This weekend, my boyfriend and myself are going camping. Unfortunately, I’m not talking Camp Firewood, which in terms of the wilderness, is more my speed. We’re talking more along the lines of, I will be lucky if there is running water. Whereas this prospect is horrifying to someone who is known for having their bangs look perfect*, this is my boyfriend’s element. He loves being completely out in the wild, and figuring out what he’s going to cook for said event.
Cooking while camping is an entirely different beast than cooking in your kitchen. It takes a lot of preparation because you’re going to have to lug all your supplies into backcountry. The trick to plan ahead and plan smart. These delicious Jalapeño Johnny Cakes can be easily cooked on your campfire for breakfast or a snack, and all the ingredients take up about half a tote bag.
Campfire Johnny Cakes
“Built for the wilderness. Campfire tested, weekend warrior approved.” – Ben Blascoe
• 1 box Krusteaz Corn Bread Mix
• 1 ½ cups water
• 1 cup olive or vegetable oil
• 1 large jalapeño (diced, de-seeded)
• Cinnamon sugar
• Mixing Bowl
1. Mix corn bread, jalapeño, 1/3 cup oil and water to mixing bowl.
2. Drizzle olive oil in skillet, place over heat to warm up. Looking for medium high heat.
3. Applying pancake principles, drip batter into skillet. Roughly “half/dollar” to “corn tortilla” size. When the cakes start to acquire a good amount bubbles on the surface, that’s when you start looking for the flip. The other side will cook a little quicker, so watch them. You’re looking for a deep golden brown on both sides.
4. When cakes are done (you will probably only be able to do 2 – 4 at a time) sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
5. Cool and serve
And last but not least, chow down, campers!
What’s your favorite thing to cook while roughing-it?
Big thanks to my amazing boyfriend & the best cook I know, Ben. ♥
* For the record, I’m not some camping baby. I was a Girl Scout for seven years. I can pitch an old school tent, I love trees, and I make a mean friendship bracelet. Here’s the thing: we’re camping and going to a music festival, hence why I wish I’d have some sort of facility in which I could care for my bangs. I know you understand. Thank you for your condolences, I’ll let you know how it goes. xoxo