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Thank you for stopping by to see this unleavened bread recipe.  It is truly perfect for taking communion with your family or at church.


Baking unleavened bread is a great activity to help your family learn the differences between leavened and unleavened bread.   

In this post, I talk about how unleavened bread was made and what it represented during Bible times. I also talk about how unleavened bread is used today, how leavened bread was made, and how yeast affects bread.  This Unleavened Bread recipe is also excellent.  My children love to eat it with a little honey.   Your family can eat it as a snack or read Matthew 26:26 with your family and partake in the Lord’s supper.  If you enjoy this post, you may also want to bake Resurrection Story Cookies with your family HERE.


Yeast is Leavening Agent

Yeast is used as a leavening agent when making bread and baked goods. When yeast is added to a mixture of dough, a fermentation process begins as the yeast eats the sugars and releases carbon dioxide gas. The yeast absorbs the oxygen in the dough and starts a reproduction of cells.  The yeast cells produce carbon dioxide which causes the dough to rise.  In other words, yeast corrupts or takes over the dough and causes it to grow.

Matthew 16:6  "Jesus said, 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.'"  

Yeast Corrupts Dough

Jesus knew that a little yeast is enough to make a whole batch of dough rise (yeast corrupts the dough). In Matthew 16:6, Jesus was warning about the attitude of the Pharisees.  The Pharisees thought that only those who believed and behaved like them would be saved. They were focused on following the law and did not care about people. Jesus was all about taking care of others and loving others.  He wanted others to understand the most important thing in life was to love God and love thy neighbor.

To Get Bread To Rise

To get bread to rise in Bible times, they would combine flour and water and leave it in a cool place. After a long time, the dough would rise.  They saved a little dough from each batch (a starter dough) to add to the next batch.  This would speed up the process of how long it would take the bread to rise.  Leavened bread involved a lot of work.

Unleavened Bread & Leavened Bread

Making unleavened bread was much easier.  Once the flour and water were mixed, the bread was ready to bake.  There was no starter dough, and the bread did not have to sit for a long time.  Unleavened Bread represented haste (Example: When the Israelites left Egypt in a hurry), simplicity, powerlessness, and a lack of labor. 

The next time you see unleavened bread in the Bible just try to remember how it was made and what it represented.  At the bottom of the page are just a few of the times it was mentioned in the Bible.  Both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament Unleavened Bread was used in the Passover. 

Matthew 26:26   "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.'"

Recipe for Unleavened Bread

The most important way we use Unleavened Bread today is for The Lord’s Supper/Communion.  It helps us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us.  This recipe is easy and delicious.

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BEST Unleavened Bread Recipe

  • Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3/4 cup scalded milk (Scalded milk is to heat it to an almost boil) You can do this in the microwave.
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  1. Beat milk, honey, and butter together.
  2. Then, add the egg.
  3. Gradually add 2 cups of flour and the salt.
  4. Roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness. Flour the surface, rolling pin, and dough to keep from sticking with the remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  5. Roll the dough out on parchment paper to 12×17 size to fit in my baking pan.
  6. Put the parchment paper with the dough on it on the baking pan
  7. Prick with a fork.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent? What is Leavened Bread?
Warm milk, honey, and butter.
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Use about 1/4 cup of flour to roll out the dough.  You may want to measure the flour. I did not and used too much.
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Roll out the unleavened bread on parchment paper. Next, place the parchment paper with the bread on it on a baking sheet.

Break into pieces.

Exodus 13:3&7, Exodus 12:39, Exodus 12:15, Mark 26:18, Mark 14:1, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:1, Acts 12:3, Acts 20:6

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  1. Thank you 🙂
    I was looking for a recipe for unleavened bread for a kids Sunday lesson. This was perfect.
    I made it before Sunday school and it turned out wonderful. It was also our breakfast. Very tasty.

  2. Hi there,
    It’s so amazing website. It’s great to know there is so much things to learn from this site, useful and great church details. AWESOMENESS!

    Thank you,

  3. Your list of ingredients shows 1 tsp of salt, but the instructions do not mention it. Do you put it in at the same time you add the flour?

  4. I think this is also a very healthy way to eat. Instead of using regular bread that is full of sodium, cholesterol, carbs and other unhealthy ingredients.

  5. I made this today in our homeschool, and it was the most delicious recipe I have ever tried. I saw in the picture that you drizzled the bread with honey. I did that and also dusted it with confectioner’s sugar. My children loved it and the Bible verses!
    Thank you for sharing the information on the Israelites. You made our Bible lesson fun!

  6. so glad I found this, found the recipe so easy to make and very tasty, used the raw honey we found in an old tree my son-in-law was cutting down last week. Needed bread for communion tomorrow and with the weather being as cold as it is ,decided to try my hand at baking it, rather than going out to get it somewhere. Will definitely use the recipe again. Baked an extra one because my grandchildren loved it.Thank you for posting.

    • Betty,

      I am so glad you tried this unleavened bread. It really works great and we enjoyed it for communion or a snack with honey. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment about this bread.
      Blessings and I am so grateful you found my little blog.
      I hope that you will follow my blog, if you do not already.
      Diane Roark

  7. Hi diane,
    This looks like a great recepie, I was wondering if you can use sugar or would it change the texture?
    Also i cant have milk and wondered if I could use almond milk?

    Blessings to you

    crist rios

    • Cristi,

      I have never tried to make this Unleavened Bread with anything but honey. I am not sure how the sugar would work. I have been cooking and using almond milk lately. I have not used it in this recipe BUT I would think it would work fine.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Please let me know how yours turns out.

  8. I am going to try this recipe for our church. We use this dry tasteless bought unleavened stuff. Anyway, it’s awful. Would like to make this for communion. Can’t wait to make it and try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Kathy,

      Please let me know what you think. It is a great way to have communion anytime. We do it often at home with my family. My kids love to eat the bread with honey but we have communion first.
      I added a post today with a huge list of my favorite cookies & candy recipes for the holidays.

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.

      I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  9. Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been searching for one which reads well and one which my sense of taste can interpret prior to baking. The bread you made appears to be the best I’ve seen…next is kitchen time. Thank you so much. M (Florida)

  10. Thanks so much! I am the story teller for VBS this yr and I’m dressing up as the widow-Elijah story of the oil miracle etc-And this will be great to give the kids to show how bread looked and tasted etc and for them to remember the lesson! God Bless you!

    • Jan, They will love this bread! I am THRILLED to hear you are going to use this bread to teach children. I give God the glory that you found my blog. Let me know how it turns out. Blessings, Diane

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