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fluffy campfire drop biscuits in a tin foil pie plate

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.
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Course: Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Mix the biscuit mix* together with the milk in a 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.
  • 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:

  • When you're ready to bake the biscuits, you can make a sling with aluminum foil.
  • Place your uncovered foil pie plate down into the Dutch oven using your sling.**
  • 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.
  • 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:

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



*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.


Serving: 8servings | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 587mg | Sugar: 6g
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