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The best 20 easy Naan bread breakfast recipe ideas

The best 20 easy recipe Naan bread breakfast ideas – soft, fluffy and pillowy naan is the perfect breakfast bread. It’s easy and quick to make and perfect for scooping up dips, or topping with your favorite toppings for a quick, healthy and irresistibly delicious meal (grab my easy Yeastless naan bread recipe for a quick, make in minutes recipe that you can whip up in minutes).

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I hope you’re ready for 20 mouthwatering naan bread breakfast recipe toppings that will satisfy your taste buds and make everyone gather around the table for a cozy, delicious meal! We’re talking all kinds of amazing naan toppings that ranges from savory creamy hummus loaded with roasted vegetables to velvety cream cheese topped with berries and nuts. So grab some naan bread and get ready to make a delicious breakfast you can enjoy on your own with a cup of coffee or pile all the toppings on a large plate and let everyone from family to friends gather around the table to make their own tasty naan breads topped with their favorites!

Naan bread are a fun brunch idea. Everyone loves a piece of naan that they can top with all their favorites and make into weekend brunch mini pizzas. No need to make a pizza dough to make quick flatbread pizza topped with all your favorite things. Just grab a fluffy naan bread, and let yourself get inspired by our 20 easy recipes for naan breakfast topping ideas the whole family will adore. 

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First up, let’s talk naan bread. Naan actually means bread so when I’m saying naan bread I’m actually saying bread bread…but we’re so used to calling it naan bread that I’ve stuck to the description anyway. Before we get into all the different and completely delicious ways to eat naan bread for breakfast let’s take a quick look at my favorite sassy naan bread recipes. 

What makes naan bread so great?

Naan bread is a delicious, fluffy and pillowy bread that’s popular for many reasons…one of the biggest reasons everyone loves it is its delicious taste and texture. It’s soft, chewy, and slightly crispy, with a slight charred flavor from being cooked in a tandoor oven – or fried in a pan.

Naan bread is also incredibly versatile – you can use it to scoop up curries, stews, and other dishes, or served as a side dish or appetizer. Plus, there are so many different variations to try, from plain naan to garlic naan, cheese naan, and more.

Another reason naan bread is so popular is its cultural significance. Naan bread has been a staple food in India and other parts of Asia for centuries, and has been enjoyed by people all over the world. It’s a delicious and comforting food that brings people together, and that’s something that makes it truly special.

Overall, naan bread is popular for its great taste, versatility, and cultural significance. It’s a beloved food that everyone has been enjoyed for generations, and will continue to be enjoyed for many more to come!

What is the history of Naan Bread

Naan bread has a long and rich history that spans thousands of years and several different cultures. Its exact origins are difficult to trace, but it is believed to have originated in the Middle East or Central Asia and later spread to India and other parts of the world.

Throughout its history, naan bread has been traditionally made in clay ovens called tandoors, giving it its distinctive texture and flavor. It has also been an important part of many different cuisines, including Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Afghan, and Uzbek.

Today, you can enjoy naan bread all over the world. It has become a popular accompaniment to many different types of dishes, from curries and stews to salads and sandwiches.

How is Naan Bread Traditionally Made?

Naan bread is traditionally made using all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, and sometimes milk or yogurt. The dough is kneaded until smooth and then left to rise for several hours until it has doubled in size.

After the dough has risen, you divide it into small balls and rolled out into oblong or oval shapes, typically about ¼ inch thick. The naan is then traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven, which is a clay oven that is heated with wood or charcoal. Naan bread is typically baked on the walls of the tandoor, which gives it a slightly charred flavor and a soft, chewy texture.

Once the naan is cooked, it is typically brushed with ghee or butter and served hot. It can be eaten plain or served with a wide variety of toppings, such as garlic, herbs, cheese, or even meat.

Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for fluffy naan bread – no yogurt naan recipe:

Key Ingredients for fluffy naan bread:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt, or vegan yogurt like soy yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup warm milk, or plant milk 
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, regular or vegan

Easy naan bread Instructions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

2. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, warm milk, and warm water.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until a dough forms.

4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rest for about 1 hour in a warm place.

6. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

7. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal portions and roll them into small balls 

8. Dust a rolling surface and roll each ball into a teardrop or oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick.

9. Brush the top of each naan with melted butter.

10. Place the naan, buttered side down, on the hot skillet or pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface.

11. Flip the naan and cook the other side until browned and slightly charred.

12. Remove the naan from the heat and brush the top with more melted butter.

13. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.

14. Serve the naan bread warm and enjoy!

You can also add some garlic and cilantro to the melted butter for extra flavor. This recipe should make about 8-10 naan breads depending on the size. I hope you enjoy this fluffy naan bread recipe!

Gluten-free naan bread recipe – fluffy, light and delicious gluten-free naan bread recipe:

Gluten-free naan bread Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions for making gluten free naan bread

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, warm water, and olive oil. Whisk until smooth.

3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until a dough forms.

4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

5. Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rest for 30 minutes in a warm place.

6. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

7. Divide the dough into 6-8 equal portions and roll them into small balls.

8. Dust a rolling surface with gluten-free flour and roll each ball into a teardrop or oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick.

9. Brush the top of each naan with olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic and chopped cilantro.

10. Place the naan, oil side down, on the hot skillet or pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface.

11. Flip the naan and cook the other side until browned and slightly charred.

12. Remove the naan from the heat and brush the top with more olive oil and sprinkle with additional garlic and cilantro.

13. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.

14. Serve the naan bread warm and enjoy!

This gluten-free naan bread recipe is delicious and easy to make. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the flavor to your liking.

What to serve with naan bread – 20 naan bread breakfast recipes

Cream cheese and strawberries

– creamy, silky and tangy cream cheese topped with sweet slices of strawberries. It doesn’t get much better as a luxe breakfast topping. It’s a recipe you are going to add to your favorite recipes…and it’s a delicious addition to your brunch recipes folder.

Mashed avocados and sliced tomatoes

– avocado toast meets fluffy naan bread! Think creamy delicious avocado topped with juicy tomato slices. Season with your favorite Mediterranean seasoning or fresh herbs and a little salt and enjoy.

Mashed avocados with sun dried tomatoes and crunchy nuts

– creamy luxe mashed fresh avocados topped with oil packed sun dried tomatoes that taste like a mouthful of Mediterranean sunshine. Top with your favorite chopped nuts like pistachios, cashews or roasted almonds and enjoy this delicious way to make a healthy, immune system boosting breakfast full of great omega fatty acids. For a nut-free version you can substitute the nuts with roasted seeds or cashews (try my healthy roasted cashews as a tasty nut free alternative. Yum!)

Hummus with sliced cucumber and fresh herbs

– silky rich hummus topped with refreshing crunchy cucumber and fragrant herbs. It’s a healthy protein rich and irresistibly tasty naan flatbread breakfast topping! It’s one of the best ways to get a healthy and ultra delicious breakfast on the table in no time. You can also use two naans and make it into breakfast sandwiches easy to take with you to go.

Naan bread breakfast topped with Creamy bean spread (vegan pâté) topped with tomato slices and fresh herbs

– my favorite creamy bean spread is a Herby, flavorful and delicious protein packed topping. Add fresh tomato slices and a garnish of fresh herbs to make this a tasty naan breakfast that’s as healthy as it is delicious!

Hummus topped with sliced red onions and crunchy fresh salad

– crunchy zingy onion slices, fresh crispy salad and creamy hummus! It’s a flavor match made in heaven! It’s a great weekday breakfast because it’s quick to make, healthy, nutritious and so good.

