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Skillet Naan Bread Gluten Free

This is the newest favorite treat in my family. Since out of the 6 of us 3 eat Gluten Free it is always nice to be able to serve food that is enjoyed by all 6.
And my granddaughters (one Gluten Free, one not) are always my official taste testers appropriating approval ratings. My Naan bread got rave reviews !

Naan Bread
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp reg. yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup yogurt , I have also used sour cream with great results!
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 white bean flour
  • 1/4 brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tapioca starch/flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • sweet rice flour
  1. Mix sugar and gelatin , add warm water and yeast - let proof
  2. Beat oil, egg, and yogurt (or sour cream )
  3. Add proofed yeast
  4. Blend well together dry ingredients and add all at once to liquids
  5. Mix together, then beat on high for 2 minutes
  6. Turn dough out onto counter sprinkled with sweet rice flour
  7. Using as little sweet rice flour as possible, work into dough only until dough is able to be handled
  8. Using hands pinch off pieces of dough to form into thin circles
  9. No need to let them rise for more than a few minutes.
  10. Pan fry in a hot skillet in a little oil. Brown on both sides -- bread will rise and puff up with bubbles.
  11. Serve with Judy's Tzatziki Dip , or use for Anneliese's Naan Pizzas, or just enjoy them any way you please !


  1. thanks for the there anything that I can sub for bean flour?

    1. Substitute your own preference of Sorghum or white corn flour,or Quinoa or try oat flour. Or just add extra Millet and/or brown rice flour.

  2. I do want to try this. I'll have to find some millet flour and bean flour. My grinder didn't grind quite fine enough when I made your paska recipe for Easter.

  3. We don't have gluten issues at our house -- so I don't have all these ingredients.-- can I make it with regular all purpose flour?

    1. The recipe for regular naan bread is here

  4. I'm fascinated by this recipe and I'm anxious to give it a try, thank you for sharing.

  5. HI!
    I'm a new comer to this site and I just love it! There are a lot of great recipes which range from the ordinary to the more exotic. Great site!
    My question to you, Julie, is why do you include the gelatin? What purpose does it serve? I've never seen a recipe for naan with it. Do you need it because you're making this gluten free?

    1. Thanks for your question, Tabi. Yes, the gelatin is included because this recipe for Naan bread is gluten-free. With gluten free baking there are ingredients added out of necessity to make the finished product as close to the wheat version as possible.
      The gelatin aids the yeast and influences the texture of the product.

      And no apology needed (smile). You assumed correctly, I am the 'guilty' party !

    2. I'm glad you answered my question, Julie. I was very curious. The reason I asked in the first place, is because, being of Indian descent, I know that many Indians are vegetarian and would never put gelatin in the naan ... I was curious as to where you would find such a recipe. But now I know the truth! It's good to learn something new.

  6. About the above post...
    I assumed that the recipe came from Julie. I apologize if I was wrong in the assumption.

  7. I made these yesterday. I didn't have all of the flours that you suggested, but used what I had to make them. They are fantastic and will become a bread staple for me. In fact, I think I'll just have a bread making day - make a bunch of them and freeze them. My hubby was impressed too!!

  8. I was wondering what I could sub for the yogurt to make this dairy free also?

    1. You could use whatever you use instead of dairy -- coconut milk would probably work well... or unsweetened almond milk.


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