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Garlic Naan Bread | @simplywhisked

Garlic Vegan Naan Bread

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian


Make your favorite garlic naan bread without the dairy. This vegan naan bread recipe is super easy and it make a great side dish for any recipe. #dairyfree #vegan



For the vegan naan:

  • 1/2 cup warm water (ideally between 105˚F – 110˚F)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or alternative milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For topping:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Coarse salt (optional, for garnish)
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a small bowl, gently stir together water, sugar and yeast. Allow it to activate until it is foamy on top.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link (dough hook), add activated yeast, flour, and remaining ingredients. Beat with dough hook at medium speed until a ball has formed. Remove bowl from mixer and cover with a damp towel. Let sit in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  3. When dough has doubled in size, divide into eight small balls. Heat a skillet over medium high and stir together garlic and oil.
  4. Roll each ball to 1/4-inch thickness and place in hot pan, one at a time, brushing with garlic/oil mixture. When dough has started to bubble, flip to other side and brush again with oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt and herbs. Repeat with remaining dough.

Keywords: vegan, dairy free, garlic, bread, yeast, dough, fried