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Pancakes are an easy breakfast to make and are popular with most people. This makes them a perfect choice for cold camping mornings. "Just add Water" Pancakes in a "Shake to Mix" container is not my original Idea. Bisquick has an excellent, store ready version that works well. I wanted a cheaper, home-made version that works just as well.
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Step 1: Gather and Prep

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First you need to Gather your ingredients and prepare them for the camping trip.
you will need:
- "Just add water" pancake mix
- Water
- Sport Bottle
- Bottle of Water

You will need to place the measured amount of pancake mix in the plastic Sport Bottle, I usually have to use a paper funnel to get the mix in with out making a big mess. Place the correct measured amount of water in the bottle of water. If you want multiple days of pancakes you can draw lines on the water bottle for each serving. You will probably need to keep the multiple servings of pancake mix in seperate Sport bottles.

Step 2: Mix and Shake Vigorously

Add the Water to he sport bottle, Put the lid on the bottle (Make sure it is on tight), Shake the sport bottle Vigorously.

Step 3: Pour, Bake and Flip

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Pour Mix into hot pan, let it bake then Flip to bake the other side. At this point it is just like any other batch of pancakes!!

Step 4: Serve and Eat

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Ok! Your done. I have found that playing with the mix will give you a variety of results...use less water, get a thicker mix, the pancakes will be thicker. Use More water, get a thinner mix, thinner pancakes. Another thing I have noticed is that the shaking will leave air bubbles in the mix that will expand as soon as they hit the pan, this will leave one side of your Pancake with many holes. if you let the mix sit for a while after mixing this may help that condition. I have used this for camping a few times and they work well. I have thought of upgrading my Sport bottle to a nice clear plastic bottle with a bigger hole but that defeats the cheap part! I did this with the stuff I had. Good Luck and have Fun!
SOFISINTOWN4 years ago
I see you fry 'em on the stove, do you have to haul a stove too, when you go camping?
Or you may use something like a Altoids stove.
DVSduck Delo973 years ago
build a fire and cook them in a fry pan or on a griddle over the fire. It works very well this is how we cook ours when we go camping
Delo97 DVSduck3 years ago
But the Altoids stove are a LOT less space-expensive
Delo974 years ago
So the best thing to do is to have multiple sport bottles? I mean for shorting the times.
mcenerny4 years ago
Very good and simple idea. I have a wide mouth water bottle that I am not using (takes ice cubes) and it will be perfect for this. A simple homemade pancake mix I use is 4 cups flour,1/4 cup BP,1Tbs sugar, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup dry milk powder and 3/4 cup canola oil. Mix thoroughly and store at room temperature - I keep it on hand for biscuits, pancakes, dumplings, etc....
frankvanw14 years ago
This a great instructable. I go camping in a tent trailer and bring along my mother's (Oma) pancake recipe. Using your sport bottle idea will make carrying everything easier and more convenient. Thanks again!
Screamo4 years ago
I perfer bacon and eggs on a cold camp day, or sausages :)
ziggy1982 (author)  Screamo4 years ago
To each their own.