This simple homemade flatbread recipe is so easy to make and so delicious! This homemade flatbread requires no yeast, no yogurt, and no rest time. It really is such an easy and quick flatbread to make and the final result is pure deliciousness.
Why I Love This Homemade Flatbread
This homemade flatbread without yeast recipe makes 5 good-sized flatbreads. It is really easy to make and requires no rest time or special steps.
This flatbread gets its lift from baking powder and it comes out fluffy and so delicious. You can use this flatbread in place of bread or naan in any recipe that calls for that.
These easy homemade flatbreads can also become the base for pizza or delicious toppings that you want to throw on top.
It is so versatile and a real keeper recipe!
No-Yeast Flatbread Ingredients
Flatbread requires very few ingredients and most of the items you probably already have in your kitchen. You will need:
- Unbleached all-purpose flour: This everyday flour is the best for this recipe.
- Vegetable oil: You will use a little for the dough and some for cooking the flatbread in a skillet. Any vegetable oil will do.
- Baking Powder: Since this flatbread has no yeast, the baking powder will give it some rise and perfect air bubbles in the dough.
- Warm Water: This is for the flatbread dough.
- Kosher salt: If you do not have this, regular table salt works as well, just use half the amount.
- Sugar: The sugar gives structure to the dough along with a hint of sweetness.
How To Make No-Yeast Flatbread
The first thing you want to do to make this homemade flatbread is to mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. You do not need to go crazy with this, just mix until combined.
Once the ingredients are combined you can add the flatbread dough to a floured surface.
If you feel like your arms are getting tired from kneading, enlist the help of someone in the house and take turns doing this step.
Once the dough is smooth, you can start dividing it up into individual portions. This homemade flatbread makes 5 flatbreads.
The very last step in making these no-yeast flatbreads is rolling out the dough as thin as possible. The thinner the flatbread, the more air bubbles you will get when you cook them in the skillet.
To me, the air bubbles in the flatbread really make it!
After you make your flatbread, you will want to place them in a towel or something else to keep them warm and soft. I just use a kitchen towel.
Homemade flatbread is meant to be eaten right away and does not store really well. Try to keep this in mind when you make them.
To make these yeast-free flatbreads even more delicious, I sometimes brush on melted butter after they are done cooking. It tastes amazing this way!
How to store flatbread
If you do want to make these ahead of time, store them in an air-tight container, like a resealable bag. Do not store for more than one day!
If you prefer to store them longer, then allow the flatbread to cool then freeze them in a freezer-proof bag.
To thaw, just place it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
If you are looking for ideas on how to serve this homemade flatbread, here are some ideas:
More Dough Recipes You May Like
Flatbread is an unleavened bread and can be found in cultures all over the World. It is flat in shape and usually cooked directly on a hot surface.
While naan is a type of flatbread, it is usually made with yogurt and lightly leavened (or has added yeast). Roti, another Indian bread is more similar to traditional flatbread since it is unleavened bread.
Simple Homemade Flatbread (No Yeast)
- large heavy bottom pan or non stick pan
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable oil plus more for the pan
- 1 cup warm water divided
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a large bowl, add your flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and mix well.1 cup All Purpose Flour, 1 tablespoon Baking powder, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Add one teaspoon of vegetable oil into the flour mix then mix well.1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
- Take ¼ cup of your warm water and add it to the dough.1 cup warm water
- Mix well.
- The dough should be moist and not sticky.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water and mix again. Keep doing this until the dough comes together.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Knead until the dough is smooth, adding more flour to your work surface if necessary.
- Divide the dough into 5 sections.
- Roll out each section as thin a possible without the dough tearing. Make sure the shape you roll fits into your pan!
- Pre-heat your pan to medium heat.
- Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to your pan and brush it around.
- Once the pan is pre-heated, place one of the rolled out pieces of flatbread on to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds to one minute or until you see bubbles form.
- Once the bubbles have formed, flip your flatbread and cook the other side for another 30 seconds.
- Remove the flatbread on to a plate and cover with a kitchen towel.
- Repeat until all of the flatbread is cooked.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Tips:To add brushed butter to your flatbread after cooking just melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted. Once you have cooked the flatbreads, lightly brush the tops with some of the melted butter. Store under a kitchen towel when done.
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