Vegan flatbread no yeast. Whether for wrapping delicious fillings, or plunging into your favorite dip, everyone loves the taste of hot, fresh flatbread straight off the pan.
Flatbread is one of humanity’s oldest foods, dating back to 500 B.C. and was a staple food in many ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Indus civilizations. People often get intimidated by making bread, but even the beginner cooks can whip up a batch of these no-yeast flatbreads in no time flat.
All you need is four basic ingredients, all vegan, meaning no animal products, and you don’t even need any yeast to get it to rise! You may even have all these essential ingredients in your home pantry already, and if you don’t, you won’t have to break the budget to pick them up.
So how do you make this amazingly fluffy, charred, stretchy flatbread? We’re glad you asked! Read on to learn how to make easy vegan flatbreads with no yeast.
All you will need for your tasty vegan flatbreads are four everyday ingredients, some simple utensils, and a little enthusiasm.
This recipe will yield around eight tasty flatbreads and take around 45-min to an hour to prepare and cook; however, you should get a little faster after a few goes.
- A large mixing bowl
- A medium to large skillet or fry pan
- A spatula
- A rolling pin
You will also need a kitchen bench or wooden board for rolling the dough out before cooking. If you have one, you could also use a hot pizza stone for cooking these vegan flatbreads to get the seasoned stone taste; however, a skillet is just as effective.
If you have a wood or gas fired pizza oven in your backyard, making large batches of vegan flatbread is much easier as you can cook as many as you can fit around the ovens’ stone base. These flatbreads can be frozen for up to a month, or even longer if you have a chest freezer.
The ingredients for these no-yeast vegan flatbreads are as ancient and straightforward as they get.
For eight flatbreads, you will require:
- 4 cups (500gram) of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup (60 ml) of olive oil (use EVOO for more flavour)
- 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) of lukewarm water
Try this gluten-free vegan flatbread recipe by using fine whole meal flour if you want to make these vegan flatbreads even healthier. If you want to connect with your ancient ancestors and add more nutritional value to your flatbreads, try using an ancient grain flour, like plain or whole meal spelt.
Spelt is inexpensive, easier to digest than regular plain flour, is high in protein, and is packed with essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
- Start with the flour in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix the baking powder and salt evenly throughout the flour.
- Pour the olive oil and three-quarters of the water.
- Mix the ingredients gradually, intermittently adding the rest of the water. Mix by hand until all the flour has collected off the sides of the bowl and you have formed a rough dough. (you may not need all the water)
- On an un-floured surface, turn out the dough and knead by hand for approximately five minutes, or until the dough is smooth with good elasticity. If your dough feels too sticky, add a little more flour.
- Place your dough back in the bowl, and cover with a clean tea towel or breathable cloth. Rest for 15 minutes.
- Turn our dough back onto your bench or board and cut the dough into eight even pieces. Roll each piece in a small dough ball.
- Flour your bench or board and use a rolling pin to create an eight-inch (20-22cm) flat disc. Stack your floured flatbreads ready for cooking.
- Lightly wipe or spray your pan or skillet with olive oil.
- Preheat your pan on high or medium-high heat.
- Once your pan is hot, place your first flatbread in the pan.
- Cook each flatbread for around one to three minutes, or until the bread puffs up and browns.
- Flip your vegan flatbread without yeast and cook for approximately another minute until that side puffs and browns as well. If the flatbread puff too much, gently push it down with your spatula to ensure even cooking
Repeat until all your flatbreads are cooked, and use them however you like. Store your flatbreads in a zip-lock bag or an airtight container. If freezing your flatbreads, ensure a good seal to avoid the bread drying out and spoiling.
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If you use a pizza oven or an oven pizza stone, cook your flatbreads until the same result is achieved. You will never pay for flatbreads again once you realize how quickly you can cook several batches.
The best part about cooking your healthy flatbreads is that you know exactly what is in them: no preservatives, colors, flavors, or other nasties.
What do you put in your flatbread? What is your favorite dip? The team here at Kitchenairy loves sharing fresh treats in the office, like vegan flatbreads.
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