Homemade slices of gluten-free bread, made with probiotic rich kefir, in under 30 minutes! JUMP TO RECIPE
I’ve been on a kefir roll lately and these gluten-free Kefir Flatbreads are my newest creation using this tart and tangy, probiotic rich dairy product. I just love kefir as an ingredient in healthy recipes and use it regularly as a substitute in dishes that call for yogurt or buttermilk. The results have been delicious. In case you’re not familiar with this increasingly popular health food, kefir (pronounced KUH-FEER) is a cultured milk product high in protein, calcium, and Vitamin D, and full of probiotics that strengthen immunity and promote gut-health. It has a thinner consistency than yogurt and a slightly effervescent quality that has earned it the title “Champagne of Dairy”. If you haven’t tried kefir yet, don’t wait one minute longer. You can find it in the dairy aisle at almost any grocery store nowadays; it’s usually right alongside the yogurt and smoothies.
With celiac disease and gluten sensitivity on the rise, more and more people are looking for alternatives to bread made with wheat flour. You can, of course, buy loaves of gluten-free bread, but it’s so easy to make your own with a recipe like this one for Kefir Flatbreads. You can literally have homemade slices of bread, just waiting to be made into a sandwich or slathered with butter, in under 30 minutes! One caveat here though; I developed this recipe and tested it several times and it seems to only work with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour. I suspect this is because of the particular blend of gluten-free flours that they use in this product as I even got poor results when using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour, which sounds like the same product, but is, in fact, a different blend of gluten-free flours. So, be sure to use only Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour if you make Kefir Flatbreads. (Look for “1 to 1” on the package/label and remember that it’s in a light blue bag.)
The dough for Kefir Flatbreads comes together quickly and is very easy to work with. It’s soft, and smooth, and rolls out like a dream. I recommend this rolling pin, which makes it easy to roll out any type of dough to a perfect, even thickness. I thought it would be fun to make these Kefir Flatbreads in the shape of actual slices of bread so I purchased this cutter, but round flatbread shapes (with a cutter like this) are also great, especially for burger buns, or as a substitute for English muffins, which reminds me – how delicious would an egg sandwich be on these flatbreads!?!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy Kefir Flatbreads is to pour some flavored olive oil into a small bowl and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese. Then cut one or more of the flatbreads into strips and dip away! Yum!
Check out these other delicious recipes using kefir: Kefir Sesame Egg Bagels, Avocado Kefir Caesar Salad Dressing, Kefir Avocado Basil Dressing, Chickpea Cheddar Kefir Biscuits, and Apricot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie.
If you make Kefir Flatbreads don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me over on Instagram @QueenofMyKitchen. I’d love to see your creation!
- 1¼ cups (185 grams) + 2 teaspoons Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour (see notes)
- ½ cup unsweetened whole milk kefir
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Mix 1¼ cups of the flour, along with the remaining ingredients, until a soft, smooth dough forms.
- Dust a surface with some of the extra flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of ¼ inch.
- Using a 4 x 4-inch cookie cutter, stamp out 8 flatbreads and place them, evenly spaced, on the baking sheet.
- Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 10 minutes, then flip over and bake another 10 minutes.
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Oooh I love the idea of using kefir (like buttermilk) in baking bread – pinned!
Thanks Deanne! You’re right, kefir is a great substitute for buttermilk.
Thank you so much for sharing this! These flatbreads look great. Cannot wait to try making them at home! Would be a great vehicle for a sandwich!
That’s awesome! I need to get into kefir!
This is my new favorite EVERYTHING bread! Flatbread, pizza crust, crackers, HAND PIES. I’ve been gluten free for almost 15 years, and this recipe is a game changer. Thank you!
So happy you like it! Thanks for the feedback and Happy New Year!