Ever get a hankering for something salty like potato chips but don’t want all the fat and calories? Or did you make roasted garlic hummus and need something to dip in it? Air Fryer Pita Chips fits the bill for both. They are nice and crispy without oil thanks to your air fryer. Your waistline and your people will love this recipe.
Since you’re going to air fry them, check for discount pita bread in the clearance section of your local grocery store. I’ve been able to score loads of bread for 50 cents or less per loaf. Super cheap air fryer pita chips taste so much better than full price ones. My kids swear by this fact.
Cut your pitas into triangles remembering to cut them in half if they have pockets. Toss the triangles with your choice of oil ( I like avocado personally) and salt or seasoning ( Bragg Organic Sprinkle Herbs & Spices Seasoning will rock your world).
Place a single layer in your air fryer and cook at 350 for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook another 3-4 minutes or until brown and crispy. Every air fryer is different so adjust the time using the first batch as a test. Keep at it until all the pita triangles are done.
This is a tasty and healthy snack for those times when you need something crunchy and salty but don’t want to blow your diet or feed your kids junk. Why waste your money on an overpriced bag of chips when you can whip these up in a flash?
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Air Fryer Pita Chips
Homemade air fryer pita chips are a great alternative to traditional potato chips for game days or your next party. You can pair them with your favorite toppings, different seasonings or your favorite dip.
These delicious air fryer pita chips can be created with many different flavor profiles. You can choose to use your favorite spices or spice blends and favorite seasonings to make them your own. Here are some of the most commonly used seasonings you may want to try out.
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- chili powder
- sea salt
- black pepper
- Italian seasoning
- Middle Eastern Spices
- Bragg Organic Sprinkle Herbs & Spices Seasoning
- nutritional yeast
- cinnamon sugar
Pita Bread Substitutions
You can use classic pita pockets or different varieties of pita bread such as whole wheat pitas. Lavash bread is also a wonderful option, just cut them into rectangle strips. Tortillas will also work in a pinch.
Servings suggestions for homemade pita chips
You may be wondering how to serve homemade pita chips. Place them on a pretty platter or large plate with a bowl of something fun to dip them in. They can be served with chicken spinach artichoke dip, roasted garlic hummus, or a yogurt sauce. They are also great just eaten plain.
Pita Chips Recipe Tips
A pizza cutter works great to easily cut your pita bread into triangles. Make sure to use a cutting board which will help to keep them in place as you are slicing.
A pastry brush is a handy tool to brush on your oils and spices. Cooking spray even works if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to mix up your oils. Just spray and sprinkle your seasonings on top.
FAQ About This Recipe
These are some of the most commonly asked questions about air fryer pita chips recipes.
Are Homemade Pita Chips Healthy?
Homemade snacks are always going to be healthier than store bought because you can control the ingredients that you use. You can use any kind of oil that you prefer. Some healthier oil options are:
extra virgin olive oil
When making your own, you also get to control the amount and the kind of salt that you use. You can use a good quality himalayan sea salt, Real Salt or kosher salt.
How would you make pita chips in the oven if you didn’t have an air fryer?
A great way to make pita chips without an air fryer basket is by baking them in the oven. Lay your pita bread triangles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. You may want to flip them halfway through.
How do you store homemade pita chips?
After your pita chips are cooled off, you can put them in a ziplock bag or store them in an airtight container. Reusable containers are always a a great, frugal idea.
How long will air fryer pita chips last?
This delicious snack should last for 2-3 days if your family doesn’t gobble it up first! They may even last up to a week if you make sure they are cool and dry before placing them in the container.
Can you use frozen pita bread for this recipe?
Frozen pita bread is a great option if you have stocked your freezer with discounted bread. If you have leftover pita bread in the freezer just pull it out and set it on the counter. Let it thaw out to room temperature and you are ready to use it for this air fryer pita chips recipe.