Homemade Garlic Onion Pita Bread

Homemade Garlic Onion Pita Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.5
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 106.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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This was a test try for pita bread. I didn't quite make the breads flat enough, so they are more of a sandwich size. But the recipe tastes good nonetheless This was a test try for pita bread. I didn't quite make the breads flat enough, so they are more of a sandwich size. But the recipe tastes good nonetheless
Number of Servings: 9


    3 - 4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
    1/2 Tsp Salt (or garlic Salt)
    1 pckg Active Dry Yeast
    1 1/4 Cup Warm Water
    (can also add additional herbs, spices to your liking)


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast and the warm water. Allow yeast to bubble (approx 3-5 minutes). Add 2 Cups of flour and the salt. Mix well. Slowly add another cup of flour. You only want to add enough that the dough starts cleaning the sides of the bowl. (For me, this was just shy of 3 Cups)

Take the dough out of the bowl, and on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic-y. This is the place where you would add any other herbs and spices. I chose to make mine onion/garlic, so I added a little onion and garlic powder. Be sure not to over-knead the dough.

Seperate the dough into 10 little balls. Roll them down to approximately 5-6" in circumference, about 1/4" thick. My first try made only 9 and a very small additional pita (I think they were too thick).

Set the flattened pitas into a cookie sheet and let rise for approximately 30 minutes. Once they have risen, flip them over and place them on the bottom rack in the oven. (so the side that was down while rising, should now be up in the oven). Leave them directly on the rack for 5-6 minutes, the immediate heat will cause them to "puff" up.

The dough will come out and feel rather hard. While it is still warm, place immediately into a bag or other storage container. Allow them to cool in the container. They will then be ready to slice and serve.

This was my first attempt at making homemade pita's. I am sure there is a margin for changes, but practice makes perfect. I would love comments and/or suggestions to make the recipe even more delicious!

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TNETORRES2002.


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  • This did not work well for me. Turned out my oven racks were way too widely spaced to keep the pita dough from sliding thru bars. I did not allow enough space on cookie sheets for dough to rise and spread,and risen pitas would not pull off well from them. The bread tastes good, though. - 11/25/15

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  • this was the best snack I could have ever tasted - 6/25/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY! - 6/6/10

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  • Excellent!! The flavor is really good and add a little hummus on top and you've got a great snack! - 5/26/10

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