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Yeast Free Stove Top Pita Recipe
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Yeast Free Stove Top Pita Recipe

Soft and delicious this Yeast Free Stove Top Pita Recipe, makes the perfect pocket for your favorite filling. The perfect sandwich bread, especially if you do not want to or cannot have yeast in your diet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 6 pita breads


  • 2 cups / 240g all purpose / cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup / 250ml warm buttermilk or sour milk SEE NOTE 1


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the warmed buttermilk or sour milk to the flour mixture and mix with a fork.
  • Gather the mixture to form a soft dough.
  • Leave to rest for about 10 to 20 minutes ( SEE NOTE 2 )
  • On a lightly floured board, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch / ½ cm thick.
  • Place one pita at a time on a non stick or cast iron pan. Cook on medium heat for about 1 ½ minutes on each side. When cooked, The pita will puff up to a thickness of about 1 cm ( SEE NOTE 3 )
  • After it cooks and when you remove it from the pan, remember that it is not going to be soft immediately. To soften it place the hot pita bread under a clean kitchen towel and cover it, the steam will soften them and they will be flexible.
  • To serve with a filling slice each pita in half through the center. With a very sharp knife, slit open the center of the pita and fill with veggies, spreads or meat of your choice.


1.To make the sour milk, just add a teaspoon of lemon juice into a cup of whole or full fat milk. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes before adding to your flour. You can add an extra 1 Tablespoon / 15 ml  more buttermilk or sour milk if you feel that the dough is not soft enough.
2.After the dough is formed, you can leave it to rest for 10 to 20 minutes.This will help the gluten in the flour absorb the liquid and make rolling out easier.
3.Since this recipe does not use yeast, the pita is not going to fill up with air and pop up. But it going to bubble and puff up, enough so that you can slit it  with a sharp knife to create a pocket.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg