Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips | Perfectly Crispy

The perfect pita chip is crispy, flavorful and…healthy! This celebrated recipe for my Homemade Baked Pita Chips will satisfy your snack craving and keep your body happy. They’re totally dippable, too!

Looking for a healthy version of crunchy pita chips? This recipe for easy homemade baked pita chips is the best way to satisfy your snack craving! They’re totally dippable, too!

There are many ways to satisfy a crunchy snack craving (of which I have many). 

A nice crisp apple or a bowl of nutritious baby carrots….but on days when a savory crunchy snack is all that will do, I head for the kitchen to make a batch of baked pita chips!

They are the BEST, my friends, and they make the kitchen smell great. Pairing your still-slightly-warm pita chips with a special flavorful dip just makes the whole experience perfectly enjoyable. 

And that’s what matters, right?
Taking time to create and enjoy great food, all while keeping our bodies happy and healthy.

Anyways, I hope you like this recipe and please comment below to let me know how your pita chips turn out!

Overhead Image of 4 pita breads, and white bowls of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil, which are ingredients for Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips.

Are Baked Pita Chips Healthy?

Despite their reputation as healthy alternative to potato chips, store-bought ( and processed) pita chips are usually not that great. They tend to be full of sodium and preservatives. But our easy homemade baked pita chips are indeed healthy!

That is, if you buy whole wheat pita bread (which is basically whole wheat flour, water, salt, oil, and yeast). This type of pita bread won’t have any preservatives. Then, when you add healthy olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic…you’ll have a good-for-you snack.

*Making homemade baked pita chips is also good for portion control. You won’t eat an entire bag from the store, just the quantity you’ve prepared.

Skip the store-bought dips, too! Try my maple Greek yogurt dip (you’re gonna LOVE it) and you’ll never buy packaged dip again. 

Overhead image of pita bread on a cutting board, cut into 8 sections for Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips.

How to Make Homemade Baked Pita Chips

  1. Prep oven: Turn oven on to 400 degrees F. Line 3 or 4  baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the oil: Combine olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Cut pita bread: Cut the pita bread in half. Then, cut like a pizza—in half, and then half again to make perfectly sized pita chips. 
  4. Season: Brush each pita triangle with the olive oil mixture.
  5. Bake: Bake for 10-12 minutes (can vary depending on your own oven). Check for yummy crispiness!

Overhead image of a baking sheet lined with pita triangles brushed with the olive oil mixture, ready to go in the oven.

Here’s Everything You’ll Need For A Quick Batch

Take it from me, once you make these, you won’t be frequenting the chip aisle anytime soon. And that’s a great step toward clean-eating and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Pita bread: I buy whole wheat pita bread and keep the pocket intact (rather than separating the pita to make thinner chips).
    *If you prefer thinner chips, it’s all good. Just remember that they may crisp more quickly in the oven.
  • Spices: I keep it simple with garlic powder, sea salt, and ground pepper.
    *But you can vary it however you like to make unique flavors.
  • Olive oil: Use a good quality oil for the best chips!

What’s The Best Way To Store My Pita Chips?

The best way to store your pita chips is tucking them away in an airtight container. I usually put this container right on the counter, for reachable, dippable goodness. A zipped locked bag is generally NOT the way to go (I did this once before a party and they got a bit stale).

IMPORTANT: Make sure you let them cool completely before storing them in your container.

It’s fine to keep them at room temperature and they’ll keep up to a week. But if you want to serve them extra nice and crunchy, do so within 3 days.

Overhead image of 10 pita triangles on a baking sheet, baked and ready to eat.

How Can I Make My Baked Pita Chips Gluten-Free/ Paleo?

With a quick switch of a few key ingredients, your baked pita chips can be both gluten free and paleo friendly! 

  • Gluten-free pita chip options: Buy gluten-free pitas and check that your favorite garlic powder does not contain gluten. For a complimentary gluten-free dip, enjoy this creamy and delicious caramelized onion dip!
  • Paleo pita chip options: Buy pitas that are made with a paleo-friendly flour (such as almond flour or arrowroot flour). Pair your chips with my irresistible guacamole for the perfect paleo snack!

Overhead image of a white plate filled with baked and ready to eat pita chips, with a white bowl beside them containing hummus.

More Dips For Your Chips

The great thing about these flavorful baked pita chips is that they pair well with a lot of tasty (and healthy) dips!

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Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Looking for a healthy version of crunchy pita chips? This recipe for easy homemade baked pita chips is the best way to satisfy your snack craving! They’re totally dippable, too!

Categories: Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: pita chip, pita chips, pita chips recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 12 whole wheat pita bread pockets
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line 3-4 baking sheets with parchment paper. (If needed, you can rotate using one baking sheet, but this will take longer).

  2. Cut the pita pockets in half and then cut each half again into 4 equal triangles/wedges (each whole pita pocket will make 8 triangles). Place pita triangles on baking sheets, leaving space in between to allow for even baking.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Brush each triangle top with olive oil mixture.

  4. Place in the oven, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown and crispy. Take care not to let the chips burn on the bottom.

  5. Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle with remaining sea salt, if desired. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips
Amount Per Serving (10 chips)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 415mg17%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

4 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips | Perfectly Crispy

  1. I have always seen pita chips stored in paper bags…..perhaps that is a solution to keeping them crisp? I would imagine that the plastic bag forms some sort of condensation that will make the chips gather in moistness, but the paper bag “breathes” and allows the air to circulate so that the bag doesn’t “sweat”. Maybe try that idea out. 🙂

  2. I am not sure if this will work with pita chips but anytime my mother-in-law baked cookies or rolls and stored them in Ziploc bags she would put a slice of bread in the bag with them. Everything stayed fresh except the slice of bread.

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