Fry Bread Cravings? There’s A Mix For That

Fry Bread Cravings? There’s A Mix For That

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 28th, 2018 Last Updated on: November 9th, 2020

I know most of us to have a favorite fry bread recipe that was passed down from our grandmas, aunties or other relatives. But sometimes you just don't want to bother breaking out all the measuring cups and spoons, you just want to get down to cooking!

Well, you're in luck because Amazon has a couple of fry bread mixes you can order online.

But are they any good?

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I tested out a couple of brands for you guys and here are my results.

The first mix I tried was Papa Ray's Marketplace Fry Bread Mix. Not Native-owned but they tell us about that on the package,

“This recipe came to us directly from the Colville Indian Tribe. Easy to make and delicious to eat, this recipe has a multitude of uses. Serve with powdered sugar, cinnamon/sugar or honey butter.

Make them a little larger and serve as an “Indian Taco” served with traditional taco fillings or serve with eggs, bacon, cheese, salsa and sour cream for the best breakfast around.

Weighs 16 ounces and makes 14 to 16 fry breads. This recipe does not have to be deep fried – just pan fry.”

For this mix, you'll need to add equal parts milk and water to the dry ingredients.

The mix was sticky, as most fry bread dough usually is, so I just added some flour when necessary.

The fry bread puffed up real nice in the oil. I served it on the side with some stew and my family ate it up quick. It says it serves about 14-16 pieces of fry bread but I think I only made about 9 pieces. Oops!

The fry bread was also a hit for dessert with some honey and powdered sugar.

Later on, in the week I decided to make the smaller batch of fry bread mix as NDN tacos.

This time I was using the Ha-pah-shu-tse Fry Bread Mix from Red Corn Native Foods, owned by an Osage family out of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

One of my aunts was actually familiar with this brand and uses it on the regular. This time only water was necessary to add in, and they recommended letting the dough sit for 30-40 minutes before cooking.

This package was a bit smaller than the other mix and I got about 5 pieces of fry bread out of it. The dough seemed easier to work with too, not as sticky.

So what's my verdict?

Both fry bread mixes did the trick for dinner, but I'd probably buy the Ha-pah-shu-tse Fry Bread Mix over the other. The bread turned out fluffier, lighter and not as sweet.

Do you guys ever use pre-made fry bread mixes?

If so, which ones?

Try the mixes from Amazon.com!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Great to know! I had frybread at a Pow Wow in Montana, and have always wondered how to make it at home!

Robert Barboza

I love fry bread and make it the old fashion way, IF I was to use an instant, I would buy it from an Native American business. Why give money to Amazon, when you can support our people.Roberto

Marianne McGinnis

We’ve been looking for some recipes for frybread for a long time since moving from southern California to south central Texas to be closer to my husband’s family. Thank you for your article. We have two adopted Cahuilla-Cupeno children (now teens) who we took to as many Pow Wows and cultural gatherings . We have yet to find any the size of California gatherings. We will be trying each package to have our daughter make some. With covid, it is good to know there are virtual Pow Wows. Thank you.

Tina Proctor

I love fry bread , my family and i have enjoyed a fry bread family recipe for years. I am a Piscataway native from Maryland.

Marianne McGinnis


Barbara Atteberry

I am desperate for some fry bread, I live in an Asst Living Facility, With about 50 people, I broke my neck in 4 places, I am 75 yrs old and made the bread all the time for my young one’s but can’t figure out how to measure it for this many people, would appreciate any help I can get. It took me weeks to talk our cook into making it.


Theres a book on Amazon…”frybread past present and future”..in contains 200 plus recipes as well as history of frybread and cooking info….has a couple of recipes for large groups as well as healthy frybread

Running Doe

Why? Frybread is like the easiest stuff to make.
Flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and water are all you need! I love my frybread,


I started making fry bread when my kids were little. They’re grown now and I’m in my sixties. Tells you how long it’s been. Used an old recipe from the Navajo nation. Goes with everything.

Ann Hollinger

Do you give the reciep out ? If so may I have it? I was told to use acorn flour if possible,where can I buy it.. thank you Ann Hollinger.

Malo 1st

I want fried bread pizza

Barbara Neu

Last time I tried to comment I got a response saying I was spam. Hope this goes through now. I’ve been getting the same fry bread code for many days and of course the contest will only take it once.

Paul G

Check your spam email folder. the messages may have gone in there.

Ken Wilkinson

Hello Paul,

Love fry bread! Many times at PowWow and in OK on return trip from KY. Fully enjoy the discover series you have provided and have learned some new things. I’m not Native, but was born near Ogallala NE. My Grandmother lived in Ogallala and I visited her often. There was a Lakota Trading post on Hwy 30 going through town. In summertime the people would come to the post and have Wahci for the tourists. At 4 years old I was hooked by the heart and mind to those people. I have spent all of my, now 72 years with that same mind set.
Thank you for all you do to promote and educate the general population about our relatives on this earth.

BTW the code link at the bottom of today’s email does not work.


Paul G

Email [email protected] about the code.

ROY Weaver



What major grocery stores sell either of these mices?

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