Summer Baking Ideas

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to enjoy an adventure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be baking while having fun. We’re here to share a couple effortless summer baking ideas to make sure you’re well fed while you are having so much fun. 
Whether you’re going on a camping trip, a picnic, heading to the beach or taking in all those and more, it’s better with great food. And great food is even better when it is effortless to make. 
While summer might take you to new or some of your favorite places, we’re sharing some summer baking ideas that everyone is sure to enjoy in or out of the kitchen this summer. 

Easy Summer Baking Ideas

Just-Add-Water Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread for Easy Summer Baking


It's as easy as ever to bake the perfect side dish this summer whether you're at home in the kitchen or cooking on a bed of hot coals outdoors. The sweet, rich flavor of cornbread enhances any meal and even makes a great choice for sandwich bread - if you haven't tried it, you need to. 

It's really such an easy way to add a dish that's full of flavor and when you bake it in a skillet, you get a little bit of crunchy goodness that's absolutely divine. Here's how to make cornbread in the easiest, tastiest way possible:


Just follow the directions on Lehi Mills Homestyle Cornbread and Muffin Mix. You simply need to add water to the mix, let it sit. 

Preheat a skillet in the a 425 degree F oven or over hot coals for 5-10 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven or coals carefully and coat with vegetable oil. 

Pour in the Cornbread batter and cook for 18-23 minutes in the oven or over the coals. 

Top your cornbread with honey, butter, or both and it will be a hit for sure. 

Just-Add-Water Pancakes for an Easy Summer Breakfast

Cooking Pancakes Outdoors


We know, making pancakes isn't exactly baking but imagine waking up to the smell of fresh pancakes on a hot griddle in the great outdoors. With Lehi Mills just-add-water pancake mixes, you can whip up a delicious breakfast in no time. Here’s why Lehi Mills Pancake Mixes make a perfect breakfast this summer: 
Convenience: You don’t have to worry about carrying eggs or milk with you for a tasty breakfast. Simply pack the mix, add water, and cook to enjoy the perfect pancakes during your adventure. 
Variety: You can enjoy more flavors with Lehi Mills. Our pancake mixes come in Classic, Buttermilk, Raspberry Buttermilk, and Blueberry Buttermilk. With the variety you have available to you, the only hard part is deciding what to make in the morning. 
Quick Clean Up: With so few ingredients, you’ll have less mess to clean up so you can get back to enjoying your adventure in no time. 

Dutch Oven Cobbler

Dutch Oven Cobbler


If you’ve been camping and know how delicious a dutch oven can make your meals, you’ve probably tried some form of cobbler. Whether you have or not, you have to try it with one of Lehi Mills famous muffin mixes. You’re in for a delightful dessert that’s sure to impress when you use our muffin mixes for your cobbler and there isn’t an easier way to enjoy such a flavorful dessert this summer. Plus, you can enjoy it on any adventure or at home for an easy summer baking idea.
Here’s how to bake up the perfect cobbler this summer: 
1 Package of Lehi Mills Muffin Mix
1 Can of Fruit Pie Filling
½ Cup of Butter, Cut in Slices 
Prepare your campfire and let it burn down to hot coals, or preheat your camp stove.
If you’re making it at home, preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. 
In a Dutch oven, spread the fruit pie filling or fresh fruit evenly on the bottom.
At home, you can use an 8x8 cake pan.
Next pour dry Lehi Mills Muffin Mix (no other ingredients added) over pie filling.
Scatter slices of butter over the top of the dry muffin mix.
Cover the Dutch oven with its lid and place it on the hot coals or camp stove (or oven).
At home, you can bake it directly in the oven.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Bake it for 30-35 minutes in the oven at home.
A cobbler is a wonderful way to end the day of adventure, and it’s so simple to make with just a few ingredients!
Lehi Mills Mixes make summer baking super fun and super easy. For more summer baking ideas, read through our recipes or visit us on Instagram.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to turn one of our mixes into a family favorite summer baking idea. 
We love to get creative in the kitchen and we hope you'll join us. If you decide to try our tips and recipes, we want to see it! Be sure to post a photo on your social media pages, tagging @lehimills, and using the hashtag #LehiMillsFamily or #HarvestToHome for the chance to be featured on our page as well. If you're not already following us on Instagram, Facebook or our YouTube channel, be sure to start to see all our latest recipes and ways to use your favorite Lehi Mills products.

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