Healthy Pita Bread Recipe without Yeast:
There is nothing really better than homemade food. Why buy supermarkets Pita Bread when you can make your own healthy pita bread! This whole wheat healthy pita bread recipe is super simple even more easy to prepare. You can make this soft, fluffy and healthy bread at your own kitchen whenever you want even without using Yeast. You will never need to buy supermarkets pita bread EVER AGAIN!
One bite of these fresh soft pitas and you will know exactly why. I love fresh homemade food. 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 nowadays, sometimes I make pita bread in oven with yeast, I still find this quick pita recipe is a lot easier and healthier preference to make bread without yeast.
Also, Pita dough is simple to make and because its edges are thin, they cook easily in less than 5 minutes. 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 healthy pita bread some use dry yeast to make fluffy bread (sometimes I also do that) but this is actually dangerous to health. Healthy Pita Bread recipe without yeast – is absolutely traditional and healthy, Also whole-wheat is more healthier.
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.
Pita bread is one of the main meal in the Middle East. This serves in almost every meal in there. 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.
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.
Healthy Pita Bread Recipe – No Yeast:
let’s check now how to make pita bread without yeast; Easy Pita Bread Recipe (No Yeast) –
Discover Homemade Healthy Pita Bread Recipe No Yeast, Make this super simple, soft, fluffy, easy whole wheat pita bread recipe at home whenever you want even without Yeast. YUM! A quick healthy pita bread recipe.
- 2/3 cup Warm water
- 2 cups Organic White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp Salt - or as you taste
- 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
- Pinch of dried herbs - rosemary, basil, oregano, etc. - optional
In a large bowl mix warm water and salt to dissolve the salt.
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.
After that cut it 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.).
Heat in a pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side. If you use a non-stick pan, you don't need to brush any oil. You shouldn’t have any trouble flipping them.
Place the rolled pita into the hot pan. Once it’s baked on one side – you’ll notice tiny bubbles forming to the surface. Flip it over and let it bake on the other side. Repeat these steps until you finish up with all pita dough.
Once pitas are ready, you can serve warm with sandwiches, pizzas ingredients folded in half or use the pocket.
Make it crispy:
If you want to enjoy crispy pita, simply don’t cover it. keep it at room temperature and let it cool.
Make it soft:
Usually, this pita will be soft when it's hot. But if you want to keep them soft for a couple of hours, cover them with a thick towel or airtight container right after it’s baked; the steam will soften them and they will be flexible.
Yeah! you made your perfect Pita Bread. Told you, this is an easy, quick but healthy Pita Bread Recipe. You can make this recipe with Yeast to make the more soft and fluffy. Now enjoy them with Healthy Breakfast Pizza, roasted red pepper hummus, Sandwiches or any kind of variations that you love.
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