The Basics: Homemade Pita Chips

Flakey kosher salt is the best on my homemade chips- No broken chips here

One of my biggest pet peeves is opening a very expensive bag of store bought pita chips and finding half the bag is filled with broken pieces of chips. Ugh! Anyone else? Store bought pita chips are expensive and you are stuck with whatever flavors are in stock. Baking your own pita chips means super crispy chips, perfect flavor and not a single broken piece. It costs about half as much to make your own from fresh pita bread compared to a single bag of store bought chips.

Give these a try.

All you need is fresh pita bread, a spray bottle of olive oil and whatever seasonings you like. It’s quick, simple and I’ll bet you’ll never buy another bag of chips again.

Enjoy!

For a fast way to coat the chips- spray on olive oil.

HomeMade Pita Chips

  • 1 bag of fresh pita bread

  • 1 can olive oil spray

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp Kosher salt

Garlic, cumin and salt is my favorite blend- but try what you like as well.

Method- Prep time- 5 minutes. Baking time- 20 minutes makes about 60 chips

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the seasonings (salt, cumin and garlic powder) and set aside. With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, slice the pita bread into triangles. Spread out half the sliced pita bread onto a rimmed baking sheet.
    Generously coat the triangles with the olive oil spray. If you do not have olive oil spray, you can brush on olive oil with a pastry brush.
    Liberally sprinkle the seasonings over the olive oil coated bread.
  • Bake at 425 degrees on the middle rack of the oven for 18-20 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Set aside to cool.
    Repeat with remaining bread.

    Chips stay fresh in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 7-8 days.
  • Serve with your favorite hummus or Tzatziki- see my recipe here.
Slice the pita bread into wedges
Spread the triangles out on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with olive oil and seasonings
I love cumin and garlic, but you can season your chips anyway you like. Just be sure to add lots of salt.

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