Tasty Tuesday: Pita Chips

 

pita bread cut into triangles

Pita chips seem to be a popular item in grocery stores right now. I see various brands and flavors displayed at stores more frequently now than I have in the past. My kids really enjoy pita chips, however a bag of them goes rather quickly and is kind of pricey. So we’ve been experimenting with making our own! Homemade pita chips are super easy to make. The prep work only takes a few minutes and they bake in about 10 minutes. The added bonus is you can make organic and/or whole wheat pita chips which are hard to find in the ready-made brands. It’s typically much cheaper to make your own pita chips, you have more control over the ingredients, and homemade pita chips are ‘heartier’ than store bought brands making it a more substantial snack for your little ones.

Ingredients:

Pita bread

Oil (you can use any type of oil you like…Olive oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, canola oil, etc)

Seasonings: Now this is the part where you get to have fun and be creative! You can flavor your homemade pita chips any way you’d like. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Cumin, salt, and chili pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • All purpose seasoning (Braggs make a good one)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutritional yeast

Baking in the oven

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut pita into triangle shape wedges. (Tip: Use a pair of kitchen shears). Drizzle with oil. Use enough oil to generously coat your pita bread. Sprinkle with seasoning to taste. Mix pita bread to thoroughly coat with oil and seasoning. Spread on baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes.

Yummy cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Voila! Yummy, homemade pita chips are really that simple! Pair with some hummus and raw veggies and you have a delicious, healthy snack or light lunch. You can also follow the same process to make your own bagel chips!

If you try making your own pita or bagel chips I would love to hear what flavor you made and if your family enjoyed them. 🙂
-Sarah
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