Unleavened Bread Recipe for Communion

Having communion at home can be a wonderful experience for your family. Make this simple unleavened bread recipe for your own at home communion.

Whether you are simply having a special communion service for your family, or if you are watching your Sunday morning church service from home and want to participate in communion, you’ll want to make this easy communion wafer recipe.

Is is Easter rapidly approaching, and it is likely to be a very different Easter for many of us. Many churches are live-streaming services, or sharing pre-recorded services, so our congregations aren’t missing worship and a sermon. However, it all feels so different without going to church and fellowshipping with other believers.

My church will be having communion on Easter Sunday during the service, streamed over facebook, and has encouraged families to gather something to use for communion. Of course, any cracker in the house will do, but my children will really enjoy getting to make their own communion bread this Easter.

If you find yourself at home with your children, unable to attend the usual church services this Easter season, these 19 Christ Centered Easter Activities are a great way to keep pointing your family towards Jesus and the real reason we celebrate Easter.

If you’d like to learn how to make your own unleavened bread this year, this recipe is for you!

(You’ll find a printable recipe card at the end of this post)

How to make Homemade Unleavened Bread for Communion

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt

Additional Items:

  • 1 1/2” round cookie cutter
  • rolling pin
  • fork

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine ingredients and knead for 3 minutes.

Roll dough to 1/8″ thick.

Cut out circles using a 1 1/2″ cookie cutter.

Transfer wafers to baking sheet.

Prick wafers with fork 2 or 3 times each.

Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes, until just beginning to brown.

Enjoy communion as a family!

*the unleavened bread wafers will keep for 2 weeks in a container on the counter, or you can store them in the freezer to use as needed.

Unleavened Bread Recipe for Communion

Yield: 135 wafers

Unleavened Bread Recipe

Unleavened Bread Recipe

These homemade unleavened wafers are perfect for communtion at home. Make your own unleavened bread for communion!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients and knead for 3 minutes.
  2. Roll to 1/8" thick.
  3. Cut out circles.
  4. Transfer wafers to baking sheet.
  5. Prick wafers with fork 2-3 times.
  6. Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes
  7. Store 2 weeks or keep in the freezer until needed



Notes

Additional items needed for this recipe:

1 1/2" round cookie cutter

rolling pin

fork

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25 Comments

  1. Hey Amanda! I tried your recipe today. Awesome recipe but just one problem. The recipe at the bottom of the page calls for 2 cups of hot water. I ended up with pancake batter consistency and had to add at least 2 additional cups of flour. I added a little more honey, oil, and salt since I added so much more flour. They baked ok and don’t taste too bad but they ended up really tough from I’m guessing all the extra flour and kneading I had to do to get to actual dough 🙂
    I found up above it has just one cup listed. Wish I’d seen that before I mixed everything but I just scrolled to the bottom quick for recipe and directions. I will definitely try these again though. Thought I’d let you know so you could fix it. 🙂 Thanks for a great site!

    1. Thanks so much for catching that and letting me know. I’m sorry your recipe didn’t turn out right due to my typo. One cup of water is correct, and I’ve fixed it in the recipe card.

      1. Amanda,
        The ingredient list at the top says 2 tsp honey, but at the bottom you have 2 tablespoons honey. Which should it be?

  2. I’m eager to make these for communion but have no honey. Is it possible to use sugar in its place? If so, how much would be appropriate? Thank you!

    1. I have never tried this recipe using sugar instead of honey. If you give it a try, please let me know how it turns out! Good luck!

      1. Are they meant to be soft/chewy? We’re used to more “cracker-like” so just checking – have baked twice as long as instructed.

        1. Yes, I think you can expect a softer, chewy bread. If you want it more cracker like, I’d recommend trying to roll it as thin as you can without breakage. You might want to also turn the oven temp up to 450 and cook them for less time. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes for you!

  3. Thank you, Amanda. It’s a blessing to spot your recipe. Surprised it’s easy and it’s goes well! The process is amazing. I learn to love God, treasures simple things in life that God has blessed. May God protects each of your family members,in this time every day. With hugs n Love, Victoria Soh, in West of Singapore.

  4. Hi, I cut the receipt into 3rds. It is only my wife and I so I did not need the whole thing. It worked fine, thank you.

      1. To add to Amanda’s reply, self-raising flour has leavening, so would not be unleavened for communion or Passover.

    1. I would recommend freezing them after baking, though they may loose their crispness. If you prefer crisp crackers, freeze the ball of dough, then thaw, roll out, cut and bake.

    1. Any type of olive oil should work just fine. I use whatever I have on hand, sitting beside the stove. Usually a generic brand, extra virgin olive oil.

    1. This recipe should also work with whole wheat flour. However, I have not tried it myself.
      Whole wheat flour typically can lower the rise in a baked good- but since this bread is unleavened I’d think that switching to whole wheat would be fine.
      Whole wheat will also make for a stiffer dough, if you feel the dough is too hard to roll out you might need to add a few more drops of water or oil to the mixture.
      If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  5. Hi Amanda, plain flour with a little hot water is the only ingredients that should be used for “unleavened” Communion bread. There shouldn’t be anything else added.
    Have a blessed day! DF

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