Homemade Pita Chips – Fussy Eater Snack


These homemade Pita Chips is a healthy snack for Fussy Eaters. They are super easy to make, a fun activity to do with the kids and best of all they are WAY better for you than a regular bag of chips!

We are at the tail end of summer holidays here in Australia, and I’ve been doing lots of fun food activities with the kids while we’re at home. I had an open packet of Lebanese Bread so I thought, why not make a fun activity of it and make some fun shaped Pita Chips.

I grabbed a handful of different shapes from my cookie cutter collection, called the kids to make chips and we had an entertaining activity of cutting different shapes from the giant Lebanese Bread we had on hand. While cutting the stars, Mr 3 insisted on singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ to his 18 month old baby brother. Made for a really touching moment!

I used Lebanese Bread, but you could also use Pitas, Tortillas or any wraps you have on hand. I used just one wrap and it made enough for a trayful of chips, plus lots of leftover bits that Mr 18 Month Old snacked on while we were doing the activity!

To make the chips, preheat the oven to 180°C, and line a baking tray with baking paper or aluminum foil. I gave my foil a light spray with cooking oil. 


Use any shaped cookie cutters you like and just enjoy cutting different shapes from the pita and filling the tray. We made stars, tiny teddy bears, dinosaur paws (as Mr 3 called the paw shapes we used!) and bear heads. 





Once your tray is full, pop them in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes. They can burn very quickly, so keep a close watch on them. Mine took approximately 8 minutes to get to that perfectly crispy stage. 


Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before sharing the Pita Chips out onto the kid’s plates.

The Pita Chips are crunchy and wholesome but a tiny bit bland. For kids that’s perfect, if I were cooking this for adults I’d throw a sprinkling of salt and maybe some Parmesan Cheese over the tray for a bit of savory flavor. They are great eaten on their own or you could dip them in yoghurt or some homemade dip.

I hope this gives you a tiny bit of inspiration for a fun activity to share with the kids!

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Comments

  1. These are so cute! Thank you for linking to Must Try Monday! I am pinning these right now!

  2. Very cute! My daughter would love doing this. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

    Have a great week!!

  3. Great idea (to cut them out)! Too cute!

  4. Time to pull out the cookie cutters! fun

  5. Making these does look like a fun project. Any alternative to packaged chips does get my interest. The best part about this is that you can season the top or leave plain and choose a dip for more flavor. Great post!

  6. Thanks for the comments! Yes, it’s a great project to do with the kids for a healthy snack that can also turn into a fun activity, learning shapes, singing songs and just sharing a great experience together!

  7. These look great! I made some “snowflake” pitas this week but hadn’t thought to use cookie cutters. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for linking up to Food Adventure Friday!! Hope to see you again next Friday!

  8. These look yummy! I love how you can make them to go with any theme by using various cookie cutters.

  9. Great idea using cookie cutters! I’ve made cinnamon chips from tortillas but just cut them into triangles. This would be more fun!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack.com

  10. Cinnamon Chips from Tortillas! What a yummy, great idea! :)

  11. cute idea! My kids would have fun with this. Thanks for linking up this week @ Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

  12. How fun! Kids would love this! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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