Bahamian Baked Johnny Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 8m
Ready In

"In some regions, “johnny cakes” are small, flat griddle cakes. In The Bahamas, Johnny Cake is baked. Serve your Johnny Cake warm with butter or jam as a breakfast treat or a snack, or enjoy it as a side dish with stew or soups. Recipe is from a Facebook group."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (119.8 g)
  • Calories 370.3
  • Total Fat - 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.4 mg
  • Sodium - 323.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 17.8 g
  • Protein - 6.5 g
  • Calcium - 110.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2

With an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined.

Step 3

Add the flour, water, salt, and baking powder to the bowl. Combine.

Step 4

Add the milk slowly until the batter is sticky.

Step 5

Dust hands with flour. Transfer dough from bowl to greased 9x9 pan. Gently flatten the dough in the pan.

Step 6

Bake for 1 hr or until the edges of the johnny cake are browned. The johnny cake will not rise much. (Every stove is different so while it's baking, keep an eye for the golden edges)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Breads



Very good bread which we enjoyed with chili, but I think this would be wonderful with anything --- even thinking of serving it with honey for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

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(28 Dec 2016)