Baked Pita Chips are quite possibly the easiest things you’ll ever make, so easy, in fact, that they practically make themselves. Once you start, you’ll never stop – eating them, that is. And you’ll start to think of other flavor combinations that you can play around with. Garlic and onion–sure, why not? Dill–yes, please! Chili powder–mucho gusto! – let your imagination go wild with flavor combinations!
Why make your own?
Why make your own pita chips? That’s certainly a fair question. When I set out to make pita chips I had one use in mind–our Easy Tzatziki Sauce. The sauce was so good that I couldn’t resist serving it alongside pita chips and/or vegetables. Both are suitable appetizer options.
I looked at the price of pita chips vs the on sale pita bread at my local store and thought to myself – let’s just make my own. Plus, I liked the uniformity of the triangular shape. I know that’s a silly point for some of you, but it just looks so perfect when you’re setting them out on a platter, or just devouring them in the quiet and privacy of your own home.
So, it was a simple decision. Homemade baked pita chips have two things going for them, cost and presentation.
Are homemade pita chips easy to make?
Are they ever! This is the third thing baked pita chips have going for them; they are the easiest thing in the world to make. You really just cut them into 8 pieces. I stacked all six pieces together and cut them at one time.
Then you place them on a large half sheet pan, I recommend two batches for nice, even baking. Using an olive oil mister spray the future pita chips with some extra-virgin olive oil overtop, or drizzle lightly (oil really is optional), sprinkle with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and they are ready for the oven.
375 degrees F, approximately 12 minutes later you should have nice crispy browned pita chips. If you do a larger batch they will take longer. And timing really does depend on the moisture of the pita bread itself, so they could be done sooner or later. Keep an eye on them.
And that’s all, folks. You’re good to go.
Flavoring suggestions? We have those!
If you want to add other flavors, I say have at it! Here is the basic setup I do. A teaspoon each of the flavor you are going for, and then you gently pinch it over after you drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil on. You don’t need much oil, just a light-light drizzle or mist.
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Garlic and Onion Powders
- Cinnamon and Sugar
- Chili Powder
Below I made salt and pepper pita chips. They were tasty. But you can continue on with any of the above and beyond using your own ideas. Please let us know what type of oven baked pita chips you made!
Please take a moment to let us know how you make out with this recipe in the comment section below.
Baked Pita Chips
- 6 6” pita bread
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- olive oil extra-virgin
- Optional: Other flavorings, Easy Tzatziki Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and gather two half sheet pans or large cookie sheets.
- Stack the pita bread one on top of each other and then cut into 8 triangles OR cut each pita bread individually into 8 triangles and repeat until you are finished with all of your cutting.
- Arrange half onto one sheet pan, and the other half of the pita triangles on the other. Lightly spray with your olive oil mister or drizzle with oil. You only need a little.
- Sprinkle the first batch with half of the salt and pepper. Repeat for the second batch.
- Place in the oven for approximately 12 minutes until crispy. Cooking time will vary depending on moisture of the pita bread.
- These chips will last several days if stored in an airtight food storage container or sealed tightly in a plastic bag.
- I used salt and pepper here for flavorings, but there are several other options: onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon and sugar, dill, chili powder - and any of your favorite spices. Feel free to experiment; oven baked pita chips are very versatile.