We love making this bread to use in place of pitas, for donairs (gyros) and for sandwiches. It is quick
, simple and delicious to make. It can easily be made regular gluten free using dairy OR gluten free dairy free OR gluten free grain free.
Gluten Free Naan Bread
1 cup of warm water
2 tbsp honey (or sweetener of choice
1 tbsp of yeast
Place in a bowl, mix together and allow the yeast to bloom. Let it rest for about 10 minutes in a warm spot until it looks foamy.
3 and 1/2 cups of Simply Thriving A's Flour Blend or Simply Thriving Organic Buckwheat Flour or Simply Thriving Paleo Flour Blend
1/4 cup of yogurt (if dairy free add 1/4 cup of your milk substitute plus 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar)
1 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 large egg (if egg free add 1.5 tsp of apple cider vinegar or egg replacer of your choice)
Mix altogether in stand mixer on low for 1 minute and then on medium high for 2-3 minutes until well combined. It should form into a ball but be slightly tacky to the touch. If too tacky add more flour 1 tbsp at a time and continue to mix.
Form the dough into a ball and let it rise in a warm spot for at least an hour. Alternatively you can make ahead and let it rise in the fridge, remove from the fridge and set out to rise for 1-2 hours prior to using.
When it is time to make your naan bread:
Place parchment paper on counter for rolling your naan. Lightly sprinkle with flour blend or tapioca starch (if you use cornstarch you could also use that). Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball out with rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick.
Heat a skillet or griddle at medium heat. Lightly oil with butter or butter replacement (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, etc...).
You can roll out one ball while one is cooking in the pan. You will cook for 1-3 minutes on first side until the top side has bubbles and the bottom side has brown (not black) marks. Once it does, flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes until it has golden brown marks. Repeat with all the balls of naan until finished. Enjoy with toppings or dip of your choice. Store unused cooked naan in the fridge in a tightly sealed container or bag. Heat up prior to eating. Enjoy! #simplythriving