Young Field Naturalists’ Date Change and Bannock Recipe

Date Change

The next Young Field Naturalists’ event, a tracking outing with Jeff Kinchen, will be on Saturday February 24th from 2-4pm. Details on the revised schedule or at the Young Naturalists’ Page.

Slightly melted tracks. (Photo by Brian Robin)
Slightly melted tracks. (Photo by Brian Robin)


At the January outing, the kids (and adults!) cooked bannock over an open fire. It was my first time partaking, and I’m pleased to be able to share this recipe. Mine lit on fire, which I’m told is the traditional method of ensuring doneness, and it was delicious. ~Brian

Mmmmmmm. (Photo by Brian)
Mmmmmmm. (Photo by Brian)

Krista’s Campfire Bannock

3 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
(optional 1 tsp cinnamon)
1/2 cup of margarine

Cut in margarine into the dry mixture until margarine is about the size of a pea. Slowly add water until it is the right consistency to roll into balls. (about 1 and 1/4 cup of water – give or take). Roll the balls in a little bit of flour to reduce stickiness.

This recipe provides enough bannock for about 25 children.

It's done! (photo by Brian)
It’s done! (photo by Brian)