Camp Oven Pumpkin Damper – ready in 30 minutes

Camp oven pumpkin damper

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

This pumpkin damper is super easy to prepare and you can do it while sitting at the campfire. Once it’s done, serve it for an afternoon cuppa with a bit of jam and the kids will love it. Alternatively, for true carnivores, serve it for dinner dripping with butter and a juicy steak , and you’ll impress the rest of your family.

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

Prep time:  15 minutes

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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

The camp oven pumpkin damper is a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for any camping or outdoor adventure. With its warm and comforting aroma, it is sure to bring a sense of home to any campsite.

Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea and jam, or as a savory accompaniment to a hearty dinner, this versatile dish is a true crowd-pleaser.

So next time you’re planning a camping trip, be sure to add the ingredients for this tasty damper to your packing list and impress your fellow campers with your baking skills.

Please let us know if you tried this recipe. Make a comment below.

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