Easy Pumpkin Flatbread Recipe - Happy Foods Tube (2024)

This is a quick pumpkin flatbread recipe. It is the perfect companion to curry and chili recipes, as well as soups and dishes with plenty of sauce. Only 4 ingredients!

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If you have some pumpkin puree on hand, why not try making pumpkin flatbread? This recipe is also vegan friendly.

This 4 ingredient pumpkin flatbread is ready in no time and makes it a great cooking project for kids.

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How to make pumpkin flatbread

Put all the ingredients – pumpkin puree, flour, salt and pressed garlic onto a clean work surface. First, mix all the ingredients around so that they are distributed evenly (especially the salt and garlic). Then start bringing them together to form dough.

It does not really matter if your kneading technique is not perfect. All you want to do is combine all the ingredients and form a ball – a.k.a. dough. The way you knead it is not important as long as you knead.

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The dough will be sticky but it will be OK to work with. Don’t be tempted to add more flour at this stage. The more you add, the dryer they turn out.

Now roll the ball into a thick sausage so you can easily cut it into 6-8 pieces. Don’t worry if they are not exactly the same size. Homemade pumpkin flatbread does not have to be perfect.

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Take one piece of the dough and dust it generously with flour (on both sides). This is the time when you can use a generous amount of flour. Just make sure the surface is dusted well and you should be fine. It will help you roll out the flatbread easier.

Cooking pumpkin flatbread is easy. All you have to do is transfer the rolled out flatbread into a skillet/pan and toast it on both sided until ready. This takes about 2 minutes per side.

You might need to change the temperature from time to time from high to medium, if you see them burning.

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What to serve pumpkin flatbread with?

Chili recipes as well as curry recipes are my favorite ones (Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry) but the options are limitless.

In general soups and meals with plenty of sauce are the best so you can also dunk them in.

I also like it on its own, brushed with a very thin layer of olive oil, herbs and pressed garlic. The recipe is provided below in case you would like to try it. Also try spreading butter over and sprinkling some extra salt while they are still warm. They are addictive!

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How do you keep pumpkin flatbread warm?

The best way is to wrap them in an aluminum foil right after you make them. Have a sheet ready before you start toasting them.

When the flatbread is ready, simply transfer it onto the foil and wrap it tight. When your next one is ready, open the foil, add the flatbread and close again. Repeat until done. The flatbread will keep warm and soft for about 20-30 minutes.


Pumpkin flatbread is dry-toasted like Sweet Potato Flatbread and Mashed Potato Flatbread. Dry-toasting means that there is no oil/butter or any other fat used to cook them.

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Useful tips

  • If you don’t have a garlic press I suggest omitting the garlic. Mincing it with a knife is not a good choice in this case as it would not flavor the pumpkin flatbread the same way.
  • Every garlic tastes differently – some are stronger than others so if you don’t taste the garlic in each bite, that’s completely OK. The next time you can increase the amount of garlic if you prefer a stronger taste.
  • Pumpkin flatbread is best enjoyed right away. It does not re-heat well in the microwave.
  • Make sure to use unsweetened pumpkin puree!

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Easy Pumpkin Flatbread

This is a quick pumpkin flatbread recipe. It is the perfect companion to curry and chili recipes, as well as soups and dishes with plenty of sauce. Only 4 ingredients!

Servings: 6 – 8

Calories: 86

Author: Julia




  • On a clean work top, mix all the ingredients together. Start kneading them until you form dough.

  • Roll it into a thick sausage and cut into 6-8 pieces.

  • Roll out each piece thin. Make sure to dust your work surface as well as the dough well.

  • Cook on a hot and dry frying pan/skillet for about 1-2 minutes per side or until they have nice brown spots.

  • To keep them warm, wrap them into aluminum foil.

  • Serve with curry.


  1. Use unsweetened pumpkin puree, not pumpkin cake filling.
  2. If you don’t have a garlic press, omit this ingredient. I don’t recommend mincing the garlic with a knife. It will not have the same effect.
  3. This flatbread does not re-heat well in the microwave.

Course: Bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Easy Flatbread Recipe, How to make Flatbread, Pumpkin Flatbread

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Why is my pumpkin bread so dry? ›

There are a number of reasons your pumpkin bread came out dry. It's possible the particular flour you used was extra “thirsty” for liquid. Try cutting the amount of flour, or adding more milk. It's also possible your oven was too hot, or you baked the pumpkin bread for too long.

