How to Make Soft, Chewy Pita Bread (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Recipe)

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Warm, fluffy pita bread made with 5 gut-friendly ingredients.

With gut-friendly ingredients like arrowroot and almond flour, it’s easy to make your favorite baked treats Paleo. This 5 ingredient pita bread is a perfect example, with all the texture and heartiness of traditional pita bread.

Almond meal adds fiber and texture to the pita, helping to thicken the batter, while arrowroot keeps the bread smooth. Together these flours work in harmony to create just the right structure for pita bread. Eggs not only add protein but keep the pita soft and foldable. Otherwise, the finished product would be more cracker-like and tough.

Start by melting extra virgin olive oil or ghee in a skillet over medium heat. While the skillet heats, mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Break up any clumps of almond flour. Stir in the eggs and almond milk until completely incorporated. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter. Use a ½ cup measuring scoop to pour batter onto the skillet. The edges of the pita will start to cook through first, making it very easy to flip with a spatula. If you want a softer pita that can be folded, cook it for 3 minutes on each side. For a crispier pita, cook for 5 minutes per side.

Pile on your favorite toppings (sliced beef, fresh veggies, etc) or slice into triangles to dip in Paleo hummus. They can even be used as mini pizza crusts!

How to Make Perfect Gluten Free Pita Bread

Recipe by: Jennafer Ashley
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time:10 Minutes
Serves: 4 pitas

Warm, fluffy pita bread made with 5 gut-friendly ingredients.

Tools:

  • Skillet

  •  Mixing bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups arrowroot powder

  •  1/2 cup almond flour

  •  2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

  •  1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and grease it with extra virgin olive oil or ghee. In a mixing bowl, combine the arrowroot powder, almond flour and sea salt. Add the eggs and the almond milk. Stir well until completely mixed.

  2. Use a 1/2 cup measuring scoop to pour batter onto the skillet. Cook 5 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5 minutes. For a soft pita that can be folded, cook 3 minutes each side.

Tip: This pita is also wonderful with herbs added in. Stir in granulated onion, dried basil, or oregano to add a delicious aroma, or sprinkle in some nutritional yeast for a hint of cheesiness.

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