One of my favorite snacks is baked pita chips and hummus (recipe here).  Have you ever looked at the ingredients in store bought pita chips?  Enriched flours, calcium propionate, citric acid, ascorbic acid, and the always scary natural flavor.  No thanks!  Making your own pita chips is so easy and only takes 3 ingredients!  These are also super kid friendly and having your kids sprinkle on the herbs and spices is a great way for them to help in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 clean whole wheat or sprouted grain whole pita bread pockets (I LOVE Ezekial 4.9 pita bread)
  • EVOO
  • Your choice of herbs and spices (see notes)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

    Ezekiel 4.9 Pita Pockets and seasoning

  2. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut each piece of pita bread into 6 pieces.

    Pita slices on baking sheet sprinkled with seasoning

  3. Place the pieces of pita bread on a non stick baking sheet. (I use non stick foil on my baking sheets for easy clean up.)
  4. Place some EVOO in a small bowl and using a basting brush, brush each piece of pita bread with a small amount of oil.  Flip pita bread over and brush again.
  5. Sprinkle each piece of pita bread with some herbs and spices.  Flip over pita bread and repeat.
  6. Place pita bread in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, flipping the pieces over half way through cooking. Depending on the thickness of your pita bread  you might need to cook for a little longer.  The pita bread is done when each piece is slightly crispy.

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional info will vary depending on the brand of pita bread and amount of oil used.

Notes:

You can season your pita chips with your favorite herbs and spices.  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Natural Pita Chips - season with sea salt
  2. Parmesan Garlic & Herbs - season with garlic powder, parsley, grated parmesan cheese and sea salt
  3. Cinnamon Sugar - season with cinnamon and date sugar (or maple syrup flakes)
  4. Italian - season with red pepper flakes, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, black pepper and sea salt
  5. Onion and Garlic - season with dried minced onion, garlic powder, thyme and sea salt

You can use as little or as much seasoning as you prefer.  I like the onion and garlic and the parmesan garlic and herbs varieties.  I sprinkle a small amount of seasoning on each pita chip.  If you prefer a heavy flavor use a bit more seasoning.  It’s all about personal preference!

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  1. Gina says:

    These pita chips are great and I make them often. Just one time saving tip that works for me…brush the whole pita bread with oil on both sides first, season and lastly cut it. That way you don’t have to handle several small, individual pieces and it may save a few seconds in the prep.

 
 

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