This simple Homemade Pita bread is easy to make and better than anything you can buy at the store!

Homemade Pita Bread

This simple Homemade Pita bread is easy to make and better than anything you can buy at the store!
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads, Sides
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Easy Recipes, Homemade Pita Bread, How To Make Pita Bread, Pita Bread, Pita Bread Recipe, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 212kcal


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 packet
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water not hot


  • Add water, yeast, and sugar to a large bowl, stir to combine.
  • Add 1/2 cup of flour, whisk together. Allow to sit uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil and salt, and two cups of flour, stir with a wooden spoon until dough starts to come together.
  • Sprinkle a little more flour on top, then use your hands to knead in the bowl for 1 minute until dough starts to form a ball.
  • Turn dough onto a floured work surface, knead for two minutes. Cover for 10 minutes. Then knead again for 2 more minutes. Add flour as needed, but try not to use too much.
  • Place in a clean mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel.
  • Allow to sit for one hour or until dough has doubled.
  • Place pizza stone or other baking surface** on the bottom rack of the oven. Heat oven to 515°F.
  • Divide dough into eight pieces, rolling each into a ball. Cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Working with one dough ball at a time (leave the others covered), use your fingers to start to shape the ball into a disc, being careful not to press all the air out. Finish by using a rolling pin to roll disc into a flat 7-8 inch disc. Disc should be 1/4-1/8 inch thick. (be sure to flour the surface to avoid sticking.).
  • When first disc is rolled out, flip it onto the hot pizza stone and bake for about 2 and a half minutes. Then flip it and bake for another 1 and a half minutes. Remove from oven and cover with a towel while other pitas bake.
  • Continue the process for each pita until done. If you have a larger baking surface you may be able to bake several at a time.
  • Keep baked pitas covered until ready to serve.
  • To reheat, wrap pitas in foil (can wrap several in one package) and heat in oven until warm.


*Cook time applies if you bake one at a time. Cook time for one pita is about 4 minutes.
**If you do not have a pizza stone, use a cast iron skillet OR a baking sheet.
***To ensure a pocket, make sure your oven is very hot and don't roll your pita too thin!


Serving: 1Pita | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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