Pita Pocket Bread

Susan Cutler


This recipe is easy, but it takes a little while as it is made with yeast. Prep Time listed takes into consideration rising time of dough. This is fun bread to make with only a couple of minutes (2-3 min.)to bake in the oven.

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***If you want make 'Pita Chips' instead!! Simply use with your favorite dip!

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depends on size of Balls formed/ Cooking Time-2-3 minutes
1 Hr 30 Min


4 1/2 c
whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp
dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp
1 3/4 c

How to Make Pita Pocket Bread


  • 1In a large bowl, COMBINE all dry ingredients. ADD water. MIX thoroughly.
    ADD more flour 1/2 c. at a time and KNEAD until firm
  • 2TURN out onto floured surface,

    KNEAD for about 10 minutes, adding small amounts of flour to prevent sticking.
    PLACE in bowl, and LET RISE until double.
  • 3REMOVE from bowl onto floured surface. PUNCH down, KNEAD briefly.
  • 4PULL off pieces of dough, and roll into balls. Size could be as small as a golf ball for “mini pitas”, or as large as a softball if to be used for pizza.
  • 5ROLL each ball out with a rolling pin until about 1/8th inch thick
  • 6Bread will not form pockets if thicker than this.
  • 7PLACE onto cooling rack, and place into preheated 500° oven for 2–3 minutes, just until bread forms pockets.

  • 8NOTE: Steam escaping pockets can be scalding!
  • 9****For Pita Chips:
    SLICE whole wheat pita into triangles,

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About Pita Pocket Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #pitapocketbread