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Whole Grain Homemade Pita Bread


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pitas 1x

Description

This whole grain homemade pita bread requires less than 10 minutes of hands-on prep work. Use these for sandwiches, chips, and more!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup milled flaxseed (or mill your own in a coffee grinder)
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix with a spatula until a rough ball is formed.
  2. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and turn on to the lowest setting. Slowly raise the speed to medium, adding more water or flour as necessary to get a dough ball that is just slightly sticky to touch. Knead for 6 minutes at medium speed. When kneading is complete, remove the dough hook. Place the bowl in a warm spot, cover it with a towel, and allow the dough to double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 500°F, with a pizza stone if available.
  4. Separate the dough into 8 equal parts. Shape each section into a small ball. On a floured surface, roll each dough ball into a circle using a rolling pin; make each circle about 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick and 7” in diameter.
  5. Place the dough circles on the pizza stone (or on the oven grates). Bake for 2 minutes on one side, then flip and bake for 2 more minutes. Watch for the dough to puff up as it bakes!
  6. Remove the pita from the oven, gently compress the puffed bread, and wrap in a tea towel while still warm. Place the towel in a bag for about 15 minutes to capture the steam and allow for a naturally soft and chewy pita.
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: homemade pita bread, whole wheat pita bread, pita bread recipe