hello, I’m Heather!

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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