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5-ish-minute pan bread

Hiiiii.  Gooood morning!

I know it’s Monday, and you may or may not have a day off from work. 

Either way, I hope this recipe brings some excitement to the start of your week. 

Because I cannot wait to tell you about it!

Do you have 5 minutes of time today?  Okay, maybe 7 minutes.  It will take you 2 minutes to grab the ingredients and whisk it all in a bowl.  Then it will take you 5 minutes to cook. 

Sound okay with you?

I discovered this by accident and it pretty much made my entire day/week/month. 

flour + milk + egg = pancake/flat bread/crepe/tortilla-thingy

Use these any way you like…

…with almost any combination of flour that you like.

Even wheat flour!  I tested it just for you and had Chris do the taste testing.

The possibilities are endless.  Seriously. 

Mix in sweet or savory spices?  No problem.

Chia seeds?  Sure thing.

Eat it plain?  Delicious.

Slather it with peanut butter + jelly?  You shouldn’t have to ask that question.

Stuff it with something?  I encourage it.

Roll it up?  Done that too!


Pan Bread [serves 1]

  • 1/2 large egg or 2T egg whites
  • 4T milk of choice
  • 1/4c flour of choice
  1. Heat a small sauté pan [8” diameter works best] over medium heat, with a little oil [I used coconut].
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients.  The batter will be runny.  Add more milk if needed.
  3. Pour into the heated + grease pan, and turn the pan if needed so it’s evenly spread around.  Let cook for about 2-3min, until bubbles form on top and able to be flipped.
  4. With a large spatula, carefully flip and cook for another 2-3min, or until golden brown.
  5. Eat right away, or let cool, wrap tightly + refrigerate.

tips/substitutions:  The small pan works best, because it makes them easier to flip and also makes them the right thickness.  It should fill up the entire pan.  If you want them thicker, use less milk.

The flour combinations I’ve used so far are as follows:

  • 2T millet + 2T masa harina [needed 1T extra milk]
  • 2T oat flour + 2T buckwheat flour + 1/4t cinnamon
  • 3T brown rice flour + 1T oat flour
  • 1/4c buckwheat flour + 1/2T chia seeds
  • 4T spelt flour [not GF]

The texture is very light + soft.  They hold together surprisingly well, even when loosely rolled.  I also like to cut them into quarters and make 2 mini sandwiches. 

Using 100% raw buckwheat flour and unsweetened almond milk, the nutrition stats are as follows:

146 calories – 20g carbs – 3g fiber – 7g protein

I consumed these all weekend long, in sandwich form.  Perfect for a mountain snack and easily packable.

Tomorrow’s breakfast [it’s still Sunday night!] will be two of these, stuffed with eggs + extra sharp cheddar cheese.

Time to go kick up my sore, jelly legs. 


Reader Comments (103)

I love you. You are a GENIUS!!!!

Okay, so I'm off to go make these now... maybe with chicpea flour?

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ Foodie Fiasco

The pan bread looks awesome! You come up with the best breads and bakes!

OOOooo i'm gonna have to try these. I like the oat and buckwheat flour combo...sounds like something i could do for breakfast!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ The Healthy Diva

Oh these look great! It is like a mix between a crepe and pancake...perfection!

I was just thinking I needed something new in my breakfast life. These will surely do the trick, because I have been missing breads/tortillas like crazy lately. Yahoo! (Who knew something so simple could make so many people so happy?!)

Yum! I love simple 5-minute 'meals' and i love the combination of colours and textures in your stack! beautiful! Now i want to see if i can make an eggless version...

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjo@includingcake

These look great! I definitely think I am going to use these if I'm ever short on tortillas or something. I'm always having to run out to the store for those kind of things and would love an at-home solution. Great discovery!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura (Blogging Over Thyme)

I may not have a day off from school (though with one class, I can't really complain), but I'm definitely going to have to spend a little extra time in the kitchen today to try this out! How convenient and tasty...I love to make "bread" at home and this seems like the perfect solution for my small kitchen! :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia

Yum! My hubby and I make something similar to this on special mornings and it's such a satisfying breakfast...we've had it for dinner, too, where we layer our cooked veggies on top of the bread (which covers our plate perfectly) and it's so delicious. We use a cast iron skillet that's made just for pancakes -- otherwise I don't think I'd have the skill to flip them!
I'm drooling over your peanut butter and jelly suggestion...yum!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlauren@spicedplate

Love it! What a cool idea :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Yum! What a great recipe! Thanks!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGen

I have to try these baby! I make pancakes so many times, but this is better! Sometimes I need to see a sandwich and this could make that vision :D thanks!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlifeofgrowth

oh my! I'm thinking egg burrito thingy!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay @ Lindsay's List

Yum! These look great! I love simple and tasty! Wonderful recipe!

