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Peppy's Pita Bread

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"It's easy to make homemade pita-style bread in your own oven using this easy-to-follow recipe."
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3 h 20 m servings 191
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 pitas)


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  1. Place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
  3. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack. Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 191 calories; 2.2 36.8 5.1 0 293 Full nutrition

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Very good pita bread. I don't have a bread machine so I made the dough using a kitchenaid mixer. It came out really puffy with a nice pocket inside. The trick to a nice pocket is to not over han...

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I'm not an expert at making breads from scratch so maybe that was my problem. We loved the recipe "Chicken Tikki Tenders" from this site so much that my boyfriend requests them regularly now. I ...

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Very good pita bread. I don't have a bread machine so I made the dough using a kitchenaid mixer. It came out really puffy with a nice pocket inside. The trick to a nice pocket is to not over han...

I like the use of bread maker in this recipe, it cuts the work in half. The only thing I changed in this recipe was a way of baking the bread. I cooked it in the teflon frying pan on the stov...

I have never made pita bread before, and was very impressed with how well it turned out. As I do not have a bread machine, I had to do it by hand by first proofing the yeast with the water and s...

I have made this recipe a few times now. I use half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. My husband prefers the taste of these to the store bought brands, even though the first batch ...

I'm THRILLED w/ these pitas! Just made them this morning and had friends over for lunch and we enjoyed tuna salad in them. I replaced applesauce for oil, 1 pkt of equal for sugar and used 50% wh...

Great recipe! Both me and my hubby loved it. It's the first recipe I tried where the pockets could actually hold anything inside. Much better than store bought. I brushed some olive oil on a few...

Very good pitas! Per others, I added an extra tsp of salt but now wished I wouldn't have...I personally didn't think it needed it esspecially since I added a tsp of onion powder. I don't have a ...

These are unreal! i just have some things to add that will make this a lot easier. Firstly i put all the dry ingredients(including the yeast and pure whole wheat flour)in my kitchenaid bowl and ...

Very good! Relatively easy to make, though a *little* time consuming. I added 1 cup whole wheat flour and cut the all purpose flour to 2 cups. They were tasty and puffed up nicely. My kids love ...