Oven-Baked Naan Bread

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I originally made this Oven-Baked Naan Bread to go with that One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry, but now I just can’t stop making this bread. Do you blame me? It’s crispy on the outside, and soft and dreamy on the inside. If you love vegan baked, savory bread, be sure to check out my Vegan Pecan and Cheese Artisan Bread recipe. Oh, and don’t forget my Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread!

Oven-Baked Naan Bread - is easy to make and delicious to eat with soups, stews, salads, and lots of other things!

It’s like a family thing – we all love this bread. Is it the fact that it comes in these individual portions? Is it the tasty flavor? Or maybe just the brown swirly parts on top!

I just don’t know!
A little crispy on the outside, but soft and all comfort foodie on the inside, this homemade oven-baked Naan bread is to die for!

All I know is that I love making this bread. And I really love seeing the people I love, love it so much.

Please help me…

Some people may fry this bread, but it's perfectly good having oven-baked Naan bread. In fact, it's yummy!

You will see some recipes call for preparing Naan in a skillet. And that’s fine. I’m sure you could do that with this recipe too. But I really like baking them. I think it helps them stay fresh longer too.

As if we needed to worry about keeping these babies around.

Why You’ll Love Oven-Baked Naan Bread

I remember the first time I tried Naan bread. My friend Suraj and his wife and family had me and Adee come to visit them for a week in Toronto. It was so much fun and I have so many stories I could share with you about that trip. OMG! But the thing I loved most was how on Friday night all the extended family came over to enjoy a home-cooked meal, games, and wine. And once the food was done, they put on some Bollywood-style Indian pop music and everyone from children to grandparents danced; it was a a multi-generational dance in the living room!

Ever since that day I’ve said, the family that dances together…stays together!

There’s more to love about this Oven-Baked Naan Bread than dancing, though. Because it’s relatively easy to make and it adds something special to your favorite meals. You can even make the dough ahead of time so that you can make the naan right before serving time. Because, if you’re  like me, having fresh-baked bread with dinner is just so good!

A little crispy on the outside, but soft and all comfort foodie on the inside, this homemade oven-baked Naan bread is to die for!

So here’s to lots of dancing, good food, and happiness…and a little Naan bread on the side! And if you like this Oven-Baked Naan Bread recipe as much as we do, please use #namelymarly to share your photos with us. We’d love to see them!

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Oven-baked Naan Bread
Homemade Vegan Naan Bread
Prep Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 40 mins
Oven-Baked Naan Bread - is easy to make and delicious to eat with soups, stews, salads, and lots of other things!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons vegan sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a small bowl combine the yeast, warm water and brown sugar. Give it a gentle stir and allow it to sit until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. In the meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  3. Next, add the vegan sour cream and oil to the yeast mixture. Stir to combine. Pour this sour cream mixture into the flour and stir. The mixture will be sticky. Once the dough has come together, cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm place in the kitchen. Set aside to rise for about 45 minutes.
  4. Once the dough has doubled in size, get out a small bowl and place some extra flour in it. Also get out a pan sprayed with vegetable spray. Now punch down the dough and make 8 -10 balls that are approximately the size of a golf ball. Use the flour to help shape the balls because the dough will be sticky (which is what you want). Set these aside to rise another 30 minutes.
  5. When you're ready to bake your Naan, turn your oven to 350I used a pizza pan and gave it a light coating of vegetable spray. Use the flour to help you flatten the dough balls into small, flat pieces, about 6" in diameter. Spray the top side with a light layer of vegetable cooking spray or olive oil. Place on the prepared pan. When you have them all arranged on the pan, carefully place them in the hot oven. Allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes on one side. Use a tong to pull up one of them to see if it's adequately brown on the bottom side. If so, remove from the oven and flip the Naan and cook on the other side for 4-5 minutes as well.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Vegan Naan Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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24 Responses to Oven-Baked Naan Bread

  1. Love this recipe! It looks fantastic.

  2. Marly, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! My children are absolutely enamored with naan and I’d love to make my own.

  3. Man, I love, love homemade bread! I am all over these babies!

  4. The recipe looks great. Have you ever tried making the dough in a bread maker?

  5. These are amazing! I made them tonight and sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

  6. Loooooove naan and stoked to give making it at home a try now.

  7. I just made this and the entire family loved them! The whole batch got eaten. I switched the olive oil out for coconut oil.

  8. I have the dough rising right now! Can’t wait 🙂

    • Oooh, can’t wait to hear how it works for you. I find it’s so easy to throw this together and let the dough rise while I’m doing other things. Love it!

  9. what can i replace for this ”3 tablespoons vegan sour cream” ? or can i not put the vegan sour cream. thank you

    • Well, you could add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 3 tablespoons of the creamy part of coconut milk. Let that sit for a few minutes and you can use that in place of your sour cream. Let me know if that works.

  10. Hello all, this recipe looks awesome and yummy.
    but I do have a question if you use yeast why do you need baking soda and baking powder?
    blessed day hugs to all 🙂

    • Hi Susan. Great question! I add the baking soda and powder to give it a little more lift…and it helps it brown a little too. Hugs to you too!

  11. Yummy!!! I made a large batch of the naan for my family and when the hot bread came out of the oven we had a topping party. Some had olive oil and sea salt, others olive oil sea salt and red pepper. A few had cinnamon sugar and even the nutella made it onto one. Thank-you for such an easy and yummy recipe!!! Will definitely share this page 🙂

  12. I am trying these for tonight’s dinner along with roasted veggies! Nice to find a recipe without frying them in oil! Thank You!

  13. These sound so good… Question : I don’t think I’ve ever seen vegan sour cream. Is it soy based? Cause my son has problems with dairy and soy. Do you have another suggestion? Thank you

    • Hi Yanic! Most of the vegan sour cream I’ve seen in stores is soy based, but you can easily make your own!! Simply add about 1 teaspoon of probiotic powder to a can of coconut milk. It helps if you put the can of coconut milk in the fridge so you can easily skim off the full fat part at the top. Reserve that watery coconut milk for some other recipe. And then put the creamy part of the coconut milk in a saucepan and cook over low heat. I found a link with some instructions to make your own non-soy sour cream. Or you can simply add some apple cider vinegar to that creamy part of the coconut milk. That should sour it adequately as well. Hope this helps!

  14. you should really have this recipe printer ready omg I just printed out 5 pages and still no recipe lol 🙂 which means I am making it today …. once I can print it out.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Jody. In fact, based on your email we’ve added a button to print out recipes now.

  15. Naan dipped in baba ganoush. ..I can’t wait to make this Naan!


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