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Homemade spelt pita bread

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 by in Appetizer, Basic recipes, pantry staple, Recipe Box, Side Dish

homemade spelt pita bread

Homemade spelt pita breadhomemade spelt pita bread

I have literally never met anyone that doesn’t love pita bread. A long time ago, I thought you could only enjoy this at a restaurant. For some reason, it never really occurred to me that you could make this at home.  Well, you can, and it couldn’t be easier! Homemade spelt pita bread is not only simple, but fun to bake. My boys love watching it puff up in the oven within minutes. Obviously, their absolute favorite part was devouring the spelt pita bread straight from the oven.

 

 

 

 

 

homemade spelt pita breadPlaying with flours

 

Most recipes call for white flour, it is the most commonly used flour. The next most popular flour is whole wheat, followed by white whole wheat and whole wheat pastry flour. I really like to experiment with different flours like almond flour, rice flour and spelt flour (just to name a few). Spelt flour is the perfect substitute for whole wheat flour. Spelt flour has many health benefits and has a nice light, yet hearty flavor to it. Homemade spelt pita bread will become a new favorite recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

homemade spelt pita bread

 

 

quinoa tabouleh salad in a spelt pita bread pocketPut it in a pocket

You can dip homemade spelt pita bread in Easy Homemade Hummus or split them open to reveal a cute little pocket.

You can put whatever you heart desires in your pita pocket.

Some of my family’s favorite fillings are :

 

nut butters and fruit

hummus and veggies

quinoa tabouleh salad and lettuce

vegan almond ricotta tomatoes and basil

 

 

A fun bread to make at home

These adorable homemade spelt pita bread pockets whip up from beginning to end in about 2 hours 20 minutes. Most of that time is waiting. homemade spelt pita bread dough

homemade spelt pita bread dough ballsOnce you have made the dough, let it rise in a warm spot in your kitchen. Next, you will divide the large dough ball into about 12 smaller sections. Once you have divided your dough, use a rolling pin to roll them into flat, round circles about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Set aside and allow them to rise for about 10 more minutes, while you pre-heat your oven to a whopping 450 degrees. If you own a baking stone, this is a chance to use it. Place either your stone or your pan in the oven during the preheating so that it will be super hot. Place the rolled out pitas directly onto the stone/pan (as many as will fit) and let them bake for about 3 minutes. They will begin to puff up almost immediately. Once they are fully puffed up and golden brown, they are done.

homemade spelt pita bread puffing up in the oven

spelt pita bread puffing up in the oven

 

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