The Secret is in the Stone
First things first — if you want to make this paleo pita bread from the comfort of your own home, you’re going to need to use a pizza stone. If you don’t already have one, you can purchase a great pizza stone set online at a reasonable price by clicking here. With that disclaimer out of the way, and provided you’ve got yourself a pizza stone ready to go, you’re going to want to place it on your lower oven rack and preheat to 350°F.
Homemade Pita Dough
As with most other bread recipes, the next thing you’ll need to do is prepare both a dry and wet mixture for your dough. For the pita bread, you’ll be combining almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda in a bowl for your dry mix. The use of coconut flour and almond flour helps keep this recipe 100% gluten-free, but more importantly, they also make this pita bread much healthier than the traditional version made with wheat flour. Refined wheat is a known trigger for inflammation, and chronic inflammation is one of the primary causes of a wide variety of modern day diseases. (1)
With the dry mix prepared, the next step is to mix together your egg, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and water. These ingredients will form the base of the wet mixture and help to form your bread dough when combined with the flour mixture. Not only that, but these ingredients help to add plenty of nutritional value to the pita bread as well. Olive oil is a well known source of healthy monounsaturated fats, apple cider vinegar is a superfood that provides all kinds of great health benefits, and eggs provide you with a nice amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and even more healthy fats. With your wet and dry mixtures prepared, the next step is to slowly combine them together, and then divide the dough into two balls in order to flatten them into six-inch rounds.
You’re going to want to bake your pita bread rounds on the pizza stone one at a time for 10-12 minutes. Once they are done baking, cut the rounds in half and then slice each half to form pockets. With that out of the way, you’ll be all set to enjoy your own homemade paleo-friendly pita bread.
PS. From here, you’ve got so many options available to you for enjoying your pita bread. One of my favorites is to use the bread to make sandwiches. If you’re looking for some paleo sandwich inspiration, then why not check out this list of 40 creative paleo sandwiches? Alternatively, if you want to alter this recipe slightly to make pita chips, here’s a list of 42 paleo dip recipes that would be perfect.
- 1/3 cup arrowroot flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 egg
- Place a large pizza stone on the lower oven rack and preheat the oven and stone to 350°F.
- In a bowl combine the coconut flour, arrowroot flour and baking soda.
- In another bowl place the egg, olive oil, water and apple cider vinegar.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combine.
- Divide the dough into two balls.
- Place a ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper and using a rolling pin, roll out to a flatten 6 inch round.
- Carefully remove the top piece of parchment paper.
- Transfer the dough, still on the bottom sheet of parchment to the pizza stone.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Repeat the process with remaining ball.
- Cool the pita bread completely on wire rack, then cut each pita bread in half.
- Using a sharp knife, carefully slice each half to form pockets.
- Fill with your favorite sandwich filling and serve.
|Vitamin A||17.2 µg|
|Folic Acid (B9)||5.8 µg|