Don’t have any yeast but really want to make some doughnuts (donuts?) and not some boring ole cake donuts? Try this!

We’re making Native American fry bread, but we decided it was time for a desert recipe on the site. So, we’ve created four different sweet fry bread varieties for you to try.

Fry bread is usually eaten in savory dishes like Indian tacos (which we will come to another day SOON!!!). Let’s make it!

Hot Tip #1
Do not knead the dough until it's smooth. Your fry bread will be super tough and chewy. Knead until it just comes together.
Hot Tip #2
You can use the fry bread as a replacement for tortillas or just general bread. Be forewarned though, it's not as pliable as a tortilla!

Episode

Ingredients

How much are we making?
Servings
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For:
Fry Bread
Ingredient
Amount
Flour
2 Cups
Salt
1/2 Teaspoon
Baking Powder
1/2 Tablespoon
Warm Water
3/4 Cup
Vegetable Oil
2-3 Cups (Enough to Deep Fry In)
Total
5
For:
Toppings (Choose Your Own Adventure)
Ingredient
Amount
Strawberries
1 Pint
Sugar
3/4 Cup
Chocolate Syrup
Chopped Pecans
Banana (Sliced)
1
Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon
Powdered Sugar
Honey
Total
8

Steps

  1. Prepare Toppings
    1. Slice starwberries up into small slices and place into a bowl. Top with 1/2 cup of sugar and stir well. Set aside. Slicing strawberries Adding 1/2 cup of sugar to sliced strawberries
    2. In a small saucer, put the last 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon into it. Mix well and set aside. Finished cinnamon sugar mixture
  2. Prep the Dough
    1. In a large mixing bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and mix well. Slowly pour in the the warm water and mix until it until all of the water is absorbed. Slowly bring the dough the dough together with your hands. Lightly knead it until it just comes together. If you have a bunch of dry straggly bits that don’t mix in, that’s okay. Adding flour to bowl Adding salt to flour in bowl Adding baking powder to flour and salt in bowl Slowly adding water to flour,salt, and baking powder Lightly mixing until all of the water is absorbed Dough that has been lightly kneaded until it just comes together (It won't be smooth)
    2. Get out a large deep frying pan and heat over medium to medium high heat. Add the vegetable oil. Adding oil to a large cast iron skillet.
    3. While the oil is heating, break off a 2-3 inch diameter ball of the dough. Lightly flour a cutting board or whatever clean surface you want to use. Flatten the dough to between 1/4 - 1/2 inch. Rolling pins really help here. Do this for the remainder of the dough and set aside. Lightly adding flour to cutting board for making fry bread on A 2-3 inch diameter ball of dough Flattening the dough on my cutting board to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  3. Fry Time Excellent
    1. Once the oil is hot (around 350- 375F) add 1 to 2 of the fry bread doughs. We don’t want to overcrowd the pan. Fry them on one side for about 3-4 minutes (or until light golden brown) and flip. Do the same on this side. After golden on both side set aside on a paper towel lined plate to cool. Repeat this for the rest of your dough. Fry bread dough just dropped into the oil A properly fried piece of fry bread
  4. Toppings (Choose Your Own Adventure)
    1. Top your fry bread with any of the toppings listed above.
    2. My favorite was the strawberries and powdered sugar version.
      Indian (native american) fry bread topped with juicy sliced strawberries and powdered sugar!
    3. The classic go-to is honey and powdered sugar.
      Indian (native american) fry bread topped with honey and powdered sugar!
    4. The cinnamon sugar one is really good too. If churros or donuts dressed like this are your thing, you’ll love this one.
      Indian (native american) fry bread topped with cinnamon and sugar!
    5. The chocolate syrup, bananas, and pecans was like something from IHOP. Sure to be a kids favorite.
      Indian (native american) fry bread topped with Hersey's chocolate sauce, crushed pecans, and powdered sugar!
    6. Enjoy!
      All of our fry breads topped with our assortment of toppings!