Bannock is a type of flat bread that has cultural connections to just about every indigenous nation across northern America and beyond. Its popularity can be attributed to more than just its delicious taste though. Bannock is an ideal survival food because it is easy to prepare, nourishing, and stays fresh for a long time. So if you're wondering what to eat on your next wilderness adventure, don’t panic, just make yourself some bannock!
Make Your Own Bannock
Whether you’re heading out for an extended stay in the great outdoors or just curious about this culturally iconic food, make and enjoy some of your own homemade bannock! Prepare the basic mix ahead of time so once your stomach starts rumbling, all you have to do is combine with roughly a 1/2 cup of water and cook! Bannock can be paired with a variety of different camp foods to create tasty and well-rounded meals.
- 1 C. flour
- 1 tsp. baking power
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 C. dry milk powder
- 1 Tbsp. shortening
The beauty of bannock and a huge reason for its popularity is that it is an extremely versatile food that can be made using a variety of differing ingredients. Work with what you have! Use bacon grease or canola oil for shortening. Make a healthier version by using whole wheat flour. Give it a little more taste by adding in some honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup, or toss in some raisins or other fruits for an even sweeter bread. Get creative and who knows, your own unique bannock recipe might just become your new favorite!
How To Bake
Eat your freshly baked bannock on its own as a yummy snack, or pair it with some delicious hobo goulash and campfire green beans for a tasty meal. And don’t forget the apple pie for dessert!