Love this. 5 minutes or 7, totally worth it!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercassie

You're welcome! They would definitely be tasty as pancakes with a fruit topping too!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I've eaten them a few times for dinner when we've made taco filling. Yum!! Using a cast iron skillet sounds great.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Laura! Enjoy!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley


February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm sure chickpea flour would work as well.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'll try anything I can make in 5-ish minutes!! :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

These look great!!! I'm always looking for a new tortilla/flatbread that can actually be rolled without cracking or falling apart! THANK YOU!!!!!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelaina

100% trying this out asap. How easy!!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid


February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanetha

I LOVE this idea! I'm a sucker for a good wrap (so portable and convenient) but I've never once thought of making them myself.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

What would you recommend using for a vegan version?

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKT

Wow, I was not really expecting these to be that good, but mine was so yummy! I used wheat flour, added a little salt and pepper and chia seeds, and stuffed mine with a fried egg and avocado. Thanks so much!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

This is amazing! Mmm gluten free tortillas... these would probably go well baked with a little cheese and tomatoes on top for like a flatbread pizza :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria @ Beautiful Busy Bee

Wow, that looks so good and easy, not to mention healthy. Thanks for sharing!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacki

I love this!! When you say it serves 1, you mean it makes 1 regular-sized flatbread? And in the beginning in the post you mention water, but then use milk in the recipe - would it work with water as well?

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessy (squeezetheday)

I saw something just like this on LiveLaughEat using oat flour! I'm glad to see that it works using all different types of flour. Can't wait to give it a go!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJusteen @ Blissful Baking

Genius lady!!!! I love crepes and I love easy and fast recipes!

This is such a great idea! I love how adaptable it is too - so many options! I can't count the number of times I've wanted a sandwich or wrap but couldn't make one because I was out of bread. This looks like the perfect quick solution!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

Awesome, I can't wait to try this!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

GENIUS! I've been looking for a quick tortilla recipe that doesn't contain x, y and z. And to think that it takes only 5 minutes? Will try ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I love the looks of these and cannot believe how easy they are to make! Definitely something to keep in mind when I need tortillas in a pinch or something! :-D

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika - The Teenage Taste

Ummm I'm at the mountain. Where are you?!?!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

Wow! Can't wait to make these, especially since the grocery store was out of gluten-free tortillas, and here I was thinking that I had to forgo my burrito-night plans.

It's funny too, because all weekend I was living-off of lots of thick lentil bread ( and while it was yummy, I was hoping there was a recipe out there for something thinner. So thank you!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

These are awesome! Definitely trying these out this week! I may never have to buy bread again!

WHAT!?! How come I didn't know something like this could be made out of just those 3 ingredients?! You're the bessssssst.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Haha, that is the same thing I thought!! How did I not discover it sooner??

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

No more $5 GF loaves needed!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm glad your burrito night is saved. :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I just got back from a different mountain!!!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Woohoo!! You're welcome. Enjoy!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes, I meant it makes 1 flatbread. It's up to you on how many equals 1 serving. :) And I meant to say milk, thanks for the catch! I just changed it. Water would probably work, but it might make the taste a bit more bland.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Heck yes...I was thinking the same thing! Maybe even broiling it on each side in the oven first and then adding the pizza ingredients + broiling again to melt.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

YAY!! Thanks for letting me know you liked them. Happy to hear they were better than you expected. :) Your toppings sound awesome.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You may try adding 1/2T flax meal and 1-2T extra milk. I'm planning to experiment with that in the near future.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm not feeling well and all I wanted was toast (but refuse to buy gf bread) and then I saw this. NICE! I doubled the recipe to make two. Used all oat flour, unsweetened vanilla almond milk and added some cinnamon. Perfect with jam. Thank you!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrissy @ Make it Naked

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