Whole Grain Flatbread

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Now that we are living in our RV and traveling full time, we can have periods where a simple staple, such as bread is on our shopping list, but not in our cupboard. Fortunately, people have been making and enjoying flatbread for centuries. I came across a recipe for whole grain flatbread while reading My Pantry, by Alice Waters. From there I adapted this versatile recipe to use just 3 ingredients, perfect for any RV kitchen. And perfect to stir up on a moment's notice when you too have discovered that bread is on your shopping list, but not in your cupboard.

The real beauty in this simple bread, however, is the ability to freshen it over a simple gas flame, and fortunately, all RV cooks have one! I started out cooking at age 7 on a gas stove, moving into our RV and using the gas stove brought back may childhood memories.

Whole Wheat Flat Bread
inspired by: My Pantry, by Alice Walters

2 c whole wheat self-rising flour, from here.
2 T oil
2/3 c warm water
additional whole wheat flour for shaping

In a medium sized bow. combine flour, oil, and water. Beat with a spoon, until well mixed and the mixture forms a solid ball around the mixing spoon. You may knead by hand or  "knead" the dough in the bowl, by folding and pressing with the back of a spoon, continue doing this until the dough begins to firm up. Cover with a towel and let rest 30 minutes.

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread
Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

Divide the dough into 12 balls, note: you may need additional flour if the dough is sticky.

Using a rolling pin, roll the balls into an oval shape approximately 3 1/2 X 7 inches.

Alternately, you may press the dough with the palm of your hand, until the approximate size is achieved. I have found the plate and palm method superior over a rolling pin...

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread
Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

Using a cast iron pan, over medium heat, cook 2 or 3 flatbread at a time until firm and with golden brown "freckles", turn and repeat for the other side. Lay on toweling to cool.

Serve warm and fresh from the skillet.

To serve the next day, blister a flatbread over a gas flame (carefully!) while using tongs.

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

Easy 3 ingredients Whole Grain Flatbread

For breakfast add a drizzle of honey or a bit of cream cheese and some jam. For lunch a smear of hummus or nut butter. You can, of course, enjoy the flatbread as an open face sandwich, just pick your favorite toppings!


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  1. Why don"t I ever think about flat bread? We like it, I have made it before, it is easy enough to make. I just don't think about it, so thanks for the reminder. Your whole wheat version looks delicious! --Rocquie

    1. These were interesting to make, fun actually. I will add 1/2 t yeast to the next batch and let them rest overnight before baking.


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