Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread
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  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal


  1. Stir together yeast, honey and 1/2 cup of warm water ina large bow; stir until dissolved.
  2. Let stand for about 10 minutes; until water is frothy.
  3. Combine flours in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk 1/2 cup flour mixture into yeast mixture until smooth.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in bulk and bubbly; about 45 minutes.
  6. Stir in oil, salt and remaining 3/4 cup warm water and remaining flour mixture into yeast mixture until a dough forms.
  7. Knead dough on floured surface (or with a Kitchen Aid mixer), adding just enough additional flour to form a smooth elastic ball; about 8 minutes.
  8. Form dough into a ball, transfer to an oiled large bowl, and turn to coat with oil.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk; about 1 hour.
  10. Lightly sprinkle corn meal on two baking sheets or pizza peel.
  11. Once doubled, punch down and cut into 8 pieces.
  12. Flatten balls on floured surface, then roll out into a 6 1/2 to 7 inch round. .
  13. Transfer rounds to baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal.
  14. Cover with non terry cloth towels and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  15. Place baking stone (or cookie sheet) on rack in the lower third of oven and preheat oven to 500°F .
  16. Tramsfer 4 pitas, one at a time, to the preheat baking stone. (Pitas can also be baked directly on an oven rack.).
  17. Bake until puffed and pale golden, about 2 minutes.
  18. Turn over with tongs and bake for 2 minute more.
  19. Cool pitas on a rack for 2 minutes, then stack and wrap looslely in a kitchen towel to keep warm.
  20. Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up.
  21. Storing Pita Bread:.
  22. Pitas can be baked up to a week in advance and frozen. . To Freeze be sure to wrap in foil, and place in a sealed plastic bag and seal, and freeze. Thaw, still wrapped, before reheating. Heat wrapped in foil for 10 - 12 minutes in a 350º F oven.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 270.92 Kcal (1134 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.42g 13%
Sodium 349.51mg 15%
Potassium 103.14mg 2%
Total Carbs 42.39g 14%
Sugars 0.79g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 6%
Protein 6.24g 12%
Iron 2.8mg 15%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.75 Kcal (1100 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.17g 13%
Sodium 338.96mg 15%
Potassium 100.02mg 2%
Total Carbs 41.11g 14%
Sugars 0.77g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 6%
Protein 6.05g 12%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 12.6mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.8
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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