Mashed avocados with sliced red onions and crunchy nuts

– creamy rich mashed avocados pair perfectly with sweet and oniony fresh red onions and crunchy nuts. Creamy texture meets fluffy naan bread and crunchy nuts. It’s a flavor/texture combo that everyone loves!

Creamy hummus with fresh berries and crunchy nuts

– this delicious unusual flavor combination combines savory creamy hummus with sweet fresh berries all topped with crunchy nuts like pistachios or roasted almonds. For extra sweetness drizzle with a dash of maple syrup and turn it into a protein packed sweet flavored healthy breakfast that tastes more like a dessert.

Roasted tomatoes and chickpeas topped with seeds or nuts

– imagine juicy roasted tomatoes and chickpeas baked in the oven or air fryer topped with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and herb de Provence and baked to golden brown perfection loaded on top of fresh fluffy naan bread. Now imagine that delicious roasted juicy sweetness and golden roasted chickpeas topped with crunchy salted roasted nuts or seeds…it’s a winner breakfast for Sunday mornings that’s both healthy and delicious!

Cream cheese topped with sliced pears and drizzled with maple syrup and fresh herbs

– creamy rich cream cheese (vegan or regular) topped with crunchy sweet slices of pears all drizzled with maple syrup. Add a garnish of your favorite herbs like basil or mint and get ready to enjoy a tasty naan pear breakfast combo that’s sweet, delicious and surprisingly healthy!

Tomato slices and Vegan green pesto and fluffy naan

– is there anything better that rich green pesto and juicy tomato slices? I can’t think of anything… Herby rich green pesto brings out the best in the tomatoes (grab my favorite vegan pesto recipe from this recipe)

Naan bread topped with Healthy low calorie salsa and roasted veggies

– grab my favorite low calorie Keto salsa here and enjoy it with a heaping of roasted vegetables on top. It’s a super tasty, ultra flavorful healthy naan breakfast recipe everyone will adore.

Make it a sandwich filled with vegan veggie cakes, vegan aioli or mayo, red onion slices, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers

– fluffy naan bread made into a sandwich or burger? Yes, please! Especially when it’s filled with these crowd pleaser vegan veggie cakes, lots of vegan aioli or mayonnaise, sliced onions, juicy tomatoes and all your favorite sandwich toppings. Serve on a plate and let everyone make their own sandwiches around the table.

Fried mushrooms with garlic butter topped with crumbled feta and nuts

– mushrooms fried in garlic butter until tender golden deliciousness? Yes, times one hundred! Fry in a small skillet, or large skillet if you’re serving lots of people, until the mushrooms are golden brown. And add a feta cheese crumble and chopped crunchy nuts topping and we’re talking pure food heaven full of umami flavor that even meat eaters will love! For a vegan version simply use vegan butter and add 1-2 finely chopped garlic cloves to the frying pan as you fry the mushrooms. Easy and so delicious mini naan breakfast pizzas.

Vegan nuggets with vegan aioli or Mayo

– slather vegan aioli or mayonnaise on top of the pillowy warm naan and top with my fan favorite vegan nuggets for a delicious, meaty, crunchy and delicious vegan chicken naan combo! It’s so good! Mix a little garlic powder into your mayo for extra flavor. Yum.

Peaches, blueberries, and feta cheese drizzled with maple syrup and garnished with fresh herbs

– juicy slices of fresh sweet peaches, popping fresh blueberries and creamy feta cheese all topped with a light drizzle of maple syrup. It’s 100% delicious! For a vegan option you can substitute the feta cheese with vegan feta, cashew cheese or silken tofu. Yum!

Melted mozzarella Cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes and spring onions

– melted cheese goodness, umami flavored fried mushrooms, tomatoes and spring onions – it doesn’t get much better than this breakfast naan pizza! For a vegan version simply use vegan cheese like vegan mozzarella shreds or vegan cheddar cheese.

