Homemade Pita Bread?
Four minutes in the oven is all that it takes. My Pita Bread recipe is very easy to make, a yeast-leavened flatbread originating in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries dating back over 4000 years!
Freshly baked, homemade Pita Bread straight out of the oven is far superior to the stale old pita bread you buy in the store. Baked at a high temperature, the moisture in the dough turns to steam causing the Pita bread to puff up making its own little pocket, perfect for stuffing with your choice of sandwich fixings or even better, my fresh homemade Baked Falafel recipe. If you’re going to go make homemade Falafels, you definitely need to take an extra few minutes to make homemade Pita Bread, you’ll be glad you did.
What’s the difference between Naan and Pita Bread?
Both Naan and Pita Bread are yeast-leavened flatbread. The difference is that Naan is an enriched bread containing eggs and yogurt. You can check out my Naan recipe here.
Is Pita Bread vegan-friendly?
Yes! Luckily, yeast is classified as a fungus, therefore, my Homemade Pita Bread recipe is vegan-friendly. And a great way to eat my vegan Baked Falafels, Baba Ganoush, and Hummus.
Unfortunately, Pita Bread is neither Keto or gluten-free, however, it is relatively healthy with only around 165 calories and 33 grams of carbs. Pita Bread made with whole wheat flour, the calories drop to around 140 and only 27 grams of carbs. Making a Pita pocket sandwich a great alternative to an ordinary two slices of bread type sandwich.
What to serve with my Homemade Pita Bread recipe:
Healthy Baked Falafel, baked falafels are so much easier to make than deep-frying, freshly baked Pita Bread is the perfect companion!
Shakshuka with Spinach, freshly baked pita bread dipped into the spicy sauce and runny yokes of the Shakshuka? Yes, please.
Authentic Baba Ganoush, cut into triangles and toasted, Pita Bread is used as chips for scooping up this smoky eggplant dip.
My Hummus recipe, I use cucumber in my Hummus rather than the liquid from the chickpeas, pureed it adds the necessary moisture and great flavor, perfect with homemade Pita Chips.
Here’s my Homemade Pita Bread recipe:
- 1 Cup Warm Water (110F)
- 2 Teaspoons Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- ¾ Cup Wheat Flour
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
-Using a stand mixer with a hook attachment, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar in the mixing bowl, let the yeast activate for 10 minutes. It should be foamy
-Add all remaining ingredients and turn the machine on the lowest speed for 5 minutes
-If the mixture looks dry, add 1 tablespoon of water, the dough should be smooth but not sticky
-Coat the inside of a large bowl with a little olive oil, place the dough in it. Place in a warm location, cover loosely and let rise until doubled in volume, about one hour
-Place the pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 475F
-Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, for the pieces into nice round balls
-Roll each piece into a 6-inch round disc
-Place the 2 pieces at a time onto the pizza stone, bake for 3-4 minutes