Lazy mornings when we’re camping usually mean pancakes. Adding peaches cooked on the campfire makes it even better.
Serve with a touch of maple syrup along with your favourite side. We’re big fans of the bacon from Viva-Deli, the chicken breakfast sausages from Klein Farms or the lamb breakfast sausages from Brown Eggs and Lamb if you’re in Central Alberta.
- 1⅓ cups of flour
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of canola oil
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 ripe peaches
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of brown or cane sugar
- A handful of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Before you head out camping, combine all the dry ingredients for the pancakes in a bag.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients with the milk, oil and egg. Mix well. Cook in a frying pan or griddle.
- While the pancakes are cooking, slice the peaches. Place the skillet on the campfire grate and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the slices of peach in one layer and cook 2-3 minutes until it begins to soften and brown in spots. Flip the peaches and cook another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the remaining butter, pecans and sugar. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring often until the sugar caramelizes on the peaches.
This works on a camping stove as well but you won’t get the smokey flavour that comes with campfire cooking.