Communion bread

Making your own

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Ready: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix flour, oil and salt together in a bowl; add water and mix using a pastry cutter until dough is soft
  4. Form dough into 6 balls and press into disks onto the prepared baking sheet using your hands
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bread is cooked, 8 – 10 minutes

Recipe courtesy of Dana Blackwelder

Purchasing supplies

If you are interested in purchasing supplies for communion, please consider the information below from Kevin Moore.

The elders have been asked to address the question of what ingredients are acceptable for making communion bread. Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper in the context of the Jewish Passover meal, where “unleavened bread” is specified (Matt. 26:17; Mark 14:12). Leaven or yeast, which metaphorically applies to pervading and corrupting influences (1 Cor. 5:6-8), was prohibited in all grain offerings to God (Lev. 2:11; 6:14-17) and the Passover bread (Deut. 16:3). Seeing that communion bread represents the Lord’s crucified body (Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:22), and Jesus lived his entire earthly life without sin (Heb. 4:15; 9:28), we can appreciate the significance of no leaven or yeast. The Bible emphasizes what is to be left out of the bread rather than particular ingredients. We do read about flour and oil (Lev. 2:4, 5; 6:21; 24:5; 1 Kgs. 17:8-16), kneading and baking dough (1 Sam. 28:24; 2 Sam. 13:8), and even salt was used in offerings to God (Lev. 2:13; Ezek. 43:24). The bottom line is, whatever ingredients are needed to make bread (many good recipes are available online), as long as it is unleavened (void of yeast), biblical guidelines have been observed.