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Healthy tarte flambee made with a whole wheat flammkuchen dough and topped with ham, onions and cream cheese.

Tarte Flambee with Whole Wheat Flour

Julia Schmitt
With this quick basic recipe, you can whip up the perfectly crispy, paper-thin Flammkuchen dough with whole wheat flour in no time. Roll it out thinly and top it with your favorite sweet or savory tarte flambee toppings of choice or check out the blog post for more topping ideas.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
resting time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2 servings
Calories 289 kcal


  • 1 baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Alternatively: a cast iron pan (Flammkuchen can also be baked in a cast iron pan instead of on a tray. You can find more info about this in the blogpost)


  • 120 g whole wheat flour (≈4.2 oz or ½ + ⅓ cup)
  • 30 g all-purpose flour (≈1 oz or ¼ cup)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 80 ml cold water (⅓ cup)



  • In a bowl, combine both types of flour with a generous pinch of salt. Add the olive oil and half of the water and begin to knead. Knead the ingredients into a smooth dough while adding the remaining water.
    Transfer the dough on a work surface, knead it a few times with your hand, then form it into a ball and wrap it in foil. Let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    Process shot showing the making of a whole wheat flammkuchen dough for healthy tarte flambee.

Roll out the Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 250°C or 480°F. Briefly knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Start to roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is about the size of your baking tray. Turn and twist the dough regularly while rolling it out to prevent it from sticking to the surface and to make sure it becomes evenly round or square.
    Tip: always take short breaks in between while doing this so that the dough has time to relax. This makes it more elastic and allows it to be rolled out thinner.
    Process shot is showing how a tarte flambee dough is getting rolled out with a rolling pin.

Bake the Tarte Flambee

  • Carefully lift the dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and top it as desired. Then bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until crispy.
    Healthy tarte flambee made with a whole wheat flammkuchen dough and topped with ham, onions and cream cheese before baking.


*You can also make your tarte flambee with only whole wheat flour. For this, simply use 150g of whole wheat flour and roll out your dough directly on a sheet of baking paper, as it may be a bit more brittle without the white flour component.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 45.8gProtein: 8.7gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 495.6mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 0.6gVitamin A: 8IUCalcium: 1.3mgIron: 7.1mg
Keyword flammkuchen, tarte flambee, whole wheat flour
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