Naan is a traditional Indian flatbread packed with flavor. It works great as a side dish to curries or as pizza bread.
The ingredient list for naan is relatively simple but often includes eggs or dairy. You also don’t have to be a professional chef to master naan. Below we’ve some easy vegan naan recipes that are fluffy, buttery, and full of flavor.
1. Vegan Naan By The Simple Veganista
This recipe from the Simple Veganista is one of our favorite naan recipes. It’s easy to cook and bakes perfectly.
The recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but you can substitute whole wheat or gluten-free flour. This makes the recipe ideal if you try to reduce your gluten intake. Other vital ingredients include rapid-rise fast-acting yeast, sugar, salt, and non-dairy yogurt.
Once prepped and risen, you simply grill the naan in a skillet to finish the recipe. Feel free to garnish with your favorite vegan toppings for a delicious side dish or meal.
2. Vegan Naan By Rainbow Plant Life
This vegan naan recipe is a great choice if you like your naan pillowy soft yet crispy and flaky. We found this recipe by Rainbow Plant Life to be restaurant quality and full of flavor.
You only need five main ingredients to start this naan. Combine flour, salt, yeast, water, and oil and set the dough to rise. If you want more flavor in this naan, we suggest rolling some cilantro into the dough.
If placed in a warm area, the dough takes approximately 90 minutes to rise. Once risen, it’s time to grill the naan. You’ll need vegan butter to grease the frying pan. It only takes 45 to 60 seconds per side to grill the bread.
Once fried, feel free to add your favorite toppings.
3. Herb and Garlic Vegan Naan By Pick Up Limes
Adding herbs and spices to your naan is the best way to capture the flavor and improve the taste of plain bread. Pick Up Limes offers an excellent recipe that adds a variety of herbs and garlic to a traditional plain vegan naan bread recipe.
If you follow this recipe, you’ll have warm, flaky, buttery naan in less than 30 minutes. Key ingredients of the recipe include soy yogurt, unsweetened soy milk, and all-purpose flour. The recipe also provides a yummy recipe for herb and garlic oil that you’ll use to coat the bread once cooked.
This recipe is also ideal for cooks in a hurry. You can prep the dough and keep it for 2-3 days in your refrigerator. This means you can have the dough ready for dinner for the next few days.
4. Easy Vegan Naan By Nora Cooks
Many naan recipes call for vegan yogurt to add flavor and texture to the dish. If you’re not a fan of vegan yogurt, this recipe is for you. It uses coconut cream instead to give the naan a rich and buttery flavor.
Ready in less than one hour, this recipe from Nora Cooks only needs seven ingredients. Along with the basics ingredients for naan, you’ll use coconut cream, baking powder, and olive oil in this dish.
Before serving this restaurant-quality naan flatbread, don’t forget to add melted vegan butter, minced garlic, and fresh herbs.
5. Homemade Vegan Naan By The Minimalist Baker
If you have a few hours to spare, The Minimalist Baker offers this homemade vegan naan bread that is fluffy, tender, and crispy. While it may take longer to rise, it’s worth the wait.
The buttery flavors come from adding dairy-free yogurt or coconut yogurt. The recipe also suggests using active yeast instead of fast-acting. This means you’ll need to let the dough rise for a few hours before baking the naan.
Grilling this naan takes less than 1 minute per side. Once cooked, feel free to add your favorite toppings. This naan goes great with vegan butter or avocado oil, garlic, and sea salt.
6. Vegan Naan Recipe By Jessica In The Kitchen
The texture is just as important as taste for many cooks. We found this vegan naan recipe to have a wonderfully fluffy and flaky texture on each bite. The combination of herbs and garlic adds to the flavor and makes this an excellent side dish.
We use active instant yeast in this recipe to shorten the prep time. This means you can bring the dough to the grill quicker than many other recipes.
The fluffy texture and butter flavors come from vegan milk, Greek vegan yogurt, and coconut oil. All these ingredients combine to pack this flatbread full of flavor.
If you’re having problems making naan, this recipe also includes a detailed list of tips that will help you improve your naan baking skills.
7. Vegan Naan Bread By Bianca Zapatka
If you are craving naan but trying to avoid gluten, this recipe is for you. To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.
Flavors come from warm non-dairy milk, sugar, olive oil, and non-dairy yogurt. The recipe also adds a quick and easy vegan garlic butter recipe that you can use to coat the bread once baked.
When choosing a non-dairy yogurt, you can use soy, almond, cashew, or coconut. The recipe suggests using unsweetened yogurt to ensure the proper flavors.
