Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls

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Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls

Yummy and fun to make campfire toasted cinnamon rolls.

Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls – In my last post, I mentioned that our family recently had our inaugural camping trip of the year. We went with some friends and had so much fun camping in the Pacific Northwest rain forest along the coast of Vancouver Island (see last post for some photos of our trip). I love trying new camping recipes and this time I’d seen some orange/cinnamon rolls cooked in orange peels over a fire on Pinterest that looked intriguing. Loved the idea but my daughter doesn’t like oranges at all so I had to take another route…what about simply cooking them on a roasting stick? I really wasn’t sure it was going to work and honestly I kind of forgot about them until our last camping night. Once I remembered, I asked the kids if they had any interest in trying a roasted cinnamon bun experiment and they were all over it.

We cracked open a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and carefully put them on some roasting sticks. We tried a few different methods but in the end the best way was to simply insert the roll (as is straight out out of the can) on a small double pronged roasting fork. We tried on a single prong but they kept twisting and almost falling off – too much stress. We also discovered that you needed to keep turning them to make sure they were cooked all over, especially in the center. You definitely want some hot, glowing embers to cook the cinnamon rolls, a roaring fire wouldn’t work well at all. As a final surprise, I discovered that these particular cinnamon rolls came with a little container of icing…truly the icing on the cake (or cinnamon roll). Sweet, fluffy, warm and toasty – why does camping food always seem to taste extra delicious! So in the end, it turned out that our campfire cinnamon rolls experiment was a huge success and I would highly recommend it.

Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls

What you need:

  • Can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • Roasting prongs (preferably with the prongs close together)
  • Campfire with hot embers


  1. Pop open can and carefully divide the cinnamon rolls.
  2. Gently insert the prongs through the side of the cinnamon roll in the center of the bun making sure it’s near the back of the prongs.
  3. Slowly place your roll over hot embers, rotating frequently and on all sides.
  4. Depending on the heat in your campfire, it should take anywhere from 8-12 minutes to toast your rolls so that they are cooked all the way through.
  5. Remove from campfire and allow to cool slightly before carefully removing the roll from the roasting prongs. Eat and enjoy!

You can download and print the directions here.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Check out some of my other posts that would be great for camping including: DIY Fire StartersDouble Chocolate Pecan Cookies,  No Bake Energy BallsPerfect Chocolate Chip CookiesBlank Faces Coloring PageJellyfish Friendship Bracelets10-Minute Superhero CostumePrintable Robot Coloring Page Family Movie Night Tickets

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Toasted Campfire Cinnamon Rolls


6 Comments on Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Amy
    June 25, 2015 at 12:41 PM (6 years ago)

    We did the orange ones last summer, and they were delicious! You might want to try one for yourself that way next time around. But we’re going to try your idea this summer. Camping is the best!

  2. Catherine
    November 9, 2015 at 2:46 PM (6 years ago)

    These were delicious! Thanks for the awesome idea!

    • Anonymous
      May 30, 2020 at 3:43 PM (1 year ago)

      I think there dilosose to I havent relay tried them but am hoping to when I go in4 weeks

  3. Jen
    January 16, 2020 at 8:39 AM (2 years ago)

    Made this last week and the family loved it!

  4. Faith
    May 30, 2020 at 3:44 PM (1 year ago)

    I think there dilosose to I havent relay tried them but am hoping to when I go in4 weeks

  5. Camping Dude
    September 12, 2020 at 4:13 PM (11 months ago)

    These look amazing – and a good way to mix it up from the usual s’mores!

    I imagine this could work really well with hot cross buns and yum yums too.


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