Camp Oven Damper Recipe

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Prep Time

5 Mins

Cooking Time

30 Mins

Total Time

35 Mins


4-5 People

2 Quart Camp Oven

Top and Bottom Heat




Camp Oven Damper Recipe


Who doesn’t love a freshly cooked damper? It’s cheap to make especially when home brand self-raising flour costing about $1/kg, so it’s safe to say it is a cost-effective way to feed the family.

Next time your camping have a try of this Simple Camp Oven Damper Recipe, its easy and quick to make and best served hot with butter and maple syrup.

There are tons of recipes on the internet for cooking damper, most of them require you to use lots of ingredients and work the dough for a few minutes.

When you knead damper too much, it pushes all of the air out and makes the damper dense. So the best way to combine it is with a butter knife, cutting the mixture together like making scones.

I have lost count how many times I have prepared this version of the damper. However, no matter how many times I cook this recipe, it turns out perfect – crunchy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside.

Are you Gluten intolerant? try this gluten-free damper recipe.

Let’s get cracking with this Camp Oven Damper Recipe!


  • Pinch of Salt
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Water



Gather Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need, self-raising flour, salt, and water.

Step One.

In a large bowl, add 2 cups of self-raising flour and a pinch of salt, and slowly add some water until the ingredients start to combine and form a dough.

Note: You don’t actually want to knead the dough – you just want to cut it together with a butter knife.

combine flour, salt and water into a bowl for the camp oven recipe

Step Two

Using your hands, cup it and slowly work the dough until you get a nice round damper shape.

Place the damper onto a lightly floured trivet covered with foil and put the lid on the camp oven.

As you are baking you need the heat on top and on the bottom of the camp oven. Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes.

When using Heat Beads, I use around 10 heat beads on the bottom and 14 on the top of a 9QT camp oven.

combine the ingredients for the Damper Recipe

Step Three

That’s It, time to consume it while it’s hot, I like eating mine with a stew.



Recipe By:

Mick Loves promoting camp oven cooking via his articles and stage shows

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4 thoughts on “Camp Oven Damper Recipe”

    1. Good day to You Mick your camp Owen damper looks grate and easy to make with few ingredients ,I will try to make it on my next camping adventure.
      Thank You for the recipe and cheers from Ivan.

  1. First time making damper in our camp oven and this recipe turned out perfectly! Fluffy on the inside crunchy on the outside – everyone was impressed.
    Thanks for sharing

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