3 recipes to keep you nourished while camping

Picture this: You've got an all-new vehicle for crossing the country thanks to your campervan finance, your bags are packed and you're ready to hit the road. However, have you thought about what you'll be eating and drinking when conquering the Australian wilderness? 

No doubt you've set pretty high standards after a life of comfy home-living, but who said these had to slip just because your home now has wheels?

Camping doesn't necessarily mean slumming it, and you're welcome to leave the baked beans tins at home in favour of tastier treats. Here are three recipes you can easily make in the comfort of your camper that wouldn't go amiss in a five star restaurant (results may vary):

1. City coffee, country views

Some of you may scoff at this one, but fellow coffee addicts will attest to the all-conquering power of a good brew. While travel-hardened campervanners can probably skip this one, recent converts will want to pay attention. 

Offroad travel expert Expedition Portal recently shared its top tips for making the perfect cup of coffee while in remote locations. One method involved using a gadget called a 'Handpresso', putting the power of an espresso machine in the palm of your hand. Inspired by the shape of a bicycle pump, the device fits snugly into your luggage, so you can have perfect coffee no matter where you get lost. 

2. Pancakes – Easy and delicious

You'll probably have to let your inner master chef take over to get these up to that standards expected by a five star restaurant, but we'll give you enough information to get you started anyway. 

Perfect for a healthy breakfast or a decadent desert, anyone can make pancakes. You can even make the mixture before you go just in case you run out of ingredients in the middle of the outback. 

Here's what you'll need according to All Recipes:

  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 1.25 cups of milk
  • 3.5 teaspoons of baking powder 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar

The next step? Mix it up and chuck it in a pan. Easy. 

3. S'mores – America's best invention

This might be a mystery to those who aren't aware of the classic American combination of marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits that is easily whipped up around the campfire. The traditional US recipe uses graham crackers, but Go Camping Australia recommends using digestives instead as the former are difficult to find on our shores. 

Simply surround the marshmallow with chocolate and then sandwich the whole thing in biscuits. Next, melt it over a campfire. Perfect for kids or adults who never grew up.

Remember, with the secured personal loans AAA Finance offers, you're never far away from starting the camping journey of your dreams. With delicious treats like these waiting for you on the road, what's stopping you?

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