Summer is perfect for hanging out and snacking on munchie foods. Now, I love a good bag of chips just like the next guy, but let’s be real. They’re just not very good for you. Pita chips are a “healthier” alternative, but so pricey! (Sorry, Stacy.) So, I started making my own. I use whole wheat pitas with olive oil and bake them. They are a hit everywhere I go!
Homemade Pita Chips
- 1 package whole wheat pitas
- 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
- onion & garlic powders
- salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 300º. Using a basting brush, or just smearing a small amount with your fingers, spread a thin coat of olive oil on the top of a pita. Sprinkle liberally with salt, onion and garlic powders, and lightly with pepper. Cut pita into 8ths – super easy if you use a pizza cutter. Place pieces on a baking sheet. Repeat for as many pitas as you’d like to serve. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. And can I just say, this goes GREAT with my Sweet Potato Hummus. Enjoy!
***This is the thick version. If you want thinner chips, separate the 2 layers of the pita and repeat the above process for each layer. Bake for maybe 5-10 minutes less, or until golden brown and crispy.***
Have fun with this! Add different spices (rosemary, thyme, basil, red pepper flakes, etc.), or grated cheese (adjust your cook time!), or go sweet with brown sugar and cinnamon.