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Baked Spicy Homemade Pita Chips from Scratch

Spicy Homemade Pita Chips from scratch – Made with fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, red pepper flakes and turmeric, it is packed with flavor and is tasty enough to eat with or without hummus.

a hand holing a homemade baked pita chip topped with seasoning and herbs.

Today, it all about snacking!!!

Crispy, Crunchy, Salty, Spicy Pita Chips made from scratch that is delicious on its own or with some hummus. It is Indian style and my favorite part is that it is also colorful with yellow turmeric, green cilantro and red pepper flakes. Holidays are almost upon us and I’m always looking for homemade snacks for unexpected guests or as an appetizer for parties.

We don’t mess around with snacks around here. Bland does not work! Some more flavorful snacks are Jalapeno Cheddar Poppers, Air Fryer Buffalo cauliflower Wings, Cheese filled Mushrooms, Roasted Chickpeas, Pepper Cashews, Shrimp Rolls, Nachos, Chicken wings or Parmesan crackers.

Are Pita chips healthy?

Many opt for pita chips assuming it is healthier than potato chips or other packaged chips. Unfortunately many packaged ones are loaded with fats and sodium. If you are looking for a healthier store bought brand then Stacy’s Multigrain Pita Chips are a good choice. However, homemade is a great option since you control the seasonings and fat.

Baked Pita Chips in oven

  • Baked
  • Spicy
  • Perfect for entertaining
  • Flavorful
  • Delicious with/without hummus

Ingredients

Pita Bread – Regular or wheat pita bread

Herbs – Cilantro, ginger and garlic

Spices – Red pepper flakes and turmeric

ingredients needed to make ginger garlic pita chips in oven.

Method

It is an easy oven baked chips recipe

Make herb oil – Stir minced garlic, ginger, cilantro, red pepper flakes, turmeric powder and salt along with vegetable oil.

Prepare Pita bread – Cut pita bread into wedges and place on a baking sheet

Season – Brush the prepared ginger garlic herb mixture on both sides of the bread.

Bake – Bake at 350 degrees until golden in color. Cool.

Expert tips

Use plain or wheat pita bread.

Chops Ginger, Garlic and Cilantro fine – Larger pieces will not adhere to the pita chips when being baked and will fall off.

Don’t slit open the pita bread – I like to keep them with the pocket in the middle instead of separating the pita pocket which would create thinner chips and hence affect the baking time.

Make sure to use all the herb mixture on the pita chips <— Adds tons of flavor! Don’t leave anything behind.

Bake until deep golden but NOT DARK BROWN – Baking it darker in color might burn the garlic and we all know that burnt garlic is no good.

Are these gluten free? Regular store bought pita bread are made with all purpose flour and are not gluten free.

Let the chips cool completely before storing.

How to serve these chips?

They are packed with so much flavor, that these are great on its own or with your favorite hummus, tzatziki sauce, baba ganoush or Guacamole.

How to store?

Baked and cooled homemade chips can be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days making it a great make ahead option when entertaining.

Can I use different spice mix? Absolutely! Try Zatar blend, lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, Italian seasoning, Taco Seasoning or cayenne pepper are all great options.

a bowl of homemade pita chips from scratch.
bowls of pita chips, cilantro, red pepper flakes and hummus.
a hand holing a homemade pita chip topped with herbs.

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Baked Spicy Homemade Pita Chips from Scratch

Spicy Homemade Pita Chips from scratch – Made with fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, red pepper flakes and turmeric, it is packed with flavor and is tasty enough to eat with or without hummus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pita chips recipe
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 pita bread rounds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Stir all ingredients ( except pita bread ) together in a bowl. 
  • Cut each pit bread into 8 wedges, to get a total of 24 wedges. 
  • Place wedges on a baking sheet, brush one side with the spicy ginger garlic oil. Turn them over and brush the other side as well, making sure to get all the ginger garlic mixture (I like to brush the bottom sides with the oil and then the top side with the oil along with all the minced ginger-garlic spice mixture, so that they will stick better to the pita bread and not fall off). 
    (Use all the oil mixture to get the maximum flavor)
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the pita chips are deep golden and crisp (don't let them get dark brown).
  • Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with hummus. 
    (Pita chips can be stored in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days)

Notes

 
Use plain or wheat pita bread.
Chops Ginger, Garlic and Cilantro fine – Larger pieces will not adhere to the pita chips when being baked and will fall off.
Don’t slit open the pita bread – I like to keep them with the pocket in the middle instead of separating the pita pocket which would create thinner chips and hence affect the baking time.
Make sure to use all the herb mixture on the pita chips <— Adds tons of flavor! Don’t leave anything behind.
Bake until deep golden but NOT DARK BROWN – Baking it darker in color might burn the garlic and we all know that burnt garlic is no good.
Let the chips cool completely before storing.

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Recipe Rating




Katherine | Love In My Oven

Monday 23rd of September 2019

MARIA! I just made the most delicious hummus this weekend, and these spicy chips would be PERFECT. Yum!!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

I love pita chips! These look so flavorful too. I bet I could make them in my air fryer too!