Save on crisps and crackers at your next party with these easy, frugal and versatile homemade pita bread crisps.
Wondering what you can make with Lebanese bread?
These homemade pita bread crisps are quick and easy to make and are a frugal and versatile way to use up leftover pita bread.
You can eat these crisps plain, or mix and match flavours that will complement the dip you’re serving them with.
Because these crisps are baked, not fried, they are low in fat, making them a healthy alternative to potato chips.
Pita Bread Crisp Ingredients
These crisps are made from store-bought pita bread, also known as Lebanese Bread.
I like to keep a packet of these in the freezer for quick crisps as well as crispy pizza bases and toasted lunch wraps.
You can bake them from frozen but they defrost within minutes on the bench.
These are super cheap to buy – I can get a packet of six for $1.85 at my local supermarket (Australia). Each pita bread makes 16 crisps, so that’s 96 crisps for under $2.
The other main ingredients are olive oil for brushing and a little salt to taste.
You can bake these Lebanese bread chips plain or sprinkle with your favourite spices. I keep things simple and sprinkle with a little of my favourite spices: paprika and cumin.
You could also add some crushed garlic or garlic powder for a garlic version.
Making the Lebanese Bread Crisps
Making these pita crackers is quick and easy. Cut each pita into eight triangles and split the triangles in two.
Brush with a little oil – not too much otherwise they will be soggy – sprinkle with your chosen spice blend and bake for five minutes or until the crisps are crisp.
Let them cool before serving. Cool them on a wire rack to help them stay crispy.
- 2 Pita bread (Lebanese bread)
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- salt to taste
- paprika to taste
- cumin to taste
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Cut pita bread into 8 triangles.
- Each triangle will have two layers. Open the layers up and cut the fold to make two crisps from each triangle.
- Brush a baking tray lightly with olive oil.
- Place the triangles on the tray and brush lightly with remaining olive oil.
- Sprinkle salt, paprika and cumin lightly over each triangle.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until crisp. Let cool before serving.
- If you prefer plain crisps, don't sprinkle with the paprika and cumin.
- For garlic crisps, sprinkle with a little crushed garlic or garlic powder.
- For cheesy crisps, sprinkle with a little parmesan.
- For rosemary crisps, sprinkle with fresh chopped rosemary and salt. Also nice with rosemary are garlic and parmesan.
- Alternate spice options include zaatar spice mix, harrissa spice mix or Morroccan spice mix.
- For a little crunch, sprinkle with Dukkah.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.