Roasted fried tofu, bell peppers and vegan yogurt sauce

fried golden tofu and bell pepper slices drizzled with vegan yogurt or vegan mayo. Just place naan bread on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, top with the tofu slices and bell peppers and bake for 10-15 minutes. Or fry the tofu and peppers in a non-stick skillet for a little bit. It’s richly flavored, ultra delicious and meaty…and it’s all vegan! For a hint of heat sprinkle with red pepper flakes and enjoy.

Beetroot hummus and herbs

– make my easy beetroot hummus and slather it on top of your naan bread for a bright pop of color and a deep, creamy and delicious beetroot flavor. Top with your favorite fresh herbs like cilantro, fresh basil, or fresh mint and enjoy!

Mozzarella (or my vegan cheese balls) topped with strawberry slices and pesto

– there’s something ultra luscious about cheese and strawberries topped with pesto. Grab my easy vegan pesto recipe and make yourself (and your friends and family) a delicious strawberry cheese naan bread breakfast!

Side dishes for naan

There are many delicious side dishes that go well with naan bread. Here are a few ideas:

1. Raita: This delicous yogurt-based dip is typically seasoned with herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, and mint. It’s a refreshing and cooling accompaniment to naan bread.

2. Chutneys: Indian chutneys made with ingredients like mint, cilantro, tamarind, or coconut are great to serve with naan bread. They add a burst of flavor and can give your meal some extra zing.

3. Hummus: Hummus is a dip made from chickpeas and tahini and it is a great option to pair with naan bread. It’s high in protein and fiber, and adds a creamy texture to the meal.

4. Curry: Naan bread is a perfect vehicle for mopping up the last bits of sauce from a flavorful curry. Indian style curries or Thai curries are both great options.

5. Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, and peppers are a great complement to naan bread. They add a smoky flavor and provide a nice contrast in texture.

FAQs – all your Naan Bread Questions answered

Is naan bread gluten-free?

Traditional naan bread is not gluten-free, as it is made with all-purpose flour. However, some variations of naan bread can be made with gluten-free flours. You can find a gluten free naan bread recipe on the recipe card below.

Is naan bread vegan?

Traditional naan bread is not vegan, as it is made with yogurt or milk. However, vegan versions of naan bread can be made with plant-based milk or yogurt. You can grab our easy vegan naan bread recipe below.

How should I store leftover naan bread?

You can store leftover naan bread in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. You can also be freeze it for up to 3 months.

Can you freeze naan bread?

Yes, you can freeze naan bread. Freezing naan bread is a great way to extend its shelf life, especially if you have leftovers that you can’t finish right away.
Here’s how to freeze naan bread:
– Wrap the naan bread tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
– Place the wrapped naan bread in an airtight freezer bag.
– Label the bag with the date and contents, then place it in the freezer.
When you’re ready to use the frozen naan bread, simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours. If you’re in a hurry, you can also thaw it in the microwave or oven.
– Note that freezing and thawing may change the texture of the naan bread slightly, but it should still be tasty and usable.

Authentic Naan Bread recipe FAQs

Can naan bread be reheated?

Yes, you can reheat naan bread in the oven, microwave, or on a stovetop. Wrap it in foil or a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.

What are some popular naan bread toppings?

Popular naan bread toppings include garlic and herbs, cheese, onion, and meat. You can also serve Naan bread plain…or with one of our tasty topping idea suggestions.

How is Naan Bread Traditionally served?

Traditionally, you serve naan bread hot and brushed with ghee or butter. It is often used as a utensil to scoop up curries, stews, and other dishes. You can also serve Naan bread as a side dish or as an appetizer, usually accompanied by chutney or some other dipping sauce.
In Indian cuisine, they often serve naan with popular dishes like tandoori chicken, butter chicken, or paneer tikka masala. You can also use Naan bread to make sandwiches or wraps, and is a popular choice for street food in many parts of the world.
In addition to the traditional plain naan, there are also many different varieties of naan, such as garlic naan and cheese naan. Overall, naan bread is a versatile and delicious food that you can enjoy in many different ways.

