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Honey being poured over a piece of fry bread with butter on top

Homemade Fry Bread

Homemade Fry Bread is soft, pillowy dough, gently fried to golden perfection. Use it for savory Navajo Tacos or sweet Elephant Ears. Fast and simple to whip up!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon, Fry Bread, Sugar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 366kcal
Author Emily Walker



  • Heat oil to 375 degrees in a frying pan or electric skillet.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix dough thoroughly, you may have to add more flour to get a soft dough consistency.
  • Divide dough into 4 balls.
  • Roll each dough ball out on a floured surface making a thin circle.
  • Lift it like a pizza dough off the surface.
  • Fry the dough in hot oil.
  • When you see the dough turning a golden brown - about 20-30 seconds. Flip over and cook the other side. It's normal to see big bubbles in the dough.
  • Remove from oil when both sides are a golden brown.
  • Drain off excess grease on a paper towel.
  • Keep warm in oven (200 degrees) until ready to serve.


  • Top fry bread with hot chili, cheese, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.


  • Brush with butter then sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, and/or honey.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 3.9mg