A few weeks ago during one of our photoshoots, we were all in the mood for carbs so I ordered us the baked bannock from Kekuli Cafe. Not only was it right out of the oven warm, but it was massive! We didn’t even make a dent in it, so I begged the girls to take some home … and of course, none of them did so I made sure to polish it off on my own because this bannock was WAYYYY too delicious to go to waste!
The baked bannock and homemade Saskatoon jam were so drool-worthy, that I immediately reached out to the Kekuli Cafe (located here in West Kelowna, BC!) to see if they would be willing to share their recipe! Thankfully, they agreed and are sharing all of the delicious details with you today!
Also, if you’re looking for another way to prepare bannock, Rachelle (our photographer), shared her family’s bannock recipe on the blog. Make sure to check it out, here!
Alright, I’m passing the blog over to the talented team over at Kekuli Cafe, take it away!
The History of Bannock
Bannock is bread. Nations around the world have one thing in common, their bread is their survival, and its baked, fried, roasted, or toasted!
Traditionally the word bannock, came from the Scottish, calling their oatcakes bannock, First Nations, from different Indigenous territories, called their bannock as bannaq, bannuc, galette, gallette de mischif and sapli’l, it plays a vital role in the lives of Indigenous People.
Bannock or Frybread, was a survival bread hundreds of years ago, mixed with dried berries, and made from the roots of sunflower, corn, or wheat. Today we have flour, oil, and other amazing products to make this delicious bread! We must also think of our health, we can make bannock as healthy as we want. Add berries, nuts, seeds, or raisins, to make a tasty snack.
Yeye’s Baked Bannock and Homemade Saskatoon Jam Recipe
This Baked Bannock Loaf can be baked in a bread pan or cookie sheet!
We decided to make this one in a 9×13 cookie sheet, and let it rise naturally. The great thing about this Bannock is it’s vegan.
Saskatoons, have the highest antioxidants, even more than a blueberry. Saskatoon Berries can be found all over the Okanagan. If you see beautiful white flowers on a low bushy tree, you will have delicious berries to pick. Freeze them, make jam, and use for pancakes, muffins, or as a topping for Bannock.
Well, there you have it! I hope you love this baked bannock recipe as much as we do!
Until next time!