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    While researching bannock (a pan-fried, biscuit- or scone-like quick bread), we came across a fantastic online resource called Bannock Awareness. Put together by Michael Blackstock of the Kamloops Forest Region, it describes a history of bannock within First Nations’ pre-contact culture, offering a different story than that which suggests bannock arrived exclusively with Scottish traders. Before wheat flour arrived, wild plants, corn, and nuts were ground into a sort of flour and then cooked in ways that could be considered an early form of the bread-like staple. Here we’ve provided two recipes for our favourite kinds of bannock. The first (our go-to while camping) comes from Greg Mazur and is more of a drop biscuit style. The second is a rolled version and comes from Doreen Crowe, a restaurant owner in the Alderville First Nation in Ontario. Our friend Chris went to her restaurant almost daily with his parents, and grew up with this bannock.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white sugar
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 to 125 mL) whole milk
    • Oil, for frying
    • For serving: Maple syrup, flaky sea salt
    • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
    • 2 1/2 tsp (12 mL) baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
    • 3/4 to 1 cup (185 to 250 mL) water, to start

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 494 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.22%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 37.51%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.22%
    • Sodium: 1324 mg 55.17%
    • Calcium: 225 mg 22.48%
    • Potassium: 105 mg 3%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 81 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.05%
    • Sugar: 16 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.85%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total5 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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