Make Ahead Pancake Recipe for Camping

Make ahead pancake batter into iron skillet for camping breakfast


  • Dry Make Ahead Ingredients…
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of dry milk powder
  • 4 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • Wet Ingredients…
  • 3/4 cup – 1 cup of water
  • 1 large egg
  • (optional) 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • For Cooking…
  • Butter


  1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients
  2. Pour them into a zip tight bag and use a sharpie to write the wet ingredients onto the bag
  3. When ready, melt a dab of butter on your iron skillet or griddle
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients and add to the dry
  5. If you want, transfer to a container for pouring or just snip a corner out of the zip tight bag for pouring
  6. Pour a small amount on your warm skillet to form a pancake and cook until air bubbles form and the bottom is golden brown
  7. Flip and cook through
  8. Serve with butter and maple syrup


  • Make several batches for each morning of your camping trip
  • Want thicker batter, add 3/4 cup of water instead of a full cup
  • Store at room temperature for up to 3 months
  • Refer to notes above for variations to the batter
  • Enjoy your campfire food!