Whole Wheat Pita Bread

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3 cups Whole wheat flour
1¼ cup Water warm
½ tbsp Active dry yeast
1-1½ tbsp Olive oil
½ tbsp Salt
1 pinch Sugar

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread


I make this Whole Wheat Pita Bread recipe regularly when I feel like making healthy lunches or to accompany hummus or baba ganoush dips. You don’t have to fear making your own pita bread – it’s actually really simple and fun too! Plus, you get to enjoy the bread once it is cooked!

Make dough by mixing flour, water, sugar, yeast, salt and some olive oil. Knead until you have a moist and soft dough which is also smooth and springy. Once the dough has doubled in size, you are ready to shape and cook the pitas. Make sure your oven is hot to bake these – around 480 ºF!

To make Whole Wheat Pita Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Steps to make Whole Wheat Pita Bread


Combine yeast, water and sugar


Dissolve a pinch of sugar in 1 cup of the warm water in a small bowl. Stir in ½ tablespoon of yeast and set to one side for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.


Mix flour, salt, oil and water


Mix 3 cups of whole wheat flour, ½ a tablespoon of salt, and 1-1½ tablespoons of olive oil with a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Add the remaining ¼ cup of warm water.


Add dissolved yeast


Once the yeast has started to bubble, add it to the flour mixture.


Knead dough


Knead until you have a soft, smooth dough.


Leave to proof


Add a drizzle of olive oil to a clean bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and pour some olive oil over the dough. Cover the bowl with a kitchen town and leave to proof at room temperature for 1-2 hours until the dough doubles in size.


Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 480 ºF with a baking sheet in it.


Shape the pitas


Place the dough on a lightly floured working surface & gently knock the air from the dough. Form 10 medium sized balls from the dough, keep them covered to prevent from drying out.


Roll out pita breads


Carefully roll each dough ball into 6-inch round circles with about ¼-inch thickness. Cover the pita breads loosely with the kitchen towel and leave to rest for 20 minutes at room temperature.




Place the pitas on a heated baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes until light brown and puffed up.



Serve warm with your favorite dip such as hummus or baba ganoush.

These Whole Wheat Pita Bread are a healthy lunch option and taste fantastic with hummus. Try making these pitas soon and don’t forget to come back to leave a review with your thoughts.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 25

Reply to Samir:
Hi, Samir, we are sorry to hear you had an issue with this recipe. Whole wheat flour can be tricky, depending on the brand of flour you use, how you measure, and the humidity in your kitchen. We recommend aerating the flour and then spooning it into a measuring cup and leveling it with a knife for the best accuracy. This recipe uses an 80% hydration technique, which means the dough should feel soft and slightly tacky to the touch. So you can add more water, but only just enough to make the dough start to form a ball of dough.


All these reviews are nice, but no one mentioned that the measurements of water are wrong . I had to add more warm water to the dough hoping it will come out good. Right now it is proofing. Wish me good luck. :-)

Jazlynn Mhoon

This was soooo good I followed every step exactly and kneaded the dough for a bit longer too.

Arely Baab

5 stars for the taste and because it's my all time favorite chief, Bethany <3

Kiera Horikawa

Used this pita bread for taco Tuesday, even better than taco bread and goes great with beef and cheese.

Annabel Ibeh

Bread is usually a hard thing to make because there's so much to it and if you get the ingridents wrong or the timing it can go up in flames.. would not recommend bread recipes to beginners

Aniya Marquina

Delicious bread! Happy I don't have to go seeking for a freshly made batch at the store since i can make it myself now.

Zahra Daugs

Homemade pita bread has never been so easy to make, the pictures really helped too.

Ivanna Liesman

Always flour your hands too before you start kneading the dough!

Kiera Horikawa

Used this pita bread for taco Tuesday, even better than taco bread and goes great with beef and cheese.

Jaelyn Mastalir

It was yummy but needed to bake it a little longer mine was undercooked when i pulled it out after 5 minutes, but after another 5 it was fine so a good 10 minutes might be better for some.

Esme Fed

I brushed the top of mine with some olive oil for it to be slightly brown-- also gave it a good taste so that's a plus haha.

Azalea Labhart

Great side dish for some pasta i served mine with the pasta puttanesca..sooo tasty omg.


Ooh mama this was good, some sweet straweberry jam slapped inside and you got yourself the best kind of snack.

Lorelai Odaniels

Lovely recipe and simple to follow will be trying out a lot more things from this website.

Coraline Allrich

I made this and it turned out wonderful! thank you for sharing.

Mae Heitkemper

Definitely my new favorite pita bread recipe.

Laylah Etuk

Super good my daughter helped me make mine and she tried shaping it into a heart :)

Nathalie Kaczkowski

The smell from the oven is heaven scent.. going to make some amazing sandwiches out of this bread.

Esme Fed

I brushed the top of mine with some olive oil for it to be slightly brown-- also gave it a good taste so that's a plus haha.

Milani Gefre

Baked to perfection no flaws just some good pita bread.

Rosa Rosinsky

First time ever making my own bread I hope it goes well.

Tatiana Hulit

Vegan pita bread!! Loved it so much.

Ariyah Santago

Mine didn't puff up at all not sure what i'm missing but it was very flat and never got a nice thick doughy feel in the middle.


It's my favorite quick bread recipe!

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