Cinnamon Sugar Bannock is the perfect sweet treat to make for Canada Day! It’s fried, it’s sweet, it’s doughy, what more can I say?
Each year I like to make a special Canadian dessert, baked good, or savory dish in celebration of Canada Day. Usually I make something with local blueberries, cranberries, or strawberries. But this year I wanted to try something new. I was torn between Newfoundland Hard Bread, or Bannock. I decided on Bannock because I thought it would translate well into a sweet dessert; it’s usually eaten as bread with a meal. I also liked the history behind the recipe. It’s more commonly made on the west coast, and is an Aboriginal recipe that was developed centuries ago, after settlers brought a similar bread concept to the continent. It’s a non-yeast bread, meaning it takes little time to prepare, and is pan-fried for a crip outer crust. And then of course, I tossed mine in cinnamon sugar :)
Free from: peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp + ~1/4 cup of neutral oil (such as canola, sunflower, or avocado)
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 tsp oil in a mixing bowl. Add the water and mix until it comes together into a slightly sticky dough. Knead for about a minute, until it comes together, and to form layers. Cut the dough into six equal pieces and form each one into a disk.
Heat the remaining oil in a medium sized non-stick pan on medium heat. Fry the pieces of dough, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for about 4 - 5 minutes on each side, or until crispy and golden brown. They should puff up nicely as pictured above.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the bannock and toss around until each side is well coated.
Makes 6 Bannock