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The past two times I’ve been to Kathy’s for a bake date and cookie swap, she’s had some homemade pita chips out at the ready with some fabulous dips.  And the last time I saw her she sent me home with some of her red pepper feta dip. I was spreading it on everything–sandwiches, burgers, you  name it. But one thing I craved to dip in it were some homemade pita chips.

So I grabbed some pita bread and went to town.

These are the simplest homemade snacks you will ever make. And so cheap. I made a batch of these and they lasted as my snack for the week to bring to work and to munch on at home.

So next time you’re craving something crunchy, go for these.

Homemade Pita Chips
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Ingredients:

  • 4 pita pockets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • a few big dashes of salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut the pita pockets in half, then slice the half pockets again so you have four halves. Cut each half into three triangle wedges.

3. Whisk together the olive oil and spices. Then brush the olive oil over both sides of the pita chips with a pastry brush. Bake for 11-13 minutes until brown and crispy.

My Two Cents: Perfection! I chose multi-grain pita pockets for this recipe, but you can choose whatever your heart desires. Also, you can choose plain pita bread, too, not the pita pockets–in that case just cut them into 6 triangle wedges, and use more pita bread.

You might have leftover olive oil from this. In that case, make more pita chips :)

Another way you can make these is to simply spray both sides of the pita chips with olive oil cooking spray. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper on each side. That might be easier, plus you’ll probably use less oil in the end.

Any spice that strikes your fancy can be used in place of the garlic powder–cayenne pepper for some heat, or try cinnamon and sugar instead of salt and pepper for some sweet pitas.

Enjoy! And thanks to Kathy for inspiring me to make these :)

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