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Pita Bread - Oven 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 your oven to 475ºF with a pizza stone or steel or a cast iron pan inside for at least 30 minutes.

  6. Place the rolled dough onto the stone for about 30 to 60 seconds. Flip the dough over with tongs and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes or until it has browned and has a few dark spots.

Nutrition Facts
Pita Bread - Oven 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.