Traditional Bannock bread

Although it began as durable food option for Inuit in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut, Bannock has found a home in kitchens across Canada. Simple yet delicious, Bannock is the perfect canvas for your favourite jams, spreads or fresh berries.

Skill level
Cooking time
30 minutes
15 to 20 servings

2 ¼ cups (460 g) flour

3 tsp (15 ml) baking powder

3 tbsp (45 ml) oil

1 cup (250 ml) cold water

1. Combine flour, baking powder and oil in a bowl and stir until mixed well.

2. Add the cold water and knead well. Roll into a ball and cover for 10 minutes.

3. Press ball onto a hot, long-handled cast-iron frying pan over an open fire. Cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Score into slices while still warm.

Chef’s Tips

 You can also bake your Bannock in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 35 to 45 minutes.

Source: Taste of Canada Cookbook. Provided by the National Parks Service of Canada (Parks Canada).