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This Unleaven Bread is perfect for taking communion with your family or at church.


Baking unleavened bread is an excellent 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 used in the bible, 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 the 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 they 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.

If you are looking for other easy Easter treats, try the following: 

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BEST Unleavened Bread Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Communion, Communion bread, Easter, faith, Jesus
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread


  • 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
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  • Beat milk, honey, and butter together.
  • Then, add the egg.
  • Gradually add 2 cups of flour and the salt.  The dough will be sticky. 
    Use a large 12×17 size parchment paper to roll out the dough.  Flour the parchment paper well and add the dough.  
  • Make sure the parchment paper, rolling pin, and dough are floured well.  Use the remaining 1/4 cup flour.  Roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness.
  • Place the rolled out dough with the parchment paper on a baking sheet 12×17 size to fit in my baking pan.
  • Prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.


Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 2057mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 5.1mg
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent? What is Leavened Bread?
Warm milk, honey, and butter.
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent? What is Leavened Bread? //
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent?
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent? What is Leavened Bread? //
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.
Recipe for Unleavened Bread – What Does It Represent? What is Leavened Bread? //
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. 2 cups of flour did not seem to be near enough–at that point it was way to soft to roll. Also someone above asked if I was supposed to be soft or crisp. Did not see an answer.

    • Sue,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread to see my Unleavened Bread Recipe. After mixing in two cups of flour, the dough will be sticky.
      Use some bench flour for the area where you are rolling the dough out. Also, generously sprinkle the dough and the roller with flour and roll it thin. When baking the unleavened bread, I normally cook it until it starts to turn a tan color around the edges. After it cools, it will break apart but still be soft on the inside. If you want it more crispy, simply bake it a couple of minutes longer.

      I hope these tips help.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. I am so glad I found your site/recipe. I teach Sunday School and this Sunday I wanted to teach on the Passover. I think this recipe would be great. Thank you so much. (If I don’t under or over bake it. lol)

  3. would like to try this for our Maundy Thursday Sader Meal. How far in advance can I prepare it?
    Thanks for sharing it!

    Sherri Humpert
    Pastor’s wife
    First Christian Church
    Irvine KY

    • Sherri,

      Thank you for stopping by to see my Unleavened Bread Recipe. I have made this unleavened bread many times but only a day ahead of time or the same day. I do not want to tell you it will last a while. A good tip is to make cookies last longer is to add a piece of sliced bread in the airtight storage container. I would do the same thing with this unleavened bread. It may help it keep longer.
      Many many blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Debra,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. Unleavened bread is normally soft. Roll it 1/4 inch thick and then bake it Prick with a fork and Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes. Allow the bread to completely cool. The bread dough will be sticky. Flour everything when rolling it out.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Jeanette,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread to see my Unleavened Bread Recipe. I do not want to steer you wrong because I have never made Unleavened Bread using gluten-free flour. I googled it to see how what I could find.

      Substitute all-purpose gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose regular flour at a ratio of 1:1. Try Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free flour. If you are baking items such as cakes and/or breads, add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum.

      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

  4. I am wanting to make this recipe for my church family which is about 2000 people for communion. How many batches will I have to make for that many people? and what kind of flour ?

    • Marcia,

      Thank you for stopping by to see my Unleavened bread recipe. I always use All Purpose flour. As for the amount to sever 2000 people for communion I do not want to steer you wrong. Communion bites are normally very small about the size of the end of your pinky. I have never broken up my pieces that small. I am so sorry to tell you this but I have no idea.
      If you end up using this recipe, please share how much you made and if you had plenty.
      Many, many, many blessings,
      Diane Roark

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    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,

  7. I really enjoyed the way you mix biblical story of unleavened bread and the actual recipe. It is my first time to across such an innovative way of presenting the gospel. Please continue the good work. I will try to put into practice this lesson in my blog.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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.


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