Zero Waste Flat Breads

These are unbelievably simple to make, taste epic and freeze easily.

I have referred to them as flat breads, as if you are taking part in the weeklong Zero Waste food challenge, they are used as wraps, ‘crisps’, croutons and for dipping into a curry

If you are participating in the weeklong Zero Waste food challenge, these are prepared on the SUNDAY and eaten on various days throughout the week.

A Zero Waste Life. Flatbreads

Zero Waste Flat Breads


-Frying pan. I use a cast iron pan

-Rolling pin or wrap press


 -400g self raising flour

-Pinch of Salt

-300ml warm water

-3tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


 1. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix the warm water and oil together and add to the flour.

2. Stir together until all ingredients are well combined and form a dough.

3. Lightly flour the work surface. Scrape out dough and knead for 2-3 minutes.

4.Divide the dough into 8 balls. Knead each individually for 2 minutes

5. use a wrap press or rolling pin to shape the flatbread. It should be the size of a dinner plate.

6. Warm the oil in a frying pan and cook each flatbread for 1 minute each side on a medium heat. Each side should just start to brown on any raised areas.

Don’t worry if the first one or two are more crispy or even a little burnt. If you are taking part in the food waste challenge, use these for the Hummus and ‘crisps’and the Soup with Flat Bread Croutons

A Zero Waste Life. Flatbreads

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #azerowastelife!

This article links in with a weeklong Zero Waste food challenge, which aims to produce Zero Food Waste, which you can partake in whenever you like.