by Texas Homesteader ~
You can quickly make your own pita-style chips using only flour tortillas, olive oil & a few seasonings. It’s true and it’s so easy!
I decided to make my own pita-type chips. A short 10 minute bake time and you can have your own inexpensive pita chips too.
Bringing Pita Chips To A Gathering
We were invited to a family gathering. In my family invitations to gather for a shared meal happen often.
So that the food-prep burden doesn’t fall on the hosting family, each family in attendance of a meal gathering brings something to contribute to the meal.
There’s always lots of good food at our family gatherings!
This time I wanted to bring something snacky. So I offered to bring some homemade hummus.
(If you haven’t seen my Stupid-Easy Hummus Recipe, you should totally check it out!)
Making Homemade Pita Chips Is Inexpensive!
Of course I’ll need something for dipping my homemade hummus. But I hate how expensive that little bag of pita chips is!
So I always bake up my own ‘pita chips’ using just flour tortillas, a little olive oil & some seasonings.
My dad is often amazed and says: “Really? You MADE these??!!“
Awwwww… Thanks dad.
Using Flour Tortillas To Make Pita Chips
To make pita chips to go with my homemade hummus I’m going to just use cut-up tortillas baked crispy to make a dippable chip.
Why not? It’s the perfect chunky thickness for a dipping chip, and we aaaaalways have tortillas in the house!
Since there were only going to be 4 of us gathering together on this occasion I figured I’d only need about 6 taco-sized flour tortillas to make a whole bunch of chips. How inexpensive is this??!!
How To Season Homemade Pita Chips
Seasoning homemade pita chips is easy. Into a small bowl I poured about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. I used hatch chili flavored oil since I prefer slightly spicy flavors & these chips are for a spicy hummus. But you could use regular olive oil or even vegetable oil I suppose.
I always add 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. It’s basic and won’t compete with dip flavors. I use cracked pepper for more pepper pop!
Seasoning Ideas For Homemade Chips
Now you can add any number of powdered seasonings along with your salt & pepper to flavor your homemade chips to your family’s liking.
Try adding 1/2 teaspoon of:
Taco Seasoning – (I like to make my own)
BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning – a lightly zesty option you can make at home.
Blend Your Own Italian – Powdered oregano, basil & rosemary
Blend Your Own Tex/Mex – Chili powder, paprika, cumin
Use Salt-Free Seasoning – for your salt-restricted diets.
However you decide, make it fun!
When I had my seasonings mixed into my olive oil, I used a pastry brush to mix it all up.
Prepare Tortillas To Bake Into Homemade Pita Chips
Finally I brought out a tortilla and brushed a little seasoned oil on the top surface, adding another tortilla on top of it and repeating until the tops of all of the tortillas had been oiled and stacked.
By stacking the tortillas with oiled tops, the bottoms of the tortillas are automatically oiled as well. No need to oil both sides.
Not only is this faster, but using the oiled tops to oil the bottoms of the next tortilla more evenly distributes the oil since in my experience too much oil keeps the resulting pita chips from being as crispy.
(taps on noggin) Not just a hat-rack my friends… HA!
Cutting Oiled Tortillas Into Pita Chips
I used a large knife to cut the stack of seasoned tortillas.
Sometimes I cut them into 6 wedges. This makes larger pita chips, and there are times when that’s useful.
Other times I cut them into 8 wedges. The resulting chips would be slightly smaller but there would be more of them.
Most of the time I cut them into 1″ squares instead. It makes a more bite-sized chip. And it makes the most chips of all the options.
Whatever you like works here though. Cut them the way you’ll want to serve them – large or small, triangles or squares.
Baking Tortillas Into Pita Chips
Now Bibbidy-Bobbedy-BOO, it’s time to turn those flour tortillas into crispy pita chips. It’s easy!
Lay the oiled tortilla pieces in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Then place them into a 325º Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, turn the oven off but allow the chips to stay in the oven as they cool for 5-10 more minutes. (I used this time to prepare my hummus.)
Remove from oven & place pita chips on a baker’s rack to cool completely.
That time in a turned-off yet still-hot oven just let my chips soak up residual heat and become even crunchier. We love ’em that way!
Homemade Pita Chips A HIT!
When it was all done I brought the homemade ‘pita chips’ out and offered RancherMan a sample to see what he thought.
He loved the thick easy-to-dip chip. And he said they were seasoned perfectly since there was no overpowering flavor that would compete with a dip. Oh, and he said the crispiness was perfect too.
Actually, he said all of these things over & over again.
I think we have a winner, folks!
So now I make my own baked ‘pita’ chips using only flour tortillas, olive oil and a quick 10-minute bake time.
Hey, quick & easy in the kitchen is my wheelhouse, y’all.
Homemade Pita Chips An Eco-Friendly Choice
And by making my own homemade pita chips there was no expensive bag of chips for us to purchase & no huge plastic chip bag to dispose of.
Plus you really don’t get cheaper than 6 tortillas! I’ll share my oh-so-simple (and CHEAP) recipe with you below.
Did you make these homemade chips? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
10-minute Baked Pita Chips
I use plain flour tortillas brushed with a little olive oil & a tiny amount of salt & pepper to make these crunchy 'pita chips' that are sturdy enough to hold up to dip. Change up the seasonings however you like! #TexasHomesteader
- 6 Taco-Size Flour Tortillas
- 2 Tablespoons Olive or vegetable oil (I used spicy-flavored olive oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon each, salt & pepper (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix seasoning and oil together in a small bowl
Brush a small amount of seasoned oil evenly over the top surface of a tortilla, adding another tortilla on top and repeating until the tops of each of the tortillas have been oiled & stacked.
Using a large sharp knife, cut the stack of tortillas into 6 - 8 wedges or 1" squares, depending on how large you wish your finished chip to be.
Arrange the oiled & cut tortilla wedges in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly brown & crispy. Turn off oven. If desired, allow chips to stay in residual heat for 5-10 more minutes to soak up residual heat and become even crispier! Then place pita chips on bakers rack to cool completely.
Snacks We Love
- Homemade Honey-Graham Crackers
- Rosemary Crackers w/Olive Oil & Garlic
- MYO Pita Chips Using Flour Tortillas
Sweet Dessert Breads
- Easiest 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
- Cake-Mix Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!
- Double Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies
- Sugar-Free Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Simple Meringue Cookies Using Aquafaba
- Healthier ‘Ice Cream’ Using Bananas & Fruit
- Easy Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Cake
- Rich & Creamy Fudgesicles
- Crunchy Savory Roasted Chickpeas
- Rice Krispie Treats With A Chocolate Twist
- Triple Chocolate Truffles
- Getting Your Family To Snack On Healthy Veggies
- Watermelon Smoothie (or Daiquiri)
…And MANY MORE!
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