Homemade Pita Chips

5 from 8 votes

All you need is 3 ingredients to make my homemade pita chips recipe - perfectly baked in the oven and seasoned wonderfully - you won't miss the bagged kind!

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by Homemade pita chips are so easy and quick to make and so much better than store bought! They make for a great snack or appetizer and are perfect for all of your dipping needs. Made with just a bread, olive oil and spices and baked in the oven, this pita chip recipe is a great option if you are entertaining a crowd.

Platter of pita chips with labneh

These baked pita chips are so perfect for snacking and entertaining, I just know you’ll love them! Serve them with all of your favorite dips like Lebanese Hummus, Guacamole with Roasted Corn and Spinach Artichoke Dip.

How to make pita chips

Start with 3 loaves of pita bread. I buy mine from Middle Eastern stores, so they are much thinner than ones you’d find in mass grocery stores. If you’re using smaller ones, you can double the amount. Cut the pita into small triangles either using a large knife or kitchen shears. Don’t worry if they’re not even – they’re homemade pita chips after all!

3 loaves of pita bread

Arrange the pita triangles in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Some overlapping is ok since they are so thin anyways.

Pita cut into triangles on a baking dish

Toss the pita with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper right on the baking sheet. Feel free to add other spices like paprika, cumin or sumac. But I like keeping it simple so the baked pita chips are more versatile.

You can toss them in a large bowl if you prefer. However, tossing them on a baking tray way saves on clean-up. Bake the pita in a preheated oven until the pita is light golden brown. Be sure to flip the homemade pita chips halfway through baking.

Pita tossed with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper

Allow the pita chips cool completely before serving. You can cool them right on the baking sheet on the kitchen counter.

Homemade pita chips when they come out of the oven

What to serve with pita chips

These homemade pita chips are perfect by themselves. But you can also serve them with so many other recipes. Try them with:

Dipping the pita chip into labneh

Tips for making homemade pita chips

  1. Ensure that each pita chip triangle is coated with the oil mix. Each chip should be evenly coated and seasoned and this will also help them to brown evenly and well.
  2. Separate the two sides of pita bread if the kind you’re using is too thick. This makes them thinner so they are more ideal for dipping, and it will also help them crisp better in the oven. Ideally though, buy the thin pita bread like I’m using if you can find it.
  3. Increase the temperature to 400
  4. Use high quality extra virgin olive oil. You’ll notice such a difference with the flavor of the pita chips, especially since we’re only tossing them with a couple ingredients.
  5. Don’t skip the cooling process. I recommend the pita chips cool completely before serving them. They become more sturdy and crispy as they cool. Don’t cover and store the pita until they are completely cooled.

Frequently asked questions

How do you store homemade pita chips?

Once the chips have completely cooled, you can store them in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 7 days.

Can you use different spice mixes?

I love the simplicity of the seasoning on these pita chips but I also love experimenting with lots of different spices too! Try using Italian seasoning, paprika, lemon pepper, or zaatar to keep with the Mediterranean flare.

Are pita chips a healthy snack?

If you have a chip craving but don’t want to ruin your healthy eating habits these homemade pita chips are perfect for you. They contain a lot less fat and salt as compared to regular chips and of course no added sugar. Choose a low-ingredient pita bread brea and you’ve got yourself a wholesome good-for-you snack!

Pita chips on a platter served with yogurt cheese (labneh) and olives

More Mediterranean snacks:

It’s so quick and easy to make a big batch of these a homemade pita chips. I love that you can make them ahead of time for easy entertaining and adding to meals. They are perfect for a snack you can feel good about!

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Homemade Pita Chips

All you need is 3 ingredients to make my homemade pita chips recipe – perfectly baked in the oven and seasoned wonderfully – you won't miss the bagged kind!
5 from 8 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Appetizer, Snack
Calories 140
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large pita bread rounds cut into small triangles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Hummus or labneh for serving

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375°F (or 400°F if you're using thicker pita). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the pita into small triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss with your hands to combine. Arrange evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pita is lightly golden brown, about 10-15 minutes (the thicker pita will need more time), turning halfway through.
  • Allow the pita chips cool completely before serving. Serve with your favorite dip or on top of a Mediterranean salad.

Notes

Storage: Let the chips cool completely to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can switch out the spices and use a different oil, as desired.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. 

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 247mg, Potassium: 34mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

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Platter of pita chips with labneh

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  1. Delicious and so easy! I used a garlic infused olive oil, so I skipped the garlic powder and I just seasoned with coarse sea salt. The rest I followed per the recipe instructions. They’re so so much better than store bought. I served with Yumna’s amazing hummus recipe!

  2. Hey Yumna,
    This is my version of pita chips. Oh my word I’m hooked. I don’t think I’ll be buying Doritos anymore, that’s the only kind of chips I really eat. I added smoke BBQ seasoning and adobo light. I don’t use salt, so I use the adobo light seasoning, some garlic seasoning and some onion seasoning. Walla! my version of pita chips. Thanks for sharing yours. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make pita chips. Because of you, I did it thank you so very much.

  3. Dear Yumna,
    I always make a one gallon jar of this crispy pita chips. Two or three times a week I make Fatteh and for that I need crispy pita chips for the base.
    Pita chips made at home are always a winner that you cannot go wrong with.
    Many thanks for all your recipes!