Garlic Grilled Flatbread Recipe

This flatbread recipe is easily made on the barbecue next to whatever else you are grilling. Use it as a crust for flatbread pizza, or a simple grilled side dish. Either way, it’s absolutely delicious!

I’ve been trying to get to this flatbread recipe all summer. But first, I had to get a barbecue and then I had to make room for said barbecue in my back yard. Believe it or not, the process took more than half the summer.

four garlic seasoned grilled flatbread garnished with fresh parsley stacked on a cutting board

School starts next week for us and I’m just now getting around to sharing the grilling recipe with you. But I’m glad I’m finally sharing it, because it’s a delicious way to enjoy homemade bread without heating up the house!


  1. Make the flatbread dough according to the recipe instructions below.
  2. Divide the dough into four, equal pieces.
  3. Flatten them either by hand or with a rolling pin. You want to get them to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick but no thicker. If they are too thick, as a result, they won’t cook all the way through.
  4. Oil one side of each flatbread and place it, oiled side down, onto the grill. making a flatbread recipe by basting dough with melted butter
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes and in the process, oil the raw side, then flip and cook for another 3 minutes or so.
grilling homemade flatbread on a barbecue

You can test to see if they are done by tearing one apart to see if the inside is cooked. These will get a bit thicker during cooking, so don’t worry about how thing they are at first. When they are done, transfer from the grill to a plate with a spatula and spread butter over them as desired.

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Garlic Grilled Flatbread Recipe

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grilled flatbread stacked on cutting board

Garlic Grilled Flatbread Recipe

This flatbread recipe is easily made on the barbecue next to whatever else you are grilling. Use it as a crust for flatbread pizza, or a simple grilled side dish. Either way, it’s absolutely delicious!
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Course: Barbecue, Breads, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • ¾ cup warm water (about 110 F.)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 ⅓ cups white whole wheat flour (plus extra for dusting and adjusting)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (divided, plus extra for rising and grilling)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder (2 tbsp. if you like a strong garlic flavor)


  • In a small pot, warm water over high heat. Use a thermometer to get to the right temperature. It happens pretty quickly.
  • Pour the yeast into that and let it sit.
  • While the yeast soaks and gets foamy, mix the flour, salt and garlic powder together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil and the yeast and knead the dough with your hands until you have a nice ball of dough.
  • If the dough sticks to your hands a lot, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time until it is sticky, but doesn’t leave dough behind on your hands.
  • Lift the dough out of the bowl and pour in about 1 tbsp. of oil into the bowl. Set the dough back in and rotate the dough in the oil to cover it so it doesn’t dry out during rising. You don’t knead it into the dough, just coat the outside of the dough ball to keep it moist. Set it back in the bowl and cover the bowl with a towel. Set the bowl in a slightly warm place.
  • Allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Using a knife, cut the dough into even quarters.
  • Roll the dough pieces flat on a lightly floured surface. (you can use your hands to flatten hem too.)
  • Oil one side and place the dough, oiled-side down, on your hot grill.
  • Cook on that side for about 3 minutes. In the process, oil the raw side so it’s ready to go when it’s time to flip the flatbread.
  • Use a spatula to flip the flatbread on the grill.
  • Remove all the flatbread from the barbecue and transfer to a platter. 
  • Spread a little butter over the flatbread while it’s still warm so the butter can melt.
  • Serve with dinner.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1flatbread | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. Have you ever tried making this with other types of flour? Almond, Coconut, etc.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karen – No, but I hope to try out a recipe for that soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lisa Sarpong says:

    Can you do this on a frying pan or flat skillet?

  3. Jenny Burch says:

    Can you knead this in a kitchenaid or would it over knead it?

  4. Loved the concept of this bread, but the measurements are WAY off (metric). I managed to compensate with more flour.

    1. Anne – I’m glad you mentioned this. I’ve always wondered if the measurement converter worked well enough. I’ll see if I can remove it so it doesn’t give anybody else trouble. I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you, but glad you were able to save the bread!

  5. 4 stars
    I just made it again and measured out the flour to help anyone else who might have the same issue – 235 grams of flour made a nice shaggy dough. I used more to knead it a little after the first rise and it was perfect. I keep the raw dough in the frig covered and tear off a bit, roll it out and put on a screaming hot grill pan or cast iron skillet on the stove as needed. The dough lasted a week last time. Works great. This is my go-to recipe now that I’ve got the measurements down.