By * Pamela * on April 18, 2003
Photo by haven't the slightest
Photo by haven't the slightest
"This is an adopted recipe. The original introduction stated "Bannock is a Native Indian fry bread. Simple and quick to make. This recipe comes from a magazine article. The woman who taught the author of the article to make bannock said that "rich Indians add raisins to their bannock".""
Serving Size: 1 (76 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was so easy and nice when there's nothing else for breakfast. It's like a pancake-english muffin hybrid. I tried it as written and it was great (my 3 year old loved it too), and I tried it with less sugar, served to dip in stew - also tasty! I think different additions would be really nice - perfect when you need bread in a hurry!"
"This was delicious! I made 1/4 of the recipe for just myself, using equal parts whole wheat and all-purpose flours. I added stevia instead of sugar and fried it with butter. This made 1 dense, chewy patty that looked like a pancake. I remember enjoying these at camp and I still like them now. I prefer a thick patty, so next time I'll form a thicker one that isn't as wide. Overall it was an excellent breakfast and I'll definitely be making this again, thanks!"
"Just like I remembered it! I hadn't had this since I was a little girl at Girl Guide camp, it was lovely with Jam !"
"This was pretty good. I was hoping it would be a little more like my mom's. I think I made my "pattys" a bit too thick as well. I used about 2 cups of water for a double recipe and that seemed to work pretty good. I also used sea salt, but would opt for regular table salt next time. I ate mine with cheeze whiz - yum!"
"This is a hard one for me to rate as I'd never heard of Banock before so not sure how it's supposed to turn out. It certainly went together easy - I followed the directions exactly. We felt it was a cross between a biscuit and an english muffin. It felt heavy to me - but maybe that is as it should be or maybe I was heavy handed in mixing it. However; heavyness aside - the taste was good and we had fun trying something totally new to our regular biscuits. Thanks so much for posting."
"Me, my wife, and all the friends I made this for are in love with the recipe. Thanks for sharing something so delicious. I ended up using coarse sea salt and found it added a wonderful amount of saltiness. I also found that just less than a cup of water seemed to work well. I think I just found my new favorite snack!!"
"Very good. Like an english muffin without the nooks and crannies. Was good with butter and cinnamon sugar. Very filling."
"I made this savoury using just a tsp of sugar, adding a tsp of salt and adding some thyme and pepper."
"has anyone tried making this wrapped in foil (perhaps greased) and putting directly in a campfire? i was thinking of making a little wicker man for a lughnasad ritual and this would be perfect to put in the straw man's belly to be transformed into food once the figure has burnt. symbolizes the body of the green man (the living grain) sacrificing himself that we might eat"
"Hi... Make it healthy and yummy by using stevia instead of sugar, cinnamon and raisins or blueberries are great and instead of baking in a pan combine dry ingredients in a baggy and whip them out at your next campfire...add the water to make a stiff dough, divide into portions and roll between your hands to make a long sausage shape wrap around green sticks and bake over the fire ...a great alternative to smores and wieners, kid friendly and delicious..."
"Came out great. I cut the ingredients in half and mixed all but the water in a zip lock bag. Just add 1/2 cup water and knead in the bag then take out and finish the kneading then spread. I cooked it on a MSR SimmerLite stove and an 8" GSI Hard Anodized pan (no oil required). Fast and easy and will be great for dipping in the camp chili!"
"Couldn't be a much simpler way to get some fresh bread on the table fast. I made it plain this time, but will try it again sometime with some additions, maybe fruit, or possibly very little sugar and then some fresh herbs. Very interesting."
"This was so awful I took one bite and had to throw the rest out. It tasted like chemicals. I was so disappointed because I was hungry and wasted a cup of flour, and there was no time to make another. I browsed other internet sites and found out that other bannock recipes call for only 1 teaspoon of baking powder and the sugar is optional. I enjoyed this recipe when I was a kid but did not remember the ingredients. I'm looking forward to trying this again when I have the time, using much less baking powder and possibly omitting the sugar. Hoping for better results next time."
"I was hungry, all I had was flour and water, this recipe saved me. I love bannock."
"This was a very fast treat. I only made half the recipe. I tried the ziploc idea but I didn't do so good with that. It seemed half cup water was too much. I spread mine with apple butter (being a poor indian, I didn't have any raisins) :D."
"Delicious, brought back memories of my grandma's kitchen, we ate them with dark Steen's syrup back then....pure comfort food for me. This is also a go to breakfast for me, when I haven't been to the grocery store in a while and the kids need something filling. I made them with raisins added in, served with a lil butter and syrup...Yum!"
"I have made Bannock Bread several ways. My favorite is half wheat flour and half rolled oats. Also, it is a great dessert if you add raisins and chopped pecans then roll them in cinnamon sugar while they are still hot. I have even made them with sliced strawberries. These are delicious no matter how they are made."
"The base ingredients are always on hand at my house, so I love the fact that if you decide on the fly to make some bannock, chances are you have the ingredients to make it and itâ€™s so quick and easy! Iâ€™ve lightly fried them, tried deep-fried version, and used a small amount of cooking spray on the pan and nothing else. All are good in one way or another; my favorite being the cooking spray version (reminds me of a soft, thick tortilla). I made some smaller patties and afterwards, sliced a â€œpocketâ€� into it and spooned some jelly in â€“ very tasty. These are great because it doesnâ€™t take much effort to make them, you can eat it with just about anything, and the taste is simple yet fulfilling."