This recipe was originally supposed to go up right behind my Easy Hummus Recipe but a little someone named Hurricane Irma decided to visit Florida recently which threw a lot of things out of whack! But now that everything has been cleaned up around our house and life is carrying on I thought it high time to get this Whole Wheat Pita Bread recipe up! These pitas are super easy to make (I even contemplated making some of them over a fire if the electricity was out too long! Lol) and so delicious! So let’s jump right into the recipe, shall we??
What you’ll need:
1 packet of yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water
Dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm water. Add in the sugar and stir until dissolved. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes until the water is frothy.
Meanwhile, combine the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl. Make a small depression in the middle of the flour and pour the yeast water into it. Slowly add the 1 cup of warm water and stir until its elastic.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for about 10-15 min, or until it’s smooth and elastic. Keep adding flour until it stops sticking to your work surface and hands. Next put the dough into an oiled bowl (I used a little coconut oil) and allow it to sit covered with a damp cloth until it’s double in size. It can take up to 3 hours but mine is usually done between 1 1/2-2 hours.
Once it’s doubled in size, roll it out into a long rope and make 12-16 small pieces. Let the pieces sit on floured work surface for 10 minutes, covered with a wet cloth. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees (I know, that’s hot) and make sure your rack is on the bottom rung. Also preheat your oven stone or baking sheet.
Roll out the dough until it’s 5-6 inches across and about 1/4 inch thick. Bake each circle until the bread puffs up. Flip it over quickly and carefully and bake for another minute or two.
Take it out and place it on a cooking rack (or on some paper towels like I did) and repeat until all the pita breads are cooked. Use a spatula to press the warm pitas down so they are more flat and less balloon-y!
Serve immediately (which is always best), or keep them for up to a week in an airtight container in your refrigerator!
Thank you all so much for reading and I hope you love this Whole Wheat Pita Bread recipe! It may take a little longer than just buying some pre-made at the store but it’s so worth it! Let me know in the comments what your favorite thing is to eat with pita bread! And if you need an idea, try my Easy Hummus Recipe! They go great together!!(;