Baked Pita Chips are a healthy snack and great potato chip alternative you can easily make in your toaster oven. Go simple with olive oil and salt or try one of our six awesome flavor combinations! (Original post photos updated April 26, 2016)
These pita chips are so easy to make and with 6 awesome flavor combos you can enjoy a crispy baked chip treat in a different flavor every day. Serve them with your favorite hummus or fresh salsa for a quick and healthy afternoon snack.
I could try and make this sound like a fancy recipe but I’m just gonna come right out with it guys – making pita chips in your toaster oven is pretty darn simple!
Grab two mini pitas or one regular sized pita. Brush or spray the pita(s) with oil and sprinkle with seasoning. Slice into triangles and bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.
A few things that help us make better pita chips:
A. To use less oil we turn to our trusty Misto Oil Sprayer. It sprays a fine mist of oil over the pitas creating a light oily surface perfect for sprinkling with spices.
If you’re mixing something with the oil like in our Sriracha Lime version you’ll need to go old school with a pastry brush. Durable silicone pastry brushes get the job done and are super easy to clean.
B. Ever wonder how your favorite food blogger got those beautifully sprinkled cinnamon tortilla chips? Usually, their secret is a fine mesh strainer. Toss your seasonings into the strainer and lightly tap the edge with your hand as you move it over the pita for an even dusting of spices.
6 Awesome Flavor Combos For Your Baked Pita Chips
(Directions and measurements for the different flavor combos can also be found in the main recipe’s notes section)
1. Sriracha Lime
Our favorite of course! An olive oil and sriracha sauce mixture coats each crunchy chip with a light amount of spicy heat. While freshly grated bright lime zest is the perfect counter for the sweet-sour flavor of sriracha.
Directions: Brush pitas with a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon olive oil + 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce and sprinkle on 1/4 teaspoon lime zest. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes
2. Za’atar (Pictured)
Olive oil brushed whole wheat pitas sprinkled with an herby Za’atar spice blend and sea salt if desired. (We had some trouble locating Za’atar at our local grocery stores but you can find it at Whole Foods, order it online from Amazon or try this recipe from Bon Appetit for a homemade Za’atar spice blend.)
Directions: Brush pitas with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon Za’atar seasoning. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes.
3. Maple Cinnamon
A crunchy cinnamon toasted chip perfect for satisfying your sugar cravings without going overboard. When baked the maple syrup and coconut oil turn into a toasted sweet caramelized coating, YUM! Serve with chopped strawberries and yogurt for a sweet and healthy dessert treat.
Directions: Brush pitas with a mixture of 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil + 1/2 teaspoon real maple syrup and sprinkle on 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes
4. Coconut Curry
All of the delicious flavor of a sweet coconut curry in a tasty afternoon snack you can toss in your backpack – no fork required.
Directions: Brush pitas with a mixture of 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil +1/4 teaspoon curry powder and sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes.
5. Garlic Chipotle (Pictured)
Spray your mini pitas with olive oil and dust with smoky chipotle powder and potent garlic salt for a flavorful whole grain salsa delivery device.
Directions: Brush pitas with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle on 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder + 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes.
6. Sesame Soy
Enjoy the nutty flavor of sesame oil mixed with salty soy sauce, liquid aminos or Tamari. Add a little spice with a pinch of ground ginger, lime zest or sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Directions: Brush pitas with a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil + 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (or liquid aminos) + a pinch of ground ginger, sprinkle of lime zest or sesame seeds. Bake at 375 F for 6 to 9 minutes.
If none of these flavors strike your fancy, you might enjoy a classic batch of pita chips made with a light brushing of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt. We’ve included that recipe below. Or maybe take a walk by the bulk spice bins at your local grocery store. You’re bound to find a seasoning that sounds fun to try, like lemon pepper or a Cajun spice blend.
So what’s your favorite crunchy chip flavor? Are you a tangy Salt & Vinegar fan or a savory Sour Cream and Cheddar lover?
Nutritional information is an estimate for the Sriracha Lime Baked Pita Chips made using two mini whole wheat pitas.