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Easy Homemade Flatbread Recipe

This Homemade Flatbread recipe is the carb you need right now. It’s soft, fluffy, and super flavorful. Brush it with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh parsley on top for a warm, soft, and fresh snack or dinner side. 

Stack of homemade flatbread on a wooden board.

Homemade Flatbread with Yogurt

Flatbread is some serious comfort food for this Macedonian girl. Carbs, carbs, carbs! They make everything better, right? Your go-to carb might be a big crusty loaf of French bread, but for me – flatbread is where it’s at. 

I love to make my own flatbread because it’s quick and easy. It’s easier than most breads because you don’t need to allow it to rise for too long, and you cook it right on a skillet instead of in a temperamental oven. What makes my flatbread better than average, super tangy, and fluffy is the addition of plain yogurt!

What is the Difference Between Flatbread and Naan?

There isn’t a big difference between flatbread and Naan. A flatbread is any type of unleavened bread. The main ingredients are flour, water, and salt. Most Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines have their own signature flatbread. 

Some common types of flatbread are pita, tortilla, piadina, and naan. 

So, basically, Naan is a type of flatbread, but, there are tons of other yummy types of flatbread – like this one!

Flatbread Recipe Ingredients

Flatbread is infamously a quick and easy bread to make. The ingredients are all basically staples and you can make it in a pinch. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this flatbread:

  • lukewarm water
  • active dry yeast
  • sugar
  • plain yogurt
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder 
  • all-purpose flour
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • olive oil for brushing
Flatbread dough ready to be rolled out and cooked.

How to Make Flatbread

Prep the Yeast: In a large mixing bowl whisk together the water, yeast, and sugar. Set the mixture aside for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it’s foamy.

Whisk: Whisk in the yogurt, olive oil, salt, basil, oregano, and garlic powder. 

Add: Add the flour and parsley. Stir everything together with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. 

Knead: Generously sprinkle flour over your kitchen counter or work-area and turn the dough onto the floured surface. Turn the dough to coat and then knead it for 4 minutes. Sprinkle on more flour if the dough is sticky while kneading. 

Separate: Cut the dough into 10 equal pieces and form each piece into a small ball. I use a kitchen scale to weigh each piece so as to make sure they are all equal in size. 

Rest: Lightly sprinkle each dough ball with flour. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it stand for 15 minutes.

Heat: Preheat a frying pan over medium-low heat.

Roll Out: Take one of the dough balls and, using a rolling pin, roll it out to about a 7-inch circle.

Lightly brush the top of the rolled out dough with olive oil. 

Cook: When the pan is hot, pick up the rolled out dough and place it in the pan, oiled side down, and cook for about 1 ½ minutes, or until the top surface is covered with bubbles.

While the dough is frying, brush the opposite side of the flatbread with olive oil. 

Homemade flatbread cooking in a skillet.

Flip: Flip the flatbread and cook it for 1 more minute, or until golden on the bottom. 

Remove the flatbread from the pan and transfer it to a plate. Keep the flatbread covered with a kitchen towel while working with the rest of the dough.

Repeat: Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of dough. Make sure to keep them covered so that they stay soft while cooling down. 

Serve: Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve. 

Stack of homemade flatbread on a wooden board.

Tips for the Best Flatbread

This flatbread recipe is super easy! Follow these simple tips for perfect flatbread:

  • Mix your yeast with room temperature water. Using water that is too cold or too warm will affect the yeasts activity. 
  • Make sure each ball of dough is as close as possible to the same size. I use a kitchen scale to weigh each piece so as to make sure they are all equal in size. 
  • In a pinch, you can make this without yeast but it will be less fluffy and soft. 
  • Make sure to brush each side of the dough with oil to avoid sticking and to create that nice crispy exterior. 

How to Use Flatbread

There are so many fun ways to use this flatbread recipe. The easiest and simplest is to serve it with a meal in place of rolls or a sliced bread. It’s perfect with any meal, really, but especially with a stew or curry or a meat and rice dish. I love it with this Salmon BLT Salad. You can also slice it into triangles and dip it into your favorite hummus or tzatziki sauce. 

