You guys, homemade flatbread! And it’s so easy and delicious.
How had I never tried this before? Let’s get in the kitchen and make bread together, shall we?
This recipe is a reader request. After sharing my Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich, which is wrapped in pita bread, someone requested I share my take on a simple, homemade flatbread recipe. I couldn’t have agreed more! So, I got to work.
This recipe is so simple, requiring just 8 ingredients, 1 bowl, and easy-to-master methods. Plus, it gets a wholesome touch with the addition of spelt flour, which adds nutrients as well as a slightly nutty flavor.
If you’ve had any trouble making bread in the past, flatbread is a great place to start.
For one, there’s no baking involved, which simplifies the cooking process. And once you’ve mastered the rise (and trust me, you totally can), all that’s left is rolling out the dough and cooking it on the stovetop. So easy, such incredible results.
Most importantly, what does it taste like? So good! It’s:
Garlic- + Herb-infused
This recipe is such a great one to have on hand for everyday use! Flatbread makes the perfect base for pizzas, dipping into hummus or soup, or using as a wrap for things like Chickpea Shawarma Sandwiches – mmm, so good.
If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it (once you’ve tried it!), and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see your handy work. We love seeing what you come up with. Cheers, friends!
Garlic Herb Flatbread
- 1 packet active dry yeast (1 packet yields 2 1/4 tsp)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves yield ~1 Tbsp or 6 g)
- 1 Tbsp minced herbs (rosemary and thyme)
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp organic cane sugar
- 1 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Spelt Flour (or sub more all purpose)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil (plus more for coating bowl)
- 3/4 cup warm water*
To a large mixing bowl, add yeast, garlic, herbs, sea salt, organic cane sugar, all-purpose flour, and spelt flour and whisk.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add olive oil and two-thirds of the warm water to start (1/2 cup or 120 ml as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Stir with a wooden spoon to mix. Add more water as needed until a dough forms.
Transfer to a clean, well-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic – about 2 minutes – adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Wipe out mixing bowl and add a bit of oil (1 tsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Roll dough around to coat and position seam-side down in the bowl. Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap. Set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
Once doubled in size (see photo), cut dough into 6 even pieces (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size), arrange on a clean surface, and lay a damp towel on top. Let rest.
In the meantime, heat a large skillet (electric or cast iron) to medium-high heat (~375 degrees F/ 190 C).
One at a time on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a large circle that’s fairly thin (not paper thin, but less than 1/8th inch thick – see photo).
Lightly grease preheated skillet and lay down flatbread. Don’t touch, cook for 2 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 1/2 minutes on the other side. Repeat, adding more oil to coat surface, until all flatbread is cooked.
Enjoy immediately, or let cool completely and store in a well-sealed bag or container up to 3 days (though best when fresh).
*Temperature of water should be about 110 degrees F (43 C) or the temperature of bath water. It shouldn’t be too hot to the touch (or it can kill the yeast) or too cool (or it won’t activate the yeast).
*Recipe loosely adapted from Food Network.
*If you want to freeze these, we would recommend freezing the dough since the cooked flatbread really is best when fresh.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6 flatbreads)
- Calories: 175
- Fat: 3g
- Sodium: 270mg
- Carbohydrates: 32.6g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 0.8g
- Protein: 5.3g
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