Two Ways to Make Easy Bisquick Campfire Drop Biscuits

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Campfire Drop Biscuits – How to make quick and easy drop biscuits, using a Dutch oven or pie iron, on the grill or over a campfire. Simple Bisquick recipe for deliciously fluffy biscuits.

fluffy campfire drop biscuits in a tin foil pie plate

Drop biscuits are one of my favorite camping recipes because they complement a dinner of beef stew or a breakfast of eggs and bacon really well. They’re an easy camping food you can make ahead or cook over the campfire.

And in this case, I’m going to show you how to make easy biscuits, without any rolling out and hardly any mixing, for your next camping meal.

You’ll only need 2 ingredients for these easy drop biscuits. And you’ll only need a couple of supplies you probably already have in your camping stash to make this easy biscuit recipe.

You may also enjoy easy Bisquick cinnamon biscuits.

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If you’d rather skip all of my baking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the delicious campfire drop biscuits recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

grilling Dutch oven drop biscuits on a camping grill with a foil pie plate and foil sling

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED FOR EASY DROP BISCUITS:

You’ll need a couple of ingredients for making biscuits the easy way…

WHY USE BISCUIT MIX?

You can use any kind of biscuit mix you want… I’ve used both Bisquick and Pioneer Mix.

The reason I use biscuit mix is because it’s easy, it’s quick, and it’s simple. When you’re packing up everything your family needs for a week of campfire cooking, it’s much easier to pack a box of biscuit mix than to pack every individual ingredient you need to make homemade biscuits.

easy drop biscuits in a tin foil pie plate for camping

I usually buy a box or even a couple envelopes of biscuit mix just to make life easier while camping. We’ve also enjoyed making other Bisquick recipes like campfire cinnamon rolls.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE CAMPFIRE DROP BISCUITS

Start by mixing the biscuit mix together with the milk in a mixing bowl.

mixing dough for drop biscuits in blue mixing bowl

You can knead the biscuit dough in the bowl just a bit; then drop each biscuit into place on a well greased tin foil pie plate or into a pie iron (see instructions below).

uncooked drop biscuits in a tin foil pie plate for campfire cooking

If you’re mixing them ahead of time and waiting until later to cook them, you can cover them with plastic wrap, and then place the whole pie plate down in a plastic gallon bag, seal it, and place it in your cooler.

TIPS FOR HOW TO BAKE DROP BISCUITS OUTDOORS

You’ll need one of two things… A Dutch oven (preferably with a tripod if you’re cooking them over the campfire) and/or a pie iron.

cooking drop biscuits in a pie iron on the grill or over a campfire, pie iron recipe

Pie irons are fun because then everyone can cook their own, and kids love being able to make their own.

DUTCH OVEN BISCUITS:

For drop biscuits, you can make a sling with aluminum foil.

Place your uncovered foil pie plate down into the Dutch oven using your sling. We like to put a few jar rings in the bottom of our Dutch oven, so our pie plate isn’t sitting directly on the bottom of the Dutch oven.

placing drop biscuits down into Dutch oven with tin foil sling for baking over a campfire

If you’re using a grill, place the Dutch oven on the grill above the coals.

If you’re baking them over a campfire, I suggest using a tripod, so that your Dutch oven can sit up off the fire, and the bottoms of your biscuits won’t burn.

grilling Dutch oven drop biscuits while camping

Let the biscuits cook over the campfire or on the grill for probably 15 to 20 minutes. Just check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.

PIE IRON BISCUITS:

For a pie iron recipe, spray the inside of your pie iron with cooking spray.

Place 2 or more drop biscuits inside, close it up, and hold it over the grill or fire.

pie iron recipe for drop biscuits and cooking drop biscuits in a pie iron for campfire food

Cook the biscuits for around 15 to 20 minutes. Just check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.

Either way you bake your quick biscuits, when they’re done, you’re ready to serve them with your meal. You might even enjoy a spoonful of apple butter, apple jellyblackberry jam, or strawberry jam with your yummy drop biscuits.

fluffy Bisquick drop biscuits cooked on a grill or over a campfire

MORE EASY CAMPING RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY:

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

30 Scrumptious Camping Recipes

Easy Omelet Breakfast Muffin

foil pie plate of easy drop biscuits camping food

KITCHEN AND CAMPING TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE EASY DROP BISCUITS:

Mixing Bowl – You’ll need a bowl to mix up your biscuits.

Foil Pie Plate – This makes it easy to store your biscuits in the cooler until you’re ready to cook them.

Dutch Oven – If you want to make a whole pan of drop biscuits, you can cook them in a Dutch oven, either over the campfire on a tripod, or on the grill.

Pie Iron – If everyone would rather cook their own biscuits, this is the perfect way. It’s so fun!

CAMPFIRE DROP BISCUITS RECIPE

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Campfire Drop Biscuits

Easy Campfire Drop Biscuits

How to make quick and easy drop biscuits, using a Dutch oven or pie iron, on the grill or over a campfire. Simple Bisquick recipe for deliciously fluffy biscuits.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups biscuit mix
  • 1 cup whole milk

Instructions

  1. Mix the biscuit mix* together with the milk in a mixing bowl.
  2. You can knead the biscuit dough in the bowl just a bit; then drop each biscuit into place on a well greased tin foil pie plate.
  3. If you're mixing the biscuits ahead of time and waiting until later to cook them, you can cover them with plastic wrap, and then place the whole pie plate down in a plastic gallon bag, seal it, and place it in your cooler.

Dutch Oven Recipe Instructions:

  1. When you're ready to bake the biscuits, you can make a sling with aluminum foil.
  2. Place your uncovered foil pie plate down into the Dutch oven using your sling.**
  3. If you’re using a grill, place the Dutch oven on the grill above the coals.
  4. If you're baking them over a campfire, I suggest using a tripod, so that your Dutch oven can sit up off the fire, and the bottoms of your biscuits won’t burn.
  5. Let the biscuits cook over the campfire or on the grill for probably 15 to 20 minutes. Just check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.

Pie Iron Recipe Instructions:

  1. For a pie iron recipe, spray the inside of your pie iron with cooking spray.
  2. Place 2 or more drop biscuits inside, close it up, and hold it over the grill or fire.
  3. Cook the biscuits for around 15 to 20 minutes. Just check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.

Notes

*You can use any kind of biscuit mix you want, whether it's Bisquick, Pioneer, or another brand of biscuit mix.

**We like to put a few jar rings in the bottom of our Dutch oven, so our pie plate isn’t sitting directly on the bottom of the Dutch oven.

If you can't use a campfire or grill, because there have been many times we were in that exact situation, you can cook them in a Dutch oven on your camp stove.

Either way you bake your quick and easy drop biscuits, when they’re done, you're ready to serve them with your meal. You might even enjoy a spoonful of apple butter, apple jellyblackberry jam, or strawberry jam with your yummy drop biscuits.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

8 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 587mg Carbohydrates: 29g Sugar: 6g Protein: 4g
easy campfire drop biscuits Bisquick recipe

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