Published Mar 19th
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 18 rounds Calories 281

As far as I know this is the original recipe for Navajo Bread. It’s is great with honey and butter. The Navajo put chiles, cheese, onion, lettuce and beans on it, and call them Nava Tacos.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 ½ cups warm milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large heavy bottomed frying pan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil or lard to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and milk; mix well. When the dough has pulled together, form it into small balls and pat them flat.
  3. 3 Place 3 or 4 at a time into the hot oil. When the rounds begin to bubble, flip them over and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 281
  • Carbohydrate 46.4 g
  • Cholesterol 5.4 mg
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 1914.9 mg
  • Sugar 3.3 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. My Navajo adopted mother taught me to make Fry Bread with 3 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1 tsp Baking Powder. Because most Navajo would not have access to milk and most frying is done in an open pit or on a wood stove, the recipe is a very simple flat bread that is fried. - Read more ...
  2. dear staff as a real navajo fried bread eater i think someone goof..typo error...instead of 2 tablespoon of salt..try..2 teaspoon of salt..this is definately too salty...or in my opinion i go for 1 teaspoon of salt. Other than that i think it will be fine.
  3. very tasty and fast. tastes great and is a family favorite.
  4. This recipe was not so good. There was too much salt and too much liquid. I found a different recipe on the net and tried it and it was perfect. It was much like this one but with less than 1/2 the salt and not so much liquid. If you cut down on the salt - Read more ...

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