Camp Oven Pumpkin Damper – ready in 30 minutes

Camp oven pumpkin damper

Nothing smells better than a freshly baked pumpkin damper – any damper to be precise. Whether you are on a camping trip or Christmas vacation in your van, there is nothing better than having something warm in your stomach.

This pumpkin damper is super easy to be prepared and you can do it while sitting at the campfire.

Once done, serve it for an afternoon cuppa with a bit of jam and kids will love you. Alternatively, for true carnivorous, serve it for dinner dripping with butter and a piece of juicy steak and you will impress the rest of your family.

Not a big fan of pumpkin – Try our damper bread with cheese, chives and bacon.

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Prep time:  15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

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Camp oven pumpkin damper – Ingredients

Camp Oven Pumpkin Damper – Ingredients

  • 3.5 cups self-raising flour
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 butter pumpkin cooked and mashed
  • salt


  1. Start the fire at least 30 minutes before cooking time
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2. Put flour and pumpkin into a large bowl. Pour milk and add butter

Pumpkin damper, pouring milk
Pumpkin damper, pouring milk

3. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix everything together to get a soft, sticky dough

4. Insert trivet in the camp oven. I also like to line it with baking paper

5. Arrange dough inside the camp oven

Dutch oven pumpkin damper - ready when golden
Dutch oven pumpkin damper – ready when golden

6. Brush damper dough with milk.

Brush it with milk
Brush it with milk

7. Bake the pumpkin dumper for 20-30 minutes until it’s golden.

Ready when golden
Ready when golden

8. Serve it warm with a dash of jam.

Pumpkin damper - serve with jam
Pumpkin damper – serve with jam

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