Make whole wheat pita bread at home! This pita bread recipe is super easy, very healthy and tastes so much better than the store-bought!
Lately I’ve been busy busy busy. I remember my sisters telling me when I had one and two little ones running around, just how hard it is to have older kids. How many hours you spend carting them around to different lessons and practices. I remember thinking that I wouldn’t feel that way when I had older kids and that I would always make sure my kids were on a strict schedule.
I can’t believe how much of my day is centered around my older kids! Well, all four of my kids, really. Let’s have a breakdown of my week, shall we?
- Monday: piano lesson, braces consultation
- Tuesday: piano lesson, baseball practice for one, baseball game for another (at different parks)
- Wednesday: baseball game, get dryer fixed (yay!), scouts
- Thursday: volunteer in preschool, baseball practice for one, baseball game for another (at different parks)
- Friday: batting practice, pinewood derby all friday evening
- Saturday: two baseball games, work on school project for oldest
Are you sensing a pattern?! It’s crazy. And it’s pretty fun too but let’s just say making most things “homemade” has fallen by the wayside, considering late afternoon to evening baseball games going on. I’ve been crock potting it as much as possible! Except for this recipe. This is easiest bread recipe ever!
My boys are in love with this pita bread. They were very impressed I had made them from scratch. It took me a few tries to get the oven temp and everything correct, but it was worth it.
They are SO easy! Four simple ingredients and only one short knead session. These are fool-proof. I’m the worst at making bread and I can whip these up with ease.
Not only are they delicious, but they’re healthy too! I used all whole wheat flour but you can use whatever flour you like. And the cool part about them is that they puff up when they cook. They end up looking like pillows when you pull them from the oven and my boys got a big kick out of it.
Fill them up with whatever you like or eat them plain with hummus. They’re great to bring to work with your lunch or pack in your kids’ lunch boxes. Even with a busy schedule, you will love this easy homemade pita bread!
Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread
- 2 cups warm water
- 4 tsp. bread machine or instant yeast
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 4 cups whole wheat flour I like King Arthur brand (can use all-purpose if desired)
- Combine water and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Stir in salt and flour. Cover and let rise for 1 hour - dough will be sticky.
- Turn onto floured surface and knead lightly, cover with a towel and let rise 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 500º F. Divide dough into 6 balls. Roll each into an 8" circle with rolling pin, using as few strokes as possible and only rolling out on one side.
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheet(s). Place cookie sheet on rack that's placed in the lower half of the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until circles puff up like pillows and are lightly brown - don't over bake! (I use two cookie sheets, one at a time)
- Cut or break pockets open and fill with whatever you'd like - enjoy!
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