Vegan Gluten-Free Na'an Bread is soft, fluffy, delicious, and surprisingly simple to make. Easy to find ingredients. Great taste, texture!
In a large mixing bowl, put the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit undisturbed for several minutes until it's started to get cloudy and little poofy clouds of yeast start to grow. You'll know it when you see it!
Once you know your yeasts haven't kicked the bucket and are officially viable, then add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate everything well,
Sift in all the dry ingredients and mix with either a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the dough hook attachments. Mix on low to medium speed for a few minutes until all the ingredients are mixed well and the dough gets smooth.
If needed, add just a bit more plant-based milk or GF flour to get the right consistency. The dough should be sticky and pliable but able to be handled.
Let the dough rise in a warm area for about an hour.
Heat a cast-iron skillet over a gas flame until it's very hot. Add just a teaspoon of oil or less, just enough to slick the bottom and prevent sticking.
Alternatively, use a heavy-duty nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Use just a scant teaspoon or less of oil if needed to prevent sticking.
Cut the dough into 10 to 12 golfball-sized sections. On a lightly floured board or another surface, pat a piece of the dough into a round and then roll with a wooden rolling pin until the dough is about a 10-inch circle and thin.
Place the thin round piece of dough in the hot skillet and cover the pan for about one minute. Check and flip and repeat for the other side.
There should be bubbles and pockets forming in the dough. It should also be browning slightly but not burning.
Move to a warm plate and cover the finished pieces of naan with a towel until ready to serve.
Serve with melted vegan butter or herbs or cheese or jam all of the above or anything else you might like on a soft and delicious circle of perfectly delicious bread.
These can be stored wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator for up to a day or two.