Easy Vegan Naan

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Optional: melted vegan butter for serving, minced garlic or fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. Add the yeast and coconut sugar to a large bowl and pour the warm water on top (think bath temperature, not too hot or it will kill the yeast). Let sit for a few minutes until it is frothy on top.
  2. Now add the almond flour, salt, baking powder, coconut cream, and olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes difficult, then turn the ball of dough out on a lightly floured surface (I just use my countertop). Knead the ball of dough for about 3-4 minutes, until the ball of dough is smooth and soft. If it is too sticky, add a little more almond flour.
  3. Place the dough in a large bowl (I wipe out the first bowl I used), cover with a tea towel and let it rise until it doubles in size, about an hour to an hour and a half.
  4. After it rises, flatten the dough and divide it into 8 pieces.
  5. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pan (cast-iron preferred) over medium heat. Take a piece of the dough and roll it on a lightly floured surface into a circle or oval shape (about 1/4 inch thick). If using garlic, gently press a little minced garlic onto one side so it sticks at this point.
  6. Place the dough on the heated pan and cook until large bubbles have formed and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes more until that side is golden brown as well.
  7. Repeat with the remaining pieces. Cover the naan with a towel or wrapped in foil to keep warm until ready to serve. Serve plain or brush with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with fresh herbs, such as cilantro or parsley.

Recipe Notes

  1. For the coconut cream, open a can of full fat coconut milk or coconut cream, and scoop out 3 tablespoons of the white, thick creamy part. May also substitute plain non-dairy yogurt (soy, almond, or coconut). 
  2. For oil free, may try substituting more coconut cream or non-dairy yogurt for the olive oil. I haven't personally tried this but I think it would work.

Author: https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-naan/