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Camping Orange Muffins Camping Orange Muffins
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Camping Orange Muffins

Makes: 2 servings


2 large thick-skinned oranges
⅔ cup | 165 ml muffin batter (bran muffin mix works well)


Before your trip
Depending on the length of your trip, you could premix the muffin batter in a food-safe resealable bag and freeze it ahead of time.

At your campsite
Make sure you have some nice remaining embers in your fire. If you have frozen your muffin batter, make sure it has completely thawed before you begin.

Slice off the top of each orange with your sport knife, setting it aside. Keeping the skin as intact as possible, carefully scoop out the orange flesh with your camping spork or spoon. This can later be used for a snack or fruit salad. Half-fill each orange with the muffin batter (leaving room for expansion) and replace the orange lid on top.

Wrap each orange in tinfoil, shaping a foil handle at the top of the orange. Place each one in the residual embers of your campfire for approximately 20-30 minutes, rotating several times to avoiding burning. When done, peel open your moist and orange-infused muffin... and enjoy!

Insider’s Tips 

  • If you are only mixing your muffin batter at the campsite, make sure it's a mix that requires minimal additions and that you have them all with you. 
  • You could add any leftover dried fruit (cranberries, dates, raisins) to your batter before spooning it into the orange. 
  • A sprinkling of brown sugar and a pat of butter on top of the batter would give your muffins a decadent caramel-like topping.