The winter warmer recipes you need for your next camping trip

As the weather continues to cool down in Australia, there’s nothing like hot and hearty recipes to warm you up. If you’re an adventurer, the outdoors becomes your kitchen and there’s nothing like countryside cooking, hinterland warmers and coastlines sweets to hit the spot. For most campers, you’d be looking for one-pan meals and three-ingredient creations to satisfy the palette. With the winter season amongst us, many people crave indulgent and hearty cooking but avoid pitching a tent during the cooler season due to the lack of a fully equipped kitchen. But with a little bit of creativity and the right equipment, you can still have your cake and camp too. Here are our top winter recipes to keep you warm on your next winter camping trip.

Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal

Oatmeal is the perfect way to start your morning when camping. Nothing else is as economical to buy, easy to make or as fast to prepare. It’s quick, simple and open to endless interpretations. This Johnny Appleseed Oatmeal combines a healthy dose of apples with a generous amount of nutrient-packed seeds. Naturally sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, you have a healthy breakfast that will keep you going all morning and all you’ll need is an Aluminium Billy Tin.

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Wild Rice Soup

This is the perfect winter soup for camping and is bound to give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside. The creaminess of the soup will make you want to go back for more. The wild rice will give you lots of energy to hike, fish or climb. Use a Cast Iron Camp Oven to make this creation, adding any ingredient you like to customise it and be sure to mop the soup up with some damper. Yum!

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Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Winter and stews go together like peanut butter and jelly. This Sweet Potato Peanut Stew is both healthy AND satisfying. Combine chunky sweet potato bites and creamy peanut butter in a Casserole dish and enjoy. Just imagine sitting there, eating a warm bowl of stew, smelling that smoky chili aroma. With a campfire and a belly full of this delicious mix, you’ll be warm inside all night long.

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Campfire Nachos

Now you can have your campfire, and eat your nachos too. The ultimate comfort food to end your night is right here. Use a Deep Pan Frypan as your base and layer your nachos with a variety of fresh or canned ingredients, and top with cheese. Nachos are a fun and easy dish that takes little to no time to prepare and requires no specific culinary expertise to pull off.

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S’mores Dip

What better way to end your night than with the ultimate camping treat? S’mores are a campfire classic and will be so comforting on a chilly night. By using a Solid Handle Skillet to create this recipe, you can use one-pan to cook and eat at the same time. While we may not have the good ol’ American Graham Crackers to create this winter warmer, you can use Arnotts Granitta or Shredded Wheatmeal as a delicious alternative.

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