Traditional Bannock

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 8 - 12

A Tofino, B.C., mother passes along this simple bannock recipe shared with her by an elder of the Nuu-chah-nulth culture she cherishes.
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Directions for: Traditional Bannock


6 cups (1.5 L) flour

6 Tbsp (90 mL) baking powder

3 ½ cups (875 mL) milk, warmed

¼ cup (60 mL) vegetable oil


1. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, milk and oil. Stir until dough comes together in a ball; do not overmix. Shape into rough oval; place on baking sheet or oven-safe casserole dish.

2. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven “until a beautiful golden brown,” about 30 minutes.

3. Serve warm or cooled. Excellent with B.C. blackberry jam.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Marnie Helliwell, via Grace George, Tofino, B.C.

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