Naan Flatbread

Homemade Naan Flatbread - How to make Naan at home, easy peasy!

Homemade Naan Flatbread

Homemade naan flatbread is so easy to make.  It is so much better tasting and fresher.  We used this naan flatbread recipe for our chicken gyros.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.

Make the dough.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.

Let it rise.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.

Portion and shape the dough.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.

Roll the dough ball out flat.  Place it on the heated pizza stone and bake.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.

Naan Flatbread
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4.63 from 8 votes

Naan Flatbread

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time3 hrs 4 mins
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 12
Author: DSTR


  • 3-4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. active dry or instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp. butter, melted


  • Pour the milk into a liquid measure and heat in the microwave until warm to the touch (about 110 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer). If using active dry yeast, mix the sugar and yeast into the milk and let it sit for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is foamy and the yeast has activated.
  • Once the yeast/milk mixture is foamy, pour the mixture into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and add the salt and 2 1/2 cups of the flour (proceed with step 3 of the recipe). If using instant yeast, pour the warm milk into a large bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Add the sugar, instant yeast, salt and 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Proceed as directed below.
  • Mix well to combine. Continue adding flour gradually in small amounts, until a soft dough is formed that cleans the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead the dough by mixer or hand until it is smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes in the mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rest at room temperature, covered lightly with greased plastic wrap, for about 2 hours.
  • After the dough has rested, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces, rounding each into a ball shape. Cover the pieces with a towel and let them rest for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough rests, preheat your oven to 500 degrees F and place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven.
  • Once the dough has rested for 30 minutes, one by one, roll each piece into a circle about 6-8 inches wide, depending on how thin or thick you want your naan. Lay the circle of dough on the hot pizza stone and spritz lightly with water.
  • Close the oven and bake the naan for 2-4 minutes, until it is lightly puffed (some pieces will puff more than others) and brown spots begin to appear on the top.
  • Remove the naan from the baking stone and place on a cooling rack. Brush lightly with melted butter. Stack the hot naan on top of each other as it comes out of the oven.
  • Cover with a towel and let the naan cool completely or serve warm.

 Naan Flatbread - Pillowy, soft, fresh homemade naan flatbread! Our favorite for gyros.Recipe from chef-in-training

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  1. Reply

    5 stars
    We make our own naan bread and it’s much nicer than some of the ones you can buy. I always grill mine, which is not the best method as you can’t take your eyes off them, but they still come out good.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Anne! I’m going to have to try the grilling method.

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    This is great. I have always wanted to make flat bread. The step by step pictures should really help. Thanks

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Krista!

  3. Reply

    I’ve never tried to make naan bread before, but I really like it. This recipe looks pretty easy to accomplish. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Karyl! It was really pretty easy and soooo good!

  4. Reply

    I’ve wanted to make naan or some type of flatbread for so long now. This recipes looks super easy to follow! Thanks for sharing!

    I’d love to have you link up over at The Alder Collective Link Party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Abby!

  5. Reply

    I LOVE naan, but I’ve never had it home made. This recipe looks totally doable and I can’t wait to try!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Kelsey!

  6. Reply

    5 stars
    I have never tried this! This looks great!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Pam!

  7. Reply

    2 stars
    I have never tried making my own Naan bread. This recipe looks wonderful and fairly simple. We love to make small pizzas on naan bread.

    1. Reply

      5 stars
      OOOpppss…I didn’t mean to leave 2 stars, I was going to click on 5 stars but my mouse is acting crazy today, lol!

      1. Reply

        No problem, Renee! 🙂

    2. Reply

      Thank you, Renee!

  8. Reply

    I love naan bread!!! Can’t wait to give this a try! Pinned! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  9. Reply

    Found you on the link up! This is perfect! I’m so done with store bought naan. Pinning now.

    1. Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, Melissa!

  10. Reply

    I have never tried making my own. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Reply

    5 stars
    I love naan bread. And when it’s fresh and hot right out of the oven it’s the best. We love chicken and beef Gyros and so this is the perfect accompaniment for us. I can imagine it also is wonderful with your 15 bean soup recipe. I love dunking in a fresh piece of bread and scooping up some of the fixings. Definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Nikki!

  12. Reply

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try your awesome recipe. Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  13. Reply

    I absolutely love flatbread – and it’s fun to make. . Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

  14. Reply

    5 stars
    Oh I love naan bread it’s so fluffy and great for dipping. This sounds easy to make too. I have never made my own. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and the continual support. #sharewithme

  15. Reply

    Oh, this look amazing! I love flan, but I’ve never thought to make it myself! Thanks so much for linking up at You Link It, We Make It – we hope to see you back this week!

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    1. Reply

      Thank you so much for sharing my Naan Flatbread!

  17. Reply

    This Naan looks so good!! and it seems quite simple to make…might have to try it!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

  18. Reply

    I’ve never tried naan, but I’m very curious about it! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Funday Blog Hop #FFBH!

  19. Reply

    Has anyone tried this recipe with a gluten-free flour mix? I’m tempted to try, but don’t want to ruin a whole batch before I’m sure it can be done.

    1. Reply

      Sorry, Cynthia I have not tried it with gluten free flour. Please let me know if you do!

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