Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Clean Eating #31: 100% Super Easy Whole Wheat Pita Bread!

Whole Wheat Pita Bread!

1-2 pounds of refrigerated Whole Wheat bread dough
*I used my Whole Wheat with Flaxseed Dough from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Seeds/ground nuts of choice
tiny bit of water
  • Take about 1 pound (small grapefruit size) of dough from your refrigerated dough.
  • Sprinkle table with flour, adding some to the top of your dough
  • Use a rolling pink to roll out to 1/8th inch circle. DO NOT poke any air holes, this is what make the pita naturally puff up and have that nice "slice" in btween layers when finished.
  • Spray or brush top lightly with water & top with seeds/nuts of your choice (I used ground flax & chia seeds)
  • Place on floured cookie sheet/flat pan
  • Let rise for 15-30 minutes while oven & pizza stone heat.
  • Slide onto on pre-heated baking stone for 5-7 minutes.  The pita will be puffed up and slightly brown
  • Remove from oven and poke an air hole so the bread can flatten
  • After it cools, cut in half and viola!  You have the nice, naturally separated Pita! 
  • Fill with your favorite clean ingredients and have a wonderful snack or quick lunch.  These can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored for later use.
We like to fill them with veggies and a little cheese and use them as "calzones" that we dip in our Clean marinara sauce.  I know my boys would love them with spicy sauteed veggies and we all love them with clean chicken pot pie type filling.

What do you like in your pita bread?