Sunday, October 21, 2012

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

When making falafel for dinner my husband decided it would be fun to have it with pita, like it's "supposed" to be eaten! He found this recipe at  We were excited to try something new, but definitely nervous about whether they would turn out or not.  We were more than happy with the final product!  A new favorite for sure!

3 C whole wheat flour
1 TBLS yeast
1 1/4 C very warm water
1/2 tsp salt
Italian Seasoning (optional)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees! (This was the first time I have ever cooked something at this temperature!  Kind of exciting!)  Stir together 2 C of the flour and the yeast, then add the water and salt.  Gradually add more flour until the dough is no longer sticky and you can mold it with your hands.  (This is where you would add your optional seasonings and knead it in as well.)  We sprinkled in bunch of Italian seasoning.  I can imagine fresh herbs would be just amazing!
The recipe said it would make 10 pitas, but we decided we wanted them a bit bigger, so we formed the dough into a fat snake and cut it into 8 sections instead.
Then on a floured surface roll out each ball until about 1/4 inch thick.
Place on a nonstick baking sheet and allow to raise for 30 minutes.  Pictured below is before rising...
 And here they are after rising!  Not much difference, but we were still feeling hopeful!
Bake on the bottom rack for 5 minutes.  Some puffed, some didn't really, some REALLY did!  I'll have to make them more to know why.  But they all worked as pitas and tasted great!
Once they've cooled a bit, enough to handle, slice in half, carefully separate (we used a knife) the sides. and stuff 'em with your favorites!   For dinner that night we stuffed our falafel inside, then poured on the yogurt-dill dressing. (pictured without the dressing)
 Leftovers for lunch the next day, I stuffed it with my friend Desiree's hummus, chopped tomatoes, yellow peppers and sprouts!

 We stored extra pitas in a ziploc bag and if the pita felt a bit hard, just microwaved it for 10 seconds before filling it up. YUM!!!


  1. So excited to try! I'm seriously impressed with how awesome you are at posting!

  2. You're sweet Kim! I'm more motivated when I know there's a certain recipe someone wants posted :)

  3. Those look professional quality. Definitely need to try. Thanks!

  4. Excited to try these! I love experimenting in the kitchen and making things I wouldn't normally think to try.
    Great site and very helpful for trying to get my fam on the whole food band wagon.

    1. Learning more and more the more I make them too! Just made a batch and tried to make them bigger, so only did 6 instead of 8. FAIL! Don't know why/ what the big deal was, but they hardly became pitas. Could not "stuff" at all! We ended up just using that batch as "sandwich bread." We'll stick to making 8 :) Let me know how they turn out for you!