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Healthy and delicious whole wheat pita bread. Try them with homemade hummus or turn them into pita chips
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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole wheat pita bread recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main or Side
Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
Servings: 12
Calories: 136kcal



  • In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients including sugar or honey (if you decide to use) and mix well.
  • Slowly add warm water and mix the flour using a wooden spatula. Mix until it forms a crumbly mixture with no dry flour anymore
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil and using hand knead the dough. Add dry flour if necessary to avoid sticking the dough to the bowl. Continue kneading for about 6-7 min till it forms a homogeneous and soft dough
  • Cover the bowl with a wet cloth and put it in a warm place for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 450F and lightly oil the baking tray
  • Divide the dough into roughly 12 equal part and form them into small balls
  • Dust some dry flour on the flat surface and roll each dough portion into 5-6" round pitas. Cover the tray with a clean cloth and let it rest for 10 min
  • Put the tray in preheated oven and bake for 8 min. To get light golden color on the surface,  bake them in broil mode for 1-2 min.


  1. Keep a close watch on the pitas while broiling to avoid excess browning
  2. Store remaining pitas in an airtight container in a refrigerator for 2-3 days. Microwave them before using the next day
  3. Serve pita bread with roasted red pepper hummus or any kind of hummus that you love. 


Calories: 136kcal