A small intro before I dive into today’s post! First off BIG thank you to Kalee for letting me takeover her corner of the web for a bit this week! I am so excited to be guest posting here about my favorite paleo pita bread and to connect with all of you.
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Today I’ll show you how to make soft and doughy pita breads perfect for stuffing with your favorite paleo-friendly foods!
Simply made from plantains and egg whites, the 3 Ingredient Paleo Pita Bread is low-fat, high in protein, and has a cake like texture that’s hard to beat. Easy to make, delicious to eat!
Do you have certain recipes in your head that are so easy, so familiar that you don’t even need to write them down anymore? Staples that you make weekly or monthly that seem so simple that they’re not even worth sharing?
In the past, I’ve called these ‘common sense‘ recipes. But what I’ve learned is that not everyone is as comfortable in the kitchen as I am. I grew up in a home where helping my mom in the kitchen was encouraged.
She taught me cooking techniques, how to follow recipes, and inspired me to start experimenting on my own. Not everyone was so lucky to have that luxury as a child, however. So I have to admit I’ve taken my love of cooking and familiarity with making food from scratch for granted.
So simple recipes aren’t silly! In fact, they’re great for beginners!
Let’s be honest, most people don’t have a lot of time to prepare elaborate, intensive recipes anyways. The simpler, the less ingredients, the easier to throw together….THE BETTER.
Bonus points if the recipe is healthy!
Well, the recipe I have to share today checks all of those boxes and more!
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to share this recipe. I have really been holding out on you since I’ve been making these 3 Ingredient Paleo Pita Breads FOREVER.
A lot of you have even asked about them on Instagram, and I always said I’d share them on the blog eventually.
Well, today is the day! As you can tell from the name, they have minimal ingredients, are totally paleo friendly, and taste amazing! They’re also grain-free (so obviously gluten-free, as well!), high in protein, and have the most delicious, cake-like texture from using a special ingredient….PLANTAINS. AKA: The Paleo Wonderfood!
3 Ingredient Paleo Pita Bread
- 2 medium green plantains (approx. 350 grams)
- 1.5 cups liquid egg whites
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- cinnamon, optional
- Preheat oven to 400. Slice plantains into chunks. Place allingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Place parchment paper on bakingsheet and spoon batter into 10 equally sized circles (you will need more than one cookiesheet). Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Store in thefreezer and thaw before using.
As I mentioned above, these Paleo pitas are a total staple in my house!
A few times a month I do a big ‘freezer food-prep’ in which I make a ton of baked goods, breads (including these pitas), protein options, and other random stuff to restock my freezer stash. I love having meal/snack components already made up and on hand for when I am super busy and don’t really have time to cook. Doing it all at one time a few times a month makes healthy eating a no brainer!
These pita breads pretty much suit everyone’s needs! They’re great for most people no matter what diet you follow and they’re so versatile.
Some of my favorite ways to use them include…
- spreading with peanut butter and blueberry jam
- topping with goat’s milk cream cheese and jelly
- dipping in black bean humus and salsa
- stuffing with raw tempeh and pesto (strange but good!)
- toasting and eating with a sprinkle of cinnamon (they are THAT good on their own!)
I’d love to hear what you all come up with when you try these out!
If you’re looking for some other Paleo friendly recipes from me, check out these yummy eats…
So tell me…
Have you ever tried plantains before?
Do you have any recipes that are so familiar you don’t even need to look at the directions anymore?
Do you eat a Paleo diet? Have you tried the 3 Ingredient Paleo Pita Bread recipe?
Looking forward to hearing from you!