8. Easy Vegan Naan By Loving It Vegan
Your dough will be ready in less than 30 minutes if you follow this recipe. This recipe calls for instant yeast that quickly raises the dough. You’ll enjoy crispy and fluffy naan in no time.
Unique to this recipe, Loving It Vegan suggests adding a tablespoon of maple syrup to the dough. Of course, you can increase or decrease this ingredient based on how much sweetness you want in the bread.
If you like garlic or butter naan, this recipe also adds some tips that help you master a variety of flatbread recipes.
9. Vegan Naan Bread By Domestic Gothess
Naan is an incredibly versatile dish and you can use a variety of herbs and spices to alter the flavor of the flatbread. This recipe from Domestic Gothess gives you plenty of interesting herb suggestions.
The basic recipe is like most other recipes on our list. To prep this dough, you’ll knead together the flour, instant yeast, non-dairy yogurt, and other ingredients. Once the dough rises, you fry the dough for a minute per side.
Topping suggestions include garlic, butter, nigella seeds, or coriander. Add these ingredients after cooking the bread. You can also place the bread back into the skillet for a few seconds after brushing the flatbread with the ingredients.
10. Garlic Vegan Naan By Holy Cow Vegan
Garlic naan is one of the most popular alternatives to plain naan. Holy Cow Vegan perfected garlic naan with this recipe.
Once you prep the ingredients, you’ll let the dough sit for at least 90 minutes. Once the dough rises, it’s time to cook. This recipe uses a screaming hot griddle to quickly brown and cooks the naan. If the grill gets too hot after cooking a few naans, you can sprinkle water on the pan to lower the temperature.
Top this fluffy naan with garlic, cilantro vegan butter, and serve with your favorite main dishes.
11. Garlic Naan Bread By Simply Whisked
While naan needs few ingredients to cook, it can be hard to master this dish. We found this recipe from Simply Whisked to be easy to follow and simple to cook. If you’re not an expert in the kitchen, you should try this naan flatbread recipe.
The recipe calls for basic ingredients, including warm water, sugar, active yeast, and all-purpose flour. You’ll also need vegan milk. The recipe suggests almond, but you can substitute your favorite non-dairy alternative.
Prepping the dough is simple and grilling this naan takes less than a few minutes. Once ready, you can top this bread with olive oil, avocado oil, coarse salt, minced garlic, cilantro, or parsley.
12. Vegan Naan Bread By The Conscious Plant Kitchen
This recipe doesn’t use yeast for the dough. Since there’s no yeast, the dough is ready in 30 minutes or less. Pick this recipe if you’re in a hurry but want to enjoy naan.
Instead, the recipe calls for baking powder to help the naan rise without using yeast. Other main ingredients include all-purpose flour and non-dairy yogurt. With only three ingredients, you’ll cook a naan full of flavor and fluffy.
Toppings are key when serving naan. The authors of this recipe suggest vegan garlic butter, coconut oil, or olive oil for starters. Add vegan cheese and veggies to the dish to make it a meal.
13. Vegan Naan By The Curious Chickpea
The Curious Chickpea uses coconut yogurt and melted vegan butter to get a delicious buttery flavor from their naan recipe.
Instead of grilling the naan, this recipe calls for baking. This means you can enjoy homemade naan even if you don’t own a cast iron pan or skillet. It should take 3 to 5 minutes to cook the naan in the oven.
Adding cilantro and coating with butter is a great way to serve this vegan naan flatbread.
14. 4 Ingredient Vegan Naan Bread By Labeless Nutrition
For less experienced cooks, recipes with fewer ingredients are ideal. With only four ingredients, novice cooks should have no issues prepping and cooking the vegan naan bread from Labeless Nutrition.
All you need is white flour, vegan yogurt, baking powder, and salt to prepare this dough. The lack of yeast means these are also ready to grill quicker. You won’t have to wait for the dough to rise before cooking.
You’ll only need a few minutes per side on a med/high pan or skillet. Once ready, feel free to top the naan with your favorite toppings, herbs, or spices.
15. 2 Ingredient Vegan Naan By We Are So Vegan
If four ingredients are too much for you, you should check out this vegan naan recipe that only needs two ingredients. The dough only needs self-raising flour and vegan yogurt.
Combine the two ingredients into a dough and split it into pieces for grilling. After grilling the dough, you’ll enjoy a fluffy and flaky naan.
Of course, you can always add vegan butter, garlic, or olive oil to the naan for serving.
16. Vegan Naan Bread By Tomato Blues
Tomato Blues provides a fast and easy recipe for naan that is also delicious. The recipe also uses an instant pot to speed up the prepping time.
