Quick and Easy Flatbread Recipe

Don’t panic when the grocery store is out of bread, or when you’re trying to avoid having to go to the store. It’s surprisingly easy to make your own bread at home with just a handful of ingredients. I have an extensive tutorial on baking bread at home, but if you want to make something even quicker and easier with ingredients you already have in your pantry, give this skillet flatbread a try. It’s delicious and very quick and easy to make. It’s fun and the perfect addition to any soup or stew, or even a light salad for lunch.

Simple Skillet Flatbread
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Simple Skillet Flatbread


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1 cup of water (more if needed)
  • 1 TBSP oil

Get out a large bowl. Combine the flour, backing powder, and salt.

Add most of the water and using a wooden spoon or your clean hands, mix it until it starts to form a dough. Add more water, a little at a time if needed. You're looking for the consistency of pizza dough. If you overdo the water, you can add a little more flour.

Knead the dough for two to three minutes in the bowl, or on your kitchen counter.

Clean the bowl, add the oil to grease it, and put your ball of dough into it. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for an hour.

Heat a dry skillet to medium high heat. I like using my cast-iron skillet for this bread, but any skillet will do.

Divide the dough into six pieces and roll each of them out to about 1/8th of an inch thickness.

Cook the first side until it starts to brown, flip, and cook on the other side.


This flatbread tastes best warm out of the skillet. It will keep for a day or two wrapped in a clean towel. You can also freeze it. To reheat, put it back in a dry skillet over medium-low heat for a few minutes.

Plate of homemade flatbread

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