Have a go at campfire cooking

Cooking up a treat is the perfect way to end an outdoor session or relax during an evening of camping. It can even work inside, if the weather is bad or you don’t have access to a green space; just use the kitchen and your imaginations instead. Children of all ages enjoy the chance to have a go at this practical activity, and it’s a great way to help them to learn about managing risks – allowing them to gain confidence in an outdoor setting.

We have three recipes to get you started – but don’t be afraid to try your own!

Egg in a hole

What you will need:

  • A slice of bread
  • Oil
  • An egg
  • A frying pan
  • A Spatula

How to make egg in a hole:

  1. Place the frying pan on the fire and add some oil.
  2. Tear a hole into the middle of the slice of bread and place into the pan (when the oil is hot).
  3. Crack an egg into the hole of the bread.
  4. Wait until the egg is solid (white) and then flip the bread over to cook on the other side.
  5. Your snack is ready – it’s egg-stremely satisfying!

Baked banana delight

What you will need:

  • Bananas
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate buttons
  • Tin foil

How to make baked banana delight:

  1. Do not peel the banana!
  2. Instead – slice the banana open along one edge but don’t go all the way through.
  3. Stuff the banana with marshmallows and chocolate buttons.
  4. Wrap in foil.
  5. Place in the embers of a fire (or in the oven on a low heat) for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove carefully, open the foil, and allow to cool.
  7. Use a spoon to eat the gooey goodness!


What you will need:

  • Flour (2-3 cups)
  • Baking powder (1-2tbsp)
  • Oil or butter (2-3 tbsp)
  • Warm water (2/3 cup)
  • A mixing bowl
  • Freshly cut sticks

How to make bannock:

  1. Put all the ingredients except the water into a bowl and mix with your fingers until it’s crumbly.
  2. Slowly add water and mix until the dough feels soft.
  3. Don’t add extra water – just keep working it.
  4. Take a handful of the dough and wrap it around a green (freshly cut) stick.
  5. Cook over hot coals (or a grill if you’re inside) for about 10 minutes – keep turning to ensure even cooking.
  6. Eat with jam or honey, or even as it is.


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Time to complete

1 hour

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Technologies (Food technology)

Health and Wellbeing (Social wellbeing; planning for choices and changes; food and health)


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