Easy Grain Free Pita Bread


A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread

In my family, my father and brothers are the masters of baking pita bread. Every Friday they showoff and share photos of their freshly baked pita bread on our family WhatsApp group. Lately, maybe due to the cold weather, seeing their photos made me crave something starchy and quick to make that fits with my grain free diet. For the starch I chose to use tapioca flour, since it has the sticky texture that resembles the familiar texture of wheat bread. The flax seed  in this recipe acts as a binder with the absence of gluten or egg. Since working with yeasts requires time, I decided to use baking powder as a rising agent for the dough. Since this bread doesn’t contain sugar, it will not brown in the oven.  This recipe is very versatile; you can use it to make a simple pita bread to serve with a dip of your choice, or you can use is as a base for pizza and add to it your preferred toppings. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread
Real Pita Bread by my brother Eliya


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:

½ cup almond flour
½ cup tapioca flour
1 tbsp ground flax seed
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ cup water
2 tbsp olive oil


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400F/200C

Mix dry ingredients together. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread

Add water and oil. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread

Create a ball of dough. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread

Use your hands to flatten dough to a thin layer on a hot bread/pizza stone. You can also use a regular cookie-sheet, which doesn’t need to be warmed up.

Bake for 20 minutes.


Topping options:

1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp za’atar  - before baking spread oil on dough, then sprinkle za’ater on top. Bake for 20 minutes. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread

Shredded cheese, halved cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives -  After baking pita bread for  5 minutes in the oven, sprinkle cheese and topping on top. Continue baking for 15 minutes. 

A for Lifestyle: Easy Grain Free Pita Bread




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