This ain’t Bisquick, Biotches.

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. RECIPE:
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 2 spoons milk (powered if you’re backpacking)
  4. 1/4 spoon baking powder
  5. 1/8 spoon salt
  6. 2 eggs or equlivent powdered egg mix
  7. 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!

Adapted from: The Leave-No-Crumbs Camping Cookbook: 150 Delightful, Delicious, and Darn-Near Foolproof Recipes from Two Top Wilderness Chefs

These little cakes will be a motorhome camping tradition, I can taste it.





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