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Quick and Easy Flatbread Recipe – How to Make it in 13 Simple Steps

Want to treat yourself and your family members to warm, soft, homemade bread, but you don't have time to knead dough, wait for it to rise, and then bake it? Our recipe for Quick and Easy Flatbread bakes up in minutes and has just FOUR ingredients!

These are freshly-baked flatbreads stacked together.

Homemade bread is tasty, but who has time to wait for the dough to rise and each loaf to bake for about an hour?

Nevertheless, you can serve your family fresh, piping hot, and delicious homemade bread. The dough in our recipe for Quick and Easy Flatbread comes together in only five minutes. To cook it, you just plop it in a skillet and make it on the stovetop in less than ten minutes.

These are freshly-baked flatbreads stacked together.

Quick and Easy Flatbread Recipe

April Freeman
With our great recipe, you can serve your family delicious homemade bread in a snap.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Bread Pieces

Equipment

  • Small Mason Jar
  • Butter Brush
  • Mixing bowl
  • Heavy Skillet
  • Spatula or Tongs

Instructions
 

Herbed Butter and Honey Butter Instructions

  • In a measuring cup or a small mason jar, melt the butter in the microwave by microwaving it in 30 second bursts, stirring after each burst.
  • If you are making Herbed Butter, stir in the herbs and salt.
  • Add the honey and stir if you are making honey butter.
  • Brush melted butter on finished bread.

Flatbread Instructions

  • Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the yogurt and stir.
    The dry ingredients are mixed together in a bowl.
  • Then, use your hands to pat the dough together into a ball. If it’s too sticky, add a couple of spoonful of extra flour.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough just enough so that the mixture comes together. This is a quick bread recipe, not a yeast bread recipe, so you do not have to knead it very long. Don’t pound the dough either.
  • Press the dough into a rough rectangular shape.
    The dough of the flatbread is kneaded into a rough rectangular log.
  • Divide it into six equal pieces, each one a bit smaller than the size of a tennis ball.
  • Press each dough ball into a round that is about a quarter to a half inch thick.
  • Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat and spray it lightly with cooking spray. When the skillet is hot, put two or three of the dough circles into the pan.  
  • Cook the flatbreads for 2 or 3 minutes per side, using a spatula or tongs to turn it when it is lightly browned and puffy. Cook the reverse side for another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining bread rounds. 
  • Serve flatbreads hot, brushing the breads with herbed butter or honey butter before serving.

Notes

When most people think of bread making, they think of an hours-long process that involves yeast, including kneading dough, and the hot oven baking up the loaves. Many people really enjoy the process of making tasty and delicious yeast bread in their kitchens.
But what if you do not enjoy baking? What if you do not have the time in your schedule to spend a half-day creating homemade bread? What if you do not want to heat up the house by turning on the oven?
This recipe for Quick and Easy Flatbread is the answer. The secret to this bread is that it does not rely on yeast for leavening. Yeast is a living organism that makes bread rise by digesting the sugars in the dough.
The bread it makes is tasty and delicious, but yeast does take time to work. The magic of quick bread is that no yeast is involved. The bread depends on baking powder to rise. Baking powder uses a chemical reaction to create bubbles in the dough.
In the case of our recipe for flatbread, the baking powder reacts with the acids in the yogurt to make a soft, puffy loaf.
This recipe is so easy to create that pretty much anyone can make it. This is a great recipe to help the kids get involved in cooking. It has just a few ingredients so that even the most distractible child can stay focused long enough to make it.
You also get to handle the dough a bit, as you shape the loaves and press them into rounds, something that kids absolutely adore. Since our recipe for Quick and Easy Flatbread takes just a few minutes to create, the kids won’t lose interest and wander off halfway through.
For this recipe, you do not even have to turn on the oven. This recipe bakes up on the stovetop by using a hot skillet. If you can make pancakes, you can make this flatbread. Cooking this flatbread on the stovetop gives it nice crispy edges and a beautiful golden brown color.
Of course, every kind of bread begs for a topping. Plain, ordinary butter is always wonderful on bread, but we kicked up the flavoring by adding a couple of bonuses. We included two recipes for flavored butter. We have the Herbed Butter recipe for those who prefer something savory, and we included a recipe for Honey Butter for those who like a touch of sweetness on their bread.
Both butter recipes have the exact same instructions. Just substitute the herbs for herbed butter or honey for the honey butter. These flavored butter give just the right touch for delicious flatbread on the dinner table.
Keyword Quick and Easy Flatbread, Recipe, Side Dish

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