These days it can be difficult to go grocery shopping without falling prey to the countless snacks and finger foods lining the isles. This can make it hard to cut out or reduce processed foods, especially when those cool ranch Doritos are currently on sale! While giving in once in a blue-moon, and treating yourself to a bag of processed junk is not the end of the world, what if I told you there was an easy and healthier way to satisfy your chip craving!?
Baked homemade pita chips are the go-to ‘chip’ in our house when a craving for something crunchy and salty hits.These healthy oven baked chips also double as a great after school snack when served with some crudites!
The great thing about these healthy pita chips is that the flavoring is entirely up to you! As long as you keep a basic list of spices in your kitchen pantry, you can re-create almost all of the ‘store bought’ flavors yourself.
Looking for something even heartier as a snack? Dip your oven baked pita chips in some garlic hummus,or a homemade tomato salsa! Pita chips and hummus are a personal favorite of mine!
Homemade Pita Chips – From Scratch
If you want to make these baked homemade pita chips as healthy as possible, consider making your own pita bread from scratch at home!
Otherwise simply buy a bag or two of pita bread (whole wheat or white is fine, its just a taste preference) at the store. The pita can be frozen in bulk, (before being turned into chips) for use in other recipes. I add grilled pita bread brushed with garlic butter as a side to lasagna to cut out the carb heavy white bread.
After you’ve chosen your pita bread, simply cut it into wedges using a sharp chefs knife. It’s easiest to cut into 1/8ths but you could easily cut strips or large squares depending on your mood!
Pre heat your oven to 375F and if using butter( olive or coconut oil may also be used) melt it now. Clarified butter is ideal for making these homemade pita chips, as it adds a hint of flavor besides any other seasonings you might choose..
Lay the cut pita chips on a parchment or Silpat(affiliate) lined sheet pan and brush both sides with the butter or oil.
This is where the fun begins! At this point in your snack prep you can decide if you want flavoured chips, or plain baked pita chips.
Homemade Pita Chip Seasonings
If you plan on eating these homemade pita chips withput a dip or salasa of sone kind, you can use one of the following seasoning mixes to spice up this easy homemade snack.
Simple sprinkle the spice mix of your choice on the cut up and greased pita chips. The fat will help the seasoning stick to the baked chips and also help crisp them up.
Try these popular seasonings, or create your own!
2 Tbsp Smoked paprika or regular paprika
1/2 Tbsp Garlic powder
1 Tbsp Onion powder
1 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Brown sugar
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Dried chopped chives
1/2 Tbsp Dried Dill
1/2 Tbsp Buttermilk Powder (optional)
1.5 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Cayenne
1 tsp Black Pepper
Sprinkle the seasoning mix on the pita chips and place in a pre-heated 350F oven for 10 minutes.
Once the baked pita chips start to darken, take them out, and let them cool! They are now ready to eat. Serve them to your kids as a healthy after school snack with hummus and vegetable sticks, or indulge in them yourself, with a creamy tzatziki dip or salsa!
Yields 4 servings
Homemade pita chips are an easy and healthy snack great for after school or simply when a chip craving hits. Serve with hummus or homemade salsa!
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
5 based on 1 review(s)
- 1 package of whole wheat or white pita bread
- 2 Tbsp Clarified Butter or oil
- 2 Tbsp Smoked paprika or regular paprika
- 1/2 Tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 1 tsp Brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Tbsp Dried chopped chives
- 1/2 Tbsp Dried Dill
- 1/2 Tbsp Buttermilk Powder (optional)
- White pepper
- 1.5 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Cayenne
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Pre-heat your oven to 350F
- Cut the pita bread into 1/8th wedges or any shape chip you like
- Lay out the cut up pita bread on a parchment or silpat lined sheetpan. Brush the pita bread with the clarified butter or oil.
- Sprinkle your seasoning of choice over the chips.
- Bake the homemade pita chips at 350F for 10 minutes or until they start to brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Customize the flavoring of these homemade oven baked pita chips by creating your own spice mix or using one of the mixes listed above!
Some of the links in this post lead to affiliate sites through which Earth, Food, and Fire may earn a small commission (at no increased cost to you) should you make a purchase. This allows us to stay online and keep creating awesome content! For more info check the Affiliate Disclaimer. All advice, and opinions are based on observations in my own garden.
© 2017, Markus Mueller. All rights reserved. Please contact Earth, Food, and Fire, if you wish to use any media or other content contained on this site.