Flatbread is also perfect for sandwiches. You can really make almost any kind of sandwich on a folded flatbread. I also like to make Mediterranean style tacos on flatbread. Layer Mediterranean seasoned meat with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and feta cheese.

My kids love when we make mini flatbread pizzas! They are each able to make their own and choose their own toppings. It’s fun for them and a big clean-up mess for me. YAY! 🙄😄

Top view of a stack of homemade flatbread on a wooden board next to a bowl of olive oil.

How to Store Flatbread

  • Once your flatbread has cooled, you can store them in ziploc bags and keep them at room temperature for 2 days. After 2 days, it’s best to put it in the fridge. It will stay nicely in the fridge until the 5th day after it’s made. 
  • You can also freeze your flatbread. I suggest placing them in an airtight zip top bag and separating each with a piece of parchment paper. That way, you’ll be able to easily pull out the amount you want to reheat. 
Stack of homemade flatbread on a wooden board.
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5 from 21 votes

Easy Homemade Flatbread Recipe

This Homemade Flatbread recipe is the carb you need right now. It's soft, fluffy, and super flavorful. Brush it with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh parsley on top for a warm, soft, and fresh snack or dinner side. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Macedonian, Mediterranean
Keyword: flatbread recipe, how to make flatbread
Servings: 10 Flatbreads
Calories: 320kcal

Ingredients

  • cups lukewarm water about 105˚F
  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil for brushing

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together water, yeast, and sugar; set aside for 8 to 10 minutes, or until foamy. Whisk in the yogurt, olive oil, salt, basil, oregano, and garlic powder.
  • Add flour and parsley, and stir everything together with a wooden spoon until dough comes together.
  • Generously sprinkle flour over your kitchen counter or work-area and turn dough onto the floured surface; turn to coat and then knead for 4 minutes. Sprinkle more flour if the dough is sticky while kneading.
  • Cut dough into 10 equal pieces and form each piece into a small ball. I use a kitchen scale to weigh each dough ball so to make sure they are all equal. Lightly sprinkle each dough ball with flour; cover them with a kitchen towel and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Take one of the dough balls and, using a rolling pin, roll it out to about a 7-inch circle. Lightly brush the top of the rolled out dough with olive oil.
  • When the pan is hot, pick up the rolled out dough and place it in the pan, oiled side down, and cook for about 1 ½ minutes, or until the top surface is covered with bubbles. While frying, brush the opposite side of the flatbread with olive oil. Flip the flatbread and cook for 1 more minute, or until golden on the bottom. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate; keep cooked flatbreads covered with a kitchen towel while working with the rest of the dough. Repeat the process with the remaining balls of dough. Make sure to keep the other dough balls covered while working. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

  • Once cooled, store in Ziploc bags and keep at room temperature for 2 days.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Freeze for 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg

69 Comments

  • Tarah
    April 19, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Can you use green yogurt?

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    • Katerina
      April 19, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Hi! Yes, absolutely. 🙂

      Reply
  • Cheryl
    April 22, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Do you think alternatively, I could use something other than yogurt? What would you suggest? This recipe looks great by the way!

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    • Katerina
      April 24, 2020 at 12:35 am

      Hi!
      I’d definitely try it with yogurt whenever you can, but you can also try making it with sour cream, or with buttermilk, but be careful not to use too much liquid; if you do, you’ll have to add more flour.

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    April 22, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Flatbread pizza for the win! The kids are going to love this. Great homemade bread and customized toppings will be a big hit!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 24, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
      • Trell
        July 30, 2020 at 10:58 am

        5 stars
        Hi! I tried the flatbread last night and it was delicious! The dough was easy to make and the ingredients were all staples for me. It’s even easier when you can get your hubby or children to roll the dough out while you fry them up. I also used a griddle so I could fry 2-3 at a time. Great recipe! Thanks.

