This recipe of pita bread is delicious. It is not the typical taste of pita bread. It has a nutty taste (due to the ground chia) and dark color (due to the oat flour and chia as well). It is very nutritious! It is very tasty when you serve it with some Mediterranean food, or as an accompaniment to some salads like Fattouch (a traditional Lebanese Salad).

Ingredients

Yields: six loaves

- 1 ¼ cup *certified gluten-free oat flour
- ½ cup potato flour
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tbsp. ground chia
- 2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tbsp. yeast (10 grams)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm milk (you can use soya milk if you cannot eat dairy products)
- 1 egg at room temperature
- ¼ cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
- 1 tsp apple vinegar or red grape vinegar
- Rice flour for rolling


*Certified Gluten-Free Oat Flour

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm milk
  2. Mix all flours, ground chia, xanthan gum, and salt together
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mix
  4. Add the egg, oil, and vinegar and use a wooden spoon or standing mixer to mix all ingredients together
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 hour
  6. Divide the dough into 6 portions
  7. Roll each portion between two sheets of nylon or cling film (using rice flour for rolling) to form a circle of 15 cm diameter
  8. You can bake the bread loaves one by one using a pancake griddle like krampouz or a non-stick frying pan