This simple, Fluffy Homemade Einkorn Flour Flatbread Recipe is going to be exactly what you are looking for. It is reminiscent of the traditional naan bread- fluffy and with the browned bubbles and is perfect for serving with so many things.
Another beautiful thing about this recipe is that even if you have never made a flatbread before, you will be able to nail this perfectly the first time. Why? It is just so easy. I will also do everything I can to explain in detail how to craft this tasty bread the first time and every time.
- Einkorn flour- I used a whole grain flour as I grind my own grains. You can also use all-purpose einkorn flour interchangeably if you prefer.
- Instant Yeast- You can also use use active dry yeast, just be sure to bloom the yeast with the water first.
- Milk- water can also be used if you prefer.
- Granulated sugar- honey can also be used in place of the sugar if you prefer.
- Salt- Kosher salt is my preferred.
- Yogurt or sour cream- This will help to tenderize the einkorn flatbread.
- Butter- This will be used in the dough and for cooking the flatbread.
How to make einkorn flatbread
Making the flatbread dough
Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk them together until they are well blended.
Once everything is mixed, add in the warm milk, yogurt, and butter. I like to start mixing this with a spatula or spoon first, then switch to a "kneading" for the last bit.
I added kneading in parenthesis as it is not really kneading so much as making sure the dry ingredients are all combined with the wet. The dough should be a little sticky (tacky) as the einkorn flour will continue to absorb moisture as the dough rises.
PRO TIP: Einkorn is a low-gluten flour, so kneading as you do with other flours just isn't necessary. This is especially true with flatbreads that don't need the same structure as other yeast breads.
Place it back in the bowl, cover and let it rise until it has doubled. Mine took about 45 minutes, but this will depend on the temperature and humidity in your house.
Shaping the flatbread
When the dough has risen, divide it into 6-10 pieces. 6 if you want larger flatbread, and 10 for smaller flatbread sizes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the balls to the size you want, they should be about ¼-inch thick.
Cover and let these rest for 20 minutes. They will continue to rise just a little during this time.
Cooking the flatbread
Heat your pan or griddle over medium heat. Once it is heated, brush generously with butter. Place the flatbread on the pan or griddle and let them cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side. It should be a deep brown and slightly charred on the bubbles.
Remove it from the heat and brush with more melted butter.
Tips and tricks
- It is really important that the dough be a little sticky when you make the dough. While einkorn does not absorb as much moisture as other whole grain flour, it still does absorb more than refined flour. If it is not tacky to begin with, it will be dry after the rise. You DO NOT want this.
- Be sure to let the dough rise until has doubled. If this step is skipped, the flatbread will be more dense than what you want.
- How long it takes to rise will depend on the temperature and humidity in your house. My house is about 70 degrees with low humidity, it took about 45 minutes in my house.
- You can also add in minced garlic to the dough, or even scallions for adding flavor.
Other einkorn recipes
- Einkorn pasta recipe
- Rustic einkorn cracker recipe
- Skillet einkorn cornbread
- Einkorn banana bread recipe
- Einkorn biscuits
- Fluffy einkorn pancakes
- Einkorn sandwich bread
- Chewy einkorn chocolate chip cookies
Fluffy Homemade Einkorn Flatbread Recipe
- 4 cups einkorn flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 cups warm milk
- ⅓ cup plain yogurt
- 4-6 tablespoons melted butter, separated 2 tablespoons for the dough, the rest for cooking
- Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. To this, add the milk, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Mix with a spatula or spoon, then turn it out onto a surface. Knead it until the flour is well incorporated. This should only take a minute, maybe 2.
- Place it back into your bowl, cover and let it rise until it has doubled.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough into a circle or oval that is about ¼-inch thick. Cover and let these rest for 10-20 minutes.
- Heat your pan or griddle over medium heat. Once it is heated, brush it with melted butter. Place as many flatbread pieces as will fit on your pan or griddle.
- Cook them for 1-2 minutes on each side. They should be a deep brown and lightly charred on the bubbles.
- Remove and brush with more melted butter if you want. Serve immediately.