Making Better Meals

How to Make Your Own 3-Grain Flatbreads

Flatbreads are so versatile. You can top them with some sauce, cheese, and veggies to make a flatbread pizza. You can butter them like sliced bread, spread them with peanut butter for an afternoon snack, or even turn them into garlic bread with some olive oil and garlic. While you can buy flatbreads at most bakeries, you can also make them at home. Here's how to make delicious 3-grain flatbreads that are loaded with healthy fiber.


To begin making the dough, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a big glass bowl. Stir the mixture gently to make sure all of the yeast is moistened. Then, let it sit. The mixture should become a bit foamy within 5 minutes. This means that the yeast is alive and active.

Once the yeast is foaming and active, stir the white flour into the mixture. Then, add the salt, olive oil, and oat flour. Stir to form a soft dough. Then, pour the barley flour out onto a flat surface. Place the soft dough in the middle of the barley flour, and knead the dough. The dough should slowly absorb the flour, becoming smooth, elastic, and pliable. Stop kneading once all of the flour has been incorporated and the dough is smooth.

Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover it, and let it rest for 2 hours.

Once the dough has risen, divide the dough into 6 even portions. Shape each one into a ball. Then, lay the balls out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spray them with non-stick spray, and lay some plastic wrap over them. Let them rest for 30 minutes.

Stretch each rested ball out into approximately a 6 x 10-inch rectangle. Lay each rectangle on its own baking sheet. (If you have large baking sheets, you may be able to fit two flatbreads on each sheet.)

Bake each flatbread for about 15 minutes in a oven heated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The first ones you bake will be a little flatter because the later ones will have had more time to rise on the counter, but that's okay! Homemade flatbread is all about experimentation and variety. Enjoy the results in any way you see fit.

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