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Easy Homemade Pita Chips

August 19, 2013


Hey, this is Josh. I don’t normally do much of the cooking, or at least anything creative as that’s certainly Kelly’s forté. But every once in a while there’s something that I’ve done before that she hasn’t, or that for whatever reason I’m a little better at preparing (like grilled cheese or any kind of rice). This weekend she mentioned making a dip (which will be coming later this week), and I immediately thought of pita chips. I’d made these in the past, and decided to try and make them without the help of a pre-made batch of seasoning.

Easy Homemade Pita Chips

This is something that goes together in a flash, goes just as well with a veggie dip as hummus, and could easily be adjusted spice-wise to go with more diverse options. I’m hoping that in the future I can bring you guys more items like this, and not always be just the guy behind the camera!

Easy Homemade Pita Chips

I’ll also try and add my own words in the comments of this post as much as possible, so if you have any questions about this recipe or anything else about the site or its photography, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Easy Homemade Pita Chips
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Ingredients
  • ⅛ cup olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2-4 6″ or 8″ pitas
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan or Nutritional Yeast (optional)

Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400
  2. Cut pitas into 6 wedges each
  3. Open wedges and split along outer edge
  4. Chop or press garlic directly into olive oil
  5. Add oregano, basil, onion, salt, and pepper to oil and mix well
  6. Lightly brush wedges with oil mixture, being careful not to leave large pockets of oil
  7. (optional) Lightly sprinkle wedges with parmesan
  8. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until edges begin to brown
  9. Let rest for a few minutes to allow chips to crisp up
  10. Pat dry any excess oil and enjoy!

Notes
For a thicker, softer chip, skip step 3.
For more precise seasoning, halve spices and set aside, coating the pita and sprinkling on afterwards to taste.
For a lower fat option, replace oil entirely with light coating of cooking spray to ensure spices stick.
Nutritional information wasn’t included for this as it will vary quite a bit both from the brand of pita and from the level of oil applied in each case.

 

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25 Comments
    dee Oct 05, 2014

    could I use whole wheat tortillas for this baked chip recipe?

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      Kelly Oct 06, 2014

      Hi Dee, I haven’t tried making tortilla chips this way, so I’m not positive if the time and temp are ideal for tortillas. I recommend Googling “Whole wheat tortilla chip recipe” and see what other recipes recommend. The spice mixture would definitely taste delicious on a tortilla chip!

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    12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips - Life by DailyBurn Jan 17, 2014

    […] 2. DIY Pita Chips It’s quick and easy to make your own pita chips, and this recipe tells you the how much of each spice is optimal for seasoning. Try adding Parmesan if you want a cheesy taste, or use nutritional yeast if you’re vegan. We recommend using whole-wheat pitas for a serving of heart-healthy whole grains. Photo and Recipe: Kelly / Hidden Fruits and Veggies […]

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    cquek Aug 21, 2013

    This looks so good, I am sure it taste so yummy too!

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate Aug 20, 2013

    I’ve never made my own pita chips before, and this recipe looks like the one I need to try in my own kitchen. Thanks for sharing, Josh! These sound delightful!

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      Josh Moon Aug 20, 2013

      Thanks, that makes me feel really great!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Aug 20, 2013

    Homemade pita chips are my jam, I make them often. The great thing is you can make so many varieties with seasoning and cheeses, yum!

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      Josh Moon Aug 20, 2013

      I actually used to just use the little multi-packs of bread dipping seasonings to season the chips. It’s not a bad way to whip them together with more variety or if you’re in an especially big hurry!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt Aug 20, 2013

    These pita chips look so fabulous and flavorful.
    Also, the pictures are gorgeous. What kind of camera do you use?
    Pinning this!

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      Josh Moon Aug 20, 2013

      The camera I have is a few years old, a Canon EOS Rebel XTi. These newest pictures I think are more a product of the new lens I just got, a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. It handles the light quality a lot better than the standard lens.

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        Abbie @ Needs Salt Aug 22, 2013

        Well the quality of these photos is awesome! :) I’m actually in the process of getting a Rebel T2i, and the Cannon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens is the exact one that I’m looking at ordering with it. It’s refreshing to hear/see good reviews about it. :D

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner Aug 20, 2013

    Love pita chips! They go with so many dips and spreads. This recipe looks awesome…easy to make and tasty!

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      Josh Moon Aug 20, 2013

      They’re pretty great for being so quick to throw together!

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    Ashley Bee Aug 20, 2013

    They’d go perfectly with my homemade hummus!

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      Kelly Aug 20, 2013

      I’ve been too scared to make hummus :( I’ll have to look up your recipe and try it soon

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    Em @ Love A Latte Aug 19, 2013

    The chips look delicious – especially with some hummus! You and Kelly have an awesome site!

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      Josh Moon Aug 19, 2013

      Thanks! We’re constantly trying to come up with ideas to improve the site or what we put onto it.

      Reply

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