Pita Bread

Number of Servings: 6 (97 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Pita Bread

Can you buy pita at the store? Of course. Do they take some time and effort? Naturally. Then is it really worth the hassle of making them fresh? You betcha. Truly fresh pita bread is a beast entirely unlike anything you can buy in the store, and as breads go, it’s one of the easiest to make. Treat yourself: make your own pitas.


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2¼ tsp. instant yeast
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour


  1. Mix water, oil, sugar, yeast, salt, and whole wheat flour with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in all-purpose flour to form a shaggy mass.
  2. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic (10-12 minutes), adding only very small amounts of flour if dough is too sticky to work. Form into a ball.
  3. Oil a clean bowl and place the dough inside, turning once to oil. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Place a baking stone on the top oven rack and preheat oven to 500°F.
  5. When dough has risen, punch down the dough, transfer to a lightly floured surface, and cut into 6 equal pieces, forming into balls. Cover with damp towel and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Roll each ball into an even circle about ¼ inch thick. Place circles on a lightly floured surface, cover with a damp towel and proof until puffy (15-20 minutes).
  7. Pick up one pita at a time and place onto the heated baking stone. Bake until pitas are puffed and lightly brown (3-4 minutes). Serve warm for the best flavor.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 97 g

Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 195mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 35g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 13.3mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 120mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin K 1.8mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 3.3mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 52mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 7.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 114.7mg 10%
Iodine 3.2mcg 2%
Magnesium 35.5mg 8%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 23.1mcg 40%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 1mg 45%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, All Purpose White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Olive Oil, Sugar, Instant Yeast, Salt.

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