Air Fryer Indian Fry Bread

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5 from 6 votes
Indian Fry Bread is a traditional American Indian flat bread that are pillows of perfection. Making them in the air fryer makes them healthier and less greasy.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 35 minutes
Indan Fry Bread with toppings.

Indian Fry Bread is a traditional American Indian flat bread that are pillows of perfection. Making them in the air fryer makes them healthier and less greasy.

Indan Fry Bread with toppings.

This Indian Fry bread is great for Indian Tacos or for a great side to your favorite chili. They are crispy and bubbly and so very delicious.

History of Indian fry bread. Find out more here.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: They are just so fun to eat.
  • Adaptable: Can make these fry breads sweet or savory.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Can use in place of your regular bread anywhere.

What You Need to Make this Indian Fry Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 cups of warm water
Indian bread on a wooden cutting board.

Equipment

How to Make Indian Fry Bread – Step by Step

Dough in a bowl.
  • Dry Ingredients:  First, in a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Moist Ingredients:  Second, using a bread hook, mix in the water and oil and next, knead on med slow for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rest: Next, place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let dough rest for 2 hours
  • Ball: Then cut the dough and form in golf ball size balls.
Dough rolled in ball.
  • Flatten: Using your hands, compress the dough balls to form a small flat bread 1/4” thick.
  • Fry: Finally, place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 330 for 7 minutes, flip and continue 3 more minutes. 

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Indian Fry Bread

HOW DO I STORE INDIAN FRY BREAD?

Always store in an airtight container.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BUTTER MILK IN PLACE OF WATER?

Yes, that would be a great switch.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make the recipe size that is right for your family.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Of course, make the fry bread ahead of time and use them for tacos or as a great side whenever you are ready.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH INDIAN FRY BREAD?

> Indian Tacos
> Award Winning Chili Recipe
>Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Stew

Dough in air fryer for air fryer indian bread.

Expert Tips for Making Indian Fry Bread

  • Add Sweet: Top with cinnamon, powdered sugar or Easy Cinnamon Honey Butter.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to top with ice cream and make a sundae.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These can be fried in oil in a frying pan if you do not have an air fryer.
  • Salad Base: Make your favorite salad on top and enjoy a little crispiness.

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Indan Fry Bread with toppings.

Indian Fry Bread

5 from 6 votes
Indian Fry Bread is a traditional American Indian flat bread that are pillows of perfection. Making them in the air fryer makes them healthier and less greasy.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Using a bread hook, mix in the water. Knead on med slow for 5-10 minutes until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the bowl.
  • Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let dough rest for 2 hours
  • Cut the dough and form in golf ball size balls.
  • Using your hands, compress the dough balls to form a small flat bread 1/4” thick.
  • Place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 330 for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Sweet: Top with cinnamon, powdered sugar or Easy Cinnamon Honey Butter.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to top with icecream and make a sundae.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These can be fried in oil in a frying pan if you do not have an air fryer.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption 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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This recipe is my personal adaption 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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