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.
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!
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.
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!
- 5 Whole Wheat Pitas, cut into 8 triangles
- 4 Tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of dry basil
- sea salt for seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix olive oil, basil, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Place pita triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat, brush one side with the olive oil mixture.
- Bake pita bread for 8-10 minutes, until slightly browned.
- Remove from oven and let cool.