All week K has been excitedly telling us how her class would be making bread at school this week. She was so excited, she loves baking. We bake quite often, I remember loving to bake at her age as well. Like Mother like Daughter as they say.

Yesterday, she came running off the bus with a little brown paper bag, her name written in blue marker on the front. "Mommy, we made the bread today!" - she says opening the bag to give me a peek inside. "Bannock bread! It's really good and I made it all by myself" she was so proud! She told me all about the entire experience while we walked home from the bus stop. I love seeing her so excited about something she loves doing.

When we got home, after tidying up the shoes and things from school K wanted us all to try her Oatmeal Bannock bread that she made all by herself in school. I took the bread out of the bag and I cut a couple of little pieces off to try it out.

K bit into her piece and said it was good but her face said otherwise. I asked her if she really liked it and she said "I did exactly what the teacher was saying to do to put all the ingredients together, the cooking lady was helping us too but I don't think my bread tastes very good".

What a heart breaker. So, being the good mom that I am I took a bite of the Oatmeal Bannock. Well, hm mm. It wasn't that bad, but it tasted as though it was missing something. It was quite thick and a little chewy, but it doesn't matter! It's the effort that counts and the fact the kids had fun doing it. I'm proud of K, I told her next grocery run we'll get some ingredients and see if we can make our own, modified version of oatmeal bannock;-)

Here is the recipe that K's class used to bake their Oatmeal Bannock:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/8 c water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp raisins, or dried cranberries, or blueberries (optional)

Mix dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, baking powder, powdered milk). Blend oil in with a spoon or hand until mixture looks crumbly. Add water. Mix wither hands until blended. Add raisins, cranberries or blueberries (optional). Press out with hand to 2cm thick. Place on baking sheet and make at 400 degrees (F) for 20-25 minutes.

That sounds pretty good to me, what do you think? Have you ever tried Oatmeal Bannock before? This was my first time actually.

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