Go Back
+ servings

Potato Bannock Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: MelissaKNorris
150+ year old recipe
Print Recipe


  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar or 3 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • ¾ cup mashed potatoes cooled
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter and potatoes. Stir in cold water with a fork and knead in the bowl until the dough comes together. If dough is too wet, add a little more flour. If too dry, add a little more water.
  • Spread about 1.5 inches thick on a flour-dusted baking sheet or stone.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 17 – 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Serve warm with butter or fruit preserves.
  • The bannock keeps well at room temperature in a sealed container for several days.

Sweet potato variation:

  • Add 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Substitute mashed sweet potato for the potato.