Beer Pancakes : Try Out This RV Camping Recipe

When it comes to a good RV camping recipe, you want something easy to pack, quick to cook, and not too hard to clean up. Pancakes are perfect camping food. They generally only require one bowl and a pan to cook (less if you use the camp cooking hack mentioned later). Instead of milk, this beer pancake recipe requires a cold one.

Choose Your Beer

The type of beer you use will affect the final taste of the beer pancakes. Lighter beers like lagers and pilsners will be mild, while fruity beers may go well with fruit toppings. Chocolate chip lovers will want to use a dark beer, like a stout or porter.

Note: The cooking heat and times are not enough to evaporate the alcohol in the beer. For a child-friendly camping recipe, use non-alcoholic root beer.

Beer Pancakes | RV Camping Recipe


Beer Pancakes Camping Recipe

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 oz of beer (root beer for non-alcoholic version)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter or vegetable/canola oil


  1.  Before your fun-filled trip to Leisure Resort, mix all the dry ingredients in a 1-gallon zip lock bag.
  2. When you’re ready to cook, add the eggs, beer, and melted butter/oil to the bag of dry ingredients.
  3. Shake/massage the bag. Don’t over mix the batter.
  4. Preheat your cooking surface to medium heat.
  5. Cut a bottom corner of the bag to make a hole about the width of your pinky finger.
  6. Squeeze the pancake batter onto the cooking surface until you have reached the desired-sized pancake.
  7. When the top of the pancake starts to bubble, about 2-4 minutes, flip it over. Cook for another 2-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from heat and serve with the toppings of your choice.

Stay Where the River Meets the Resort

Beer pancakes aren’t the only camping recipe you can look forward to when you book your stay at San Marcos River Resort. Our top-notch amenities coupled with great activities like tubing and fishing on the San Marcos River are all the ingredients for a perfect RV getaway.

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