Last updated July 13, 2015

Did you know you can enjoy pancakes while you’re camping, even if you didn’t pack a pan? During a recent camping trip, I was determined to eat like a queen using just foil and skewers.

I love blueberry cornmeal pancakes, so I wanted to test my foil origami skills to see if I could create a vessel suitable for my favorite flapjacks.

Like the campfire paella recipe, I had everything pre-portioned before leaving home. No sense bringing an entire box of Bisquick on your journey.  I did pack a Pyrex pitcher in the RV because you need to somehow combine the batter.

In hindsight, I could have just combined the entire batter at home and kept it refrigerated until I was ready to make breakfast. But I wanted the added enjoyment of creating a recipe under the canopy of pine trees on a cool fall morning.

Along with pancakes, I made a maple blueberry syrup. It’s super easy. You can use strawberries, apples or peaches instead, if you like them better. You just need some campfire heat to break down the fruit.

Blueberry Fire Pit Flapjacks from ZestuousFor protein, we skewered up some sausage links.

While the final product wasn’t gorgeous (no tall, fluffy stacks of pancakes), the result tasted just the same. The pancakes were light and fluffy and a beautiful dish to enjoy before a day hike.

Zion National ParkAfter hiking in Zion National Park, we enjoyed a Fig and Brie 7-Layer Dip.

Blueberry Fire Pit Flapjacks

Yield: 6 flapjacks

Blueberry Fire Pit Flapjacks


  • 1 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Sprite
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • 1 cup blueberries

Before leaving the house, combine the Bisquick, corn meal, sugar and salt. Place in a bag or container and pack along with the other ingredients.

In a large bowl or pitcher, whisk together all of the ingredients, except blueberries.

Fold in the blueberries.

Layout 6 pieces of non-stick Reynolds Wrap foil, dull side on top.

Fold the bottom left corner up to form half a triangle.

Fold the bottom up about one inch.

Fold the bottom right corner up to form the other half of the triangle.

Pour some batter into the cone.

Fold both sides toward the center.

Fold the top down over the opening.

Tuck the bottom corners under the triangle to seal.

Place on hot coals or a grill rack (if you have one).

Cook for a few minutes per side, depending on how hot the coals are.

Peek in the pouch. If the batter looks cooked through, they’re ready to serve.

Open and smother with butter and maple blueberry syrup.
Maple Blueberry Syrup

Maple Blueberry Syrup


  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup syrup

Place the blueberries and syrup into a foil packet. Close up.

Place over the coals and cook, until the blueberries break down.

Serve over pancakes.
Sausage Skewers

Sausage Skewers


  • Sausage links

Slide sausage links on a skewer.

Cook over an open flame, until cooked through