Air Fryer Garlic Naan Bread

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5 from 1 vote
Garlic Naan bread is a wonderful treat that can be used to compliment so many dishes. Cooking it in the air fryer allows the bread to be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes
Air Fryer with garlic naan bread.

Garlic Naan bread is a wonderful treat that can be used to compliment so many dishes. Cooking it in the air fryer allows the bread to be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Never greasy.

Air Fryer with garlic naan bread.

This Air Fryer Garlic Naan bread is a favorite for dipping in soup, stews or dips. Softer and more tender then it’s pita bread counterpart it is a delicious side for whatever you can imagine.

The history of Naan can be found here.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: A fun and delicious bread that everyone loves.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with so may different spices and seasonings.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: So many things you use these naan for from pizzas to sandwiches.
Top close up of the garlic Naan bread.

What You Need to Make Garlic Naan Bread

Ingredients

  • active dry yeast
  • water
  • sugar
  • milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • oil
  • minced garlic
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • minced garlic
  • butter
  • parsley
Bowl of flour with seasonings and garlic to make naan bread.

Equipment

How to Make Garlic Naan Bread in the Air Fryer – Step by Step

Dough being made in the measuring cup and finished dough in a clear glass bowl.
  • Yeast:  First, in a mixing bowl, stir the yeast, sugar and water together. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Make Dough: Second, add flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt. Using a dough hook, mix together until dough ball forms.
  • Knead:   Next, remove from bowl and knead dough for 3 minutes on a floured surface. Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to double in size.
  • Cut: Remove and cut dough into 10 equal pieces and then roll pieces into balls and flatten balls on a floured surface to fit the size of your air fryer basket.
Naan dough rolled out and placed in an air fryer.
  • Air Fry: Take flattened dough and place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Season: Finally, in a bowl, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley. Brush mixture onto naan after cooking.

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Common Questions About Naan

HOW DO I STORE GARLIC NAAN

Store in airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4 days. 

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, simple adjust the ingredients accordingly.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, Naan can be frozen in a airtight container for up to 3 months.

Tray of finished Naan bread with a blue and white stripped napkin.

Expert Tips for Making Garlic Naan Bread

  • Add Fresh Herb: Try brushing the Naan with herb butter. For example, rosemary.
  • Short cut tip: Freeze some of the dough and cook later. Prepare as above and flatten and then freeze.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a gluten free flour like Bob’s Red Mills One for One Gluten Free Flour.
  • Pizza: Naan make great base for pizza.

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Air Fryer with garlic naan bread.

Air Fryer Garlic Naan Bread

5 from 1 vote
Garlic Naan bread is a wonderful treat that can be used to compliment so many dishes. Cooking it in the air fryer allows the bread to be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Garlic butter:
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons parsley

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, stir the yeast, sugar and water together. Let sit for 10 minutes. Foam will appear
  • Add flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt. Using a dough hook, mix together until dough ball forms.
  • Remove from bowl and knead dough for 3 minutes on a floured surface. Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to double in size.
  • Remove and cut dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll piece into balls and flatten balls on a floured surface to fit the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Take flattened dough and place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  • In a bowl, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley. Brush mixture onto naan after cooking.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Fresh Herb: Try brushing the Naan with herb butter. For example, rosemary.
  • Short cut tip: Freeze some of the dough and cook later. Prepare as above and flatten and then freeze.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a gluten free flour like Bob’s Red Mills One for One Gluten Free Flour.
  • Pizza: Naan make great base for pizza.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg

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This recipe is my personal adaptation of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe. I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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