If you don’t want to wait 2-4 hours for your dough to rise, you can use an instant pot. This recipe guides you through the process, and you’ll have a risen dough in less than an hour.
Key ingredients to this recipe include instant yeast, vegan butter, all-purpose flour, and unsweetened almond milk. Of course, you can switch to your favorite non-dairy milk instead of almond milk.
17. Vegan Naan Bread By Cook With Manali
Cashew milk and cashew yogurt give this recipe from Cook With Manali its fluffy texture and buttery flavors.
Along with the cashew milk and yogurt, you need basic household ingredients, including flour, yeast, sugar, and water. You should use active dry yeast in this recipe.
You’ll get the best cooking results by using a cast-iron skillet during the grilling process. These pans are ideal for batch-cooking flatbreads. The recipe also gives you plenty of other tips to improve your naan cooking skills.
18. Homemade Vegan Naan By Heartful Table
Nut-free and soy-free, this naan is ideal for cooks that have specific dietary requirements.
Instead of almond or cashew milk, we’ll use plain coconut yogurt as the key ingredient for this naan. You’ll also need flour, active dry yeast, and baking powder to round out the basic ingredients for the dough.
Once the dough is ready, you’ll need to let it sit for approximately 2 hours before grilling. Once risen, you can use a cast-iron skillet to grill the flatbreads. You can also grill these flatbreads directly on your BBQ grill.
Some interesting topping suggestions for this bread include cilantro, coriander, garlic, nigella seeds, chives, and parsley.
19. Vegan Naan Recipe By Vegan Richa
This recipe from Vegan Richa gives the cook plenty of alternative options for cooking naan. Whether you want to avoid non-dairy yogurt or almond milk, the recipe lists alternative ingredients that will match your dietary needs.
Some interesting alternatives include mashed ripe avocado, silken tofu, or vegan sour cream instead of vegan yogurt. Feel free to pick and choose the ingredients that you like best.
The recipe also gives you oven and stovetop cooking instructions.
20. Easy Vegan Naan By Where You Get Your Protein
If you like no-fuss recipes, this recipe from Where You Get Your Protein is for you. This recipe has few ingredients and is easy to cook.
Active yeast, non-dairy yogurt, water, and all-purpose flour are the main ingredients in this naan flatbread. Adding coconut sugar to the recipe adds flavor while also helping the dough rise.
This recipe is also ideal for singles. The article gives you excellent instructions on how to freeze the dough and prep it daily. This means you can enjoy fresh homemade naan even if you live alone.
21. Easy Vegan Naan Bread By Vegan Recipe Club
This naan is easy and tastes authentic. It’s a perfect addition to any meal and especially great with curries.
You only need five ingredients to cook this fluffy and flaky naan. Don’t forget the fast action yeast to ensure the dough rises quickly. Once risen, you separate the dough into small balls, roll them flat, and grill. After a few minutes, your vegan naan bread is ready to serve.
The recipe suggests coating the naan with vegan margarine or rapeseed oil for serving.
22. Vegan Naan By Veggiecurian
Combining soy milk, flour, and active yeast, this recipe by Veggiecurian is ready in less than 1 hour.
The buttery flavors come from soy milk, vegan butter, and olive oil. Once you combine the ingredients, you’ll need to wait about 1 hour for the dough to rise. Once risen, it’s time to cook the flatbread.
They also give you two options to cook this naan recipe. You can choose to use your oven or a stovetop pan to finish this dish. Both options provide excellent results.
23. Easy Vegan Naan Bread By Cook Click N’ Devour
Naan is an affordable side dish to cook. If you are a vegan, you probably have all the ingredients for this recipe already in your cupboards at home.
You’ll need plain flour, yeast, salt, water, oil, and vegan milk for starters. If you want to soften the naan, you can also add non-dairy yogurts like cashew or almond yogurt to the mix.
Once cooked, naan is best served with toppings. Cilantro, nigella seeds, carom seeds, and sesame seeds enhance the flavor of your naan bread.
24. Homemade Naan By Cook With Sharmila
This recipe from Cook With Sharmila guides you through the kneading process while prepping your dough. It also offers a few other recipe tips to add flavor and how to store the naan. This makes the recipe easy to follow for novice cooks.
You’ll need to add flour, yeast, non-dairy milk, and vegan butter to your grocery shopping list before prepping this naan dough. Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to prepare your dough and let it rise. If you don’t want to wait, you can always use an instant pot to proof your dough quickly.
