Tasty and Healthy Unleavened Bread Recipe - Israeli Classic

​Learn how to make scrumptious and nutritious unleavened bread today. This easy unleavened bread recipe is so simple and quick to make, you can make it with just 6 ingredients!


​​Unleavened bread is such a simple, yet delicious bread with just a few ingredients.

There are no artificial flavors or additives to this type of bread, so you can be sure you’re eating nothing but the best food for your health. 

So what exactly is unleavened bread and how can you make one?

Keep reading to learn more, and you’re sure to start making your very own, homemade and tasty unleavened bread for you and the whole family!

What Kind of Bread is Unleavened Bread?


​Basically, unleavened bread is a type of bread that does not contain leaven.

Leaven or yeast is used in a regular bread to make it rise, just like those fluffy, thick, and soft bread varieties you are familiar with.

But unleavened bread is free from yeast. This is why unleavened bread is typically dense and flat.

Imagine a crepe or a pita bread. Those are examples of unleavened bread.

​What is the Meaning of Unleavened Bread in the Bible?

The Bible mentions unleavened bread, particularly in the book of Exodus.

This bread was the symbol of the Israelites’ haste when they escaped from slavery in Egypt. According to the scriptures, the Israelites fled quickly and immediately that the bread had no time to rise.

This is why God commanded the Israelites to commemorate this fateful even by celebrating the feast of unleavened bread. By eating this kind of bread, they will always remember the victory that God has given them to enter the promised land.

The feast of Passover is celebrated for seven days, just as the Israelites ate this type of bread for seven days.

In addition to the Book of Exodus, unleavened bread was also mentioned in Numbers 9:11 and Deuteronomy 16:3.

Leavened Vs. Unleavened Bread 


​Leavened bread contains ingredients that cause the bread to rise. But aside from this concept, leaven is symbolic of sin.

Just as yeast affects the entire dough and causes it to rise, sin spreads and makes its way to its host, which eventually impacts not just this individual but also an entire community, church, and nation.

This is why in Corinthians, Paul warns the people about the effect of leaven that leavens the entire lump.

​Because of this, in the New Testament, the people celebrated Passover or the Feast of Unleavened Bread as a way to rid themselves of leaven that was referred to as a symbol of sin.

Great Ways to Enjoy Unleavened Bread

​Now that you know a bit of a history behind unleavened bread, let’s get to work and make our very own batch of this amazing bread!

Below is my easy unleavened bread recipe, which you can try to make this bread.

I have a few tips for you to enhance the taste and texture of this bread. Plus, you can also customize it according to your preferred taste!

Simple Unleavened Bread Recipe Pro Tips

​Rolling this thin makes crispier bread, sometimes I keep it not thin and bake 1-2 minutes less for a chewier texture and variety.


  • ​Top with hummus and chopped fresh vegetables for a perfect lunch treat.
  • Top with cheese and peppers for an appetizer, broil to melt cheese.
  • Use as a crust for personal pizzas.

​Unleavened Bread Recipe Adapted from Food at the Time of the Bible, by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh


Israeli Classic Unleavened Bread Recipe

​This delicious savory bread is enjoyed as written or enhanced with more herbs by adding oregano, parsley, and rosemary for a delightful addition.

Tasty and Healthy Unleavened Bread Recipe - Israeli Classic

Learn how to make scrumptious and nutritious unleavened bread today. This easy unleavened bread recipe is so simple and quick to make, you can make it with just 6 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Annette Reeder


  • 2 cups (470 ml) whole wheat bread hard white or spelt
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) cold water milk can be substituted for more flavor
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium onion chopped finely
  • garlic clove minced


  • Preheat oven 450°F (260°C).
  • Combine all ingredients with the water to form dough and knead for 3 minutes.
  • Divide into 8 balls. Flatten each into a thin round and prick with a fork.
  • Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes in oven.

Want to know the different ways to enjoy your unleavened bread? Here’s a video that will give you great ideas to create something savory or sweet out of your homemade unleavened bread:

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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-

I’m a christian nutritionist.  I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit.  I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.



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