This vegan flatbread is soft, fluffy, and doughy on the inside, you won’t believe it’s made without yeast! 2 ingredients needed and ready in under 5 minutes!
When I’m out of yeast and keen to bake some bread, my favorite recipes to make are bagels, pizza dough, and this vegan flatbread.
Ever since we recently had a yeast shortage, I made it a point to try making my own bread. See, I’m the kind of person who legitimately eats bread every single day. Whether it be a few slices of toast for breakfast, a wrap for lunch, or a pizza for dinner, it makes a prominant appearance at least for one meal a day (but really, more like three).
Now, baking bread has always been something that I found intimidating. There’s something scary about creating a dough that will eventually be transformed into a bread. Remove the yeast factor and this was an experiment that could go very wrong. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was, and thus began the process of trying out multiple variations, starting with the flatbread!
This vegan flatbread recipe is a game changer. It takes minutes to prepare and needs just two main ingredients. No yeast, no dairy, and no eggs are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is soft, doughy, and with a firm exterior. It’s very mild flavored and super versatile, perfect for your favorite toppings and fillings.
With this recipe in your back pocket, you’ll never buy bread again- It’s incredibly foolproof and absolutely delicious!
How do you make flatbread?
- Self rising flour– You must use self rising flour, or else the flatbread won’t puff up and rise. If you don’t have any on hand, you can easily make your own.
- Vegan yogurt– Any thick and unflavored dairy free yogurt can be used. I love using unsweetened coconut yogurt.
- Salt– Optional, but great to use if your yogurt is very unflavored.
Start by mixing together your flour, yogurt, and salt until combined. Using your hands, knead the dough together until smooth. Next, transfer onto a floured kitchen surface and knead several times, before dividing the dough into four, equal portions. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it is around 1/2 an inch in thickness.
Now, place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, place the flatbreads on top and cook for 2-3 minutes, before flipping and cooking for a further two minutes. Repeat the process until all the flatbreads are cooked.
What is the difference between flatbread and regular bread?
Flatbread differs from regular bread as it is softer and thicker, and tastes delicious without toasting. It’s also made without yeast and doesn’t require an oven to bake.
Can I make this gluten free?
If you’d like to make this gluten free, you will need to use a gluten free self rising flour instead. I’ve used Dove Farms brand successfully. I cannot vouch for homemade variations of this.
Tips to make the best 2 ingredient flatbread
- Cooking time depends on how thick or thin you roll out your flatbread, or how thin you want them to be. The thicker they are, the longer it will take to cook.
- There is no need to grease the pan prior to cooking the flatbreads. They are intended to be cooked on a non-greased surface.
- Feel free to add your favorite spices and herbs to the flatbread dough. Italian herbs, sesame seeds, and mixed grains are all fabulous options.
- Do not substitute the self rising flour for something else, or it will not work as intended.
Ways to use the vegan flatbread
- Wraps– Fill your flatbread with your favorite sandwich fillings and wrap it up!
- Pizza– Top a flatbread with your favorite pizza toppings and grill until the cheese has melted and the edges are crisp.
- Quesadilla– Fill half the flatbread with vegan cheese, peppers, and onions and grill until the cheese has melted and golden brown on the outside.
- Appetizers– Cut the flatbread into triangles and serve with your favorite dips and savory spreads.
- Side dish– Serve flatbread with a curry, stew, or your favorite soup.
Storing and freezing the flatbread
- To store: Leftover flatbread can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator.
- To freeze: Place flatbread in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
What to serve with the flatbread?
Vegan Flatbread (2 Ingredients!)
- 1 3/4 cups self rising flour
- 1 cup vegan yogurt * See notes
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, yogurt, and salt. Mix very well, until a thick dough remains. Using your hands, knead the dough until smooth and form a ball of dough.
- Lightly flour a kitchen surface. Transfer the ball of dough onto the floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 portions. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until flat and a circular shape.
- Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, place the flatbread dough on top and cook for 4-5 minutes, before flipping and cooking for a further 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Repeat the process until all the dough is used. Once all the flatbread is cooked, serve or let them cool completely.
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