These are a great option for fussy eaters and delicious no matter who they are for!
They are also super quick and simple to make.
If you have a carb fiend then making changes within their normally accepted choices is good.
I’m also always looking for ways to prevent food waste and these tick that box.
Made with Weetbix crumbs as the base these pita chips could appeal to children who love the cereal. They are also crunchy which is often a hit.
Although containing Weetbix it is not the overriding flavour so could still be a win for children who are not fans.
Pita chips – recipe
1 ½ Weetbix finely crumbed (weight is approx. 22 ½ gms)
½ cup + 1/8 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk (can use any type so can be DF)
1 tbs olive oil
Heat oven to 180˚
Make sure the Weetbix is well crumbled in a bowl. Add flour, bp and salt and mix well.
Add milk and oil, stir and then bring together into a dough ball.
Knead for 1 minute.
Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
Roll out into a rectangle. Slice into vertical strips. Cut diagonals to form triangles.
Place pita chips on silicon baking sheets or baking paper on a baking tray.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until browning and to the desired level of ‘crisp’.
Cool on a wire rack.
Keep well for a few days in a sealed container. Perfect for lunchboxes or snacks.
*Thanks to Weetbix for the recipe.
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/