Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an ABM recipe I've had for years. I don't remember where I got it from, but it has always come out perfectly and has never let me down.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in bread pan, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into 12-inch rope.
  2. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7-inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop; cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
  3. Preheat oven to 500°F Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack. Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Once pitas are softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or freezer for 1 or 2 months.
  4. Avoid using too much flour while rolling them out. Keep unrolled balls covered to prevent drying out.
  5. Handle with care while rolling and transferring. Tears or creases cause them not to puff up while baking.
  6. Avoid overbaking - they will turn crisp and brittle.
Most Helpful

Wow. So easy and such delicious pitas. I made mine with my Kitchenaid and let rise about an hour before shaping. I baked for 5 minutes and they came out so soft and fluffy. They would be perfect for stuffed pita sandwiches as they bubble up quite a bit. I don't think I will be buying pita again because they do not taste as good as these ones!

Jen in Victoria, BC August 02, 2012

These were simple to make and even simpler to eat! I actually had a problem with over-cooking them at first, but no loss as I just turned them into pita chips to have with hummus. When I finally got the hang of it, the result was soft, flavorful little pita breads. Lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Cynna July 08, 2007

These worked well for me. They had a nice texture and puffed beautifully with pockets in all of them. I really appreciated the tips on softening the pitas after they came out the oven. Great tips! I froze most of them and look forward to having them on hand for future use. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Reviewed for ZWT3.

Susie D July 07, 2007