I have to admit, I am a bread lover – pita bread included.  I could eat bread at every meal, and even for a snack late at night. However, in my quest to balance my diet I have cut back on consuming breads considerably and when I do, I stick to whole wheat or whole grain versions. 

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Making your own pita bread at home is easier than you think.

Pita breads are the perfect ‘on the go’ sandwich. With a built-in pocket, there is little chance for spillage creeping out of the bottom of the bread. There is also a predetermined amount of space inside that limits how much filling you can add. For me, this is a win-win product. 

Making your own pita bread at home is easy and only requires a few ingredients. The light and fluffy texture that results from the dough being steamed in the oven allows for that perfect pocket to be developed in center of each dough circle.  As a bonus, there are no preservatives when you make them at home.  

Don’t forget to make a few extra to bake and make into pita chips!

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Mix dough with wooden spoon while you wait for the yeast to proof.
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The yeast proofing by evidence of bubbling.
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You can knead by hand or use your dough hook on a stand mixer.
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Pita puffing up during baking.
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Once you cut the pita in half you will see the classic pocket.

ALL WHEAT PITA BREAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS: 
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 ¼ cup warm water – divided
½ tbsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp salt
a pinch of sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a small bowl add ½ cup of the warm water (105° F), sugar, yeast and stir.

2. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.

3. In a large bowl mix the rest of the warm water with flour, salt and olive oil with a wooden spoon.

4. After the yeast has frothed, add the yeast mixture and knead into a soft, smooth dough. You can use the dough paddle of your stand mixture if desired.

5. Keep the dough moist and soft as well as smooth and springy.

6. Apply olive oil over the dough and cover with a kitchen towel and keep at room temperature for an hour.

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Pita bread is perfect for almost any occasion. (photo shutterstock / Ana Del Castillo)

7. Preheat the oven to 485°F.

8. Once the dough has doubled in size remove from the bowl.

9. Put the dough on your working surface & deflate the dough gently.

10. Make 6 medium sized balls from the dough.

11. Dust the working surface with flour and roll each ball into round circles of about 6 inch about ¼ inch thick.

12. Cover the dough circles with the kitchen towel loosely and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

13. Place dough on a greased tray and bake for 7 to 10 minutes or till puffed up and light brown.

14. Repeat as necessary.

15. Slice the bread into two and you will see the pockets.

16. Stuff the pockets with a filling of your choice or slice and bake to make pita chips.

Enjoy!

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All Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cup warm water – divided
  • ½ tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • a pinch of sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add ½ cup of the warm water (105° F), sugar, yeast and stir.
  2. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. In a large bowl mix the rest of the warm water with flour, salt and olive oil with a wooden spoon.
  4. After the yeast has frothed, add the yeast mixture and knead into a soft, smooth dough. You can use the dough paddle of your stand mixture if desired.
  5. Keep the dough moist and soft as well as smooth and springy.
  6. Apply olive oil over the dough and cover with a kitchen towel and keep at room temperature for an hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 485°F.
  8. Once the dough has doubled in size remove from the bowl.
  9. Put the dough on your working surface & deflate the dough gently.
  10. Make 6 medium sized balls from the dough.
  11. Dust the working surface with flour and roll each ball into round circles of about 6 inch about ¼ inch thick.
  12. Cover the dough circles with the kitchen towel loosely and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  13. Place dough on a greased tray and bake for 7 to 10 minutes or till puffed up and light brown.
  14. Repeat as necessary.
  15. Slice the bread into two and you will see the pockets.
  16. Stuff the pockets with a filling of your choice or slice and bake to make pita chips.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

3 thoughts on “All Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

  • March 8, 2016 at 10:57 am
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    Very cool! I never thought of making my own pita bread. Looks delicious!

  • March 8, 2016 at 9:26 am
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    In step 14, what do I “repeat as necessary”?

    • March 8, 2016 at 11:49 am
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      You may need to bake them in batches depending on how many you make so you just repeat the baking instructions for additional pitas.

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