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        • Katerina Petrovska
          July 30, 2020 at 7:20 pm

          Thank you so much, Trell! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

          Reply
  • Amanda
    April 23, 2020 at 1:00 am

    5 stars
    This is the best looking flatbread I have ever seen!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 24, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! 🙂

      Reply
      • Lila
        November 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm

        Can I substitute gluten free flour and non dairy yogurt?

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        • Katerina
          November 29, 2020 at 12:25 am

          Hi,
          I have not tested this recipe with gluten free flour therefore I can’t say if it would work or not. 😐

          Reply
    • Annie
      April 16, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Made it! And it is the best flatbread I have ever seen or tasted! It’s quick and easy enough that I can fit in making it no matter how timely the meal I’m preparing is. And I don’t know about anyone else but it is much easier in my stomach than regular bread. Sooo Good
      ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

      Reply
      • Katerina Petrovska
        April 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm

        That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

        Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    April 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    5 stars
    My daughter made this recipe last night by herself and it was easy for her to follow and it tasted amazing! We will be making gyros more often with this flatbread recipe.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 24, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      That’s great!! I am very happy you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    April 23, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This is a must try recipe!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 24, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Vikki
    April 24, 2020 at 5:05 am

    5 stars
    Hands down the best flatbread I’ve ever had!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      I am SO happy you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Michiel's Kitchen
    April 28, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I absolutely LOVE making my own flatbread, and I must say, your version looks very impressive!
    The pictures look amazing too!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      April 29, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Joan
    May 4, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Do you know what adjustments I will need to make for cooking these at 7,600 feet?

    Reply
  • Jennifer
    May 12, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Am I able to add things such as cheese maybe onion at the mixing stage ?. thank you

    Reply
  • Sharyon
    May 13, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    This lovely soft yummy bread was a hit in our house last night and the very small amount of left overs was polished off this morning. It was easy to make and I will definitely be making it again.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 14, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      I am very happy you enjoyed it! THANK YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Lili
    June 8, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Can this bread be made with whole wheat flour

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    • Katerina
      June 8, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      I have never tried to make this flatbread recipe with whole wheat flour so I can’t say how well it will work. I can say that using just whole wheat flour will result in a tough and chewy bread. If you want to try making it, I suggest to use a mixture of 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour.

      Reply
  • Megan
    June 18, 2020 at 6:45 am

    5 stars
    Recipe was amazing !!! Idk why but i did have to add more flour than suggested! But i adjusted and it was amazing ! Made them into pizzas for dinner !!!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 18, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Anna
    October 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I have a question in measurement!
    Is this American measuring?

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    • Katerina
      October 14, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      Hi!
      Yes, that’s correct.

      Reply
  • Tricia Adrian
    November 26, 2020 at 10:46 am

    5 stars
    Very easy recipe and absolutely delicious!! Best flatbreads I’ve ever tasted!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      December 1, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      Thank YOU! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jakes Rosslee
    December 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks much Katerina from sunny South Africa, never thought it can be so easy…. and my family just stares at the empty plate looking for more. Awesome taste. Jakes

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      December 1, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      That’s great to hear! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Tina
    December 19, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    5 stars
    It’s good. Definitely worth making. I did use an electric griddle to do 3 at a time and I rolled them a little thinner. Although, it may be flatbread, but it is not unleavened, as it contains yeast, which is by definition, leavening. Unleavened breads are flat breads, but not all flatbreads are unleavened.

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  • Rachel
    December 24, 2020 at 6:43 am

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe. Thank you for sharing. I ended up sprinkling some salt and garlic powder on top. Really made them pop. I’m going to serve them alongside seared lamb lollipops, whole roasted cauliflower with a Moroccan relish, homemade hummus and mint yogurt.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      December 24, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kathleen
    December 28, 2020 at 4:19 am

    5 stars
    I substituted vegan yogurt (Forager Brand Plain Cashew) and it worked great! Such an easy recipe and my family loved it.

