Homemade Baked Pita Chips

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A classic recipe, crispy Homemade Baked Pita Chips, a healthy recipe must have for the new year!

Hurray! It’s the first officially weekend of 2015 and I can’t wait to get some stuff done.

I’ve been going through my Whitney English Day Designer the past few days and have been loving it.

Her planner is designed to help you focus on your passions (the things that make your heart sing), your powers (the things you are good at), your principles (those non-negotiable things in life), your purpose (the light that you were meant to share with the world). She has you go through a series of worksheets so that you can find out what each of those things I just listed are and then how to focus on those things through the year, month, and day instead of getting sucked into the things that don’t.

A staple! Crispy Baked Pita Chips .. a healthy snack for the new year! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com | #recipes

To live with purpose, to live being proactive instead of reactive.

If anything, going through the worksheets has helped me nail down more of who I am as a person, what I’m passionate about, and left me more encouraged! I highly recommend the planner if you’re on the lookout for one!

A staple! Crispy Baked Pita Chips .. a healthy snack for the new year! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com | #recipes

Ok, so, on to the food! Since it is 2015 and most people have a resolution to eat healthier I thought I would start out with a healthy snack option!

Homemade Baked Pita Chips!

I have been working on my pita chips for years now and I think I finally nailed it. What was I doing wrong? Well, I would put the pita bread under the broiler so the bread would get browned but not crunchy, which turned into a brown semi-soft chip. And let’s be honest nobody likes soft chip.

The other thing I was doing wrong; I would drizzle the olive oil on the bread which ended up with uneven seasoning.

A staple! Crispy Baked Pita Chips .. a healthy snack for the new year! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com | #recipes

So in order to fix my pita bread fails, I brushed the seasoned olive oil onto the bread which meant even seasoning and baked the bread at a high temperature which led to crunch chips, it left a nice pretty browned look on top too.

Because these Pita Chips are seasoned they have a enough flavor to be eaten alone but also would be great with hummus or salsa. Best part is they take 10 minutes to make and you can reap the benefits with a healthy on the go snack!

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Homemade Baked Pita Chips

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups or 40 chips
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients

  • 5 Whole Wheat Pitas, cut into 8 triangles
  • 4 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • sea salt for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, basil, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Place pita triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat, brush one side with the olive oil mixture.
  4. Bake pita bread for 8-10 minutes, until slightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.

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17 Responses
  1. karen

    I thought I read you bake first then brush on the olive oil..In directions you write brush with olive oil before you bake. I like the idea of putting it on after baking 🙂

  2. Sherwood

    I hadn’t intended on making these this past weekend, but I’d made a note to do a price check on whole wheat pitas to get an idea of how expensive they were. I expected them to be pricey. But much to my surprise I could get a bag of 6 for less then $2! So I snagged some. And made this. The hardest part was getting them arranged to fit on our two pans so I wouldn’t have to do multiple batches. It was a tight fit, but I managed. 🙂 I slopped all the oil/herb mix on the chips (I’d hate to waste, and hoped they wouldn’t turn out oily and gross–they didn’t). Even at the minimum time, one pan of these came out really dark. I was worried they’d taste burnt, but they didn’t! Just super crispy. My boyfriend described them as “like crack” and demanded they be taken away from him after five or six “one more” trips into the container. They’ve been tried with homemade guacamole as well as split pea soup but are also amazing just by themselves. I don’t know if it’s necessary, but I’ve been storing these in containers with rice at the bottom in hopes of keeping them crisp. I’d read of other bloggers doing that with roasted chickpeas to keep them crunchy… Days after, they are still nice and crispy. No idea if it’s the rice. Anyway. I think these are going to become a staple. They’re so easy to make and so cheap! And so healthy! Thank you so much for the recipe!!

    1. haha… this comment just made my day! I love that your boyfriend said they are “like crack”!!! And I’d have to agree, they are addicting for sure. Glad they came out so well and genius idea on storing them with the rice.. I will definitely do that next time I make them! So glad they are on your “staple” list, hurray! Thanks Sherwood!

  3. KimS

    So great! I split my pitas and cut into strips…had quite a bit of olive oil mixture left over (making them even more healthy?)

    1. Yup! If you had extra olive oil just discard, you definitely don’t need it. I think I had a bite left over as well. So glad you liked them!

  4. Wendi

    I had some “day old” pitas that I didn’t want to go to waste so I just made these pita chips and they are good! I added some onion powder and doubled the garlic powder for added flavor. I had full sized pitas and mini pitas. Because the mini’s are thinner, they crisped up beyond what I would have wanted but like Sherwood said, they didn’t taste burnt, just extra crunchy. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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