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Homemade Pita Bread

Easy and delicious homemade traditional Greek Pita Bread – you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought version again!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 -10 pita breads


  • 1 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 10 fluid oz lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 ⅓ cups stone ground whole wheat flour 18 oz
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Place yeast, water, and sugar into bowl of electric mixer or large mixing bowl and stir gently.
  • Add olive oil, flour, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • With the dough hook, knead 5-7 minutes on low speed. Alternatively, knead by hand until dough is smooth.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place a towel over the top. Let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).
  • Once dough has doubled, divide into 8-10 pieces. Form each piece into a ball and allow to rest 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, roll each ball into a flat circle approximately 6 inches in diameter. Rest flattened dough for 15 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, place an empty baking pan in oven and preheat oven to 500ºF.
  • Place 2-4 dough circles onto preheated baking pan and bake 2-3 minutes. Flip the pita and bake for another 1-2 minute, or until lightly golden. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Transfer hot pita breads onto a plate and cover immediately with a dry kitchen towel to keep them soft.
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