Quick Whole Wheat Flatbread

Homemade bread in under an hour?  Yes.  What's even better is the short ingredient list for this whole wheat recipe.  Make this healthy, vegan, oil-free bread and use for personal pizzas or dipping into Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

MEDIUM          Servings: 4             Ready In: 25 minutes

Quick Whole Wheat Flatbread - Easy, Healthy, Whole Grain, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Baked Bread Recipe

Quick Whole Wheat Flatbread - Easy, Healthy, Whole Grain, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Baked Bread Recipe

Chef's Tip: Sift in spices like cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and paprika to give your whole wheat flatbread more flavor

Chef's Tip: Sift in spices like cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and paprika to give your whole wheat flatbread more flavor

Chef's Plant-Based Baking Tip: It's important to let the dough sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the glutens to rest.  Cover the dough with plastic to prevent it from drying out.  

Chef's Plant-Based Baking Tip: It's important to let the dough sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the glutens to rest.  Cover the dough with plastic to prevent it from drying out.  

Chef's Healthy Baking Tip: You can place the flatbreads right on your oven rack to bake.  This recipe also works great on an outdoor grill.  Just place the flatbreads on right on the grills for 2-4 minutes.

Chef's Healthy Baking Tip: You can place the flatbreads right on your oven rack to bake.  This recipe also works great on an outdoor grill.  Just place the flatbreads on right on the grills for 2-4 minutes.

Chef's Tip: The flatbread will poof up in your very hot 500 degree oven.  It's ready when it looks dry, just after 2-4 minutes

Chef's Tip: The flatbread will poof up in your very hot 500 degree oven.  It's ready when it looks dry, just after 2-4 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. ground cumin*
1 tsp. ground coriander*
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup water

*Or any other spice mix you prefer. Other ideas: dried rosemary, garlic powder, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, cinnamon


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Quick Whole Wheat Flatbread - Easy, Healthy, Whole Grain, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Baked Bread Recipe

Procedure

Gather ingredients. 

To make the dough: Sift together the flour, salt, and spices into a mixing bowl. 
Add the 3/4 cup of water. 
Use a fork or whisk to start mixing. 
Use your hands to continue combining the water and flour. 
Once the two are incorporated, knead another minute or so. 
Cover dough with plastic and let sit 15 minutes, to allow gluten proteins to soften. 

To shape and bake the flatbreads: When ready to roll the dough, preheat your oven (or a grill) to 500 degrees. 
Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. 
Roll each piece into a ball. 
On a well-floured surface, roll a ball of dough into a very thin circle. The thinner, the better, but you don't want any holes in the dough. Do this for 2 balls. 
Place the 2 directly on the rack of your 500F oven. Close the door quickly so that heat doesn't escape! 
Bake for about 2-4 minutes, until the bread puffs and looks dry.
 If it browns or blackens, it's cooked too long -- adjust for future batches. 
While these are baking, it's a good time to roll out 2 more flatbreads. 
Remove from the oven and continue with remaining dough. 

Serve immediately, with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus or any favorite dip. 

Chef's Tips: This recipe uses a Middle Eastern blend of cumin and coriander, but you can experiment with any dried spices. Use garlic and basil for Italian, oregano for Greek, rosemary and lavender for French, or cinnamon and chili powder for a Mexican twist.


Yield: 8 mini flatbreads


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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 2 flatbreads)

Calories 207.31
Calories From Fat (7%) 14.19
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.7g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.27g 1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 294.26mg 12%
Potassium 233.39mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43.66g 15%
Fiber 6.66g 27%
Sugar 0.26g
Protein 8.08g 16%
Calcium 0.13mg <1%
Iron 29.99mg 167%
Vitamin A 12.07IU <1%
Vitamin C 0mg 0


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