These delicious Herbed Yogurt Spelt Flatbreads are soft, slightly chewy, healthy, and can easily be dairy free (with a gluten free option as well!). Great as a side, along with butter chicken, or to make a healthy sandwich (naanwich) or pizza!
Herbed Yogurt and Spelt Flatbreads
These tasty and simple flatbreads can be used as a side to a delicious soup, stew, or butter chicken, as a bread substitute for a sandwich, or for a simple flatbread pizza topped with whatever you like!
The original recipe was introduced to me when I attended a conference several years ago, however the flatbreads were made with butter, white flour, and cow’s yogurt, so I wanted to make a healthier adaptation.
For my healthier version I swapped out the all purpose flour for whole grain spelt flour (and tried amaranth flour for a gluten free version) and decided to use organic coconut oil in the place of butter. The spelt flour works perfectly as a substitute for white flour as it still contains gluten making a great texture for the flatbread but is whole grain with a good amount of fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
Making Gluten Free Flatbreads
The gluten free version using amaranth flour is delicious as well but has a different texture, making the flatbread a little less soft and chewy and more rustic looking! Either way the herbed yogurt flatbreads are delicious and can be used a variety of ways.
You can see the differences in the flatbread dough in the image above. The spelt flour dough is more representative of true bread dough with a stretchy consistency, whereas the amaranth flour dough is more firm and less “stretchy”. Again, both work and taste great, it just depends on your preference!
Ingredients in Herbed Yogurt Spelt Flatbreads
To make this delicious flatbread recipe you don’t need a ton of ingredients and there are swaps you can make for dairy free and vegan as well (along with the already mentioned gluten free swaps). Here’s what you’ll need:
- Spelt flour or amaranth flour (for gluten free)
- Xanthan gum (only if using amaranth flour)
- Plain regular yogurt or plain dairy free yogurt of choice (not low fat)
- Baking powder
- Dill or other fresh herbs of choice
- Coconut oil or vegan butter
When it comes to flavours, the herbs you choose to use in the herbed yogurt spelt flatbreads is totally up to you! I chose to use dill in my batch as it’s one of my all-time favourite herbs but I know this recipe would also taste great with rosemary, basil, or even cilantro.
These flatbreads are super similar to traditional naan bread and so incredibly easy to make. Instead of making smaller pieces you can easily roll out the dough for a healthier pizza crust and switch up the herbs as desired. Then just top the cooked crust with your favourite pizza toppings, pop it in the oven until crispy and enjoy!
Be sure to pin one of the photos below the recipe to save this one for later and let me know in the comments how you plan to use these herbed yogurt spelt flatbreads! Pizza? Sandwich? Dipping into butter chicken or stew? I’d love to read what you have in mind!
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Christal // NITK