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Make These Orange Cinnamon Rolls Over The Campfire [RECIPE]

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even when you’re out camping in the woods. But you don’t have to settle for a cold, small dish just because you don’t have an RV or kitchen. With only a few pre-packed ingredients and warm campfire at your disposal, you can still start out your day with all kinds of gourmet-level options.

And you just can’t go wrong with a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls. Even better than Cinnabon, and the ones cooked in your oven back at home, these warm, gooey buns can be easily baked inside of hollowed out oranges right over your campfire or grill. Try them out sometime!

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Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • 4 large oranges
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury Orange Rolls, with orange icing  (or just regular ones)
  • A knife, fork and spoon
  • Tin foil
  • A nice, warm campfire
  • Optional: cooking sheet
  • Extra napkins… they may leave your hands sticky!

And here’s how to make them:

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Cut all of the oranges in half, and scoop out their insides with a spoon:

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Pro-tip: Save all of the innards from the oranges. You can later use a potato masher (or something similar) to blend it into some fresh OJ to pair with your food!

Stuff a cinnamon bun inside of each hollowed-out half:

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And then line them all up on a baking sheet or cooking pan (lightly sprayed with a non-stick spray):

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Cover the pan or sheet with heavy duty tin foil, and place it over the fire for about 10-15 minutes:

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If you don’t have a cooking sheet to put them on, you can also wrap the orange cinnamon buns individually with 2-3 layers of foil, and just set them in the fire:

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If you do put the cinnamon buns in the fire without a pan, make sure to turn them every 3-5 minutes with tongs so they cook thoroughly and keep from burning.

Remove after 10-15 minutes, and unpeel all of the tin foil.

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Drizzle the orange icing all over the top. And bon appétit!

Not hungry for cinnamon rolls? Try some of these campfire breakfast burritos.

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