Passion for Pork

Bacon Cheddar Bannock

Sharman - Thursday, February 21, 2013
Bacon Cheddar Bannock

I ran into a dilemma after work today. I had my heart set on having pizza for dinner, but when I stopped by a local grocery store on my walk home from work they were all out of gluten free pizza crusts. Not looking to buy a pre-made pizza I went home empty handed.

When I got home I did the one-arm open fridge door stance until creativity struck me. I went back to my girl guide camping days and decided that if I couldn’t have pizza, I could get my flat bread carb craving, I tried making some bannock.

I threw some Irving Farms bacon in the oven and invented this gluten free version of Bacon Cheddar Bannock. (Please note I decided to bake mine instead of frying).

Baking Bacon

Bacon Cheddar Bannock


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I used the all purpose Gluten Free blend from the Totally Gluten Free bakery in Lacombe Alberta)
  • 1 tbsp  baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 3-4 strips of cooked bacon, cut or crumbled into pieces
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Add bacon, cheese and pour in liquids, mix until you have a soft ball of dough.
  4. Roll out dough on prepared baking sheet to desired thickness (I make mine about a cm thick)
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until bread breaks easily but isn’t browned (unless you like the pre-burnt taste)

I topped mine with red pepper jelly and devoured immediately.