How to make fresh DOUGHNUTS in the backcountry!

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Back in September, I went on a weekend camping trip with some friends and had the best breakfast I have ever had out in the woods! Believe it or not, we made hot and fresh doughnuts with only a few ingredients that are easy to pack in and out! It was a great alternative to trail mix, granola bars, or freeze-dried fruit.

Ingredients:

  • packaged biscuits
  • Vegetable oil (1 quart)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • (Or powdered sugar if you prefer)

    Directions

    1. First heat up your isobutane or propane stove to a medium/high setting and put the vegetable oil in the pot and place it on the stove
    2. As your oil heats up, open the biscuits and cut them into fourths using your pocket knife. This makes the perfect bite-size doughnut hole. (Alternatively, you can fry the whole biscuit for a quicker preparation and a larger doughnut).
    3. After approximately 5 minutes (or when you see the oil start to ripple) drop the biscuits in and let them fry for 1-2 minutes
    4. Flip the doughnuts over and let the remaining side cook for 1-2 minutes
    5. When the doughnuts reach a golden brown color, take them out.
    6. While they are still hot, cover them in cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar (I like to do this by adding the cinnamon/sugar mixture to a brown paper bag and dropping a bunch in at a time and shaking them up so they get evenly coated).
    7. ENJOY!!!

    I would love feedback about the above recipe! Also, if anyone has any favorite recipes for camping that they would like to share, I would appreciate the ideas!

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