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Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe

the Perfect Unleavened Communion Bread recipe for your church or family.

Take Communion in the privacy of your home with this communion bread recipe. This unleavened bread is easy to make and perfect for a church too.

Unleavened Bread Recipe Ingredients

To make this communion bread recipe, you need 6 staple pantry ingredients, including milk, butter, honey, flour, salt, and an egg.

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The Perfect Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe For Your Church Or Family.

This Unleavened Communion Bread recipe is easy to make and taste great.  After we have communion, my kids love eating this bread with honey.  It makes a delicious snack.

Out of all the recipes I have shared on my blog; this Unleavened Communion Bread recipe I pray will be shared the most.  Around Easter time, people start searching for God.   Easter is a great time to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and have Communion.  

Baking Unleavened Bread With Family

Baking unleavened bread is an excellent activity to do with your family.  You can explain the differences in leavened and unleavened bread.  You could also explain why and how unleavened bread was used in Bible times.  Most importantly, you could use this bread to remember that God sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.

Lord’s Supper – Communion Bread

Baking unleavened bread is perfect for taking the Lord’s Supper. Plus, an excellent activity to help your family learn the differences between leavened and unleavened bread

Unleavened Bread Recipe Perfect For Teaching Others About Jesus

In this post, you will learn 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.

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.

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.

Unleavened Bread For Communion

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. 

First Step: Mix Milk, Butter, and Honey To Make Unleavened Communion Bread

  • Slowly heat the milk until just before it starts to boil, scalded milk. Scalded milk is milk that has been heated to 82 °C (180 °F).
  • Melt your butter.
  • Stir together the milk, honey, and melted butter together.

Second Step:

  • Temper the eggs and then, add the egg to the milk. Tempering eggs is a technique in which a hot liquid, usually dairy, is slowly added in a thin stream and in small amounts to eggs while constantly whisking.

Third Step: Add the Flour and Salt to make the unleavened bread

  • Gradually add 2 cups of flour and the salt. The dough will be sticky.
Stir in the flour to make unleavened bread.

Fourth Step: Roll Out the Unleavened Bread Dough

  • 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.

Fifth Step: Bake at 375 Degrees

  • Put the parchment paper with the dough on it on the baking pan.
  • Prick with a fork.
The Perfect Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe For Your Church Or Family.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven when it is starting to turn tan around the edges. At this point, the unleavened bread will be soft. Continue cooking if you like your dough more like a cracker. Keep an eye on the dough while in the oven.
The Perfect Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe For Your Church Or Family.

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

Resurrection Cookies

If you are looking for a way to explain Jesus’s death to children, try these Resurrection cookies.  Each ingredient represents something Jesus went through.   Kids seal the tomb, the oven, with tape.  In the morning, the cookies are found empty just like Jesus’ grave.

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Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe

Have you ever wanted to take Communion in the privacy of your home with your family?  Have you ever wanted to make homemade Unleavened Communion Bread for a church?  If so, this is the recipe for you.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Communion, Communion bread, Easter, faith, Jesus
Calories: 650kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk, scalded 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 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Instructions
  • Beat milk, honey, and butter together.
  • Temper the eggs and then, add the egg to the milk. Tempering eggs is a technique in which a hot liquid, usually dairy, is slowly added in a thin stream and in small amounts to eggs while constantly whisking.
  • Gradually stir in 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.
  • Put the parchment paper with the dough on it on the baking pan
  • Prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.

Notes

Flour the surface, rolling pin, and dough to keep from sticking.

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 4.4mg
HOW TO MAKE BEST UNLEAVENED COMMUNION BREAD RECIPE for communion - Have you ever wanted to take Communion in the privacy of your home with your family? Have you ever wanted to make homemade Unleavened Communion Bread for church? If so, this is the recipe for you.

Bible Verses that mention Unleavened Bread

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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30 thoughts on “Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe”

    • Kathi,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I am thrilled you made the Unleavened Communion Bread and it turned out delicious. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

      Many many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  1. Hi Diane
    I don’t understand why your directions say “Prep Time: 5 hrs 27 mins” If the dough is not raising, why does it take so long to make? Jean

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    • Jean,

      Thank you for stopping by and looking at my Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe. Last week, I got a new plugin for my recipes. It allows me to add a nutrition label, time, and more. I notice it put in the wrong time in several recipes. Thank you for contacting me about it. I went in and changed it on the recipe. This unleavened bread is really easy to make and only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to make and 15 to 20 minutes to bake.