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  • Lesley
    January 23, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. It was easy and delicious . My husband had made some hummus and your flat bread was absolutely the best with the hummus.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 23, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you and your husband enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Genevieve
    January 31, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were great 👌
    Thank you for the recipe!! I will definitely make them again soon

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      February 2, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Camille Lewis
    February 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I was planning to prepare the dough in the morning. Will it be okay to leave the dough out for more than 15 minutes?

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    • Katerina
      February 13, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      Do you mean the dough after you shaped it into balls? You can leave those for about 30 minutes, just keep them covered.

      Reply
  • Cindy
    March 1, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    This is amazing!! We make 2 batches; one as written and one using gluten free flour. We start out making to do pizza, but some gets eaten before we get that far. The family can’t tell which stack is gluten free and which is regular…and that alone makes it a win. I’m trying it tonight dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 2, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Thank YOU! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sarah
    March 6, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Is it possible to mix/make the dough the night before and fry them the next day? If so, how do you recommend storing the balls of dough?

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    • Katerina
      March 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      Hi! 👋
      Yes, I think you could definitely let the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight, but just keep it well covered. 😊

      Reply
  • Halle Sulaiman
    March 8, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Instead of using fresh parsley, can I use parsley flakes? I seen this recipe on on Pintrest and now my mouth is watering! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Katerina
      March 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Yep, that works, too! I hope you’ll love them! 😊

      Reply
  • David
    March 10, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe! and very tasty carbs! I didn’t have yogurt so I used sour cream. Used my own blend of herbs and spices that I use for making pizza sauce. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you for posting this.

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Leah
    March 29, 2021 at 1:04 am

    5 stars
    This turned out perfect on the first try!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

      That’s great! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Dylan
    April 17, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    5 stars
    I’m going to try with semolina flour, Greek yogurt, mint and parsley!
    What do you think?

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    • Katerina
      April 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I haven’t tried to make these with semolina flour, but I’d love to know how it turns out for you. 😊

      Reply
      • Dylan
        April 18, 2021 at 4:29 pm

        5 stars
        I love your recipe for this! Decorating the plate with lemon, mint and cucumber made for a great presentation. Already sent the recipe to my mom! Wonderful.

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        • Katerina Petrovska
          April 19, 2021 at 2:50 pm

          I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

          Reply
  • Erin
    May 12, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Made the recipe as written and it was perfect-this will be my go-to flat bread recipe, for sure. Thank you!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 12, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Aimée
    May 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    5 stars
    These are amazing! Not hard to make and everyone kept waking into the kitchen wondering what was being made. Paper amazing worth grilled chicken and asparagus.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Thank YOU! I am very glad everyone enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • katherine Larsen
    July 7, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    5 stars
    I wasn’t sure if I should leave a comment since you had so many (well-deserved) compliments already, but this is an AMAZING recipe!! It honestly is the BEST bread recipe… I literally just finished making a batch of this for dinner and couldn’t resist “stealing” one of the pieces even though dinner is in an hour. I could literally just keep going back for more and skipping the rest of what’s planned for dinner tonight. Thank you for such a delicious bread that will absolutely be served many times in our home. Stay safe!

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    • Katerina
      July 15, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      That’s great to hear! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for chiming in! 🙂

      Reply
  • Clarissa Elliott
    July 14, 2021 at 10:26 am

    5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe five times already and it’s by far the best one I’ve tried! It’s a staple in my weekly meals now, and it consistently gives me better than store-bought flatbread. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Katerina!!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      July 15, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      That’s great to hear! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Teri
    July 16, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    5 stars
    I actually had a different recipe in mind to try, but lost it. So I had to improvise and tried this one withOUT the yogurt (just used more warm water) – and it was still really good! I liked the addition of the herbs. My family loved it. (I served it with chicken kabobs and Tzatziki sauce.) Thanks for this recipe!

    Reply

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