Coconut Flour Naan (Coconut Flour Flatbread)

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coconut flour naan

This coconut flour naan is so easy to make and calls for just three ingredients! It’s a multi-purpose flatbread that you can use as a tortilla, wrap, crepe, sandwich bread – you name it. My recipe is paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, AND nut-free. This tastes just as good as my famous paleo naan.

I’m sure you’ve all heard or hopefully tried my 3 ingredient naan recipe by now. It went viral years ago and is still one of my most popular recipes. Well, ladies and gents, there is a new naan in town, and this naan is made with coconut flour!

Coconut Flour Naan

Believe it or not, but I actually like this coconut flour naan even more than my popular almond flour naan – it surprisingly tastes the same and is super easy to make. It’s also really affordable since it calls for coconut flour rather than almond flour.

Coconut flour is great because it’s high in fiber, protein, and healthy fat. I know coconut flour has a reputation for being “dry” in bread or baked goods, but that’s not the case at all in this naan recipe. If you’ve ever tried my paleo naan before then, you can expect very similar results when using this recipe. Trust me – it tastes good.

I make a lot of this coconut flour naan and always freeze extra naans. They thaw perfectly.


See How Easy it is to Make this Naan:

Mix three ingredients together:

And then pour the batter onto a hot pan and flip! So easy, right?!


Use This Multipurpose Flatbread in Many Ways:

  • Naan: use it to serve with curries like my butter chicken or dal
  • Tortilla: use it when making carnitas, taco meat, or barbacoa
  • Crepe: with some butter and sugar or with fruit and honey or chocolate hazelnut spread or chia fruit jam
  • Bun: for burgers or hotdogs
  • Sandwiches!
  • Wraps: with hummus and veggies or deli meat and mustard
coconut flour naan

Those of you with my paleo Indian ebook are likely already familiar with this recipe. Tomorrow (June 9, 2018) marks the 3rd anniversary of my ebook, South Asian Persuasion, and this recipe is in my “basics” chapter. I wanted to share it on the blog with you as a thank you.

It’s hard for me to believe I wrote my SAP ebook three years ago. Many have asked why I wrote this as an ebook and not as a paperback. The truth is that publishers initially rejected my concept – no one thought a paleo Indian book would “sell well” (in fact, they told me Indian food books, in general, did not sell well, which is untrue). I knew they were wrong because so many of you asked for this type of book, so I decided to self-publish. I spent countless hours working away to create the perfect paleo Indian ebook with recipes for things I wasn’t even initially sure I could paleoify: naan, roti, gulab jamun, jalebi, ras malai, pakoras, chaat, samosas, etc. Name a popular Indian recipe, and chances are, it’s in my ebook. You helped make my eBook a success and made my time worth it. I really can’t thank you enough.

I hope you love this new “paleo naan” 😉 I think you’ll like it even better than my old paleo naan. If you’ve tried both, I’d love for you to leave a comment letting us know which naan you prefer! I really want to know, and I’m sure others do too!

coconut flour naan

Coconut Flour Naan (Coconut Flour Flatbread)

coconut flour naan

Coconut Flour Naan (Coconut Flour Flatbread)

I came up with this recipe after getting many requests from blog readers asking me to make my paleo naan with coconut flour instead of almond flour. This nut free recipe is very similar to my paleo naan – in fact, I think I like this one better!
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Servings 6 flatbreads
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk canned and full fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat a 9.5 inch (or larger) nonstick pan or using this steel crepe pan over medium heat.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Spread the batter out with a spoon.
  • After 2-3 minutes, or once the batter fluffs up and looks firm/mostly cooked, flip it over to cook the other side (be patient, this takes time. If you are worried about the outside burning, just lower the heat).
  • Serve immediately or cool the bread on a wire rack to maintain crispiness.

Video

Notes

  • If the middle still seems slightly undercooked, place the flatbread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until done.
  • This naan freezes well so go on and make a big batch if you like it 🙂
  • The FDA lists coconut as a tree nut but it’s actually a seed and most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconuts however if you are allergic to tree nuts I have to tell you to talk to your doctor before adding coconut to your diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1naanCalories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 404mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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  1. veronica bellotti says

    Adding to my previous comment I brush with melted butter with cumin seeds and garlic, of course can use vegan butter.

  2. Cait says

    5 stars
    I lovvvve this recipe, and I’ve modified it to be both savoury (with garlic powder and nutritional yeast) and sweet (with a bit of added maple syrup)! Both ways have been amazing, and I have found making them thin works the best for me to get them fully cooked and crispy on the edges.

  3. Kajol says

    5 stars
    I was trying to figure out what to do with leftover tapioca starch and I’m sooooo happy I came upon this recipe. My mom is so picky and she actually loved this recipe!! I’m so excited. Try this out guys !!

  4. Sarah says

    Came out PERFECTLY! I’ve tried a lot of AIP flatbreads (Bob’s Red mill, sweet potato flatbread, etc) and these are the best and easiest to make so far. I love the little bit of sweetness that comes out of the coconut. So far I’ve only tried them savory — with garlic and onion and a little bit of coriander — but I think I could make these with a little bit of cinnamon and brown sugar and have dessert “naan!” Thanks for this great recipe!

  5. Dale Cupo says

    I absolutely love these! it took a bit and requires some patience as she said to play with for cooking. I make a double batch and freeze a bunch! Due to food sensitivities I am limited in my “bread” choices and this always hits the spot.

  6. Laura says

    5 stars
    This is a favorite for everyone I make them for .
    Fun to play around with adding different spices too.
    We all prefer the coconut flour to the almond flour recipe . Delicious thank you !

  7. Jennifer says

    4 stars
    Worked great but was a bit salty for me. Next time I will reduce the salt by 1/2 and replace the other half with garlic powder.

  8. Sara says

    This is an incredibly frustrating amd misleading post. It should be called tapioca naan. Since I don’t have that, I’ll be passing on this recipe. Next time maybe don’t label it this way.

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Sara, I’m not trying to mislead anyone – it would be very difficult to make a flatbread entirely out of just coconut flour. Coconut flour is very unique – unlike other flours. It may not seem like the recipe calls for much coconut flour, but a little goes a long way. I do have coconut flour biscuits you might be interested in if you’re looking for a recipe without another kind of flour mixed in, though the texture is of course different from naan: https://myheartbeets.com/4-ingredient-coconut-flour-biscuits/

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