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Mini Pita Pockets

Calories: 32 WW Freestyle Points: 1 each
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Mini Pita Pockets

These are just a smaller version of the Hollow Bread Pockets recipe I had posted (but less calories and points). You can stuff them with anything. 

 

I'm using slightly less yogurt in this recipe (not a full cup). The trick to getting them puffy and hollow is letting the dough rest for 1.5 - 2 hours before rolling it out and baking them. The dough doesn't rise while its resting because it's self-rising flour (as opposed to traditional yeast), but it becomes more stretchy and elastic. Then, you just have to roll it, and cut them with a pastry cutter. That's it. They will puff up in the oven.

 

You will need to get 18 circles to keep them 2 points each. Re-roll the dough scraps for the last few. You can find and purchase a Pastry Cutter here. Recipe makes 18 mini pitas. 1 point each, or 2 points for 3 of them. 32 calories each.

Total Cook/Prep time: 2.5 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 oz non-fat Greek yogurt (slightly less than 1 cup)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour

Directions

Mix the dough ingredients together in a bowl until all the flour is incorporated and a stiff ball of dough forms.

Knead the dough for a minute or two (you can knead it directly in the bowl). Just fold the dough over itself, then press down on it. Turn it clockwise by a quarter turn, then fold and press down again. Repeat.

Cover bowl with saran wrap.

Let it sit on the counter at room temperature for 2 hours.

After the 2 hours, preheat oven to 400.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Knead the dough again (another few folds over itself). 

Roll the dough out to about 1/4" thick.

Cut into 18 two-inch circles. I had to re-roll the scraps to get the full 18.

Place circles on baking sheet.

Optional (brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds)

Bake for 15 minutes.

The circles will puff up and be hollow inside.

Wait 10 minutes or so before breaking them open.

Stuff them with whatever you want. 

Have an awesome day. Please tag me if you make and post these on Instagram. :-)

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