Yes, I will admit, I am addicted to bread. I love it! It is one of my favorite things to eat. While I do prefer bread that has been made with yeast, I also love this super easy flatbread recipe.
There is a variety of flatbread in the world. This homemade naan recipe is a very common Indian flatbread. It requires yeast and takes quite a bit more time to make. Tortillas are also another type of flatbread. Some varieties will have leavening either yeast or baking powder, and some will not have any at all.
Pizza and pita bread are also common types of flatbread. There are countless varieties, almost every country has their own version of this delicious bread.
I love that this particular easy flatbread only requires 2 ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
Yes! You really only need two ingredients to make this recipe, and if you don’t have self-rising flour then you only need 4 ingredients:
- Self-rising flour or All-purpose flour, with baking powder, and salt
- Sour cream – Or you can also use plain yogurt like Greek yogurt. Or this sour cream substitute.
- Wooden spoon
- Skillet – I like using my cast iron skillet. But you can use nonstick or stainless steel skillets as well.
- Paper towel or cloth
- Rolling pin
Step 2: How to make easy flatbread at home
Begin by placing the sour cream or yogurt or homemade sour cream in a large bowl. Then add about a third of the self-rising flour to the bowl and start mixing those two ingredients together with a wooden spoon or other sturdy spoon.
Add about another third of the flour and mix it in, the dough should come together at this point and still be a bit tacky.
DO NOT dump all the flour in at once, you may not wind up using it all.
Once the dough comes together in the bowl, dump it out onto a floured surface. Now knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Add more of the flour as necessary until the dough is no longer sticky but still soft.
You will probably have some flour leftover which is completely fine.
Shape the dough into a fat disc. Then cover it with a damp paper towel or cloth and let the dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes. This will relax the gluten and produce a better flatbread.
Once the time is up, you can set the burner to medium heat and start heating up your skillet while you roll out the dough.
Remove the cloth or paper towel and then divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal parts. It all depends on the size you want to make your flatbread. I like them on the smaller side personally. But again you made adjust the size to fit what you are using it for.
I like to use my dough cutter and divide the dough in half, then in half again then, each piece in half one more time, giving me 8 pieces.
Step 3: Roll and cook the bread
Now roll the each dough piece into a ball. Then roll it out flat with a rolling pin until it is about 1/8th to 1/4th of an inch thick. Depending on how thick you want your finished flatbread to be.
Now place 1 to 3 flatbread dough pieces onto the bottom of your hot skillet. These cook really fast, you only need about 30 to 60 seconds per side.
Cook them until each side is nice and golden brown. You can use tongs to flip them, or if you are careful some people (myself included) like to just flip them with their hands. Watch me do this in the video tutorial. Find that in the printable version of the recipe further down in the post.
Place the finished homemade easy flatbread on a plate and serve. You can serve it with curries, eat it plain, a long side other Mediterranean recipes, etc. Maybe you want to spread some butter on it and add jelly/jam, honey, or cinnamon and sugar for breakfast flatbread.
There are so many uses for this versatile bread. Enjoy!
Do I have to use self-rising flour for this flatbread?
No! You can use all-purpose flour, mixed with baking powder, and salt. Which is what self-rising flour is. For every 1 cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
How long does homemade flatbread last?
If stored in a ziplock bag or an airtight container it will stay fresh for 4 to 6 days. You can also freeze this bread for a few months as well.
Here are other bread recipes you may like:
Easy Flatbread Only 2 Ingredients
- Wooden spoon
- Paper towel or cloth
- rolling pin
- 2 cups self-rising flour or 2 cups All-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt (240g)
- 1 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt 240g
- Add the flour a third of it at a time to a large bowl with the sour cream or yogurt. Mix with a wooden spoon or clean hands until a tacky dough forms.
- Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough for only about 2 to 3 minutes, adding more of the flour as necessary to keep it from sticking. Shape into a fat disc.
- Cover the dough with a damp paper towel or cloth and allow it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal pieces, depending on how large you want the flatbread.
- Then roll each piece of dough into a ball and then roll it out flat with a rolling pin until it is around 1/8th of an inch thick.
- Preheat the skillet on medium heat. Cook each flatbread for 30 to 60 seconds on each side until there are golden brown spots. Then place them on a plate.
- Serve them however you like. Enjoy!
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I made youe pita bread ,they were so delicious
Awesome, happy to hear you made it and liked it!
Hi, I’m going to try this. I don’t eat a lot of bread so can you freeze the dough or the cooked bread?
Please do try it. Yes you can freeze either the dough or the already-cooked flatbread. 🙂
The easy flatbread recipe looks interesting and the result looks very like something my mom cooked in the 1960’s. We’re Italian heritage and she would make the look-a-likes when she was making Pizza, using the same dough. My only comment is the amount of salt used. The FDA recommended sodium intake per day is 2300 mg. The equivalent of 1/2 tsp of salt the recipe calls for 3 gm or 3000 mg. So the flatbread recipe uses over 30 % more sodium than the FDA recommends for an entire 3 meal day. Being on a low sodium diet, I’d be afraid to even try to make it. Have you ever tried making it with less salt to see how much difference it would make if you called for less? There has been a huge amount of attention to the intake of sugar among people in recent years but my cardiologist tells me the amount of sodium we consume is much more damaging than the sugar. I may try this recipe in the near future but I definitely will use much less salt! Thanks for your recipes though. I plan to try several but with modifications to the ingredients for my specific health condition. Tom
Hi Tom, remember that 1/2 tsp. of salt is spread out over 8 flatbread or 8 servings, and that is very common to have that amount of salt for that amount of flour. And 1/2 tsp of salt is actually 2.7ish not quite 3g. But sure you can easily reduce the amount of salt or even leave it out altogether if you want. The main point of this recipe is to use premade self-rising flour with the sour cream or yogurt hence the name (2-ingredient flatbread) But if you don’t have premade/prebought self-rising flour you can make your own. And you are very welcome, feel free to change it up however you want to fit your diet. 🙂
You can also use salt alternative like nusalt
Hi Matt, Really love this quick and easy recipe for flatbread. I used the plain greek yogurt and was able to make 11 smaller size (4″) which is what I wanted. Bonus, mine also puffed up as they were cooking and they can be used like little pita bread pockets to stuff. Thanks for the great easy recipe.
So glad you gave them a try and liked them, Joy! 🙂 You are welcome!