Easy flatbread

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This easy flatbread recipe uses no yeast and is soft and delicious. Perfect served with shawarma and curries or served with hummus as a snack.

Easy flatbread

How to make flatbread

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder (optional) then stir in plain yogurt, vegetable oil and milk. The yogurt and milk will keep the flatbread soft and pliable once cooked. Knead into a smooth dough then wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. This allows the gluten in the flour to relax and will make rolling out the dough easier.  Break tennis-ball sized balls off of the dough and roll into thin rounds on a floured surface. Cook in a hot pan until the dough starts to bubble then flip and cook for another minute on the other side. Brush with melted butter (optional) and keep warm until ready to serve.

What’s the difference between pita bread and flatbread?

Flatbread is a thin, flat bread (usually unleavened) cooked on a hot cooking surface/pan until charred and blistered. Pita bread is soft, leavened bread that often has a pocket which can be stuffed with grilled meat and vegetables.

What to serve with flatbread

  1. Chicken shawarma 
  2. Cauliflower korma curry
  3. Chicken fajita skewers
  4. Easy weeknight chicken curry
  5. Easy Greek Tzatziki
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Easy flatbread
Easy flatbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This easy flatbread recipe uses no yeast and is soft and delicious. Perfect served with shawarma and curries or served with hummus as a snack. 

Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Easy flatbread, flatbread recipe, no yeast flatbread
Servings: 6
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup canola/vegetable oil
  • ¾-1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients for the flatbread then add the yogurt and oil. Add the milk, a little at a time, and mix until a rough dough starts to form. You might not need all the milk.

  2.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until it just comes together in a smooth ball. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

  3. roll tennis-sized balls of dough out onto a floured surface (to around ½cm thick) and cook in a hot pan until golden and bubbling then flip and cook for another minute or two on the other side. 

  4. Remove from the pan, brush with melted butter (optional) and keep wrapped in foil until ready to serve. 

  5. To re-heat the flatbread keep wrapped in foil and heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy flatbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 409mg 17%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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