Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Easy Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes

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This quick and easy homemade pita chips recipe will make you super crunchy baked pita crisps that are made within minutes. They’re perfect for scooping up dips such a hummus, baba ghanoush, guacamole, and salsas, or using in the Arabic salad fattoush. They’re also versatile – brush them with olive oil flavoured with spices or herbs to complement any dip.

If you’re having people over on the weekend – or if you’re just hanging out at home and looking for something new to nibble on – why don’t you try our quick and easy homemade pita chips recipe?

Our recipe will make you super crunchy baked pita crisps that are made within minutes – 20 minutes maximum to be precise. They’re fantastic as a vehicle for scooping up homemade dips such as hummus, baba ghanoush, our butter bean dip, guacamole, and salsas.

These pita chips are also perfect in the Arabic salad that you’ll find right across the Arab world, but particularly in Lebanon, called fattoush – or a ‘village salad’ or ‘peasant salad’ – and we’re sharing a recipe for fattoush this weekend.

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Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes

If you love making things from scratch as much as we do – everything tastes better from scratch, doesn’t it? – then you’re going to love this super-easy homemade pita chips recipe as it’s such a cinch and it’s comes together so quickly.

As regular readers know, we love making homemade dips – you’ll find our collection of dips recipes on the link, above – and Terence loves making crackers from his sourdough discard. Or rather, I love the crackers that he makes from his sourdough discard!

As we approach the end of year holiday season, I like to experiment with recipes for finger food and nibbles and bite-sized snacks. Last year I recreated the cheese straws I used to make as a kid.

I’ve been making food from Turkey and the Middle East recently, just because we’re missing eating the food from that part of the world so much, which explains this homemade pita chips recipe. It’s perfect with all those wonderful Middle Eastern dips.

Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Tips to Making this Easy Homemade Pita Chips Recipe

Just a few tips to making this homemade pita chips recipe for crunchy baked pita crisps as it’s super easy and it really is made within minutes – 20 minutes!

If your oven is anything like our oven, the longest part of this process of making these pita chips is actually heating the oven!

There’s just two of us, so I only use two pieces of pita bread, which makes 24 pita chips, but obviously if you want to make a bigger batch, just double or triple or quadruple that amount.

I also don’t make big batches of these pita chips because they’re so easy to make and while they will last a while in an airtight container, we prefer to make them fresh as they’re extra crispy straight out of the oven.

Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Do use a good quality extra virgin olive oil and combine it with your seasoning and spices in a small bowl (don’t sprinkle the spices on separately, as they’ll distribute more evenly on your pita crisps if in the olive oil. You really don’t need to use a lot of olive oil, just brush it on lightly.

I like to use onion powder, garlic powder and white pepper as the foundation and then I’ll use different spices and herbs depending on what I’m serving the pita chips with, but I find that ground paprika works with most dips.

I’ll lift the heat with chilli powder or chilli flakes or use ground cumin or five spice or dried oregano depending on the dip. Just go easy with the spices and especially the coarse sea salt. Sprinkle the salt on after you brush the pita pieces with olive oil. Enjoy!

Homemade Pita Chips Recipe

Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Easy Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes

This quick and easy homemade pita chips recipe will make you super crunchy baked pita crisps that are made within minutes. They’re perfect for scooping up dips such a hummus, baba ghanoush, guacamole, and salsas, or using in the Arabic salad fattoush. They’re also versatile – brush them with olive oil flavoured with spices or herbs to complement the dip. Stored in an air-tight container, they’ll stay crunchy for days – if they last that long!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings made with recipe24 Pieces
Calories 28 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pita bread rounds
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground paprika – or cumin - chilli flakes or oregano or your favourite spice or herb
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat your oven to 220°C (430°F).
  • Slice the two pieces of pita bread in half, put two halves on top of the others, then slice them in half again, so you have quarters, then slice each quarter into thirds, so 12 pita wedges per piece or 24 in total.
  • Pour the extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl, add the ground paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, and white pepper, and stir to combine.
  • Line a baking tray with foil and lay the pita bread wedges out on the tray so they’re not overlapping.
  • Dip a pastry brush into the bowl of seasoned olive oil and brush each pita wedge, then sprinkle the coarse sea salt over all of the wedges.
  • Slide the tray into the oven and bake for 5 minutes or so until the top side is golden brown, the slide the tray out, use tongs to turn the pita chips all over, brush the other side (don’t sprinkle with salt) and return the tray to the oven for another few minutes.
  • Remove the tray of pita chips and set them aside cool. Serve when you like with your favourite homemade dips, but if you’re storing them make sure they cool down completely and keep them in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 69mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.2mg

Please do let us know if you make this homemade pita chips recipe as we’d love to hear how it turned out for you.

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2 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Pita Chips Recipe for Crunchy Baked Pita Crisps Made in Minutes”

  1. Well, this is a better way of not wasting old pita bread when it’s too late to keep trying to revive them in the microwave… Perfect for hummus!5 stars

  2. Hi Jane, it’s an excellent use of stale pita bread and the pita chips stay crisp for weeks if you keep them in a sealed jar or container. Not that our’s last that long as we make lots of hummus :)

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