Native American Fry Bread


It's been a favorite of mine since I was little that my grandma made every year for Christmas.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
44 mins
1 dozen


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package quick-rise yeast

  • 2 cups warm water

  • oil for frying


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

  2. Dissolve yeast in the warm water in a small bowl. Pour into the middle of the flour mixture. Mix together lightly and rapidly until dough is moist and soft. Allow dough to rise slightly, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Pinch off a 2-inch piece of dough with well-floured fingers. Stretch it into a round 5 to 6 inches in diameter, working in more flour if needed.

  5. Deep-fry dough until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
8g Fat
52g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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