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Grain-Free Cassava Flour Flatbread

February 9, 2018 / Lindsay Christensen, MS, CNS, LDN

Grain-free Cassava Flatbread

Even though I don’t eat grains, that doesn’t mean I don’t crave bread once in a while! This grain-free flatbread recipe is a great way to satisfy a hankering for bread without getting a big dose of gluten! The flatbread is thick and chewy, just as it should be – I bet you won’t even be able to tell that it’s made from the flour of a starchy tuber, cassava, rather than wheat flour! 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup arrowroot flour (I use this one)

  • ½ cup cassava flour (I use this brand)

  • ½ tsp finely ground sea salt

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup warm water (the amount of liquid needed may vary slightly; see instructions below for more detail)

Optional: Rosemary, thyme, garlic (depending on the flavor you are going for!

Cooking method 1: Frying pan

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl or food processor.

  2. If using a mixing bowl, first add the olive oil and then the ¼ cup of water. Mix until ingredients are fully combined and dough is smooth. You may need more than ¼ cup water; add enough water until the dough sticks together but doesn’t stick to your hands.

  3. Divide the dough into six balls and set aside.

  4. Take a long sheet of parchment paper and fold it in half.

  5. Place one ball of dough in between the parchment paper.

  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it is ½ inch thick.

  7. Repeat with the other balls of dough.

Drizzle some olive oil into a frying pan over medium heat. Cook each piece of flatbread for approximately 1 minute on each side or until golden-brown. 

Once cooked, place the flatbreads onto a wire cooling rack.

Cooking method 2: Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Roll out the balls of dough with a rolling pin, or flatten with your hand for a more rough-edged look.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the flatbreads on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

  4. Place the flatbreads onto a wire cooling rack.

Once cooled, top the flatbreads with meat, veggies, a drizzle of olive oil, or any other toppings of choice!

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