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Mixed Berry Bannocks

Bannocks are flat quick bread or any large, round bread baked or cooked from grain like oats. Round bannocks are cut into wedges and are often called scones. In Scotland, the words bannock and scone are usually used interchangeably. This is a simple recipe to make for your Imbolc celebration or any morning when you want a very tasty breakfast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 8
Author Leandra Witchwood, ©2014, The Magick Kitchen


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole rolled or thick cut oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter room temperature, cubed
  • 1 cup mixed Blueberries and Blackberries
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Carefully fold berries into flour mixture.
  4. Whisk buttermilk, egg, and vanilla together in a small bowl. Create a well in the center of your flour and berry mixture. Pour in buttermilk mixture and gently mix just until dough forms.

  5. Flour hands, and place dough on a well-floured work surface.
  6. Gently knead twice just to form a ball. Pat, it out into an 8-inch circle, about 1 inch thick.
  7. Bake about 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
  8. Cut into wedges and enjoy with butter or a drizzle of cream.