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Soft Flatbread Recipe

Soft Flatbread Recipe

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

I have been looking for a fantastic homemade soft flatbread recipe for ages.

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

I’ve had trouble finding one I love because I’m being really picky about it.  I didn’t want a tortilla or pita bread or flatbread that is too thick or too thin.  

And it had to be easy to make and taste great.

That shouldn’t be too much to ask for from a simple flatbread recipe.

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

Evidently it is though, because every recipe I’ve tried has fallen short one way or another.  

So I always end up making this pita bread or these tortillas when I want flatbread for a meal, or just going out and buying some instead (which, sadly, I’m always disappointed with).

I was starting to think that my expectations were way too high and the perfect soft flatbread recipe just wasn’t going to happen for me.

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

And then I tried this recipe and decided that this was it.  

This bread is soft and fluffy and easy to wrap around whatever toppings or sandwich fillings you like, it was easy to make, and everyone loved it.  

We have a winner!

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

The dough mixes up very easily, you let it rise for about an hour, divide it into pieces and let them rest for 10 minutes.  

Then roll them out and dry fry them on an electric griddle or a non-stick frying pan.  

The trick to making sure they’re not too thick is to roll the circles out thinner then you think they should be because they puff up a fair bit when you cook them.

No more being disappointed in mediocre flatbread – yay!

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

How to make Soft Flatbread:

  • Use an oiled or well floured rolling pin to roll out your flatbread.
  • Make sure to roll it really thin as it will puff up a fair bit when it cooks.
  • This flatbread will stay soft for days kept in an airtight plastic bag at room temperature. 
  • Freeze this flatbread in an airtight container or a ziplock bag after it cools completely for up to 3 months.

Here are some great recipes to use this flatbread with:

Yield: 8 servings

Soft Flatbread Recipe

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

This homemade soft flatbread recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for sandwiches, gyros or even mini pizzas!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Very Warm Water
  • 2-2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached, mix together the water, 2 cups of flour, yeast, olive oil and salt.
  2. If the dough isn’t coming together and clearing the sides of the bowl, sprinkle in more flour, a couple tablespoons at a time until it clears the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes in the machine, or 8-10 minutes by hand.
  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  5. Let the dough rise until doubled, about one hour.
  6. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and let it rest, covered with plastic wrap, for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out the pieces of dough into 6-8 inch circles, as evenly as possible.
  8. Dry fry them on a hot skillet or electric griddle for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are puffed a bit with some browned spots. If they are taking longer to cook, increase your heat so that they don’t dry out.
  9. Stack the cooked flatbread on a wire rack under a clean tea towel to keep them soft.
  10. Store in a plastic bag after they have cooled.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

I’ve also shared this Soft Flatbread Recipe over on Food Fanatic.

Dan

Monday 26th of February 2024

Just made this recipe to go with dinner tonight, I used this as the bread for Spiedies instead of Italian bread. It was very good, nice and soft, not too heavy. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jennifer Wooten

Saturday 17th of February 2024

Can you bake these instead of frying them?

Stacey

Tuesday 20th of February 2024

I haven't tried baking these so I can't say how they would turn out. Let me know if you try it!

Helen

Saturday 2nd of September 2023

Will this work with whole wheat flour.

Stacey

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

I've made them with half whole wheat flour and they were great. I haven't made them with 100% whole wheat flour but I think they would be fine, although you will likely want to knead the dough for a 2-3 extra minutes to develop the gluten.

Debra

Tuesday 15th of August 2023

Could I use a tortilla press using parchment paper?

Stacey

Wednesday 16th of August 2023

That should work well, but I haven't tried it myself.

Trish

Thursday 12th of May 2022

Great recipe ! Finally found a soft tortilla which is homemade?

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