Easy Pita Bread Recipe with Whole Wheat:
How to make a pita bread at home! Follow this super easy pita bread recipe step-by-step and you’ll get perfect pita bread at your own kitchen. Why buy supermarkets Pita Bread when you can make your own pita bread at home whenever you want! This whole wheat pita bread is super simple, easy, soft, fluffy and tastes so much better than the store-bought! You will never need to buy supermarkets pita bread EVER AGAIN! One bite of these fresh soft pitas and you will know exactly why.
For many years, I have purchased this Pita Bread because I didn’t know how to make pita and didn’t have much time to make. But now I know making this at own kitchen is far better rather than buying it! Although this pita bread without yeast is more healthier because it’s made without yeast, but some like to use yeast in healthy pita bread recipe because yeast makes bread super fluffy and soft. Today, I will share with you Easy Healthy Pita Bread Recipe made with whole wheat and Yeast.
About Pita Bread:
Making of pita bread seems like very dreadful but actually is pretty easy to make. Pita bread is pretty much a staple food at every Middle Eastern country. This serves in almost every meal in there. It’s nearly impossible to make exactly the same type pita bread eaten in the Middle East because most of our home kitchens don’t have brick ovens capable of produce high temperature like they have. But this perfect Pita Bread recipe probably comes very close.
And because these breads are puff up, they have pockets in them which called “pita pockets”. Often it can be used for delicious sandwiches in the pocket or perhaps with a little za’atar and olive oil. But if you don’t have time to make your own, this store-bought pita can be warmed, wrapped in foil and can be stored in the freeze for later use.
Is Pita Bread Healthy?
Ok, Pita Bread is a bread. This bread is made with all purpose flour or whole-wheat which is not the most healthiest meal you can have, but it’s far more better if you make this at home than a store bought. Even though most types of the pita bread are considered to be healthy, but among them, it is whole-wheat pita bread undoubtedly the healthier. One most important benefit is pita bread has poor unhealthy fat which is a very good thing. It contains only 2 grams of fat per 100 grams. Whole-wheat pita bread has lots of fiber, different types of vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin or thiacin etc.
To make this perfect easy pita bread recipe, there is a use of dry yeast to make fluffy bread (sometimes I also use that) but this is actually dangerous to health. You can make healthy pita bread even without yeast, Follow this recipe: Healthy Pita Bread recipe without yeast – which is absolutely traditional and healthy.
What can You do with Pita Bread?
Pita can be used to scoop sauces or dips or to wrap kebabs, salads, gyros or you can make sandwiches with pita bread pockets. It can also be cut into pieces and baked into crispy pita chips. Different types of Pizzas also can be made with pitas like – 10 minutes breakfast pita pizza, Brussels sprouts pita pizza, Simple tomato onion pita pizza, Baked potato pita pizza etc.
Nowadays pita bread pocket recipes are becoming famous. Such as – Pita pockets with Roasted Beets, Chicken & Cheese, Greek chicken salad pita pocket, Breakfast salad in pita pocket. This is one of the main reason why I love pita bread than regular bread and also, this bread has grown in popularity in the same reason due to use of its pocket.
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How to Freeze Pita Bread?
If you ever heard that this pita bread sustains mold very quickly if you want to keep them for a long time? And that’s why you didn’t want to store them and had to make new ones every time – yeah that’s so bothering! Well then – yes pitas sustain molds but only if you don’t freeze them properly. If you want to freeze original store-bought packaging, you can simply wrap the package in aluminum foil and keep it into the freezer. This aluminum foil will provide extra protection from freezer burn.
First, store homemade Pitas in the high-quality zip-seal plastic bags. But, before you put them there, make sure to squeeze out the extra air until the plastic clings to the stack of pita bread. Then cover it with the aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that Pita Bread can stay in the refrigerator for a few months, the longer it is frozen, the dryer it will become.
Health benefits of Pita Bread:
The healthiest type of pita bread is one made with whole-wheat. This contains more than 6 grams of fiber per serving. To increase your fiber intake, you can eat this healthy pita bread. Which also helps to limit weight. This bread contains more than 6 grams of fiber per serving. But whole wheat pita bread contains fewer refined carbohydrates, which should be avoided if possible. It has very low fat. Pita Bread has different types of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins help to produce energy and keep your brain and nerves functioning properly. Minerals help to make strong bones and transport oxygen within the body. You can also eat pita bread by filling its pocket with low-fat versions of tuna, chicken, egg salad and other healthy food.
Quick & Easy Pita Bread Recipe with Whole Wheat:
let’s check now how to make pita bread; Easy Pita Bread Recipe –
Discover how to make pita bread at home! This whole wheat easy pita bread recipe is super simple-soft-fluffy. Make this homemade whole wheat pita bread recipe at home whenever you want. YUM! A quick healthy pita bread recipe. You will never want store-bought pita bread EVER AGAIN!
- 2 cups Organic White Whole Wheat Flour
- 2/3 cup Warm water
- 1/4 tsp Active dry yeast
- 1 tsp Salt - or as you taste
- 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
- Pinch of dried herbs - rosemary, basil, oregano, etc. - optional
- 1/2 tsp Sugar or honey (if you decide to use) - optional
In a large bowl mix warm water, sugar or honey, salt and mix them well.
Knead it with hands for 3-4 minutes until you get a nice, soft round ball of dough. Add extra whole wheat flour on your working surface if need to get a good moisture.
Wrap it with a soft cotton cloth or cling wrap and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 475 F degrees and lightly brush the olive oil into the baking tray.
Divide the whole wheat dough into 6 small pieces and roll each of the pieces out into 1/4 inch thickness (note: these won't rise much, so make them as thick as you'd like them to be in the end.).
Place them on the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 7-8 minutes until the breads are puffed.
Once pitas are ready, you can serve warm with sandwiches, pizzas ingredients folded in half or use the pocket.
Yeah! you made your perfect Pita Bread. Told you, this is an easy, a quick but healthy Pita Bread Recipe. Now enjoy these with Healthy Breakfast Pizza, roasted red pepper hummus, Sandwiches or any kind of variations that you love.
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