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First Nation Fried Bannock

Bannock is a traditional bread that is found throughout North American indigenous cuisine. The Unuit populations and other First Nation peoples have their own versions. (sometimes with dried fruits or other flavorings)

Illustration below is of an Inuksuk travel marker


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water (as needed)
  • oil for frying


In a medium size mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. When the ingredients are evenly distributed, add water and continue stirring until a soft, sticky and lumpy batter forms. (Try not to over-stir)

Heat a generous portion of vegetable oil in the bottom of a pan over medium heat. When the oil is sizzling, drop tablespoons full of the batter into the oil. Flip once, ensuring each side is fried golden brown. Place into a warm oven, or wrap in a clean hand towel until ready to serve.

Bannock taste great served with soup, or heated and served with butter and jelly. Enjoy!

Historical photo of a group of Inuit people building an igloo, Photo from Library of Congress
You can find more cultural recipes, stories and activities in the book The Cultured Chef: An International Cookbook for Kids