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Stack of 4 golden baked pita bread rounds on a white plate.
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Homemade Pita Bread

Making homemade pita bread at home is easy! Just a few simple ingredients and steps to make the softest, fluffiest, best vegan pita bread.
Course Bread
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 6 Pitas
Calories 176kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 ½ cup organic all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon organic granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • water as needed


  • In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and oil.
  • Give it a quick mix and start to add a little bit of water at a time to form a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough until the top starts to get smooth.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, until the dough almost doubles in size.
  • Knead the dough gently once again and divide it into 5-6 equal portions.
  • Shape the portions into round balls and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now dust a clean work surface and a rolling pin with flour.
  • Roll out one ball into approximately a 6-7 inch circle.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees Celsius) with a cast iron pan or a pizza stone in the middle rack of the oven.
  • Place 1 to 2 rolled pitas on the skillet/pizza stone (depending on how many fits in the pan at a time) and let it bake for 2-3 minutes on one side.
  • Now with a pair of tongs, flip the pita carefully to the other side and let it bake for a further 2 minutes.
  • The pita should be cooked with slight browning and the pita should fluff up.
  • Take the pita out and repeat the same method for baking the remaining pitas.



Serving: 1Pita | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg