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Flatbread Recipe no yeast

Flatbread Recipe no yeast

No yeast flatbread

This flatbread without yeast recipe is so simple and yet a very useful recipe to have in your repertoire. This super easy flatbread recipe with just three ingredients will help you produce some delicious flatbread. You will not believe how easy it is!

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Thinly rolled out dough

You can eat flatbread with all sorts of dishes. They can be used as an alternative to paratha or naan bread to eat with an Indian curry, or as an alternative to tortilla bread to make a delicious fajita.

chicken fajitas
Chicken fajita

You can use them to dip in chutney or even make a delicious chicken curry sandwich with them (much recommended btw!)

Chicken Curry Sandwich

Olive Oil Flatbread

There are many different types of flatbread. This recipe flatbread without yeast is so easy as it contains just three ingredients: water, flour and olive oil. It is very similar to an Indian chapati recipe which would use a mix of whole wheat flour and plain flour. This recipe however just uses plain or all-purpose flour and olive oil.

flatbread dough

The advantage of this dough mixture is that it is very easy to handle and roll out. 

The bread is fried on the hob on a hot flat frying pan for only 30 seconds each side, or until brown spots appear on the surface.

frying flatbread in the pan
Frying in the pan

We used to buy some delicious flatbread from Aldi until they stopped selling it, so we had to come up with our own solution, which was this recipe. We will not be looking back.

Flatbread no yeast recipe

Because this bread has no yeast or other raising agents, like baking powder or baking soda, in the ingredients, it is characterized as being ‘unleavened bread’. This has the advantage of being quick to make as there is no resting period for the dough to rise.

flatbread recipes without yeast
Flatbread Recipe no yeast

Simply mix the ingredients, divide the dough, roll it out with a rolling pin and put it in the pan. Really it could not be easier to make.

You could experiment with this basic recipe by adding minced garlic or cumin seeds. Or perhaps even some desiccated coconut to give some taste variation.

But really we think it is great as it is and therefore the perfect soft flatbread for making sandwiches with other ingredients.

no yeast flatbread recipe

Or you could fry the flat dough in oil or ghee which would give you a nice crispy bread, which you could cut into fingers, perfect for dipping.

no yeast flatbread recipe

I hope you have fun making this recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

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Flatbread Recipe no yeast

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This simple flatbread recipe with only three ingredients will give you the perfect flatbread, every time!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 140ml warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix ingredients together to form a thick dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. I use a mixer with a bread hook to do this.
  2. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the balls into flat circles. They do not have to be perfectly round.
  4. Heat a frying pan. Then cook the bread one by one for about 30 seconds each side until brown areas have appeared. You may wish to spray some cooking spray in the pan but I do it dry.
  5. Store piled on a plate until ready to eat.


Above quantities will make 8 flatbreads.

Serve up warm with a delicious Indian curry or make some tasty fajitas.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Petra Noska

Monday 26th of February 2024

Hi Gav, Thank you for this quick & easy recipe. I wanted a quick bread without yeast and this recipe worked out perfectly. The only thing I added was some Italian seasoning. I will be using this recipe often. :)


Monday 26th of February 2024

Great Petra, I am so glad it worked out! Thanks for your comment


Saturday 10th of June 2023

Hi Gav, I used this recipethinkingif a man could make this surelyIcould..... well turns out maybe not. I made the mistake of using 240mls of water instead of 140mls. Only realised this after I ended up with a Yogurt like dough consistency lol. I did my best to rescue the dough so just kept adding more flour also ended up adding more olive oil. Turned out OK I guess, my 8 year old said it was good and she's a very fussy eater. I also added salt to the dough...after all it is the ultimate seasoning. I ended up with 8 flatbreads.

Thank you and hopefully next time I'll use the correct amounts. 🙂


Wednesday 21st of June 2023

Glad it worked out in the end!


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Great recipe, thank you. I was on the hunt for a quick bread recipe (to go with the soup already heating on the hob!). This worked out perfectly. Will try some of the variations you suggest.


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Glad it worked out!


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Is there a reason why you list the three ingredients in different measurements? You've got the flour listed by weight in metric units, the water listed by volume in metric units, and the oil listed by volume in imperial units!


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Yes, there is a reason. You should always measure flour by weight, as density can vary a lot as it can be compacted. Liquids are not compactable and hence can be measured by volume (an easy way to measure them as well - in a jug). I always measure in metric units as I am in Europe and that is just what we do. A tablespoon is also a metric measure (15ml). It can sometimes be confusing using imperial units as the US units vary from the UK ones (ie an American cup is not equal to a UK cup). And it is also practical to use a tablespoon or teaspoon to measure a small volume. I do it in most of my recipes.

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