Pita Bread

Pita bread

Today I am sharing with you a recipe for delicious pita bread with the addition of whole wheat flour, but if you prefer, you can also prepare them with 100% “regular” wheat flour. Pita breads are not only extremely tasty, but also versatile and can be used in many different ways.

Why do I add whole wheat flour? Whole Grain flour, unlike white flour, contains whole wheat grains, together with the germ and husk, which makes it an extremely rich source of fibre, minerals and vitamins. Thanks to this, our breads will not only be tasty, but also healthier and more filling.

Pita bread with snacks

These pita breads are really easy to make. All it takes is a few basic ingredients and some time to enjoy homemade pita bread.
Pitas are perfect as an addition to hummus, moutabbal, salads or gyros.

Pita Bread

Delicious pita breads, perfect as a snack or a bun for a homemade kebab. Check out my recipe for this bread in a healthier version with the addition of whole wheat flour.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Rising 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 16 portions
Calories 93 kcal

Pita Bread Recipe



  • 300 ml warm water
  • 8 g dried yeast (or 20 g fresh ones)
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or wheat flour)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt



  • First prepare the leaven by mixing water, yeast, sugar and 1 cup of wheat flour together. Cover and leave the leaven for 15 minutes to rise.
    300 ml warm water, 8 g dried yeast, 1 cup wheat flour, 1 tsp sugar


  • Add salt, olive oil and 2 cups of wheat flour or 1 cup of wheat flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour to the risen leaven. Knead the dough for a few minutes, cover and leave to rise for about 1 hour.
    1 cup wheat flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt
  • Knead the risen dough again and divide it into 16 equal parts. Shape each part into a ball and roll out on a floured surface into thin pitas. Bake the pita bread on a hot pizza stone, baking tray or fry in a hot dry frying pan on both sides (as in the recipe for naans). If you bake pitas in the oven, heat it to conventional heating482 °F and bake until the pitas turn golden and fill with air inside.


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Serving: 100gCalories: 133kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 26g (9%)Protein: 4g (9%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 0g (2%)Sodium: 6mgPotassium: 70mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (6%)Sugar: 0gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0mgVitamin E: 0mg (2%)Vitamin K: 1µg (1%)Calcium: 9mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (8%)Manganese: 1mg (29%)Magnesium: 20mg (5%)Zinc: 0mg (3%)Folic Acid: 34µg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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