Monday, March 23, 2009

Whole Wheat Pitas

I love to cook and would much prefer to eat something homemade then made from a box. Homemade food tastes better to me and my family and a lot of the time the meals are healthier and less expensive than their store made, processed counterparts. Make It Yourself Monday gives me a chance to experiment with some recipes that I might not have tried before.

Whole Wheat Pitas
This recipe caught my eye in my latest Cooking Light magazine. I buy pitas at the grocery store occasionally, but never considered making them. I was a little intimidated at first; the thought of making my own pitas seemed daunting to me. This recipe for whole wheat pitas was incredibly easy.

I am now hooked. I don't know if I can go back to store bought pitas. The recipe calls for two types of flours: bread and white whole wheat. I didn't have either so I did have to buy both types. You could probably use regular whole wheat flour in place of the white whole wheat if you have the regular on hand. I didn't so I bought the white whole wheat. I will definitely be making these pitas again so the flour will not go to waste.

While the pitas were baking I whipped up a batch of tuna salad and the sandwiches were delicious. My 3 year old liked her pita with some cream cheese and homemade strawberry freezer jelly. She gobbled it up and asked for another.

This recipe is definitely a keeper.

If you enjoyed this article, then you might enjoy some previous "Make It Yourself Monday" articles:

pizza dough

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  1. These look so good, I am going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing and thanks for adding it to my Share My Recipe Sunday list!! I also have never considered making my own. I may have to reconsider.

  3. Pitas are on my list of things to try to make (along with bagels and english muffins). Every time I see someone else make them successfully, I inch a little bit closer to actually trying it!!

  4. Sounds easy. I'll have to give it a try. THANKS!!!

  5. These look great too -- I've been looking for a good pita recipe.

  6. Yum! This looks great! We go through pita "phases" in our house where we buy a bunch for a while, then forget about them for months . . . with this recipe, I can see us getting ready for another phase!

    Thank you!


  7. I love the idea of making my own wheat pitas. They would be a wonderful whole food and so much cheaper than store bought. Thanks for the link for the recipe.

  8. Pitas are on my "to try" list for sure! How embarrassing that it took over a week to visit your post! I really appreciate you linking up to the Un-Processed foods Carnival; it will be a valuable resource that I will direct my readers to often!
    Thanks, Katie


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