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 easy flatbread gets it lift from baking powder and it comes out fluffy and so delicious. You can use these flatbread in place of bread or naan in any recipe that calls for that.
These easy homemade flatbread can also become the base for pizza or delicious toppings that you want to throw on top.
Ingredients Needed For this No Yeast Flatbread
Flatbread requires very few ingredients and most of the items you probably already have in your kitchen. You will need:
- Unbleached all purpose flour.
- Vegetable oil (a little for the dough and the rest for the pan).
- Baking Powder
- Warm Water
- Kosher salt
Notes about the ingredients
- Make sure you use kosher salt in the recipe if possible. If you do not have kosher salt, you can use regular table salt but make sure you half the amount called for in the recipe.
- The sugar helps balance out the flavor of the flatbread dough and it actually adds to the structure so do not leave that out.
- You can use whatever vegetable oil you have on hand. I used canola oil for the recipe but any vegetable oil will work fine.
How To Make 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.
With the flatbread dough on a floured surface, you will knead it until smooth. This kneading takes about 5 minutes depending on how much muscle you put into it 🙂
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 making them.
To make these yeast free flatbread 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, than allow the flatbread to cool then freeze them in a freezer proof bag.
To thaw, just place in the refrigerator to that overnight.
If you are looking for ideas of how serve this homemade flatbread, here are some ideas:
More Dough Recipes You May Like:
- Italian Biga
- Homemade Ciabatta
- Homemade Quiche Crust
- Easy Vanilla Scones
- Fluffy Homemade Yogurt Biscuits
- Cheese Scones
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)
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- 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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