Apple Toasties when camping; a great dessert

With two young kids in tow, and living on the road full time on a lap of Australia, we’re always on the lookout for recipes, and ways to do things easier and better. On a recent stay at the Gawler Ranges National Park, Sarah suggested we try and make some apply toasties on the fire for dessert, and I happily agreed.

Apple toasties
A simple, easy and reasonably healthy dessert

I’m not usually a huge desserts person, but our kids have a habit of not eating enough dinner, and then wanting a ridiculous amount of food just before bed time, and something that is reasonably healthy is always greatly appreciated. 

This can be either done with a normal jaffle iron over the fire, or you can do it with a 240V sandwich press, which we now carry full time thanks to our lithium battery and solar system.

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240V sandwhich press
Our easy, cheat way of using a jaffle iron


  • Sliced apple, peeled and in roughly 2mm thick pieces
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Bread
  • Butter
Apple toasties ingredients
Ingredients needed to make the apple toasties


  • Pre-heat your jaffle iron in the fire, and whilst its getting warm prepare your apple slices
  • Butter two pieces of bread, and when the jaffle iron is warm, add the bread, then the apple and cinnamon on top, and then the other slice of bread (remembering that the buttered side goes outwards!)
Sliced apple and cinnamon
Sliced apple and cinnamon
Butter on the outside of the bread
Butter the outsides of the bread
  • Put the jaffle iron into some coals, and cook it carefully for a couple of minutes each time. The trick to success is to cook it slowly, and check it often. Don’t leave it for too long, or it will burn
  • Remove the jaffle iron and toasty, cut it in half and serve with whipped cream
Jaffle Iron in the fire
Cook it carefully in the fire
Cooked jaffle
Cooked apple toasty, ready for serving

These can be made in a matter of minutes, and are a pretty tasty, and easy dessert to make on the road. Even better, the kids love them and it’s a good way to fill their bellies before they hit the sack for a (hopefully) good nights sleep.

Oliver having dessert
Oliver enjoying an apple toasty

Do you make something similar? Do the kids love it?!

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