Pie Iron Cinnamon Buns Recipe

by Heather Painchaud

These pie iron cinnamon buns are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping. 

We love to make them just about anytime that we are in the wilderness.  You seriously could not ask for an easier camping recipe.  Let me show you how to make these delicious cinnamon buns…
Pie Iron Cinnamon Buns
My kids are huge fans of cinnamon buns so when we discovered that we could make fresh ones when we were camp they were all over it.  Using a camp cooker to make these buns is brilliant because it’s so easy that the kids can do it.  In fact, they love to cook pretty much anything in a pie iron over the fire!  Be sure to check out my post on how to use a pie iron for tips and tricks.

camp cooker cinnamon buns

Things that you will need:

  • Pie iron
  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Non-stick cooking spray

     camp cooker cinnamon buns

How to make these camp cooker cinnamon buns:

  1. Spray the interior of the iron with non stick spray.

      2. Carefully open the Phillsbury can and place one cinnamon bun into the pie iron.
camp cooker cinnamon buns

3. Close and latch the iron.
camp cooker cinnamon buns
4. Cook the cinnamon bun over the campfire for about 15 minutes.  A small campfire at a low temperature works best so that the dough has time to cook all the way through.  Flip and unlatch the camp cooker several times to check for doneness.camp cooker cinnamon buns
5. Remove the bun from the cooker and top with frosting.
camp cooker cinnamon buns

Some of our camp cooking essentials:

  • Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized.  Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy.  Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!
  • Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide. 
  • These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing!  Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.  Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt (yikes!)

camp cooker cinnamon buns
Don’t these pie iron cinnamon buns look amazing?!  They taste even better, especially when you are camping in the great outdoors!  I love how delicious they are yet absolutely easy to make.

Pie Iron Cinnamon Buns

More tips for camping meal preparation:

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought. 
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Pie Iron Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Pie Iron Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Yield: 5 buns
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pie iron
  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

    1. Spray the interior of the camp cooker with non stick spray.
    2. Carefully open the Phillsbury can and place one cinnamon bun into the pie iron.
    3. Close and latch the iron.
    4. Cook the cinnamon bun over the campfire for about 15 minutes.  A small campfire at a low temperature works best so that the dough has time to cook all the way through. 
    5. Flip and unlatch the camp cooker several times to check for doneness.
    6. Remove the bun from the cooker and top with frosting.

These Camp Cooker Cinnamon Buns were originally posted on Homemade Heather.

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