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🍞 Homemade Zaatar Bread Recipe

Learn how to make delicious homemade Zaatar bread with this easy recipe from Food Fluff. Enjoy the flavors of Zaatar spice mix in this golden brown bread.

Homemade Zaatar Bread

You will need:

  • all-purpose flour2 cups all-purpose flour
  • sugar1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt1 teaspoon salt
  • yeast1 tablespoon yeast
  • warm water1 cup warm water
  • olive oil1/2 cup olive oil
  • Zaatar spice mix3 tablespoons Zaatar spice mix


  1. Start by combining the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add the warm water and mix until the dough starts to come together.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Punch down the dough and divide it into small balls. Flatten each ball into a disc shape.
  7. Mix the Zaatar spice mix with the olive oil and brush this mixture over each disc of dough.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.


You can store the Zaatar bread in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes.

Embark on a culinary journey to the Middle East with our Homemade Zaatar Bread recipe. This flavorful bread, richly infused with the tangy, herbaceous notes of Zaatar spice mix, is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine and a delight to the senses.

As you knead the dough, you'll be immersing yourself in a centuries-old tradition of bread making. The aroma of the Zaatar spice mix, a blend of thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds, will transport you to bustling spice markets and warm, sun-drenched landscapes. This is not just a recipe - it's an adventure, a tangible connection to a rich and vibrant culture.

Pair this delicious bread with a variety of dishes. It's perfect for dipping into hummus, wrapping around succulent grilled meats, or simply enjoyed on its own with a drizzle of olive oil. The possibilities are as endless as they are delicious. If you're curious about the unique flavors of Zaatar, Sumac, and other Middle Eastern spices, check out our article on Exploring the Flavors of Zaatar, Sumac, and Lychee.

Our Homemade Zaatar Bread recipe is just one of the many ways you can explore the world of bread. From the hearty rye breads of Northern Europe to the sweet banana breads of the Americas, each loaf tells a story. Discover more about the diverse world of bread in our Taste Test: Comparing the Flavors of Different Types of Breads from Around the World.

For those of you looking to dive deeper into the art of bread making, our Tips and Tricks for Making Sourdough Bread is a must-read. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, there's always something new to learn in the world of bread.

So, roll up your sleeves, dust off your apron, and get ready to embark on a delicious journey with our Homemade Zaatar Bread. Happy baking!