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GF Vegan Microwave Pita Chips.

August 22, 2010

This post may change your life. I love pita chips but the gluten free pita selection leaves much to be desired. This is totally okay because this recipe is extremely easy, tasty, and makes plenty of chips for all to enjoy.


It all starts with Bob’s Red Mill AP Baking Flour. I love this stuff because it’s not completely rice flour and the flavor is pretty delicious once baked.

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The batter has few simple ingredients and takes little time to put together. I use yeast mainly for its flavor. Because there are no gums or binding agents added to replace the gluten, the dough won’t be able to trap yeast generated gasses but the flavor yeast adds is just what these chips need.

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The method is simple: mix, roll, microwave, turn, microwave, enjoy.


They come out tasting like crunchy delicious flatbreads. You can dip them in anything, but my favorite was almond butter and strawberry jam. Also hummus, bruschetta* and tapenade work deliciously with these chips.


They’re also great by themselves!


Gluten Free, Vegan 3 Minute Pita Chips

Prep time: 15 minutes      Cooking time: 10 minutes

Special equipment:

  • Microwave
  • Parchment paper


  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free AP Baking Flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 packet (7 g) ready rise instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)


Mix one cup of flour, yeast, water and sugar to a large bowl. Mix and let sit for about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the flour, salt and oil, mix and let sit another 5-8 minutes

Cut sheets of parchment paper that will fit in your microwave when folded.

Dust the paper with extra GF flour or cornmeal. Make golf ball sized pieces of dough and roll between the paper into a circle as thin as possible. Score with a knife into 4 wedges.

Microwave folded in the parchment for 1 minute 20 seconds covered, then 1 minute on each side with the parchment open. The cooking time of the sides will depend on thickness, so experiment!

Break apart and enjoy!




Have a great day!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2010 12:21 am

    Glad to see your still cooking up there at school!

  2. August 23, 2010 12:58 am

    You did this in your dorm!?! I just don’t believe that 🙂 Speaking of, how is it up there? Happy orientation!

    • August 23, 2010 1:33 pm

      Yes ma’am! I took the pictures when I made the recipe at home though 🙂

  3. August 23, 2010 10:25 am

    Another ingenious recipe! Thanks love 🙂

  4. August 24, 2010 6:16 am

    mae! these look delicious, and i think i have to make them! you are so creative. 🙂

  5. August 24, 2010 9:26 am

    How awesome! They look great and so easy.

  6. August 26, 2010 3:46 am

    Wow, you really can’t get any easier than that! These pita chips are sure to remedy my snacking needs often. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. August 28, 2010 7:58 pm

    Great idea!

  8. August 29, 2010 7:04 am

    Your pita chips look delicious, Mae, and I’m so impressed you made these in your dorm! I think the closest I ever got to cooking in my dorm was microwave popcorn – yes, it’s true! I can’t wait to see what other things you whip up 🙂

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your first few weeks of college!

  9. September 1, 2010 12:14 am

    That’s pretty incredible! I never thought making pita chips could only take 3 minutes! For some great, gf, vegan dips, you should check out Tasty Bite. We’re a preservative-free, all natural, ready-made brand with ethnic meals and sauces made from the simplest ingredients. People love making hummus from our seasoned chickpeas or chili dip with our madras lentils. Check out our website: for more information and recipes! Happy eating!

    Maxine – Tasty Bite

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