Hello friends!! I have another yummy pie iron recipe for you today. My kids love peanut butter and jam! Sandwiches, toast, bananas… they’ll put it on anything! So of course we often have this Pie Iron Peanut Butter & Jam recipe on our camping menu. I love to create delicious, easy meals and treats while camping so be sure to stick around! From now until summer I will be posting a new camping recipe every week. We have a ton of recipes on the blog already, just check out Camping Recipes for more ideas.
I love Pie Irons for cooking while camping. We also call them camp cookers. It is essentially a cast iron sandwich maker that you can heat over the open fire. We use it year round and it works like a charm over the propane fire as well (whenever there is a fire ban in place). You can purchase a Pie Iron straight from Amazon (aff link) or find them at Canadian Tire or other outdoor specialty stores.
For this simple camping recipe you will need…
Loaf of sliced bead
Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
How to make pie iron peanut butter & jam:
- Spray the interior of the pie iron with non stick spray.
- Layer 1 piece of bread, slather it with peanut butter and jam and add another piece of bread on top.
- Close and latch the pie iron.
- Cook over the fire, opening the iron to check progress periodically.
- Cook for approximately 5 mins per side depending on how hot the fire is.
Camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt (yikes!).
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.