If you're looking for something to replace potato or corn chips, then baked pita chips are a great choice. Especially with dips like hummus or guacamole!
I first made these to go to a potluck housewarming party. I'd made some hummus, and I was looking for something special to go with it. Well, these were good. In fact, they were one of the first things to go... And that's always a good feeling!
They're super easy to make, so try them out. I'm sure you'll love them!
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix the oil, garlic powder, basil, chervil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush each pita bread with the oil and spice mixture.
Cut each pita bread into 8 triangles, and arrange them on a cookie sheet.
Bake the pita in the preheated oven for about 6 minutes, or until the pita chips are light brown and crispy.
Keep a close eye on the pita chips, especially towards the end. They'll go from perfect to charred in about 15 seconds
Some pita breads are really small, and another are much bigger. If you have really big pita breads to work with, you may need some extra of the oil and spice mixture.
One of the great things about this baked pita chips recipe is how easy it is to tweak. Just replace the spices with any other spice you like!
Lots of spices taste great on pita chips. You can try cumin, oregano, dried parsley, fennel, or even just plain old salt and pepper.
I try not to use too much oil when I make pita chips. I don't really like it when the chips get too oily, and I use the oil more as a way to get the spices to stick to the bread. But you can increase the amount of oil if you prefer it that way.
You can use regular or whole wheat pita breads for this recipe. I prefer whole wheat myself, but it all comes down to what you like best!
If you're not going to eat them all at once or you need to bring them somewhere, you can store the pita chips in an airtight container. They'll stay nice and crispy!