There is nothing like the aroma of fresh baked bread. Baking your own bread may sound like a lot of work but it’s really not. There is something so satisfying about kneading the dough until it gives under your hands and becomes smooth and stretchy. Of course, there are bread machines now to make the process even easier.

From flour and water, we can get so many types of bread. They can be leavened or unleavened, baked or fried, simple or artisanal. Check out this Three-Ingredient Artisan Bread. We can even make raw bread like this Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread. Take a look at these 50 Extraordinary Homemade Bread Recipes!

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A popular category of bread is flatbreads and pitas. These thin, often unleavened breads are fast and easy to make and can be so versatile. Read about these 6 Epic Ways to Change the Way You Make Flatbread. You may be surprised to learn flatbreads can be used for pizza and even desserts. Then learn How to Make Whole Wheat Pita Bread and try them with these 6 Creative Pita Sandwich Ideas. You’ll see that pitas are so much more than just falafel holders.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge? Then break out the flour and your rolling pin and let’s celebrate get started with these 10 recipes for flatbreads and pitas.

1. Homemade Pita Bread

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Don’t be intimidated! Making your own pitas is so easy and these Homemade Pita Breads are so versatile, you’ll want to use them for everything. Try them with some falafel, as the base for a vegan pizza, or even in place of sandwich bread. Delicious!

2. Carrot Flatbreads With Coconut ‘Chèvre’

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These Carrot Flatbreads have a flaxseed base with an added protein boost. They have a spread of homemade coconut chèvre that’s creamy and delicious. Then they’re topped off flavorful seeds, lemon-dressed carrots, and baby kale. These are perfect for a light lunch, a party starter or an anytime snack.

3. Ranch Pitas With Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas

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Are you looking for the sandwich that will change your whole idea of what a sandwich is? These Ranch Pitas with Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas is super easy and so good. The roasted chickpeas add a wonderful little crunch, and the homemade ranch dressing lends a nostalgic creaminess, all cozied up in a soft, warm pita!

4. Mushroom and Leek Flatbread Pizza

Mushroom and Leek Flatbread Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

When you want pizza but you don’t want to wait for dough to rise, turn to this Mushroom and Leek Flatbread Pizza. It has a super simple, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free flatbread pizza crust. A creamy, cheesy cashew-based sauce is spread on top and then earthy mushrooms and onion-y leeks turn this into a delicious gourmet pizza.

5. Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Cream Pitas

Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Cream Pitas [Vegan]

Get ready to fall in love with these Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Cream Pitas. The spiced roasted cauliflower and avocado cream are a harmonious flavor combination that tastes good on absolutely anything. Here they are topping pita breads with some roasted chickpeas for a tasty crunch.

6. Chickpea Flatbread

Chickpea Flatbread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

When you’re craving bread but need a gluten-free recipe, this Chickpea Flatbread is the answer to your prayers. They’re slightly dense but also have a great crumbly, crunchy texture. You can change up the seasonings to make them all different ways like this garlic-parsley version that goes great with pasta.

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7. Harira Soup With Hummus Pitas

Harira Soup With Hummus Pitas [Vegan]

Take a trip to Northern Africa without ever leaving your kitchen. This Harira Soup with Hummus Pitas will take you straight to Morocco with its spices and flavors. The soup is so hearty, it’s pretty much a stew, and the pitas and hummus make it a nice, filling meal.

8. Cauliflower Flatbreads

Cauliflower Flatbreads [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Cauliflower is such a versatile ingredient; it seems there’s nothing you can’t make with it, like these Cauliflower Flatbreads. They’re flourless, easy and made with the magic of aquafaba. You’ll want to always have these around for munching.

9. Fennel Pies (Marathopites)

Fennel Pies (Marathopites) [Vegan]

These Fennel Pies, also called Marathopites, hail from the island of Crete where wild fennel grows in abundance. Here, fresh wild greens, aromatic fresh herbs, and olive oil are all wrapped in a simple dough for a handheld pie that’s pure heaven!

10. Socca Pizza

Socca Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Socca is a flatbread from the south of France that is made of chickpea flour so it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. They’re easy to make and you can use them for so many things. This Socca Pizza uses the flatbread as a base for seasonal veggies and sauce. Gluten-free never tasted so good!

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Forget about waiting for yeast to rise and kneading dough. These flatbreads and pitas are easy, fast and delicious.

Lead image source: Cauliflower Flatbreads