Luskinikn - Traditional Mi'kmaq Quick Bread

Traditional Mi'kmaq Quick Bread

If you’ve taken part in one of our community events here in Membertou, there is a good chance that you’ve tried luskinikn. It is a common component of our community’s celebrations. Luskinikn, or luski for short, is a traditional Mi’kmaq quick bread that is typically topped with butter, jam or molasses.

Although there are many different recipes, the main ingredients remain the same; baking powder, salt, flour and water. Some people also add  butter and raisins for a unique twist.

Make Your Own

Luskinikn is easy to make and tastes delicious after cooking over an open fire.

Campfire Recipe 


  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
  • 3.5 cups of water


  • Campfire sticks
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Fork


Step 1: Prepare your campfire

Step 2: Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, the butter and water should be the last 2 ingredients to add to the mixture. Use fork to ensure butter is mixed in

Step 3: Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, wrap dough around stick 

Step 4: Bake until golden brown

Step 5: Add toppings such as butter, molasses or jam

Fun fact: Traditionally, the Mi'kmaq people had cooked it in the ground.

 We hope this blog has inspired you to make our luskinikn this summer! Share your photos on social media and tag us as @destinationmembertou :) 

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