Make a Pie Iron Breakfast Pudgie for Kids

Pie Iron Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Pie Iron Pizza over Campfire for kids
Campfire Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwich

Campfire Pie Iron Breakfast Pudgie Sandwiches
– more fun and easy camping recipes for kids that they can help make themselves… with just a little adult supervision.

These pie iron recipes are so easy the kids will want to do one on every camping trip.

*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus

Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pudgie Recipe

This campfire treat is cooked with a cast iron or aluminum pie iron, over medium campfire coals or flames.

Here is all you need for this camping breakfast:

  • Pie Iron: Unless it’s just the two of you, one pie iron is never enough. You should have at least two, and a double pie iron speeds things up.
  • 2 pieces of bread per sandwich
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Sausage, (brown n’ Serve patties make life easier)
  • Cheese, (shredded or sliced)
  • 1 egg per sandwich
  • *Note: Oiling or spraying the inside of the pie iron, (in addition to the butter on the bread), will make these sandwiches easier to pop out when done.

Tip: A good pair of campfire gloves is almost a must-have for any type of campfire cooking. Here is a guide to some good choices for campfire cooking gloves.

The basic steps:

  1. Heavily butter one side of each piece of bread
    • Also pan spray or lightly oil the pie iron too – it helps the sandwich pop-out without sticking.
    Pie Iron Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

  2. Fig. 1 (at left), shows the quick-fix slice cheese and sausage patty layout.

    Fig. 2 shows the better and preferred method. The shredded cheese and crumbled sausage help the scramble egg spread more evenly over the whole sandwich.
    The crumbled sausage can be fresh fried sausage crumbles, or just crumbled Brown n’ Serve sausage patties.

    *Note: Use your fingers to slightly depress the bread on the inner edge of the crust – all the way around the slice. It will help keep the scrambled egg from running over the edges.
  3. Scramble one egg per sandwich, salt & pepper to taste, and gently pour over the sausage and shredded cheese. (or just the sausage patty if you took the lazy route)
  4. Trim off any excess ingredients when pie iron is closed.
  5. Cook over medium coals, or low campfire flame, (or even camp stove burners). Rotating every minute or so. Sandwich should only take about five minutes once pie iron gets hot.
    • *Caution: cooking over direct flame usually means burnt sandwich instead of faster cook time.
    • *approx. times – use judgement – pie irons can be closed and re-cooked if you want more them more well-done.
  6. Open pie irons and use a spatula to remove sandwich.
  7. CAUTION! Pie irons will be very hot. AND, the insides of the just-cooked pudgie, (sandwich), will be very hot! Do not let young kids try to handle them until they have time to cool – which should only be a few minutes.

Note: Olive oil or pan sprays can be used instead of butter/margarine.

Colored Campfire FlamesTips:
 ★ Impress the kids and make the evening campfire and story time a colorful light show with colored campfire flames.

More Pie Iron Recipes for Kids

*Basic principle is the same for all recipes:- butter bread and/or spray oil pie iron, or use olive oil, and rotate pie iron while cooking. Most recipes also use 3 – 5 minutes per side cooking rate, but use your own judgement.

Campfire Desserts and Treats
Pie Iron Pies
Fruit Pies: Cherry – Apple – Strawberry
Ingredients: Your choice pie filling, bread, butter, sugar

  • Top one piece of buttered bread with pie filling – careful not to overflow it, 2 – 3 tbsp). Cap with second piece of buttered bread.
  • Close and cook as above, 3 minutes per side.
  • Place on plate and sprinkle both sides with sugar – while still hot.
Peanut Butter S’mores
Ingredients: bread, peanut butter, graham crackers, chocolate bars, mini-marshmallows

  • Thickly spread peanut butter on one piece of bread. Top with chocolate bar and mini-marshmallows, then cap with small broken pieces of graham cracker. Finish with second piece of bread.
  • Close and cook as above, 3 minutes per side.

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Pie Iron for Campfire Cooking
Pie Irons for Campfire Cooking

If you camp with kids, you should have at least one Pie Iron, (preferably one for each kid), in your camping cookware. They are versatile – you can make anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to instant fruit pies. And they are so safe and easy to use that you can let your young campers make their own fun camping recipes for kids.

Just pop in the ingredients, close, cook over the campfire, and out comes delicious sandwiches, or biscuit-dough fruit tarts, or dozens of other camp food choices.

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More fun and easy camping dessert treat recipes for kids:

Campfire Desserts and Treats

Notes and discussions:
Camping with kids requires some camping gear and accommodations that you might not normally consider if just camping with adults.
*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus

Here are a few items and resources that may prove helpful:
Bad Weather Survival Ideas for Camping with Kids:
Bad Weather? Kids confined to the tent? Save your sanity – be prepared with these games and activities to keep them occupied.

The links are for individual products, or the all-in-one bad weather kit. (as pictured) Rainy Day Camping with kids games and activities

Available as an all-in-one kitJust click the image on the right to see a complete all-in-one Camping activities for Kids and camp games for kids Bad Weather Survival kit” – All you have to do is select the item quantities to match your number of kids!

Kid's Camping Flashlights

Save your strength, – every kid needs their own camp flashlight, instead of arguing who gets yours or who has had it the longest and who’s turn it is now.
(ps. this is a great camp light for kids, but you can just pick some up at the Dollar store if you want)
Kid’s Camping Flashlights

Tip: With young kids in camp, a portable camp toilet will make your life a lot easier. No interruptions for a long trip to the campsite bathrooms, and no “scary” after dark trips to the latrine in the woods. ps. You will be surprised how convenient and inexpensive portable camp toilets are. Here are some cheap portable camp toilets on Amazon. Check them out.

Check out these great examples of camping gear items useful for camping with kids. Once you have these pieces of camp gear included in your list of camping equipment, you will wonder how you ever did without them. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.


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