Unleavened Bread – Recipe, History & Tradition - The Old Schoolhouse


Unleavened Bread – Recipe, History & Tradition


In the Bible, the Israelites were to eat only unleavened bread, which was bread without yeast, every year during Passover. This tradition marked the Exodus from Egyptian bondage when they had to leave Egypt quickly and didn’t have time to wait for bread to rise.


Deuteronomy 16:3 describes the bread and why it was eaten:

You shall eat no leavened bread with it. Seven days you shall eat it with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction—for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste—that all the days of your life you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.


The Passover celebration still includes unleavened bread as part of the tradition for Jewish families. And since Jesus also followed these traditions, it’s great to make and eat unleavened bread as part of our Christian experience. Enjoy this adventure into history with your taste buds!


Unleavened Bread

Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups water
  • Cooking sheet


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the flours and salt together.
  • Mix the olive oil, honey and water together and pour over the flour mixture.
  • Mix until the dough is formed.
  • Knead on a floured surface until smooth then roll out to about ¼” thickness.
  • Cut into whatever shape you like – small or large circles, small squares or rectangles.
  • Bake for 15 minutes on baking sheet.
  • Cool off then try it out!
  • Can be topped with butter, peanut butter, hummus or anything you desire.


Get in the know about the historical facts of Passover and read about teachings on leaven (yeast) as it relates to sin as it is recorded in many New Testament scriptures.


"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).