Thursday, January 21, 2010

simply tasty: cinnamon sugar pita chips

a few years ago i was introduced to stacy's pita chips.  if you have tried them, i am sure that you will agree they are extremely deliciously tasty.

the problem is, at about $5 per bag, they aren't something i felt like i could indulge in very often.  furthermore, they are made with white flour, which i try to avoid in favor of whole grain flour.

recently, i discovered how to make pita chips at home and ever since i make them all the time.  this is aided by the fact that i was fortunate enough to find an international market by us where i can get 6 large whole grain pocket pitas for 99 cents (amazing!!!).

the method of making pita chips is very similar to the tortilla chip recipe i shared a few days ago.  it only takes 5-10 minutes to prep, and i bet you wont be able to resist them the minute they come out of the oven!  cinnamon sugar pita chips are one of my favorite sweet treats, and they never last very long whether i make them just for our house or for a hang out time with other people.

cinnamon sugar pita chips

whole grain pocket pitas (very important to make sure they are pocket pitas... ie they are hollow in the middle when you split them open)
canola oil or other vegetable oil
cinnamon sugar (the amount that you need will vary depending on how many pitas you use, but a good ratio is 1/2 T cinnamon to 1/2 cup sugar. i prefer raw sugar but regular white sugar will work just fine.)

take a knife and cut the edge of each pita and separate the two thin sides from one another.

with a pastry brush, liberally spread oil on one side of the pita half.  cut each pita into bite-sized pieces and put onto a cookie sheet.  sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

bake in the oven at 325 for 20-30 minutes, or until chips are stiff and beginning to brown.


variation:  if you want a savory snack similar to stacy's simply naked, use olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.  these are delicious dipped in hummus!

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