2 Ingredients Lentil Flatbread

This 2 ingredients lentil flatbread recipe is a game changer for me. I was sold on this simple recipe after learning the second ingredient was water. It works perfectly because the lentils provide such a great nutty and sweet flavor. But of course, I’m going to give you some options on how you can spice this up. For those of us that are seeking alternatives to wheat based flatbread, this lentil flatbread works great.

As of late, I’ve developed sensitivities to certain ingredients and I’ve discovered that wheat is one of them. So imagine my glee when I discovered this 2 ingredients gluten-free flatbread that is not only easy on my tummy but is so delicious and healthy. Not only are they gluten-free, they’re also loaded with protein, vitamins, fiber and match with a wide range of foods.

red lentil flatbread
Red lentil flatbread

Before I dive into the recipe, let me say that I’m not suggesting that eating gluten-free is better, I’m merely saying I personally find it easier on my stomach. Secondly, because of the high protein and fiber content in lentils, they keep me full longer. Now, let’s dive into the recipe:

2 techniques for red lentil flatbread

I heard about using red lentils for flatbread from a friend. So I researched it to find a technique that was simple and didn’t require too much effort. I came across 2 techniques that I liked so I tried both of them.

Technique #1

  • The first technique requires soaking the lentils for a few hours and then blending it in the soaking water. This technique makes a much looser batter that you can use to make thin wraps or even crepes. I used them for breakfast wraps. The downside to this technique is that you have to soak the lentils for at least 3 hours.
2 ingredients lentil flatbread
Steps for 2 ingredient lentil flatbread (Technique 1)

Technique #2

  • The second technique doesn’t require any soaking but you need to grind the red lentils out to a flour-like consistency before adding water and letting it rest for a few minutes before cooking. This technique provides a much thicker, easier to handle batter.
2 ingredients lentil flatbread
Steps for prepping (Technique 2)

I personally prefer technique 2 because from start to finish you have lentil flatbread in under 15 minutes. However, it is important to have the right equipment to grind the lentils to the desired consistency. I used a NutriBullet but a blender with a grinder setting could also work.

Health benefits of lentils

Lentils are one of the most nutrient dense plant-based foods you’ll find out there. It’s also one of the most versatile foods in the plant-based diet world. They’re delicious as a standalone or in soups, stews, curries, or blended into a veggie burger mix. Low in fat, high in protein, fiber, calcium and iron, you can’t go wrong. Red lentils specifically cook in under 15 minutes and tends to be a little mush when cooked. They have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. You’ll typically find red lentils in the grain section of your grocery store or in the ethnic food section.

Here is the simple recipe and instructions to making this. For other lentil recipes, check out my crispy lentil fritters or this spicy curry lentils recipe.

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2 Ingredients Lentil Flatbread

This 2 ingredients lentil flatbread is vegan, gluten-free, loaded with protein, fiber and vitamins. Can be use for wraps, pizza crust or breakfast sandwich.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Category: Plant-Based Meal Option
Keyword: red lentils recipe, lentil flatbread, easy flatbread recipe, gluten free flatbread recipe, gluten free flatbread, easy flatbread recipe, gluten free bread recipe

Equipment

  • NutriBullet or blender with grind setting
  • Non-stick Skillet – technique 1
  • Cast Iron Skillet or frying pan – technique 2

Ingredients

Technique 1

  • 1 Cup Red lentils
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 Tsp Salt -optional*
  • 1 Tsp Italian herbs -optional*

Technique 2

  • 1 Cup Red lentils
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Salt -optional
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper -optional*
  • 1 Clove Grated garlic -optional*
  • 1 Tsp Italian herbs -optional*
  • Extra Virgin Oil for cooking

Instructions

Technique 1

  • Soak the lentils in the water for 3 hours then pour into a blender and blend until creamy.
  • Preheat a non-stick pan over medium high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Use a ladle or large spoon to pour batter into pan and swirl into a circle.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes or until bubbles pop in batter, similar to cooking pancakes. Flip and cook on other side.
  • Remove from pan and serve immediately.

Technique 2

  • Place the red lentils in a high-speed NutriBullet or blender. Working in batches if needed, blend until flour-like consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add water, optional ingredients (if using) then combine with a whisk.
  • Let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes so the lentils absorb some of the water and become a little thicker.
  • Heat up cast iron skillet or frying pan and grease it with extra virgin olive oil. Pour about a 1/3 of a cup of the batter into the pan and spread it out either with a spatula or swirl into a circle.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes over medium heat, then flip over and cook 1-2 minutes on the other side.

Notes

  • Flatbreads can be served immediately or stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • The sides will crisp-up before the center so be careful when flipping these over.
  • Look for center to be completely dry before flipping otherwise they’ll rip.
2 ingredients lentil flatbread
Lentil Flatbread from technique 2

These recipes were adapted from other food bloggers. Technique 1 was adapted from Plant-Based Cooking and technique 2 is from Blooming Nolwenn.

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