Cranberry Bannock

For Day 2 Week 3 of BM #50, check out these traditional Scottish Bannocks. As I understand these Bannocks were also called Oatcakes as they were originally made out of oat flour. Later on these were made popular by the North American settlers in Canada.

These Bannocks are basically pan fried bread made with basic ingredients. I felt the usage of a leavening agent was redundant here. I am sure the original version didn't have it either.

Recipe Inspiration from here
Ingredients - 

All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
Baking Powder 1 1/2 tsp (I would reduce it to 1/2 tsp)
Cinnamon Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 3/4 tsp
Dried Cranberries/Raisins handful
Olive Oil 2 Tbsp
Butter/Oil for cooking as needed

Cranberry Bannock

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the flours, baking powder, cinnamon powder, salt and the dried cranberries. Rub in the olive oil and mix well.

Add in warm water to the flour and gently knead into a soft dough.

Heat a griddle on medium to low heat. Drizzle a little butter/oil onto the griddle.

Divide the dough into 6-7 portions, pat each portion into a 1/2 cm thick pancake and gently place it on the griddle. 

Brush some more butter/oil on top and let it cook on low heat for about 3 minutes or until the underside is brown. Flip and cook on the other side as well.

Remove and cook the remaining portions of the dough.

Serve warm with your choice of Jam.

Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 6-7
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, March 18, 2015


  1. I learn something new everyday. Such a different recipe. Interesting.

  2. annuswamy Says:
  3. So much to learn from you girls...
    Simple and nice.

  4. Srividhya Says:
  5. Its a new recipe to me.. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking :-)

  6. Priya Says:
  7. I am a cranberry lover ..Bread looks amazing

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Prefect treat for cranberry lovers, bannock looks prefect to kick start a day.

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. That's an interesting griddle bread.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Very interesting pan fried bread recipe. Addition of cranberries sounds delicious.

  14. Padmajha Says:
  15. This is new to me.Nice one Harini...

  16. Sounds new to me..Looks so simple and easy to make..Addition of cranberries/raisins make it more delicious...

  17. Such an interesting one with cranberries! Lovely recipe :)

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. Looks amazing nicely presented..

  20. Really a different recipe. These are inviting.

  21. Kalyani Says:
  22. totally new and interesting !! good one :)

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