This is the second article about Camping Desserts. Again, desserts are amazing, but we don’t have to lug a ton of gear and supplies to the campsite in order to enjoy desserts. And they still can be good without all that stuff. A good camping dessert has to be four things in order for us to be interested in it : 1. Delicious, 2. Easy to make, 3. Doesn’t require a lot of gear, and 4. Flexible so we can make it our own. So, here we have two more great desserts to try while out at the campsite.
Nothing says dessert quite like Brownies. And nothing says camping quite like Grilled. So here we have a simple, yet delicious way to make brownies at the campsite.
1 Egg (or egg substitute, as that is a lot easier to bring along with you while camping)
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup of Water
Cooking Spray (optional)
Cast Iron Skillet (don’t eat it)
Now, the 1 Egg, 1 TBS of Vegetable Oil and the ¼ Cup of Water are the basic ingredients I find on most boxes of Brownie Mix. If your mix calls for something different then follow the box. You can make this mix from home before you come out to the campsite, it can keep fairly well in a freezer storage bag.
If you’re making them at the campsite, simply add all the ingredients together and whisk to combine. I like to whisk the dry powder first, alone, to break down all the clumps that have formed and to introduce air into the mix. This lets the rest of the ingredients mix a little bit easier. Once you get everything together you want to oil up your pan. You can use cooking spray, butter, or just some of the oil that you brought. Once you get your mix in the pan, it is time to cook.
Because of the heat distribution from the iron skillet your brownies will cook up pretty fast. If you have a grill with you with a temperature setting, set it to 350 degrees. If you have an open fire, look for a place that is hot, but not over direct flames. Keep an eye on it making sure the middle is getting a chance to cook before the bottom can burn. Should take about 25 minutes.
Roasted Banana Boat
This is one of the easiest, and most versatile desserts you can make anywhere. And, because they’re cooked individually in their own tin-foil boat, each person can put exactly what they like in each of them.brownies
Bananas (as many as you want)
Peanut Butter Chips
Tin Foil (don’t eat it)
After you’re done, seal up the banana in tin foil. Place the banana in hot coals for about five minutes and flip. Leave for another five minutes. Feel free to experiment with different flavors as much as you want.
Here are two more delicious, easy, and simple desserts you can make at the campsite. It’s not hard making really good desserts without bringing along a bunch of extra supplies or gear. Enjoy!