Gluten-Free Flatbreads, Five Ways

Our go-to recipe for wheat-free flatbread is made with just a few simple ingredients and can handle a whole rainbow of toppings or fillings.

To make the flatbread, simply mix together the wet ingredients (1 cup full-fat greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and ½ cup milk or non-dairy milk) and the dry ingredients (2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt), and combine the two in a large mixing bowl until a dough forms. The texture may vary depending on which gluten-free flour blend you use! If it’s too wet, add some more flour, if it’s too crumbly, stir in more milk one tablespoon at a time.

Once a dough forms, turn it out onto a floured surface and use fingers or a rolling pin to create large flat ovals—a quarter of the dough makes a good sized flatbread for topping. (If the dough is too sticky, you may want to place the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap.)

Toast each piece of flatbread in a large dry pan (no oil needed) over medium-low heat until toasted to your liking.

Then the fun starts—the toppings! Here are a few ideas, but the sky is truly the limit.

  1. DIY Flatbread Pizza: Start with a good homemade pizza sauce (our video lesson is here) and layer up with everyone’s personal favorite pizza topping before broiling in the oven or toaster oven. Keep it simple with mozzarella and basil, or get super complicated with every imaginable veggie and four kinds of cheese.
  2. Oaxacan Tlayuda-style “Tortilla” Flatbread: According to Tasting Table, the tlayuda is a traditional Oaxacan street food made with a large tortilla that is partially fried or toasted before getting topped with refried beans, lettuce, cheese and salsa. Get creative with your favorite Mexican-inspired toppings!
  3. PB & Berries: A fresh spin on PB&J, top your flatbread with peanut butter (or almond butter) and fresh berries. Sliced strawberries are especially delicious!
  4. Cinnamon and Raisin: Another sweet option that’s sure to be a hit, invite your little sous to mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Spread some butter or plant-based butter spread on a warm flatbread, then sprinkle on that sweet cinnamon goodness and a few raisins. You can even roll this one up for a portable cinnamon roll!
  5. Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon: We’ll be the first to say it. Store-bought gluten-free bagels can be a little disappointing (and expensive!). If the joy of a good bagel is all in the toppings, using a flatbread can be a great alternative. Top a toasted flatbread with cream cheese—we like whipped cream cheese for its kid-friendly spreadability—and smoked salmon, cucumbers, and some Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.

You can also experiment with adding different flavorings directly to the dough, like garlic and herbs for pizza dough or a pinch of cumin for southwest flavors.

P.S. Looking for a good store-bought gluten-free flatbread? We love BFree Foods Gluten Free Pita Breads, which are great for stuffing with sandwich fillings or layering with any of the toppings above.

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