Vegan Naan (Not WFPB)
I made vegan naan! It's not exactly Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB), but it was my first time making it. So I'll tweak it to get it there eventually! The only thing that doesn't make it WFPB is the all purpose flour, but I think that could easily be subbed with whole wheat flour or maybe like a whole wheat pastry flour? I dunno. And a little vegan butter. We're supposed to have a nasty winter storm this weekend, so maybe I'll be able to figure it out. My kids and husband won't mind because good grief can they put away some naan! Anyway, I'll put down the recipe I used last night. It's one I found randomly googling and I tweaked it so I'll link the original recipe and then give you the steps to how I did it! It so easy, I can't believe I haven't tried this before!
You can find the original recipe here.
Vegan Naan Bread (Modified from Loving It Vegan's website)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
2 tsp active yeast
Earth balance butter
1. Mix flour and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside. I used my KitchenAid mixer, but I don't think that's totally necessary for this recipe.
2. Mix maple syrup in warm water and then sprinkle yeast on top. Let it sit until the yeast begins to foam.
3. Stir yeast mixture and then pour over the top of flour mixture. Mix together with a spoon and then knead until it comes together in a smooth ball. (I just kneaded it with my hand in the bowl so I didn't have to flour a surface. It came together just fine.) Then, I used my dough hook on my mixer to give it a little extra kneading for about 10-15 seconds. I didn't want to overwork it, but I wanted to make sure it got enough kneading without having to do it by hand. You could skip this step and just knead it completely by hand.
4. Melt about a tsp of butter. Coat the bottom of a bowl with the melted butter and then roll the dough ball into the bowl coating it. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into 8 equal-ish pieces.
6. Roll into a rough oval shape on a floured surface. Or really whatever shape you want. I rolled my out pretty thin and they puffed up a bit in the pan.
7. Cook on a hot skillet (I used cast iron) for 2-3 minutes on each side or until done.