Camp Recipes: Campfire Monkey Bread

September 17, 2012 in Breakfast Recipes by amylaree

I saw this concept floating around on Pinterest for a while and when Mountain Mama’s guest blogger posted it as an idea, we finally caved and gave it a whirl. There’s little more that I loved (besides waffles) than the mini cinnamon-sugar coated dough balls that make up Monkey Bread, so to have it as a camp recipe seemed too good to be true.

Camp Recipes: Campfire Monkey Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Camp Recipes: Campfire Monkey Bread


  • 1 can of store-bought refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Set aside.
  2. Tear biscuits into thirds or quarters, then place into cinnamon-sugar bag and give 'em a good shake until everything is coated.
  3. Place the cinnamon-sugar coated biscuits in sprayed, foil-lined Dutch oven. Drop nuts and butter chunks on top of the dough so they'll seep down as the Dutch oven heats up. Spread the brown sugar on top.
  4. Cook over the campfire for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Open up and enjoy!