Holy Smokes Pita Chips

Holy Smokes Pita Chips
Pita chips can be an interesting alternative to tortilla chips or potato chips. This version, adapted from Cook! the latest cookbook from Dietitians of Canada, is makes use of many different spices to give it a smoky flavour. For a plain alternative, omit the spices and sprinkle the chips with a little bit of sea salt before baking. For a sweet snack, try cinnamon and a little bit of brown sugar. Use melted butter instead of oil for extra flavour!
Recipe type: Snack, Vegetarian, Vegan
Makes: 48 chips
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) chili powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) curry powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp (5-10 mL) canola oil
  • 2-3 drops hot sauce, optional
  • 6 whole wheat pitas, 6" (15 cm) each
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, combine garlic, cumin, chilli powder, paprika, curry powder, black pepper and salt. Add a few drops of hot sauce to taste and a bit of oil until a spreadable consistency is reached.
  2. Using a pastry brush, coat both sides of each pita with spice mixture. Stack 2-3 pitas together at a time and cut each into 8 wedges.
  3. Spread wedges in a single layer on two baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven, turning once, for 8-10 minutes or until pitas are brown and crisp. Let cool completely on pans on a wire rack.
  4. Enjoy by themselves or with your favourite dip.


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