Crisps can no longer feature in school packed lunches, but pitta crisps are an exception to the rule! They can be eaten as a crunchy snack and even dipped into tubs of hummus or cream cheese. You can get your children involved in making this healthy snack as even the youngest child can enjoy ‘painting’ the oil onto the pitta bread! Try out different flavours or leave them plain; it’s up to you!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp seasoning, such as ground paprika, mild chilli powder or BBQ seasoning
- pinch salt (optional)
- 3 pitta breads
Preheat oven to 180C, gas 4. Warm the pitta breads in the oven for just a few minutes. They are easier to slice when they have puffed up.
Once the pitta breads are cool enough to touch, use a knife to open them up and separate into halves.
Place the oil and seasoning into a small bowl and stir to combine. Use a pastry brush to brush the flavoured oil over the rough sides of the pitta bread.
Slice the oiled pitta breads in half, lengthwise, down the middle. Now slice each strip into little triangles.
Place the pitta triangles onto a large baking tray, in one even layer.
Bake in the oven for around 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp.
Cool on a wire rack, then store in an airtight container.
Top tip for making Homemade pitta crisps
These crisps can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.