      I hope you get a chance to make it. Let me know how it turns out.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  2. I have just made this recipe and it’s wonderful! I do have a couple of questions though, how do I store this bread once cut into pieces and how well does it retain its freshness? We are a smallish church and I ended up with 190 one inch pieces which is more than we have members, even during Lenten communion. I don’t mind making this every week, it’s good for the soul! Thank you!

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    • Dee,

      I am glad you tried making this easy to make unleavened bread. I wish I could tell you from experience how to store this bread but I have never made it more than a day or two ahead of time. Since it does not have leaven in it, it should store well. I would place it in an air-tight container in the freezer. You may want to take it out of the freezer and put it on a baking sheet and back into the oven for a few minutes. This will help remove any moisture.
      Thank you for stopping by and trying my unleavened bread.
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    • Jan,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. Did your dough look like the dough in my pictures? It is really sticky but not liquidy. If it is sticky, it will be fine. Simply flour the surface well and then flour the top of the dough.
      I have not had any trouble with the dough nor have I heard of any of the other people say it was runny. I not sure what could have gone wrong. I promise we make this unleavened bread often and it always comes out great.
      I am hoping you figured it out because it really is delicious.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
    • Christy,

      I would bake them between 15 and 20 minutes until they are lightly tan around the edges. As the bread cools, it should get harder but not hard enough to be crunchy. I hope this helps.

      Let me know how your unleavened bread turns out.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
    • My dough was also incredibly runny. I wish I could understand what I’m doing wrong . It didn’t look at all like what was in your photo. Thanks anyway for sharing!

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      • Katie,

        Thank you for leaving me a comment. After you flour the parchment paper area where you roll your dough out, place your dough in the center of it. Next, flour the top of the dough well (about 1/4 cup) as well as the roller. Gently Roll the dough out. It should roll out fine. After rolling it out, place the parchment paper on a baking sheet.

        I hope you have a great week.
        Blessings,
        Diane Roark
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        • Jennifer,

          Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment about my Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe. I am glad you tried it and it turned out well for you.

          My blog, Recipes for our Daily Bread, is under a new website design which will be ready in about 6 weeks. It will load much faster and include more categories to help you find what you are looking for. The goal is for you to be able to find and prepare more delicious meals at home quicker than ever.

          Blessings,
          Diane Roark

          Reply
  3. I have never had anything but the little communion crackers at church for communion. Our church does communion once per month. You are so right, there will be lots of new faces at church around Easter but it’s not as many as it used to be.
    I am going to feature this post at next week’s Merry Monday party. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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  4. I love that you are sharing this! I make the communion bread for our church. When we started the church my husband wanted something more out of communion than ” a cracker and thimble full of juice” as he put it. It took me a while to find a recipe that was actually unleavened, it’s identical to this one. We love it. Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday. Also, wanted to let you know I’m featuring it this week. Just seems appropriate since it’s Good Friday. Happy Easter…a little early.

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    • Danita,

      Thank you so much for featuring my unleavened bread post this week. I truly appreciate it. I hope many people will use it to find out more about Jesus.

      Blessing,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  5. Hey Diane,
    A lady where we worship always makes our bread for our congregation. We partake of it every Sunday, not just certain Sunday’s. Every week has a first day!
    Hope you are having a good day.

    Angela Lewis

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  6. I guess I must be very slow this morning, but I don’t see the actual recipe for the bread.

    I can remember in the fifties when my mother made unleavened bread for church. This was back in the day before it was available for purchase from church supply sources.
    I wish I had watched her make it.

    I’ve noticed that the trend now seems to be to a loaf of bread which is torn into small pieces. The bread seems to have some kind of leavening in it–not the flat type shown in your pictures or like my mother made.

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  7. Sounds like a great and wonderful recipe Diane and thank you so much for sharing here with all of us. Will definitely need to try soon for my family and also hoping you are enjoying your weekend now, too 🙂

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    • Janine,

      I truly appreciate you sharing this unleavened bread recipe. I love baking homemade unleavened bread. It reminds me of how people in Jesus time used unleavened bread. People start searching for God more around Easter. I hope this bread may help them in some small way.

      Thanks again for all your support.
      Diane Roark

      Reply

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