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Mini Pita Bread

Making homemade Mini Pita Bread is fun and easy! A simple dough is rolled and baked in a hot oven where it puffs up creating the signature pocket for filling. This recipe makes 16 small or mini pita bread loaves.

Homemade Mini Pita Bread

Pita bread is one of the easiest breads to make.

Not to mention fun, delicious and so much better than store-bought. This recipe call for simple ingredients, like; yeast, sugar, bread flour and salt, however, the real magic happens in the oven. The heat of the oven will puff the center of bread which ends up being the pita pocket. So cool.

However you don’t have to stuff these mini pitas if you don’t want too. Recently, I made these and served them torn with hummus and tabbouleh. INCREDIBLE! The exterior is slightly crisp and yet the interior is deliciously soft. This recipe may ruin you for all future pitas – I’m just saying.

ingredients for Homemade Mini Pita Bread

To Make These Mini Pita Bread You Will Need:

  • sugar
  • water
  • yeast
  • unbleached bread flour
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt

sugar, water and yeast in mixing bowl

Dissolve 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sugar in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm (not too hot) water. Sprinkle in 1 and 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast and set aside for 5 to 8 minutes to activate the yeast.

activated yeast

After the 5 to 8 minutes, the mixture should be foamy.

activated yeast in mixing bowl

Attach the bowl to your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment.

gradually add flour

With the mixer on low, gradually add in 3 cups bread flour.

olive oil

1 tablespoon olive oil.

salt

And 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

dough just combined

Once the dough is just about combined, swap the paddle attachment for the dough hook.

switch to dough hook and knead 6 minutes

With your mixer on low, “knead” the dough for 6 minutes.

transfer to oiled bowl

After the dough has been kneaded, add a splash of olive oil into a large bowl. Shape the dough into a ball and transfer to the bowl with the oil. Coat the dough in the oil and use it to grease the sides of the bowl.

cover and rise

Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

deflate

When the dough has risen, use your clean hands to press the air out of the dough.

cut into 16 equal pieces

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a uniform log and cut in half lengthwise. Then divide both strips in half, and then in half again, repeating until you have 16 pieces.

roll into a ball

Shape into a ball and roll until smooth.

cover with clean towel and rest 15 min

Place on parchment paper lined sheet pan, cover with a clean towel and repeat with remaining pieces. Let rest for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 475°. And set a wire rack into a rimmed metal baking pan.

roll out to 4 inches in diameter

On a lightly floured surface, work in batches, rolling each round out roughly 4-inches in diameter.

transfer to wire wrack in pan

Transfer to wire rack. Roll out the rest and place between layers of clean kitchen towels.

baked

Once the rack is filled, slide pan into your preheated oven and bake 4 to 5 minutes. Use tongs to turn them over and bake for an additional 2 to 3 minutes OR until the edges are golden and both the tops and bottoms are fully cooked. Transfer to a clean sheet pan and cover with a couple kitchen towels or large flour sack towel. The steam that escapes will help soften the pita bread.

Homemade Mini Pita Bread

Repeat with the remaining rolled out pita dough rounds.

Homemade Mini Pita Bread

See? So easy!

What To Do with Mini Pita Bread?

There is so many ways to enjoy pita bread. They can be stuffed, torn and dipped into dips like hummus or baba ghanoush. They are great as crust for flatbread or pizza and day old pita can be torn into pieces and turned into croutons for fattoush salad. 

Homemade Mini Pita Bread

Enjoy! And if you give this Mini Pita Bread recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Homemade Mini Pita Bread

Homemade Mini Pita Bread
Yield: 16 mini pitas

Mini Pita Bread Recipe

This Mini Pita Bread Recipe is simple and yields tender, crisp pita bread perfect for stuffing. Use to make small sandwiches, crumble into fattoush salads, mini pizzas or for dipping in hummus and tabbouleh.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for bowl
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) add sugar and dissolve with warm water. Sprinkle in yeast and let sit for 5 to 8 minutes to activate the yeast.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour, then the olive oil and salt. Once this has just about combined, switch over to a dough hook. With your mixer on low speed, knead for 6 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add a splash of olive oil. Shape the dough into a ball and transfer to the bowl. Coat the dough in the oil and use it to grease the sides of the bowl.
  4. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a log and cut in half lengthwise. Then divide both strips in half, and then in half again, repeating until you have 16 pieces.
  6. Shape into a ball and roll until smooth. Place on parchment paper lined sheet pan, cover with a clean towel and repeat with remaining pieces. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 475°. And set a wire rack into a rimmed metal baking pan.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, work in batches, rolling each round out 4-inches in diameter, transfer to wire rack. Once the rack is filled, slide pan into your preheated oven and bake 4 to 5 minutes. Turn over and bake for an additional 2 to 3 minutes OR until the edges are golden and the tops and bottoms are fully cooked.
  9. Remove transfer mini pitas to a clean pan and cover with a new towel. Repeat with remaining dough.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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