Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbread

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Flatbreads on wood cutting board and sprinkled with parsley

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These Cast Iron Flatbreads are so delicious and super easy to put together for a weeknight meal. Use my 5 ingredient yeast French Bread Dough to make them or in a pinch use store bought frozen bread dough. Use these flatbreads for tacos, gyros, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches or eat them as a side to a hearty soup. Craving something sweet? These flatbreads are hard to beat hot from the skillet, slathered in butter and drizzled with honey.

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbreads in stack on wood cutting board
Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbreads in stack on wood cutting board

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What makes THIS cast iron skillet yeast dough flatbread so easy?

That is a great question and I am so glad you asked. This flatbread is far superior to others because it starts out with my most basic & beloved 5 Ingredient French Bread Recipe. Flour, water, yeast, salt and a little sugar is all you need to make a super flavorful loaf of French bread!

BUT. . . this flatbread is even easier because we don’t have to bake the bread dough. Mix it up, let it rise for an hour or two and you are ready to separate your dough into balls, flatten them and fry them up FAST!

Cast Iron Skillet Flatbread Dough Balls
Cast Iron Skillet Flatbread Dough Balls

After you flatten them, you are going to quickly brown each side of the flatbread – this literally only takes a couple minutes per side. You do have to watch them close so they don’t burn!

A hot cast iron skillet or griddle makes cooking up these flatbreads a snap. If you have never cooked with cast iron, I highly recommend it. They do a fantastic job of keeping a nice even temperature – this helps prevent food from burning in some spots and being undercooked in others.

PLUS a well seasoned cast iron skillet is supremely and naturally NON-STICK. Cooking with a well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a breeze. If you are in the market for a cast iron skillet, you can find them on Amazon. I do recommend going with a brand that is made in the USA, like Lodge for example.

I have found most of my cast iron cooking utensils used at thrift stores, garage sales or have been gifted them by family members. Always keep an eye out for these kinds of kitchen utensils at thrift stores. Even if they are a bit rusty, they can usually be cleaned and restored.

What you need to make these easy yeast dough cast iron skillet flatbreads.

French Bread dough 5 ingredient recipe for easy cast iron flatbreads
  • I batch of Homemaking without Fear Artisan French Bread Dough risen until double (about 1-2 hours)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Olive oil for drizzling in cast iron pan.
  • 1/4 cup (or more) flour to dust the counter when rolling out dough and keep dough from sticking.

Cast Iron Skillet Flatbreads cook up FAST!

  • Preheat cast iron skillet on medium/low heat. 
  • Add 1 tablespooon of oil (just enough to coat) the bottom of skillet and heat until it starts to shimmer not smoke! I like to use a paper towel and tongs to spread oil around. 
Easy Cast Iron Skillet dough balls on kitchen scale
  • Divide your French Bread Dough into 8-9 equal pieces (approximately 4 ounce dough balls). 
  • You can use a kitchen scale to make sure you have even size flatbreads.
Flatten dough ball for easy cast iron skillet yeast flatbreads
  • Sprinkle counter with flour to prevent dough from sticking.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and flatten with a rolling pin till about 1/4 inch thick. 
Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbread cooking on the first side
  • Fry first side of flatbread in oil coated skillet for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and easily comes loose from skillet – use tongs or a spatula to flip.
Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast flatbreads frying on second side
  • Flip and fry second side 1-2 minutes or until golden. Stick close because they cook up fast!
  • Transfer to warm plate to cool just slightly before serving. 
Cast Iron Skillet for Easy Yeast Dough Flatbreads
  • Use an oiled paper towel and tongs to wipe out any browned flour that may be left.
  • Add more olive oil to the clean cast iron skillet and spread it around before adding another flatbread.
  • Wipe pan and add more oil as needed to finish frying all flatbreads. 

Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbread Variations:

There are some many delicious uses for these fast little flatbreads! How fun are they that they are single serve. Kids love them for this reason. Personal flatbread pizzas are a great way to get kids involved.

Let them choose their own toppings.

TACOS are a weekly staple. How about flatbread tacos?? We call them “Indian Tacos” in our house and they certainly are a family favorite.

I always make a few extra to serve as dessert! Wrap them up, keep them warm in the oven, then after dinner serve with butter, cinnamon & sugar or drizzle of honey! So so good!

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbreads top view
Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbreads top view

How do you like to eat your flatbreads? Savory or sweet?

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Easy Cast Iron Skillet Yeast Flatbreads in stack on wood cutting board

Cast Iron Flatbread

Yield: 8-9 Medium Flatbreads
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

You will need one batch of my Homemaking without Fear Artisan French bread to make these flatbreads. This flatbread is so delicious and versitile. Use it for tacos, pizzas, gyros, wraps or serve along side soup. Or for a sweet treat spread with melted butter and honey or cinnamon & sugar. These flatbreads also freeze and reheat beautifully. Pop in ziptop bag and freeze for later.

Ingredients

  • I batch of Homemaking without Fear Artisan French Bread dough risen until double (1-2 hours)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Olive oil for drizzling in cast iron pan.
  • 1/4 cup flour to keep dough from sticking to countertop

Instructions

  1. Preheat cast iron skillet on medium/low heat.
  2. Add 1 tablespooon of oil (just enough to coat) the bottom of skillet and heat until it starts to shimmer not smoke! I like to use a paper towel and tongs to spread oil around.
  3. Divide your French Bread Dough into 8-9 equal pieces (approximately 4 ounce dough balls).
  4. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and flatten with a rolling pin till 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Fry first side of flatbread in oil coated skillet for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and easily comes loose from skillet - use tongs or a spatula to flip.
  6. Flip and fry second side 1-2 minutes or until golden. Stick close because they cook up fast!
  7. Transfer to warm plate to cool just slightly before serving.
  8. Use a oiled paper towel and tongs to wipe out any browned flour that may be left. Add more olive oil to cast iron skillet and coat pan as needed to finish frying all flatbreads.

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