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That's a wrap! This is the ultimate pita flatbread recipe to fold around falafel or shawarma. Learn how to make pita bread in whole wheat and naan styles once you master the classic.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl stir together first three ingredients (through salt); add the water and oil. Beat with a mixer on low or stir until combined. Using the hook attachment, beat on low (or knead by hand) 3 to 5 minutes to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour or water as needed.

  • Transfer dough to a greased bowl, turning to grease surface of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down. Divide into six portions; shape into balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll balls into 7- to 8-inch circles. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add dough circles, one at a time, and cook 45 to 60 seconds or until surface is bubbly and bottom is browned. Turn bread; cook 30 seconds more or until bottom is browned. If bread browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium-high.

Whole Wheat Pita Flatbread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.Per Serving: same as above except: 187 calories, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fiber, 10% iron

Naan Bread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 6 tablespoons plain yogurt, room temperature, for half of the water. Divide dough into four portions and roll into about 9x5-inch ovals. Naan may take a little longer to cook (1 minute per side). If desired, brush cooked naan with olive oil and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sea salt. Per Serving: same as above except 204 calories, 6 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 mg cholesterol, 1 g total sugar, 206 mg sodium, 4% calcium

To Store:

Place pitas in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 weeks. To thaw, microwave pitas, one at a time, 20 seconds or until warm.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium. 55 mg potassium; 32 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 100 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 8 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;


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