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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Updated: 2 days ago

I don't know about you, but I like a soft bread, and it's hard to find that when you use wheat in a recipe. However, I've found a way to make a delicious soft whole wheat pita bread. Follow the ingredients and directions and you'll be enjoying this soft pita bread.

Whole Wheat Pita Bread


  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 packet instant yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoon

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a mixing bowl add the warm water, yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. Stir to combine and let it set for 15 minutes, or until it is foamy on top.

  2. Stir into the mixture the olive oil and salt.

  3. Begin to add the all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour a little at a time while stirring in between.

  4. Place the dough onto a clean and lightly floured surface, and begin to knead the dough. for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Add a little flour to the surface if the dough is too sticky, and continue kneading. You want the dough to be tacky when you touch it, but not to where it sticks to your hand or the surface.

  6. Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough in it. Place plastic wrap or a towel on top and lt it sit for about 45 minutes, or until the dough doubles in size.

  7. Punch down the dough and divide it into 8 pieces that are the same size.

  8. Roll the pieces into balls and cover with a towel and let it sit for 15 minutes.

  9. Roll our the balls onto a lightly floured surface. You want them to be about 7” wide and 1/4” thick.

  10. Let the disks sit for 15 minutes. This resting time helps them to puff up as you cook them, so don't skip this part!

  11. Preheat a non-stick pan or iron skillet on a medium heat. Lightly brush it with olive oil to keep the dough not to stick to the pan.

  12. Place the dough on the heated pan and let it sit for about 30 seconds to a minute until you see it bubbling, then flip the pita and cook for 1-2 more minutes more.

  13. It should puff up, then flip it back over to cook for another minutes.

By adding the yeast with the warm water, sugar and some flour helps to activate the yeast. The sugar feeds the yeast and helps it to rise even more rapidly. Make sure your water is not to hot or cold, or this will affect your bread. Add water that is about 100 degrees F.

The time allows the yeast to activate and grow rapidly, which will help our bread be nice and light. You will notice that the dough doubles in size as you let it rest for about 45 minutes.

Each of these steps helps the dough to rise and become more light when it's time to cook them.

This is the most important step to helping your bread to be light and airy. You'll notice and you cook the last pieces of dough that they puff up even better than the first few. This is because they have had plenty of time to rest on the counter. Give them time to rest and it will pay off.

Here is a nice example of how the bread will puff up in your pan as you cook it. Beautiful!

Take a look at that rise! This is what happens as you let the discs rise on the counte just before cooking them.

Click on the link here or picture below to pair this pita bread with a super creamy and smooth hummus recipe. Make it loaded hummus!

Do you prefer homemade bread or store bought?

  • Homemade!

  • Store bought!

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This is my go to recipe for pita bread now. It's great because there's some whole wheat in it which feels better than just all white. Could you do a video showing how to make it though? That'd be helpful.



Wow, I've never tried making pita bread but this was the best I've had. I'll be making it again. It's a little time consuming, but so is making bread.



You're right about letting it sit on the counter for at least 15 minutes before cooking it. It really puffs up after that. Perfect.



I'm so excited for this one, and homemade all the way! Nice.

Kylee Melo

That's great!

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