1-Ingredient Flourless Lentil Bread

This simple, 1-ingredient flourless lentil bread is packed with protein, and it only takes about 5 minutes of active time to make. However, you do have to have enough foresight to remember to soak the lentils before going to bed though. I think you can handle that.

This flourless lentil bread only has one ingredient: split red lentils. You simply soak them overnight in the fridge, blend them up in the morning with a little salt, and pour it onto a parchment lined baking sheet. The seasoning possibilities are also endless.

This bread is soft and flexible, and perfect for any context where you would use pita bread. It’s lovely toasted, or it can be spread out more thinly on the baking sheet and baked for longer to be more like a cracker.

Why You’ll Love This Flourless Lentil Bread

This simple bread is:

  • Flourless
  • Simple
  • Easy! The food processor does all the work.
  • Packed with protein
  • A perfect palette for endless topping options
  • A great to-go option for breakfast or lunch

Easy Lentil Flatbread

Protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Overnight Lentil Soak: 8 hours
Servings: 4
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients*

  • 1 cup split red lentils
  • 1/2 cup water or up to 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp good quality sea salt

Instructions

Soak Overnight

  • Place the lentils in a bowl or lidded container and fill with water so that the lentils are covered by about an inch of water. Place in the fridge to soak overnight. Warning: be sure to put them in the fridge, if you soak them at room temperature counter they will be gross in the morning.

Making the Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Pour the soaked lentils into a fine mesh strainer and rinse well. Transfer to a blender and add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Pulse to blend, and if it's having trouble getting going, add 1/4 cup more water. It should be runny enough to blend easily, but it should still be spreadable when poured onto a baking sheet.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Pour the lentil mixture onto it and gently spread it out into an even layer with a spatula.
  • Shake your desired seasoning on top. I like Everything but the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joes or sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked. If you want a cracker-like consistency, bake for a bit longer.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes or so, then peel it off the parchment and use as desired.
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Andreea over at Feeding the Real You inspired this recipe. If you haven’t seen the cookbook we wrote together, it’s worth checking out. She’s amazing.

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9 Comments

  1. That looks pretty good

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  3. Rachel

    Can you do this with regular lentils too?

  4. Martha

    I like it crunchy instead. I add extra water, spread it thinner. After it cooks, i turn off the oven and leave the pan in. Super crunchy and satisfying.

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