Easy Vegan Naan Bread

When it comes to eating curry I don’t think there is anything better than warm naan bread on the side. I have always been lazy and just bought some at the store but decided to try my hand at making my own. I tried a few different recipes and ended up adapting/combining quite a few of them to make this vegan version. Blair and I loved this experiment. Every day she would wake up from her nap and we would test one (or three). Now when I walk into her room after her nap she says, “I need some naan!”.

This bread is perfect. Soft and warm with the best chewy texture. I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pkg (or 2 1/4 tsp) dry active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed combined with 3tbsp water (1 “flaxegg”)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4-4.5 cups of bread flour
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (optional but trust me you want it!)
  • melted vegan butter or olive oil

In a bowl add the warm water to the yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until it becomes frothy. img_0579

Next add the the sugar, salt, “flaxegg”, baking soda, almond milk, and enough flour to create a soft dough. (I use the paddle attachment on my kitchen aid on the slowest speed) Once it’s incorporated it should look something like this:

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Knead dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes the roll into a ball and place into a well oiled bowl. Let rise for 1 hour until it has doubled in size. Once it has doubled punch down the dough and incorporate the minced garlic. This will make the texture of the dough a little harder to work with but I promise it’s worth it. Pinch of small balls and put on a baking tray. Let rise for an hour until they have doubled in size.

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Roll out the balls and paint on melted vegan butter or olive oil and place that side down on hot cast iron skillet (medium heat). I place a lid over the skillet as it seems to help the bubbles form. Cook for 1-2 minutes, layer the top with butter and flip. Cook that side for 1-2 minutes as well.

Take off skillet and allow to cool slightly then enjoy! These also freeze perfectly.

 

 

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Later this week I will post one (of the many) curry recipes we have been making recently!

I would love to know if you try this recipe and how you like it! (Tag me @allplantmama and use the hashtag #allplantmama) So excited to see hear what you think.

 

 

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