Basil Flatbread

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Homemade fresh basil flatbread is easy to make and the perfect crispy base for a flatbread pizza to top with your favorite ingredients for lunch or dinner!

Grilled Basil Flatbread Recipe

I love making my own homemade pizza dough, so I figured it was about time I made my own flatbread as well!

Flatbread is the thin and crispy sibling of pizza that is perfect for topping with a number of delicious ingredients!

I made this homemade basil flatbread as the base for my Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction. The result was crisp perfection!

Homemade Basil Flatbread Ingredients

Basil Flatbread Ingredients

  • 1 package active yeast
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Basil Flatbread Instructions

Combine the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and basil in a large bowl. Pour the water in and mix until a solid ball forms.

Homemade Flatbread Dough

Coat another large bowl with the olive oil, then place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour in a warm place.

After the dough has risen, punch the dough down then place on a floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes.

Basil Flatbread Dough Recipe

Roll the dough into 3 or 4 flatbreads (depending on how big or small you would like them, I made 3.)

Homemade Basil Flatbread Recipe

Place on a grill over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes.

Grilled Homemade Flatbread

Flip and grill for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the bread begins to brown and bubble.

Grilled Basil Flatbread

Top with your favorite ingredients and dig in!

Grilled Basil Flatbread Recipe
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Basil Flatbread

Homemade fresh basil flatbread is easy to make and the perfect crispy base for a flatbread pizza to top with your favorite ingredients for lunch or dinner!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 3 flatbreads
Calories 315 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • ¼ oz active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and basil in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the water in and mix until a solid ball forms.
  3. Coat another large bowl with the olive oil, then place the dough inside.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  5. After the dough has risen, punch the dough down then place on a floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough into 3 or 4 flatbreads.
  7. Place on a grill over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Flip and grill for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the bread begins to brown and bubble.