Pita Bread (Vegan)

Pretty much all pita bread is vegan, so don’t stress out! I was looking at pictures of my friend’s vacation to Spain and France the other day. I remembered them going to Greece last year and telling me how different and unbelievably delicious homemade pita bread is……which meant I had to give it a try for myself!

I perused Pinterest and stumbled across Sue with The View from Great Island and her recipe blog. She had a super simple pita bread recipe, so I decided to give it a whirl! Thank you Sue!

Full How To Video

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • Directions:
    1. Mix your yeast and warm water together in the bowl of a stand mixer and let sit for about 5 minutes until it starts to bloom.
      While your yeast is activating, mix your flour and salt together and measure out your EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
      Mix your EVOO into your yeast and water mixture once it becomes frothy. While your mixer is on with the dough hook attachment, add the flour and salt mixture a little at a time until fully combined.
      Once the dough starts to come together, let the mixer go for about 5 minutes, as this is kneading the dough for you.
      Form the dough into a rough ball shape and put in a greased bowl; then cover with cling wrap. Let the dough rise for about an hour, depending on the temperature in your house. The dough should have doubled in size.
      Once your dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8 equal pieces.
      Roll each section into a rough ball shape and begin rolling out with a rolling pin. You will want to start in the middle of the dough and roll out and then keep turning the dough to make a fairly even circle. If it’s not perfect, who cares?! The more natural it is, the more artisan it looks, right?
      Preheat a pan on the stove on medium heat.
      Spray pan with a cooking spray.
      Place one dough circle onto the pan for 30 seconds and then flip and let sit for 1 minute, then flip again and cook for another minute.
      Repeat with all dough circles.
      Keep your completed pitas wrapped in a clean dish towel while you finish the rest so that they stay warm and become soft.
      Store leftovers in plastic baggies.
      Enjoy!

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