Bannock- A Traditional Native American Flatbread

Bannock is a simple, five-ingredient bread, made originally by the Native Americans long ago. Bannock is like a biscuit or roll and is simply delicious. Can be a good take on dinner rolls and goes well with soups.

prep: 10 min.

cook: 30 min.

ready in: 40 min.

makes 12 servings


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. baking powder

1/4 cups butter, melted

1 1/2 cups water


Mix together the dry ingredients-flour, salt, and baking powder. Add in the butter and water and combine mixture. After mixing, the dough should be in the shape of a ball.

Knead dough gently about 10 times on a floured surface. Pat dough into individual circles about 1 inch thick. Originally, bannock is cooked on a frying pan, but the easiest way is to bake it in the oven. Bake the dough in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet and place the bannock circles 1 inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes.  Enjoy!

Side note:

I noticed the bannock was most delicious coming straight out of the oven. They tend to get stale fairly quickly.



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