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Native American Fry Bread

Here is a basic recipe for Native American Fry Bread. It is very simple to make and is tasty on it’s own, with honey, or served with meat and beans like an Navajo Taco.

Native American Fry Bread

The perfect flat bread. Add savory toppings for Navajo tacos or sweet toppings for a yummy dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 115 kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add warm water while mixing.
  • Knead dough until smooth and then make dough into fist-sized balls. Make sure you don’t over knead the dough.
  • Cover dough balls with a towel for 10 minutes then pat them into circles about the size of a pancake. Push your finger through the center of each one creating a small hole.
  • Fry in hot oil (hotter the better) until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels.
Keyword finger food, kid friendly

By Tim

Dad to two boys living in rural farm country.

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