Whole Wheat Pita Bread

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Homemade Whole Wheat Pitas – fun to make and they taste good to boot.



  • 1 ¼ cups warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups bread flour


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the water, oil, yeast, and salt. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Add all of the whole wheat flour and mix with the dough hook for 5 minutes. Add the bread flour, ¼ cup at a time, until the dough starts to come together. The dough should still stick to the bottom of the bowl but it will pull away from the sides. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is lightly tacky.
  2. Don’t add too much flour. It’s ok for it to be a bit tacky. Whole wheat flour continues to absorb moisture as it develops and a dry dough isn’t what you want for pitas.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.
  4. Towards the end of the rising time place a baking stone on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
  5. After the rising time divide the dough in half and divide each half into 4 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and then cover the balls. Let the balls of dough rest for 10 minutes (this will make them easier to roll out).
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 inch circle that is less than ¼ inch thick. You might need to lightly flour your work surface to keep the dough from sticking.
  7. Place two pitas directly on the stone (you can use a baker’s peel if needed). Cook the pitas for 5 minutes total, turning once after they have ballooned after 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pitas from the oven and repeat with the remaining dough. Stack the warm pitas together in a kitchen towel to keep them from crisping as they cool.

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 438.9mg
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.8g
  • Protein: 6.8g

Keywords: Homemade Pita, Bread, Whole Wheat

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