Using an instant pot will significantly cut down on time to prep the dough. You should have the dough ready for cooking in less than 90 minutes.
Once prepped, cook the naan on your grill or cast-iron skillet.
25. Fast Vegan Naan Bread By A Couple Of Cooks
For naan in a hurry, pick this recipe. This method needs 30 minutes to proof the dough. Instead of yeast, you’ll use baking powder to speed up the process.
The chefs in this recipe offer a few secrets to making the perfect vegan naan. They suggest replacing non-dairy milk with water since they have a watery texture. You should use coconut cream instead of yogurt in this recipe. You should also use coconut oil instead of vegan butter in this recipe. These alterations add creaminess and buttery flavors to the naan.
You should also salt and sweeten the dough to compensate for the lack of dairy in the recipe.
Naan is often served with a variety of curry dishes. The writers at A Couple Of Cooks give you a few suggested side dish recipes at the end of the recipe.
26. Vegan Naan By Make It Dairy Free
With only six ingredients, this naan recipe is affordable and quick to cook. Chances are you already have all the ingredients needed to cook this vegan naan in your home.
The dough is a mix of flour, instant yeast, salt, dairy-free milk, vegan butter, and maple syrup. If you don’t have maple syrup, agave or cane sugar are good alternatives. The recipe also suggests oat milk as the non-dairy milk ingredient.
Once prepped, this dough takes approximately 60-90 minutes to rise. Once risen, you can cook the dough immediately. It can also last 2-3 days in the refrigerator if you want to prep in advance.
27. Vegan Butter Naan By WoonHeng
Butter is one of the most common toppings for naan. It adds so much flavor to the bread. Luckily, plenty of vegan alternatives work and taste just as good. This vegan butter naan recipe is quick and packed with buttery goodness.
The dough is basic and includes all-purpose flour, water, yeast, and other ingredients. Once you’ve cooked to naan, you’ll coat the bread with vegan butter and top with cilantro for an authentic restaurant taste.
28. Easy Vegan Naan Bread By Oh My Veggies
Another quick and easy recipe, you should add this dish from Oh My Veggies to your weekly dinner menu. It’s packed with flavor and nutrients.
This naan’s rich and creamy flavor comes from vegan yogurt, vegan butter, and plant-based milk. You can sub in your favorite options, including soy, almond, or cashew-based products.
While cooking, the recipe suggests weighing your ingredients instead of using measuring cups for best results. This ensures you’ll end up with the best naan possible.
29. Homemade Vegan Naan By Eight Forest Lane
Yeast, flour, sugar, water, and salt are the main ingredients in almost every naan. This naan adds coconut cream. The cream adds fat to the mixture and ensures your bread is soft and chewy without the need for eggs or dairy.
Making coconut cream is easy. Instead of buying the cream, place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. A thick cream forms on top. Scoop the cream and use it in the recipe.
Feel free to add your favorite toppings once cooked. The recipe calls for vegan garlic butter but you can pick and choose toppings to match your tastes.
30. Gluten Free Naan Flatbread By Ela Vegan
This recipe from Ela Vegan is quick and easy. It takes approximately 20 minutes from prep to plate if you follow this recipe. It’s also gluten-free to match certain dietary concerns.
The key ingredient you’ll need is gluten-free flour. Other ingredients include baking powder, salt, water, dairy-free yogurt, olive oil, and aquafaba. Once you combine all the ingredients, you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise. This means you can start cooking as soon as your portions are set.
The other key ingredient is aquafaba. This is the clear liquid you find in a can of chickpeas. It adds moisture to the dough and replaces the eggs. If you don’t have aquafaba, you can substitute more yogurt into the mix.
31. Homemade Vegan Garlic Naan Bread By Vibrant Plate
Garlic naan perfectly complements so many different dishes. This recipe from Vibrant Plate is one of our favorite garlic naan recipes.
Take a trip to your local market and pick up dry yeast, sugar, flour, baking powder, coconut yogurt, and olive oil for this bread recipe. You’ll activate the yeast, combine ingredients and wait until the dough rises.
Once risen, it’s time to bake or fry each piece. While waiting, you can start cooking the garlic butter topping for the flatbreads.
The garlic butter topping is easy to cook as well. You need a mix of vegan butter, garlic, parsley, and olive oil for the mix. Once baked, liberally coat and eat flatbread with the butter topping.
Easy Vegan Naan Recipes, Final Thoughts
Naan is the perfect side dish for many vegan recipes. It’s also an excellent starter for vegan pizza recipes, wraps, or sandwiches. If you’re craving naan, we hope one of these recipes matches your craving.