Why does my pumpkin bread crack on top? ›

First, why the crack occurs: Since quick breads and pound cake batters tend to be thick and dense, the exterior bakes first. But as the center of the cake continues to bake, releasing moisture, it rises, pushing through the top crust, and creating a crack.

How do you know when pumpkin bread is done? ›

So, to know when pumpkin bread is done, look for the crack on the top of the bread, which is a tell-tale sign it's either done or close to being done. Then stick a skewer or toothpick into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it's ready to come out of the oven.

What is the best flour to use for flatbread? ›

Flour: You can use bread flour or all-purpose flour. Bread flour leaves a slightly chewier texture, but the difference is barely noticeable since the crust is so thin. Olive Oil: Adds flavor. We'll also brush the dough with olive oil before baking, too.

What is the difference between the flatbread recipe and the pizza dough recipe? ›

But the difference between the two really comes down to the ingredients, they both need flour, water, and salt, but pizza dough has an additional ingredient, yeast. Pizza dough is a leavened dough where flatbread is unleavened, giving it that flat texture.

What happens if you put too much pumpkin in pumpkin bread? ›

When you add pumpkin (or banana) to make breads it may stay permanently mushy because the centre can't get hot enough before the outside burns. It may not be underdone but you might have added to much pumpkin. Source: Growing up with a mother who always added too much banana to banana bread.

Why did my pumpkin bread come out gummy? ›

If your pumpkin spice bread is gummy or undercooked in the center, it's typically because it either 1) needed more time to bake in the oven or 2) the batter was too wet, which led the bread to collapse in on itself a bit (this happens if you measure ingredients by volume, rather than by weight: it's easy to ...

Why is the inside of my pumpkin bread not cooking? ›

The oven temperature is off: Usually it's running too hot, and the outside looks brown before the center is baked through. But a low oven temperature can fool you too– you think you've baked long enough, but it's actually running 50 degrees too cool.

Can I Rebake undercooked pumpkin bread? ›

It's not as easy as they make it sound to salvage undercooked pumpkin bread, but if you're lucky this handy trick will work. Heat the oven to 350 F, return the bread to the oven, and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes. This should cook the inside and will work even if the loaf has cooled a little.

How long does pumpkin bread stay fresh? ›

HOW DO I STORE PUMPKIN BREAD AND FOR HOW LONG? Place in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 4 days. To freeze, wrap in heavy-duty foil or plastic wrap and then place in a tightly sealed container or heavy-duty resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Can you put undercooked pumpkin bread back in the oven? ›

If you check the top section of the loaf and find it's undercooked, simply tent a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the loaf pan and pop the bread back into the oven so that the inside can continue to cook to completion.

Should pumpkin bread be refrigerated after baking? ›

Once bread is cool, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Store Pumpkin Bread at room temperature for up to five days. After three days, you may want to place the Pumpkin Bread in the refrigerator to prolong its life. Pumpkin Bread can keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

How many cups is a 15 oz can of pumpkin? ›

How Many Cups in a Can of Pumpkin, Really? Fifteen ounces of canned pumpkin is just shy of 2 cups (16 ounces would be 2 cups). By comparison, a 3-pound pie pumpkin will likely give you enough puree for a recipe that calls for a can of pumpkin.

How are flatbreads traditionally made? ›

Flatbreads were typically made from a grain being ground down. In early human history, this was accomplished by using two stones to crush the grain until it became a flour. The ground grain was combined with water and salt, then mixed until a dough formed.

What is the difference between flatbread and loaf bread? ›

A loaf is normally cut into slices for serving. Wikipedia defines a "loaf" as "a shape, usually a rounded or oblong mass of food, typically and originally of bread". The type of bread you picture is a flatbread. These are unleavened bread; that is they have no yeast in them so they do not rise.

What's the difference between flatbread and naan bread? ›

Naan is another flatbread traditionally served in Indian restaurants but the difference is that there will already be a filling inside these flatbread pockets. Naan may be stuffed with curd, fresh desiccated coconut, butter, nigella seeds, and raisins.

Is flatbread healthier than Italian bread? ›

Not necessarily. While different doughs vary nutritionally, flatbread is generally just unleavened bread. In other words, bread dough that was not made to rise. Flatbreads may look smaller, but if it's the same dough, the nutritional contents are identical.

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