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Delicious Semi-Whole Wheat Pita Flatbreads

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Fresh homemade pita bread is easier than you think.  This dough is made with some whole wheat flour to make them a bit heartier and healthier as well!

Fresh homemade pita bread is easier than you think.  This dough is made with some whole wheat flour to make them a bit heartier and healthier as well!

     Happy Monday morning to you!  I hope your weekend was lovely.  Ours was certainly a good one.  Somehow they are always busy, but I might as well accept that and move on right?  

Luckily it was full of lots of family and plenty of good food.  We (and by “we” I definitely mean I) decided to have a Greek themed dinner.

     Luckily my husband is happy to play along with these things.  His job was to light the grill and cook the meat I gave to him… then eat everything placed in front of him.  

Two jobs he is always happy to do!   So, I thought I would share our Greek feast with you.  

It just so happens that it pretty easily turned into a week worth of posts, so welcome to Greek Week!

rolling pin and a small circle of pita dough being rolled and shaped.

   If you are going to have Greek food, you need to start with a pita.  Am I right?  Of course I am!  

Pita are surprisingly easy to make.  There are a couple of ways to do it.  

I chose to cook mine on the stove top.  They just take a couple of minutes per side and it is fun to watch them puff up as they go.

Pita bread cooking on cast iron pan with more pitas in the background.

    These were soft and delicious, a perfect compliment to our lemon and yogurt marinated grilled chicken which is now one of our favorite dinners.  Have a Greek coconut cake for dessert and you have a meal fit for a king!   What are your favorite Greek inspired dishes?

Platter filled with homemade pita breads.
Yield: 14 Pita Breads

Delicious Semi-Whole Wheat Pita Flatbreads

Fresh homemade pita bread is easier than you think. This dough is made with some whole wheat flour to make them a bit heartier and healthier as well!

Fresh homemade pita bread is easier than you think.  This dough is made with some whole wheat flour to make them a bit heartier and healthier as well!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Stir together honey, water and milk.  Allow yeast to activate in the warm liquid.
  2. Stir in flours, olive oil and salt.  Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled, about an hour.
  4. Form into 12-14 balls.  Let dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat a heavy skillet or griddle over a medium flame. 
  6. Roll balls into thin disks, about 1/4-inch thick, maybe a slightly thinner.
  7. Put a little oil on the skillet, then place a disk of dough onto the hot surface.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom.  Flip and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes.  Repeat until dough is gone.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Kim - KnockitoffKim.com

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

I'll be making these to go with the tzatziki! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at You Link it We Make It. We hope you'll come back and link up with us again! - Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

Edye Nicole

Sunday 31st of July 2016

What a unique recipe! I've never made anything like this before. Thanks for sharing :)

Blessings, Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

Carlee

Sunday 31st of July 2016

I had to give them a try since we've been really into sourdough lately and the original pita recipe was so easy. Now I think we'll be making them regularly! Thank you!

Carlee

Saturday 30th of July 2016

It was much easier than I expected. I've made them a few ways now and have loved the results each time.

Unknown

Friday 29th of July 2016

I love Greek food. And you are correct it wouldn't be a great feast without pitas and this recipe sounds really delicious with the honey and the whole wheat. I could eat them as is without stuffing them with anything.

Carlee

Saturday 30th of July 2016

Me too! I think you and I could get each other in a lot of trouble! You just need to tell your body to like gluten and we could go crazy on carbs!

Jess

Thursday 28th of July 2016

Oh these look so yummy! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Carlee

Friday 29th of July 2016

Thanks, Jess!

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