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fry bread stacked on a white plate with strawberry jam and powdered sugar
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Fry Bread

This fry bread is so easy to make using either homemade yeast dough, frozen store-bought dough, or an easy baking powder dough. Top it with sweet toppings like jelly and powdered sugar, or savory traditional taco toppings. It is so yummy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Native American, Navajo, savory, sweet, taco
Servings: 10 pieces
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • rolling pin
  • Plate
  • Paper Towel
  • Strainer
  • Tongs
  • Wire rack


  • Store-bought frozen dough
  • Homemade bread dough
  • Oil for frying (canola, vegetable, peanut, coconut, etc.)

From Scratch Baking Powder Dough

  • 2 cups All-purpose/plain flour (240g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder (6g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2g)
  • 1 cup water (240ml)


  • Begin by prepping the dough. If you are using frozen dough thaw it out. If you are using your favorite yeast-based dough, make that.
  • For the baking powder dough, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Then add the water and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for a few minutes on a floured surface. Then let it rest for 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into small equal pieces. Roll them out on a floured surface in a disc, until they are 1/4th inch thick. I make them about 4 inches in diameter.
  • Pour the oil into a large pot until it is about 1 inch to 1.5 inches deep. Heat it on medium heat until it reaches 350 F/176 C.
  • Fry the dough for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side until nice and golden brown on each side. Then place them on a paper towel-lined plate or on a wire rack. Finish frying the rest.
  • Once done, top with syrup, butter, jelly, powdered sugar, honey, etc. Or for savory use your favorite tacos/burritos toppings, like beans, meat, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, etc. Enjoy!



*Note: These nutritional facts are based on the from scratch baking powder dough only, since the nutritional will vary depending on the toppings. It will also vary depending on the dough you use. 
List of nutritional facts for fry bread