Easy recipe for unleavened bread for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Simple, homemade, 3 ingredients yeast-free flatbread.
This simple recipe is just for you if you want to learn how to make bread without yeast. To point out, this yeast-free bread made with few ingredients is made without any milk, eggs, or oil. Super quick and easy to make in just 20 minutes!
What is unleavened bread?
Unleavened bread is bread that is made with no yeast or any leavening agents like baking powder, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and potassium bicarbonate. Leaven is an ingredient that produces fermentation or a chemical process to make the dough rise. Widely known as matzo, matzah, or matza, it's a yeast-free bread eaten by Christians and Jews during the Holy Days of Passover (Pesah) and Days of Unleavened Bread.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to make bread without yeast or baking powder from scratch?
- Knead the dough
First, in a medium-sized bowl, mix whole wheat flour and salt. Then gently and gradually add lukewarm water. Next, knead with quick and firm movements for about 3 minutes or until you get a smooth and elastic dough. If the dough is sticky, add a little bit more flour to it. Don't let the dough rest after preparation, simply continue to form balls and roll it out immediately.
- Form the unleavened flatbread
After that, divide the dough into 4 equal balls and roll them out with rolling pin-thin discs. As you are kneading it, make sure that your hands and your work surface are coated in a light dusting of flour. At the same time, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C.
- Bake it
Next, prick the flatbreads with a fork (5-6 times each) and place them on baking paper on a sheet pan. Put it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve your no-yeast bread
Finally, remove your unleavened bread from the oven and serve immediately while warm. If you have any leftovers, let them cool and store them wrapped in stretch foil for 2-3 days.
Serve this no yeast bread along with a fresh green salad, low-calorie cucumber-vinegar salad, for lunch or dinner. Also, it goes perfectly with this creamy avocado dip, oil-free vegan ranch dressing, super flavorful red pepper hummus, or this 5-minute homemade hummus. Maybe you'll like it with this creamy green soup, golden potato soup, purple detox soup, or combined with some cozy pea stew. Since this homemade unleavened bread has a neutral flavor you can combine it with your creamy homemade Nutella, jam, or some peanut butter and tahini. The possibilities are endless!
Passover is a memorial. We observe Passover in the memorial of Jesus Christ our Savior. The Feast of Passover demonstrates our urgent need to have our sins forgiven so we can live a life of righteousness. The evening before His crucifixion while Jesus Christ was keeping the Passover with His disciples, He introduced new symbols and provided specific instructions for the New Testament Passover observance. They were given to help us solemnly remember the true Passover Lamb. On this significant day, we are reminded of both the suffering and death of our Savior.
Since leaven typically puffs things up, it is linked with the root of many pride and many sins. Some of the other spiritually damaging sins that leaven pictures in the Bible are hate, wickedness, hypocrisy, immorality, and wrong teachings. Yeast also spreads and permeates the dough unseen. This means that we should closely examine our lives for sin, repent and seek God's help to remove it and live in obedience to His commandments. In addition to putting sin out, we are to replace it with righteousness, good thoughts, and actions, with sincerity and truth - symbolized by eating the unleavened bread.
If you loved this Passover unleavened bread you may also love these wholesome mini chickpea frittatas without baking powder or soda or this delicious eggless frittata.
You may also like these easy desserts without any leavening agents
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- 5 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Date Balls
- Flourless No-Bake Chocolate Brownies
- Easy Weight-Loss Raisin Cookies
- 6 Ingredient Apple Breakfast Cookies
Recipe for Unleavened Bread (Matzo)
- Rolling Pin
- 1 cup whole wheat flour Plus more for kneading. You can use all-purpose flour as well.
- ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp lukewarm water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- First, in a medium-sized bowl, mix whole wheat flour, and salt. Then gently and gradually add lukewarm water. Next, knead with quick and firm movements for about 3 minutes or until you get a smooth and elastic dough. If the dough is sticky, add a little bit more flour to it. Don't let the dough rest after preparation, simply continue to form balls and roll it out immediately.
- After that, divide the dough into4 equal balls and roll them out with rolling pin-thin discs. As you are kneading it, make sure that your hands and your work surface are coated in a light dusting of flour. At the same time, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C.
- Prick the flatbreads with a fork (5-6 times each) and place them on baking paper on a sheet pan. Bake for 15minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove your unleavened bread from the oven and serve immediately while warm. If you have any leftovers, let them cool and store them wrapped in stretch foil for 2-3 days.
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This is one of the most delicious meals I have had the pleasure of experiencing 💚
I'm glad you enjoyed this easy-to-make unleavened bread, Aneta, thank you for your lovely comment!
This unleavened bread recipe was so delicious! I love how easy it was to make!
I'm glad you liked it, Kayla. Thank you for your lovely comment!
you make making bread look so easy! I hope mine turns out as good as yours!
I'm sure yours will be even better, Nancy. Thank you for commenting!
I love these flatbreads. They are similar to Indian roti!
Yes, they are, indeed! I'm glad you love them, Shilpa, thank you for commenting.
This is such a great recipe, I appreciate the step by step pictures.
I'm glad you love this easy unleavened bread recipe, Jacqui. Thank you for your lovely comment!
These bread went so well with the leftover hummus I had in the fridge! So easy to make and tasty. Thank you!
Oh, that's such a lovely combo, perfect for weeknight dinner. I'm so glad you like it. Thank you, Maiko, for your lovely comment!
Such lovely flatbreads. I love that you used whole grain flour here in this recipe. I will give it a try. Thanks!
Thank you so much, Natalie! Let me know if you give it a try 🙂
This is such a wonderful recipe for unleavened bread. I love how easy it is to make with just 3 ingredient!
I'm so happy you like it, Anaiah. Thank you so much for your helpful feedback!