Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread

Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread

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It’s National Garlic Lovers Day, ya’ll! Who doesn’t love garlic? If you don’t, we might not be able to be friends. Just kidding 😉 But you’ll be missing out with this Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread recipe! 

I recently made Indian food (try this recipe for butter chicken!) the other day and it just screamed, “naan bread needed!”. I’ve got one piece of MyBread flatbread in the freezer from over a year ago. Sometimes I’ll use that to make a quick naan. But it’s definitely freezer burned now. Why I’m still keeping it, I have no idea. I should throw it out. It’s just sitting there, reminding me that a homemade, grain free version would be even better! 

My best friend spent several years of her childhood in Kenya, where they learned about a flat bread called Chapati. It’s very similar to naan or a pita with the only difference I can remember being that you brush it with olive oil and re-roll it out a few times. I incorporated this concept into my recipe today. I used a combination of Otto’s Cassava Flour (which I got in my last Thrive Market box! Love them. Seriously, check them out HERE. You won’t regret it!) and Tapioca Starch. I think the combination between the two flours gave it a great, pliable texture.

This recipe could easily be turned into a flatbread pizza, tortillas, or wrap. It’s pretty versatile! They hold up really well to taco fillings or fajitas and were still pliable when reheated the next day. This recipe for Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread is freezer friendly too! Just wrap in some parchment paper, stick it in a ziploc bag, and freezer for up to 90 days! Defrost and warm in a greased frying pan for 30 seconds. 

Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus more for brushing later
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk flours, salt, and baking powder together

  2. Add warm water and oil to flour mixture and knead until a bread-like dough forms

  3. Divide into 6 small balls

  4. Using wax paper, roll a ball of dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Brush with olive oil, fold over, and repeat rolling out.

  5. Repeat last step. Roll dough out to 1/2 in thickness, brush with olive oil, fold over and roll out again.

  6. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  7. Place each naan on heated skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. It should bubble up a little bit and lightly brown. Remove from pan and cool.

  8. Once cooked, brush each of your breads with melted ghee and minced garlic. Serve warm.

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