Skip to Content

Jennifer’s RV Tip: Making campfire donuts

| Updated Feb 4, 2019

When we went camping last summer near Sliver Lake Sand Dunes in northern Michigan, we stayed at a family friendly campground with two of our three grown kids and their spouses, along with four of our eight grandchildren.

It was not the type of place we normally camp, but we stayed because of all the activities available for children.

One morning when we were enjoying our coffee and cleaning up breakfast, one of the families camping next to us came over to our site and asked if we'd like some homemade donuts as they had extra. The donuts were cooked over the campfire, and smelled so delicious.

Our grandkids each tried one, so I decided to try one, too, and boy, was it ever good!  It reminded me of a sugar-cinnamon donut, like the kind apple orchards make fresh and sell during apple season back in Michigan.

So, I asked the mom how she made them and it was so easy!  She simply took a package of biscuit dough that you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store and cut it in the shape of a doughnut. She heated about a third of a cup of oil over the campfire in a cast iron pan. When the oil was hot she put the donuts in, flipping them when they turned brown.

She put the donuts on paper towels to absorb some of the grease once they were cooked. Then the donuts were placed in a brown paper bag with sugar and cinnamon where she would shake them to coat the donut, covering it with the sugar/cinnamon mix thoroughly.

They are that easy to make, and boy are they ever delicious, though they will be off limits for Mike in his new healthy eating plan.

So even though this isn't my normal kind of tip, I thought I would share in case you are looking for something fun and different to cook over a campfire with your children or grandchildren. You could make it even more memorable for the kids by letting them cut their own donut shapes and letting them do their own brown bag shaking.

I even found a copy of this campfire recipe on the Internet –

Be sure to send me your tips and suggestions for the RV lifestyle. You can leave me a message at  1-586-372-6990
I'll play your message on the podcast and thus be able to share your information with a wide audience, giving it a much more detailed response then I can by a quick email reply.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2019-02-04

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

Comments are closed.

Back to top