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Gluten-free naan bread recipe

Fluffy, light and delicious gluten-free naan bread recipe. Perfect for topping with all your favorite naan toppings.
This gluten-free naan bread recipe is delicious and easy to make. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the flavor to your liking.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6 naan
Calories 220kcal
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gluten-free Flour
  • ½ cup Almond Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt or plant based soy yogurt for vegan version
  • ½ cup Lukewarm Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic minced or finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Herbs chopped (cilantro or basil)

Instructions

Instructions for making gluten free naan bread

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, warm water, and olive oil. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until a dough forms.
    Knead the dough on a floured surface for 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rest for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Preheat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Divide the dough into 6-8 equal portions and roll them into small balls.
    Dust a rolling surface with gluten-free flour and roll each ball into a teardrop or oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
    Brush the top of each naan with olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic and chopped cilantro.
  • Place the naan, oil side down, on the hot skillet or pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface.
    Flip the naan and cook the other side until browned and slightly charred.
    Remove the naan from the heat and brush the top with more olive oil and sprinkle with additional garlic and cilantro.
    Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
    Serve the naan bread warm and enjoy!

Notes

Storing leftovers
Leftover naan bread can be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
How to freeze naan
Freezing naan bread is a great way to extend its shelf life, especially if you have leftovers that you can’t finish right away. 
Here’s how to freeze naan bread:
  1. Wrap the naan bread tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  2. Place the wrapped naan bread in an airtight freezer bag.
  3. Label the bag with the date and contents, then place it in the freezer.
When you’re ready to use the frozen naan bread, simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours. If you’re in a hurry, you can also thaw it in the microwave or oven. Note that freezing and thawing may change the texture of the naan bread slightly, but it should still be tasty and usable.

Quick Easy Yeastless Naan Bread with Grilled Sesame Zucchini

This quick easy yeastless naan bread is one of my favorite yeastless bread recipes. It’s quick to make, fluffy, tender and ready in barely 25 minutes…it’s a slight variation on the classic naan bread, but it’s just as soft, doughy and delicious. Served with melted garlic butter and fresh herbs it’s irresistibly good.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword healthy recipes, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 naan breads
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

Naan Bread

  • 4 cups (600g) All-purpose Flour add extra if needed
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley Optional
  • cups Greek Yogurt 10% or non-dairy yogurt
  • ½ cup Water add extra if needed

Sesame Grilled Zucchini

  • 3 Zucchinis Sliced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

To Serve

  • 1 stick (100g) Butter or Non-dairy butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Chopped

Instructions

Naan Bread

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • Add the yogurt and water and stir everything together, until the dough is firm and elastic. Quickly knead the dough on a flour dusted clean surface and divide it into 8 equal parts.
  • Roll out the dough thinly into 8 semi round shapes and brush them with a little oil on one side.
  • Next, heat a large non-stick pan and when it’s nice and hot, place the first naan bread with the oil brushed side facing down. While the naan cooks at medium high heat, brush a little oil on the side facing up. Once the dough starts creating little bubbles and begins to turn golden brown (lift a corner of the dough up to check if its progress) flip the bread carefully over and cook it on the other side for 1-2 minutes or until it’s golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a rack to cool. Repeat until all the naan breads are cooked.

Sesame Grilled Zucchini

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Slice all the zucchinis and place them on a baking sheet covered in baking parchments. Pour olive oil, sesame seeds, salt and pepper over the zucchini slices and mix together until the zucchinis are coated in olive oil and sesame seeds.
  • Cook the zucchinis in the oven for 20 minutes (stir halfway through) or until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve with the naan bread.

Garlic Butter

  • Put the minced garlic and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds or until the butter is completely melted.

To Serve

  • Serve the naan bread topped with melted garlic butter, a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a side of sesame zucchinis and enjoy.

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