So it all started when I picked up a book called “Leave No Crumbs” about cooking while backpacking and eating yummy meals that don’t take up space while away from a conventional kitchen.
To my surprise, Pancakes can be made from the basic ingredients in my cupboard. “Wow, not a box of bisquick?” I was astonished. Dennis was thrilled with the idea of making real pancakes too, so I dove in.
First of all, the fire must be down to hot coals and not juggle worthy flames. Second it’s best to use cast iron for even heat. For now, I only have a cheap camp fry pan, so bear with me and duck if I seem irritated with my results.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 spoons milk (powered if you’re backpacking)
- 1/4 spoon baking powder
- 1/8 spoon salt
- 2 eggs or equlivent powdered egg mix
- 1 spoon oil
So these were kinda bland at first so I added: 1 spoon vanilla (the real stuff) and a 1/4 cup sugar. If you’d like to use fruit or say, peanut butter you can probably cut out the sugar all together.
Then, as needed and depending on your consistency, 1 cup water (I used less).
Mix it up, cook in a medium hot pan and serve by a rushing river in the Sierra Nevadas with hot coffee and guitar music by Drew… perfect!
These little cakes will be a motorhome camping tradition, I can taste it.