How to Make Homemade Pita Bread

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Babe: "Oh 😍 my first flatbreads, they are yummy" Read More


  • 1 cup warm water (not hot or boiling)
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast (or active dry)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)
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NutritionView more



Calories180Calories from Fat20
Total Fat1.5g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat20
Total Carbohydrate36g12%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Babe 9 days ago
Oh 😍 my first flatbreads, they are yummy
aisling b. 14 days ago
Really tasty pita and easy to make! Perfect for lunch or dipping! Mine didn’t puff up in the oven unfortunately but I might have rolled them too thin!
Colleen Hoggarth 28 days ago
The best pita bread I've ever tasted, my family loved it!
Cooked in stove, turned out good, not many pockets.
Alhajri0 12 Aug
The recipe is great.. I made mini chicken shawarma using the bread 👌🏼
ellie 25 Jul
They came out great, I added a teaspoon of sugar. Decieded to make on stove top on my cast iron skillet. Due to high heat needed for them to puff up or bubble. It made the house very smokey, had to use a fan in kitchen window to filter out smoke. Will try in oven next time.
Have made a few times now, and it’s always delicious!
The pita bread waa delicious.
Worked up very easy. Mine didn't blow up all that much but enough that I could separate them once I cut them in half. I used most of them to dip into a hummus Lamb dish called "Hummus with Ground Lamb and Toasted Pine Nuts" That is also on Yum so it didn't matter too much to me if the air bubble was there or not. Will make this again for sure!
These were very easy and really yummy. I cooked them in the oven and they were nice and soft with a little chew to them. They were perfect for my homemade gyros.
Norma M. 4 Apr
Used 1 cup bread flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, cut the salt to 1 teaspoon. Almost 2 hours and rising beautifully. Just finished cooking in oven, lovely! Making a lamb sandwich now. So easy and delicious. Will definitely make again. They looked like balloons in the oven.
ey eyey 27 Feb
My dough doubled in size, but I only had enough for four 8” pitas. The ones I did make, however, turned out incredible. There’s nothing like eating one of these freshly cooked.
Tia T. 3 Feb
Great recipe!! I utilized this recipe to make pita chips with homemade pitas. This recipe is easy and fast! Tastes good and has great texture once cooled! I used the baking method.
Karyn 1 Jan
These were excellent! I made them according to the directions in the recipe. I didn’t find them to be bland as some other reviews had stated. However I am a bit of a purist. Though I can see how you could change them up with garlic or rosemary or whatever your preference. I will be making these on the regular. So fast and easy!
M 21 Nov 2017
Easy to make. Fun to make. Haven't gotten past using them to make pita pizzas yet though. Looking forward to it!
Jacklyn Vanderpool 14 Oct 2017
Very good! I’d recommend adding just a touch more seasonings!
Radeyah H. 12 Oct 2017
They were very tasty and the recipe was very easy to follow.
Elaine Ashbridge 10 Jul 2017
Followed the recipe to a T , and they were the best ive made so far
Sarah S. 24 Jun 2017
The best pitas we've had! And very easy to make. Beats the chemical filled ones in the store 😁
Nancy F. 12 Mar 2017
I absolutely love these (so does my family). Not sure how many times I've made them but I haven't bought store-bought pita bread since I started.
Stela D. 21 Jan 2017
These pitas are dangerous. Just made them on the stovetop in a non-stick pan and my son coud not get enough. He advised me to put the rest in a safe otherwise we won't have any left for tomorrow.
Harry A. 11 Aug 2016
Never again will I buy pita bread from a store Very very good Next time I may add a little rosemary and garlic or whatever my heart desires at the moment It's my first recipe since I downloaded the app I can't wait to try more Harry
Jody K. 6 Jun 2016
These turned out perfectly. I won't be buying pitas from the store anytime soon! I used the stovetop method and they puffed up just as beautifully as could be.