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“We recently purchased a new dutch oven which we don't really have any recipes for. I scoured the library and found this recipe in "the scouts outdoor cookbook". I haven't tried it yet, but I'm saving it here for safekeeping. I did change the directions a smidge to make it easier to pack in. I am not one to bring my entire kitchen with me when I camp!! If you make it, please let me know how/if you like it!”
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  1. Mix all dry ingredients (except nuts) together in a ziplock bag. Label bag.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together and seal in a watertight container. Keep in cooler until ready to use. Label container.
  3. At campsite: Line sides and bottom of a dutch oven with greased heavy-duty aluminum foil. **I like to purchase the pre-formed dutch oven liners at the camping supply store**.
  4. Preheat oven using 8 coals underneath and 17 briquettes on the lid.
  5. In a medium-size bowl, mix bag of dry ingredients with container of wet ingredients.
  6. Remove oven from heat and pour coffee cake batter into the oven, spreading evenly over the foil on bottom.
  7. Sprinkle the nuts over top of batter.
  8. Return oven to the original set of coals and bake for 30 minutes.

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