Easy Vegan Pita Bread

Easy Vegan Pita Bread

Easy Vegan Pita Bread
Course Bread
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Rise Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 pitas
Author Living Vegan Staff



  • 1 pkg Dry Active Yeast (2-1/4 tsp)
  • 1 c Warm Water about 90-100 degrees F
  • 1 c All Purpose Flour


  • 1-1/2 tbsp Olive Oil (TABLESPOONS, not teaspoons :)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 c Flour plus more for rolling


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook (or in a bowl if doing by hand), combine the sponge ingredients.  Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes and if it bubbles a little, you are good to go!  No activity?  You need new yeast ;(
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the sponge mixture and knead until a smooth, but somewhat sticky dough forms.  It's best not to add additional flour if you can help it.
  • Allow to rise covered in a warm place for 2 hours.  
  • Punch down the down and form into a rectangle so that you can equally make 8 portions.  Roll each portion into a ball.  I like to stretch the dough to create a smooth top and tuck the ends under the ball.
  • Allow to rise again for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet and flatten each ball, rolling into rounds on a lightly floured surface.
  • In dry skillet (if using a good non-stick skillet) or with a touch of oil if you don't have a non-stick skillet, cook the pita.  Some will puff up quite a lot, some will just bubble.  This normal.  Flip when golden brown on the first side and repeat.