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A Simple Doughnut Hole Recipe For The Campfire

Doughnut holes are easy and fun to make at your campsite. Whether it’s for breakfast or as a snack, everyone will want to pitch in and help. Best yet, it’s simple enough for the kids to really be a part of the action.

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You can make fantastic tasting doughnut holes with just 3 ingredients—refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, sugar, and vegetable oil. Hint: Use the cap from the vegetable oil to cut out the holes and then roll them up. When an ingredient doubles as a tool…it just doesn’t get any better – especially when you’re away from home!

Craving something extra? Want some variety? Beyond leaving them as is (plain) or coating them in sugar, here are 3 more options. Toss in a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to the sugar bag for homemade cinnamon-sugar. Or – bring a few extra ingredients (below) to make a glaze (also quick ‘n easy!). Lastly, some powdered sugar never hurt anyone ☺. Wow – we just came up with 5 varieties. When you lay them out for everyone to enjoy they’ll swear you went and bought these in bulk at a warehouse club. Way to go!

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If you have cast iron pans, this recipe can easily be made over the campfire on a grill grate. I wouldn’t recommend making it over a campfire without cast iron. And it also works well on a camp stove with a nonstick skillet.

A Simple Doughnut Hole Recipe For The Campfire
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits, refrigerated
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Plain Glaze (optional):
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (optional, required for Plain Glaze)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional, required for Plain Glaze)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (optional, required for Plain Glaze)
  • ¼ cup milk (optional, required for Plain Glaze)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, required for Plain Glaze)
Instructions
  1. Use the cap from the vegetable oil to cut out the holes and then roll them up. When an ingredient doubles as a tool…it just doesn’t get any better – especially when you’re away from home!
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a pan and add 4-5 dough versions of the doughnut holes. Fry the donut holes in the oil, rolling them in the oil with tongs until they are golden-brown. Once the dougnut holes are done frying, put them on a paper towel or plate.
  3. Put the sugar or both sugar and optional cinnamon in a plastic or paper bag and add the doughnut holes. Shake well and enjoy!
  4. If you want to make the glaze, put the confectioners' sugar and salt in a bowl. Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Then just dip each doughnut hole in the glaze and enjoy!
 

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