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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8
Calories 123 kcal


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour plus 3/4 cups for kneading and rolling
  • 2 tsp activated dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp turbinado sugar (can use white or brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Add yeast and sugar to warm water (Between 105 and 115 degrees F) and stir well, let sit for 5 minutes to activate in a large bowl
  • Add salt, oil and 2 cups whole wheat flour and mix with hands until a ball of dough forms. It will feel slightly wet so you can add a little more flour until it comes together and you can knead it a few times. (This is why recipe calls for an extra 3/4 cup flour for kneading)
  • Cover bowl with a clean, damp dish towel. Put in a warm place and let sit for 2 hours to proof.
  • Preheat oven and sheet pan at 375 degrees.
  • Take dough ball and put on lightly floured cutting board or counter and divide in 8 smaller balls. Roll out flat with a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick and 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • Place pita breads on hot sheet pan in preheated oven for 12 mins. Flip once halfway.


Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 440mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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