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100% Whole Wheat Naan

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (spoon scoop and level*) + 1/4 cup extra in case it's too wet/for rolling
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package yeast (or about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup warm water (maybe a few extra tbsp if too dry)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (preferably garlic!)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • additional olive or coconut oil for skillet, if desired, but not necessary*


  1. First, warm up the water until it’s lukewarm/tepid, but not too hot! Melt the honey in the water and add the yeast. Set aside for 5-10 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. When yeast is frothy, combine with olive oil, and yogurt, then mix wet ingredients into dry.
  4. Mix with a fork as well as you can, then turn out onto a floured cutting board or work surface and lightly knead for about 5 minutes. The dough will be soft and supple, and a little sticky. Place in a large bowl and cover with towel or plastic wrap and let sit for about 1-2 hours, or until 50%-100% larger in size. (NOTE: You can put this in the fridge overnight. Bring it back to room temperature before rolling it out - it is hard to work with when cold.)
  5. When the dough has risen, (and reached room temp) heat up your skillet. (With a bit of fat, if desired.)
  6. Cut the dough into 8-12 equal pieces, then roll one out into desired shape – oval, circle, etc.
  7. Once the pan is hot, place rolled out naan into pan, and cook until the surface has large bubbles, then flip and cook for a couple minutes more. You can probably cook two at a time.
  8. Once you remove them from the heat, you can leave them as they are, or season them with salt, garlic powder, or parsley!
  9. Enjoy with soup, curry, salad, chili, or make yourself an awesome panini! This recipe makes 8-12 large pieces. You can also freeze these and they’re awesome defrosted. I love them as the base for flatbread pizzas.


*Using the spoon-scoop and level method to measure flour ensure that you have the correct amount of flour. If you stick your measuring cup straight into the flour, it will be packed more tightly, and you will have a little too much flour.
**My recommendation is to cook these babies with ghee! It's so super yummy.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Bread
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