Yeast-Free Living – Can I Eat Pita Bread?

If you have recently decided to give up eating yeast, there are probably questions in your mind regarding what foods you can or cannot eat on a yeast-free diet. One of those you may be wondering about it pita bread. Since it’s not as well-risen as normal bread, does it still contain yeast?

Well, the answer is, yes, normal pita bread does in fact contain yeast. However, there are alternative pita breads that you can buy that are free from it, or you can indeed make your own. Here is a recipe.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 cup of soy flour
  • 1 cup of unbleached white flour
  • 1 and a half cups of distilled or purified water
  • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • A dash of sea salt

Note: if you are using gluten-free flowers, you will need to add egg to the mix in order for it to bind together well.

How to Make the Pita Bread:

  1. Mix the olive oil, the water and the salt. Add the baking powder and flour, and mix to a smooth consistency like a pancake mixture.
  2. Rub inside of frying pan with a paper towel dipped in olive oil. Let frying pan sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the frying pan on a hob at medium-low heat, and wait about 3 minutes before pouring the batter into the middle of the pan.
  4. Tilt the frying pan in a circular motion until the whole of the bottom of the pain is covered with the desired thickness of batter.
  5. When the upper side looks dry, flip it over with your spatula and cook on the opposite side. This should take about 1 minute on each side.