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Wholegrain Wheat & Spelt 4 Ingredient Flatbreads (Vegan, oil-free)

Makes: 24 flatbreads (sized to fit in your standard toaster)

Keeps for: 5+ days (in an airtight container at normal room temperature, out of direct sunlight)

Total time (start to finish): approx 40 minutes


  • 500g strong wholewheat bread flour
  • 250g wholemeal spelt flour (for 3 ingredient variant, simply use 750g wholemeal bread flour)
  • 450ml water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of salt, or to taste (we use sea salt for maximum flavour)


  1. Weigh ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Knead for 5 minutes to create dough.
  3. Switch on oven to maximum (250C / 480F for our appliance) to allow pre-heating.
  4. Divide dough into 24 x 50g balls.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll 4 x 50g balls out to a size where they will still comfortably fit in a toaster (c. 13cm diameter).
  6. Place onto one or more cooling racks (as necessary) and put into your pre-heated oven.
  7. Whilst baking, roll out your next 4 x 50g balls, in preparation to go into the oven immediately after those already in are done.
  8. Baking time is around 3 minutes. The dough for each flatbread should start to puff after 1-2 minutes. The flatbreads are ready to be removed after all puffing has ceased. We normally wait a few seconds for good measure! Don't worry if every flatbread does not puff in its entirity - this is normal!
  9. Repeat until you are done!

Suggested Variants

  1. Recipe is scaleable up or down. So for 8 flatbreads, one would simply use a total of 250g flour and 150ml water.
  2. Play around with different flour combinations to find your favourite (e.g. Rye, Khorosan, Emmer, Einkorn).
  3. Use only a single flour for a 3 ingredient flatbread.

Top Tips

  1. Ensure that (pre baking) the side of the flatbread in contact with the colling rack is lightly floured, to ensure it does not stick to the rack when baking.
  2. Pop in the toaster to freshen them up, particularly if a number of days old. To make them deliciously crispy, run them through the toaster on the lowest setting for a few part-cycles - this should result in them having a real crunch.