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Pita Bread - Air Fryer Version
Prep Time
21 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Rising Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 27 mins
Homemade pita bread is not only delicious, especially as soon as it's finished cooking, but it's super easy to make too! The resting period is only a couple of hours and then you get immediate gratification with only a few minutes of cooking time.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch, Sandwiches, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6
Calories: 288 kcal
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • cups warm water 90º - 110º F
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for brushing
  • kosher salt optional
  1. Dissolve the yeast, sugar and water in a small bowl. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes to make sure the yeast is active – it should foam a little. (If there’s no foaming, discard and start again with new yeast.)
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture along with the olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon until a ragged dough comes together. Add a little more flour if needed to get the dough to pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl or add a little more water if the dough seems too dry.
  3. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes in a stand mixer or 15 minutes by hand). Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 to 6 portions and roll each portion into a circle about 6- to 8-inches in diameter.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  6. Air-fry one or two pitas at a time at 400ºF for 6 minutes, flipping it over when there are two minutes left in the cooing time.
Nutrition Facts
Pita Bread - Air Fryer Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 781mg33%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.