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healthy pita bread recipe

Whole Grain Pita Bread

Whole grains of your choice make this a healthy version of the beloved Mid-Eastern bread.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Setting Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12 pita bread
Calories 262 kcal


  • tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups water 110-115°F
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 cups whole wheat flour or other whole grain flour such as oat
  • ¼ cup corn meal optional, but good


  • Put 1 cup water in your stand mixer bowl. Stir in the honey.
  • Sprinkle yeast over water, mixing in lightly. Let stand about 5 minutes to develop a foam.
  • Add remaining water, oil, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Mix on low speed.
  • Add remaining flour, continuing to mix on low speed.
  • Knead on medium-low speed for 5-7 minutes, or until the dough forms a soft ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rest in a warm place for about 1-1½ hours, until doubled in size.
  • Punch down. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide into 12 equal pieces. Form each into a ball.
  • Knead each ball for about one minute. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Prepare baking sheets with grease. Sprinkle cornmeal over the grease.
  •  Roll each ball into an 8-in. circle. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 475°F
  • Bake pitas 8-10 minutes or until browned. Pita will puff as they bake.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 586mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Keyword pita, yeast breads
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