pita bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole wheat pita bread that is hearty, soft and puffed up. This simple and easy recipe will give you perfect pockets every single time, while keeping it healthy and delicious. These homemade pitas are also vegan.

1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
1 package active dry yeast (0.25 ounce)
2½ cups whole wheat flour divided
1½ tablespoons Vital Gluten
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
extra flour and oil as needed


0:41 Make a sponge with warm water, yeast, some flour and vital gluten. Let it rest some minutes.
1:14 Then add olive oil, salt, some more flour and combine.
1:32 Gradually add flour, one tablespoon at a time until dough is soft but not too sticky.
1:42 Knead dough in stand mixer or by hand, until it is soft and elastic.
2:00 Let it rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
2:22 Divide the dough into balls and let it rest.
2:58 Then roll out pita rounds.
3:41 Bake pita in a very hot oven (550 degrees F in home oven) until nicely puffed up.
4:32 Make it on the stove using a hot cast iron skillet.
5:17 Make it on a wire roaster placed on the electric stove.

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