Campfire Bannock Pigs In A Blanket

Feb 4, 2021 | Farmhouse Food

Bannock pigs in a blanket are a fun and delicious meal to make over a campfire.   Roasting hot dogs over a bonfire is a classic, but once you taste these pigs in a blanket they will become a family favourite! 

This campfire recipe is a homemade spin on pigs in a blanket made with prepackaged biscuit dough.  The homemade bannock in this recipe is so tasty, easy to make, and can be whipped together with pantry staples. 

I usually make the bannock dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge until I head out to the woods. However, you could mix the dry ingredients ahead of time and just add the water at the campfire.  I have found this dough to be very easy to work with, it has even froze on me while outside in winter and still tasted great! 

These campfire pigs in a blanket remind me of the corn dogs we get at the exhibition every year.   The subtle sweetness of the bannock pairs beautifully with the savoury sausage. I enjoy the flavour of them just as they are but they are also great topped with your favourite classic condiments. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun making them out over the campfire with family and friends! 


Campfire Pigs in a Blanket Tips

Bannock over a fire is delicious, however raw bannock is not amazing.

The first step to having perfectly cooked bannock is to wrap it around the stick in a THIN layer. Putting the bannock on too thick will result in an over cooked outside and raw inside. 

The second step to perfectly cooked bannock is roasting it low and slow.  If you hold the bannock too close to the fire it will be raw inside, and too far away will take forever to cook.  To find the right spot for roasting hold your hand over the fire. If you can hold it in place for 10 seconds it is a good distance for roasting your bannock. 

Remember to rotate your bannock as it cooks so all sides brown evenly. 

If your arms get tired, use a stick with a “Y” to prop up your roasting stick over the fire. 

Be sure to choose a roasting stick that is the same size or slightly thicker than your sausage, if not the sausage will not fit inside the bannock. If this happens just slice the bannock open on one side to make it into a bun.

Campfire Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients

Bannock (This is my simple recipe)

Sausages or hot dogs


campfire pigs in a blanket

Sausage Campfire Cooking Directions

There are multiple methods of cooking sausage over a campfire. Here a some options:

  • Roast on a stick, like you would a hot dog.
  • Cook in a grilling basket (wire roaster), which is what I do.
  • Cook in a frying pan over a bed of hot coals from the campfire.

Whatever method you choose, I recommend to start cooking your sausage and then cook your bannock.  This way your sausage will be ready when your bannock is and everything will be hot and ready to eat at the same time.

I do not recommend wrapping the bannock around the raw sausage and cooking them together because the sausage would still be raw when the bannock is done.  Although you could do this if using hot dogs instead of sausage. 


Bannock Campfire Cooking Directions

1. Find a roasting stick that is the same thickness as your sausage (or slightly wider). 

2. If rough, remove the bark of the stick.

3. Grease the end of the stick with butter, or other grease. 

4. Take a handful of bannock dough and roll/stretch it into a long log. 

5. Wrap the bannock around the stick, stretching as you go so the bannock is wrapped in a thin layer. 

6. Wrap until the bannock is as long as your sausage. 

7. Hold the bannock stick over the fire until it is golden brown and cooked through. 

8. When cooked gently pull the bannock of the stick in one piece and stuff the sausage inside the bannock. 


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  1. Happy A. L.

    Wow, I’ve never seen that before!!!!!

    • Maggie

      Thanks! They are so delicious!


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