Our easy no-yeast flatbread is quickly made with only a few common ingredients. This makes the soft pan-fried flatbread perfect for dinner or as a snack.
We love a soft no-yeast flatbread!
And so for some time, we have been serving our pan-fried flatbread at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes with dips, sometimes with salad, sometimes with cheese.
A huge advantage: such a pan-fried no-yeast flatbread is quickly prepared and based on a few common ingredients that you always have at home anyway. The pan-fried flatbread recipe can be modified with yogurt, milk or spices.
Taste and Occasion
The most important thing is, of course, the taste. Depending on the type of flour and refining ingredients, it can be mild or intense and spicy. The pan-fried flatbread rises well and becomes airy and fluffy. For us, it is the perfect companion for curries or soups - or just an easy change to an ordinary supper.
When I tell my family that there will be frying pan flatbread again, there is always a great joy. And the result tastes or looks slightly different every time. Because the terms "pan-fried flatbread" and "skillet flatbread" in itself refer to a method of preparation rather than a specific recipe.
My experience: Any bread dough can also be baked in a pan. So when I make normal bread dough, whether with sourdough or yeast, with white flour or wholemeal, I always make quick flatbread from a part of it. To make sure you can start right away, I will tell you my absolute basic recipe for no-yeast flatbread with baking powder in this article.
For the flour you can take e.g. normal white flour, spelt flour, or a part of wholemeal flour. You will also need a dash of olive or sunflower oil.
In the basic version, the pan bread is vegan. You can also use milk or yogurt instead of water, although vegetable milk or soy yogurt are also possible.
How to make the Easy No Yeast Flatbread
The preparation of the pan-fried no-yeast flatbread is very easy. First of all, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them to a smooth, soft dough. The flatbread with baking powder only needs to rest for 10 minutes.
After that, heat up a coated pan and divide the dough into about 8 portions. Fry them one by one with a little oil at medium heat from both sides. The dough is quite sticky, so it might be easy to take a spoon of dough, put it into the pan and press it flat while turning it with the spatula. When your flatbread gets a light brown color on both sides it is ready to serve.
Herbs, spices, onions, olives, jalapenos, vegetable cubes, etc. are suitable for refining the pan bread without yeast.
But it also tastes delicious on its own. Try it out for yourself! The quick and easy flatbread in the pan is a great change to the "conventional" bread from the oven.
Easy flatbread (no yeast)
- coated pan
- 300 grams (2.4 cups) all-purpose flour, also whole grain possible
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil , or sunflower oil
- 200 milliliters (0.8 cups) water , or milk or yogurt
- Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix to a smooth, soft dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat up a coated pan. Divide the dough into about 8 portions and fry them one after the other in a little oil at medium heat from both sides. The dough is quite sticky. It might be easy to take a spoon of the dough, put it into the pan and press it flat while turning it with the spatula.
Perhaps, some of you have already tested the extremely popular Indian flatbread from the frying pan, Naan. It is also delicious and fluffy. It needs since it is pan-fried with yeast, but more time to go.