Homemade Pita Pockets Recipe

Want to make a homemade Pita Pockets recipe to hold your lunch instead of sandwich bread? These are easier to make than you think they are.

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Having salads for lunch is nice but sometimes it gets a little boring. These homemade Pita Pockets are a great way to dress it up a little bit! These are easy to make with only a few ingredients. They puff up really nice so they can hold lots of goodies inside. 🙂

Homemade Pita Pockets Recipe

What you need:

  • 3 cups flour (you could do half wheat and half white if you wanted)
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

Put the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a little bowl. Let it sit to the side while you mix up the other ingredients.

Mix together the salt, oil, and flour.

Slowly add in the yeast mixture. If you are using a mixer, let it knead on the lowest setting for about 10 minutes. Otherwise, knead by hand for about 10 minutes.

Let the dough sit for at least an hour to 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size. After you let it sit punch it down and take it out of the bowl.

Separate into 8 balls. the dough might be a little sticky so use some flour.

Preheat the oven to 400F. If you have a pizza stone for the oven, let it sit in the oven so it can preheat too. If using any other pan you can let it preheat also, although the stone will work the best in this case.

While the oven is preheating roll out the dough. You want the pitas to be less than 1/4 inch thick otherwise they won’t get done as well. If the dough keeps springing back you might need to let it sit a little longer.

Homemade Pita Pocket Recipe

Once the oven is heated put the pitas on the stone. Let them cook for 3 minutes. Then take flip them over and cook for another minute.

That’s all there is to it!

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Homemade Pita Pockets Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour you could do half wheat and half white if you wanted
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Put the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a little bowl. Let it sit to the side while you mix up the other ingredients.
  2. Mix together the salt, oil, and flour.
  3. Slowly add in the yeast mixture.
  4. If you are using a mixer, let it knead on the lowest setting for about 10 minutes. Otherwise, knead by hand for about 10 minutes.
  5. Let the dough sit for at least an hour to 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. After you let it sit punch it down and take it out of the bowl.
  7. Separate into 8 balls. the dough might be a little sticky so use some flour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400F. If you have a stone, let it sit in the oven so it can preheat too. If using any other pan you can let it preheat also, although the stone will work the best in this case.
  9. While the oven is preheating roll out the dough. You want the pitas to be less than 1/4 inch thick otherwise they won't get done as well. If the dough keeps springing back you might need to let it sit a little longer.
  10. Once the oven is heated put the pitas on the stone. Let them cook for 3 minutes. Then take flip them over and cook for another minute.

Want to create a homemade pantry mix so you can easily whip up some Pita Bread whenever you want?

We had a little discussion on the Facebook fan page recently about posting more “convenience food” type mixes. I talked about my new goal to put away a “convenience mix” each time I bake something now. I’ve been saving the jars from mayo, salsa, etc, and now I’ve started to fill those jars with little mixes. My own brand of pre-packaged food! Sometimes after a long day, I feel too tired to cook and sometimes making every single meal from scratch takes a lot of out you, so it’s nice to have a little shortcut! So here is how I put together the pita pocket mix in a jar.

Homemade Pita Pockets Mix

Mix in the jar:

  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 c. flour(can be half wheat half white or any mixture)

In a little packet on the top of the jar:

  • 2 t. yeast
  • 1 t. sugar

Note: I put the yeast mixture in some little packets I found at Michael’s, they are really cheap and I’ll rinse them and reuse them just like a plastic baggie. I put the yeast in the bottom of the baggie, folded it a few times and then put in the sugar. That way I could use the same bag but they aren’t touching.

On the front of the jar you can put this:

“Mix yeast packet with 1 1/2 warm water. Mix flour mixture with 2 T oil. Mix both mixtures together. Knead for 10 minutes. Let rise for 90 minutes. Divide into 8 rolls. Roll out. Bake at 400F for 3 minutes. Flip. Bake 1 minute.”

Need more homemade bread recipes to try? Here are some of my favorites:

Basic White Bread

Cheesy French Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Quick Pull Apart Rolls

50 Bread Recipes from Scratch

Easy English Muffin Bread

What are some of your favorite pita toppings or fillings?

This homemade Pita Pocket recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in January 2011. It has been updated as of April 2019.

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12 Comments

  1. Hi Merissa,
    I have the same mixer…how do you like yours? I’ve used it once so far just got it last week….
    Any tips?
    I really like your recipe breakdown page…I’m going to try your pita pockets!
    thanks

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  3. so then do you cut them in half and they are pockets? (or do you fold them in half to make a pocket? I’ll check back for the answer. I really want to make these for my family.
    THANK YOU!

    1. If you make them thin enough they should puff up and make a pocket inside. I made mine a little thick so they didn’t quite puff up like they should but they were still good:)

  4. Maybe a stupid question, but do you then use this to make sandwiches? Do you hollow it out a bit and put things in? Looking for some different lunch ideas and this looked good but wondered about any tips to fill them up or cut in half. Thanks!

  5. Would love to also know if these could be gluten free, especially if I am going to use my stone. Her in Texas I can’t find pita pockets and would love some for sandwiches for my 2 year old, he pulls them apart and I can’t make any kind of “salad” sandwich.