By Montana Grant

Posted: February 19, 2022

Fry bread is a crisp and bubbly treat. You can use it for tacos, salads, sandwich, or a dessert. Frying it over a fire or in a fryer is simple but also adds fat and grease to the bread. At a cold, Winter camp, fat is a good idea for keeping warm. At home, maybe we can cut some calories by Air Frying this simple bread.

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp of salt

¾ cup of cold water or milk (at camp I use can milk)

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

Oil for frying if cooking in a pan. If using the Air Fryer, simply brush some olive oil over the flat bread.

Preheat the Air Fryer to 360 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in cold water/ or milk and vegetable oil and make the dough.

Place the dough on a floured surface. Pinch off 10 golf ball sized balls of dough. Roll the dough into balls and then flatten each into a disc. Press a hole in the center of each bread.

If frying in a pan, add ¾ inch of oil and heat to medium high. Add the dough and fry about 20 seconds per side, or until the bread is golden brown.

If Air Frying, place the brads into the basket oil brushed side down. When the fryer is at 360 degrees, allow each side to cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip to cook the second side. 

Place cooked bread onto paper towels to drain and rest.


You can use these breads as a taco with refried beans, diced tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and taco sauce. Add a dollop of sour cream as well. 

For a sandwich, you make an inner pocket and fill with whatever you prefer. You can also use the bread to dip into a soup or stew.

For a dessert, add some honey, syrup, or powdered sugar. A fun treat is to also add some strawberry, or your favorite preserves, fold over and eat.

In a pinch, Fry Bread will also help sandwich your favorite S’mores!

Enjoy all day!

Montana Grant