You don’t have to be a pro baker to make homemade pita bread.
In fact, you need zero baking skills because this recipe for homemade pita bread is beyond easy!
Whether you are in a pinch and need pita bread or just prefer to make all your bread homemade, this is the recipe for you!
As with all my recipes, this one requires basic ingredients, minimal effort, and delivers big on taste!
What Foods Do I Use Pita Bread With?
Homemade Pita bread is perfect to wrap around veggie sandwiches, use for personal-sized pizzas, for breakfast with eggs, and so much more.
You can make the pita bread and freeze it.
Plus, you can my Pita bread can be made super fast in the Air Fryer or in a pan on your stove.
Any food you want goes with Pita bread.
There are no special tools needed to make homemade pita bread, so it’s simple and classic!
Homemade Pita Bread
Basic Ingredients For Homemade Pita Bread
Creamy + Thick
Yogurt is the item that makes this homemade pita bread amazing.
Not only does it soften the texture and make it tender.
Additionally, the yogurt activates the baking soda, which you guessed there’s baking soda in this recipe!
Water + The Water Prep Makes A Difference
Every recipe out there has its own idea of how to add water.
Since I’ve made this recipe about 13 dozen times (really way more), I can tell you from experience what water must be!
Water in this homemade pita bread recipe must be boiled, then lightly cooled.
The Five Letter Ingredient You Run From, but Don’t!
Yes friends I use yeast in my recipe.
It’s not going to be hard and you will NOT fail unless you use expired yeast!
Trust me, I’ve ruined more bread before I understood how to use yeast but I will show you how to make it work without even trying!
Kitchen Essentials You’ll Need To Make Homemade Pita Bread
First and foremost please don’t freak out before you read on.
As long as you have a:
- mixing bowl
- wood spoon
- rolling pin
- frying pan with a lid for your stove
you can make this recipe!
Naturally, the more items you have in your kitchen, the easier this gets but we can work with those bare minimum kitchen essentials!
The Rolled Dough
See what the Homemade Pita Bread dough looks like rolled out?
Just so you know, the dough will be THIN when you roll it and it should be.
The pita bread will PUFF up when you cook it!
The Frying Pan Method
I’ve made this homemade pita bread with my frying pan so many times.
While it is easy as can be, I prefer a different method for cooking these.
What I will tell you is that you will need a NONSTICK frying pan.
The lid will help to keep this dough soft and then it turns out with a nicer texture.
You will be flipping your pita bread halfway through cooking.
Your stovetop may get a bit ‘floured’ but the pita bread is so amazing it won’t matter.
Homemade Pita Bread In Your Air Fryer
I’ve perfected this method and it’s easy because you toss in the Pita, and let it cook.
You can flip it, but you don’t have to!
Naturally, I will suggest preheating your air fryer.
Plus, the more you make, the faster the air frying goes, because it is heated up beautifully
The Homemade Pita Bread Dough
Overall, the longest part of the pita bread is the dough rising.
Now, you don’t want to skip this process.
Generally, I allow it to rise just an hour, but in the best pita bread processing, let it double (about 2 hours).
To achieve the best RISE, cover dough after it’s made, and toss it in a covered bowl (plastic wrap).
Allow the dough to rest in a cool oven with nothing more than the oven light on.
Recipe For Pita Bread
- Air Fryer, mixing bowl, wooden spoon, rolling pin, fry pan
- 4 ½ c All Purpose Flour
- 2 ¼4 tsp Instant Yeast
- 1 c Water Boiled and slightly cooled
- 2 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt iodized