Easy Homemade Flatbread Recipe

This homemade flatbread recipe is so easy to make and can be used for flatbread pizzas or served plain smothered in butter, honey or Indian sauces! You only need a few pantry staples to make this savory bread in your own kitchen. 

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Recipe Inspiration

We are in the stage of life of “our kids are living their best lives!” 😂 Between the three of my kiddos, none of which can drive yet, I find that I am an unpaid taxi driver at all times of the day. Between horseback riding, baseball, basketball, golf, track & field, and a thousand other commitments, I truly spend a lot of time in the car.

On the multiple days that we have baseball, we have to travel to a town 20 minutes away – which is not bad by any means, but the timing of the practices isn’t always the most convenient, therefore, I find myself swinging through the Panera Bread drive through more often than I’d like to admit…to feed starving teenagers who have a bottomless pit for a stomach all of a sudden. (This is a phase I never imagined actually happening despite all of my older friends assuring me it would! haha)

My son’s favorite meal from Panera Bread was their flatbread pizza, mine is Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup. But just this past week, as my husband took him through the drive-through after practice, they called me to tell me that the menu changed and they got rid of flatbread pizza.

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So, as any good mother would do, I got busy researching how to make flatbread pizza at home! To my surprise, it is WAY easier than I would have ever imagined! … and the best part, it can be made within 10 minutes of mixing in the yeast! Woot! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal…at home!!!

Ingredients:

  • bread flour – use a flour with a high gluten percentage. Mine was 12.7%
  • salt – coarse Kosher salt
  • fast acting yeast
  • olive oil – I used extra virgin olive oil
  • water – tap water is perfect

Video Tutorial:

YouTube video

How To Make Homemade Flatbread

STEP 1:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  • Using a wooden spoon, form the rough dough into a ball
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STEP 2:

  • Remove dough from bowl place on a lightly oiled surface with olive oil. If there is still dry flour/dough in the bowl, add a small splash of water to remove the dough
  • Knead the ball of dough by hand, pressing down with your palm and spreading for 10 minutes, or until the gluten has created a strong but smooth bond
  • Place the dough back in the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes
glass bowl filled with flatbread dough

STEP 3:

  • Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 8 equal sized pieces
woman's hand dividing flatbread dough into pieces

STEP 4: Form each piece into a ball by rolling and tucking the edges

8 small flatbread dough balls laying on a marble counter

STEP 5: Roll out each dough ball into a 1/4″ thick circle

Female rolling out flatbread dough with rolling pin

STEP 6: Heat olive oil in a skillet, fry flatbread on one side until bubbles appear, then flip and cook on the other side

flatbread cooking in skillet with olive oil

Serve and enjoy!

homemade flatbread on a plate with more flatbread dough balls and rolling pin in the background

How To Make Flatbread Pizzas

To make flatbread pizzas, follow the same steps as above for making the dough. The only difference is how the flatbread is cooked. In order to make this a pizza, place the dough on a pizza stone or a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a fork to poke holes all over the dough to help prevent the dough from filling with air bubbles when cooked. Preheat the oven to 475°F.

If using shredded mozzarella cheese, pre-bake the flatbread crust in the oven by itself for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and then top with sauce, cheese and extra toppings. Place back in the oven and cook for an additional 5-9 minutes, or until your toppings are cooked how you prefer them.

This recipe is very similar to my Homemade Pizza Dough and Hand-Tossed Sourdough Discard Pizza Crust.

Recipe Card

homemade flatbread on a plate with more flatbread dough balls and rolling pin in the background

Homemade Flatbread

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
This homemade flatbread recipe is so easy to make and can be used for flatbread pizzas or served plain smothered in butter, honey or Indian sauces! You only need a few pantry staples to make this savory bread in your own kitchen. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 flatbreads

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Making The Dough

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form in a ball
  • Remove dough from bowl place on a lightly oiled surface with olive oil. If there is still dry flour/dough in the bowl, add a small splash of water to remove the dough
  • Knead the ball of dough by hand, pressing down with your palm and spreading for 10 minutes, or until the gluten has created a strong but smooth bond
  • Place the dough back in the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes
  • Remove the dough and divide into 8 pieces. Form each piece into a ball by rolling and tucking the edges

Cooking

  • Heat a skillet with a generous amount of olive oil
  • Roll each dough ball out one at a time with a rolling pin. Place in the hot oil, let cook until the bubbles form, then flip over and cook until that side has browned
  • Repeat until all of the dough balls are cooked
  • Serve with butter, honey, cheese, or Indian sauces. Enjoy!
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One Comment

  1. This looks amazing! I love that there are only a few ingredients and it can be made in a jiffy.

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