It is pretty easy to make your own homemade communion bread with this Communion Wafers recipe that I am sharing with you today.
Many of us like to spend some time focusing on the Lord’s Supper during our Easter celebrations.
Over the last year, we have all been practicing social distancing.
For many of us church members, that also means staying home and joining in church services online for a long time now.
You can easily make your own golden brown communion bread recipe to commemorate the Lord’s supper with the body of Christ.
If you are planning to participate in Sunday morning worship services at home or simply want to enjoy the holy sacrament of the Last Supper communion table any time in your own house, this this a great way to do so!
Communion Wafers Recipe
This recipe for unleavened bread does not use any active dry yeast.
This simple recipe makes 135 wafers.
You could technically use any of your favorite bread recipes to make a “communion bread”.
However this one is the closest to authentic wafers you get at a catholic church to celebrate the lord’s supper.
Gather these ingredients needed to make Unleavened Communion Bread
- All purpose white flour
- Hot water
- Olive oil
Then scroll down for full Communion Wafers Measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen!
How to Make Gluten-Free Communion Bread
This recipe call for regular flour but you can also use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour, to make these gluten-free communion wafers for those with gluten sensitivity.
This is perfect for someone that would need a low-gluten wafer or gluten-free wafers to join in communion service with everyone else.
I have not tried it myself, but I bet you could even replace the white flour with whole wheat flour as long as you do not celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
Additional Items needed to make your own recipe:
- 1 1/2” round cookie or biscuit cutter
- rolling pin
Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe
In a large bowl or stand mixer with a dough hook, mix flour with the other ingredients.
Make sure to scrape down the sides of the large mixing bowl, as you are mixing.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes.
Roll out the soft dough to 1/8” thick.
Cut out circles with your cookie cutter.
Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: If you do not have a cookie cutter that will work, you could just use a pizza cutter or sharp knife and cut your wafers into small individual squares.
Transfer wafers to baking sheet that has been covered with a sheet of parchment paper.
Prick wafers with fork 2-3 times.
Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes.
Enjoy communion of the lord’s supper with these and with a little bit of grape juice.
How to Store Homemade Communion Wafers
You can store these unleavened bread wafers for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
If you want to keep them longer, you could also store them in freezer bags in the freezer until needed.
Are you are looking for more good recipes for Easter?
Communion Wafer Recipe
- 1 1/2” round cookie cutter
- Rolling Pin
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- Combine ingredients and knead for 3 minutes.
- Roll to 1/8” thick.
- Cut out circles.
- Transfer wafers to baking sheet.
- Prick wafers with fork 2-3 times.
- Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes.
- Store 2 weeks or keep in the freezer until needed