It is impossible to make it simpler than this. This Gluten Free FlatBread recipe has only 2 ingredients. Mix, shape and cook in literally 5 minutes. You can use regular self-raising flour if you are OK with gluten of course. My kids absolutely love it.
Yes, I love that fluffy inside, crunchy outside white artisan bread too. Well, I do love bread, lol. But there is something about freshly homemade flatbread that is captivating.
Experimenting with new bread recipes is my new hobby. Check out this Flaxseed bread made in the microwave in 2 minutes. Really healthy and gut friendly.
This one is new for me and, although I haven’t tried it yet, I am pretty sure it can be an excellent pizza base. And also makes a great Garlic Bread.
Who invented flat bread?
My son asked … and I was like: Errr… so there you go, in case you find yourself in the same situation when you serve this yummy flatbread recipe to your kids.
“Flatbreads are likely the first type of processed food made by man, with archeological records dating back 6000 years” (source).
The origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations. It was first made by the ancient Egyptians, who used a simple dough of wheat flour and water to make a type of unleavened bread cooked quickly on hot stones or in a fire.
Over time, flat bread became a staple food in many cultures around the world. In ancient Rome, flat bread was made with a mixture of flour, water, and salt. In medieval Europe, flat bread was made with a variety of grains, including rye, barley, and oats, and was often used as a substitute for potatoes.
Today, flat bread is still a popular food in many parts of the world. It is made with a variety of ingredients, including wheat, rye, corn, and other grains, and is often used as a base for other foods, such as pizza, sandwiches, and wraps.
Is Flatbread Healthier than normal bread?
As a general rule, not necessarily. While different doughs vary nutritionally, flatbread is generally just unleavened bread. In other words, bread dough that was not made to rise.
Flatbreads may look smaller, but if it’s the same dough, the nutritional contents are identical. The major difference between normal bread and flatbread is the presence of holes. These holes are filled with air (just like in cheese), and air has no nutritional effect.
Breads from the Store contain added sugars, preservatives, and other artificial ingredients, which can have negative health effects.Whereas homemade breads (always the best option) allow you to control the ingredients and flavor of your bread, ensuring that it is as healthy as possible.
So this flatbread recipe that I present to you today is as healthy as it can get with only the use of flour and greek yogurt!
Gluten Free Flatbread Ingredients
Self-raising Gluten-Free Flour
This is the one I have used here. Plain white GF flour. I am next trying with other healthier versions like whole grain, oat flour, plantain, cassava, etc. Will keep updating the post.
It works the same by using normal flour and adding a Tsp of baking powder.
Same for the yogurt. I am using plain full fat Greek Yogurt. It will obviously reduce the amount of calories if you use a reduced fat version. I am not a fan of this though and suspect it won’t be this yummy.
To make 4 flat breads you’ll need:
- 1 cup of Self-raising Gluten-Free Flour
- 1 cup of Greek Yogurt
How To Make Gluten-Free Flatbread
Mix both ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth dough. It will be sticky so keep sprinkling a bit of flour as you go.
Shape into a long loaf and cut in four pieces.
Flatten the balls with your hand. You can use a rolling pin but then it’ll need more flour as, remember, it is very sticky.
Sprinkle olive or coconut oil in your skillet and cook them as pancakes.