Gyro Bread

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Gyro Bread for Pita Gyro

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

40 minutes

Yield

6 pitas

This Gyro Bread recipe is the perfect, easy bread to make up and have for quick, healthy wraps and gyros all-week-long.

This Gyro Bread recipe is an easy-to-make recipe for delicious wraps and gyro pitas. Wraps that you buy in the grocery store can often be full of preservatives (have you ever noticed how long they last on your counter?). However, this recipe is a healthier version made with real, simple ingredients and it’s so simple to make to have on hand for easy pitas.

Gyro bread on plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love Gyro Bread

  • Easy: The longest part of this recipe is the resting time. Other than that, it’s a very easy-to-make recipe
  • Healthy: This Gyro Bread recipe is made with simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry
  • Versatile: Use this Gyro Bread to make pitas and wraps all-week-long

🍲 Ingredients

Active Dry Yeast – Active yeast is different from instant yeast. Both are used to help your bread goods rise, but the main difference is that active dry yeast has to be activated in water before adding it to your dry ingredients.

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All Purpose Flour – For this recipe, all purpose flour works the best. However, you can definitely try to make a whole wheat version with whole wheat flour but most recipes can’t entirely swap the two out for one another. I’d recommend trying to recipe with substituting only 1/4 cup of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour first, then if it works well, upping the amount. Remember that with baking it’s harder to substitute ingredients than cooking!

Plate with gyro bread

👩‍🍳 How to Make Gyro Bread

  1. In a large bowl add the flour and yeast and whisk together. Add the salt, whisk and then add the sugar and whisk together again. Pour in the warm water and use a wooden spoon to gently mix together until you have a shaggy dough.
  2. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 3-4 minutes until the dough is more smooth and elastic (it might still be a little tacky / sticky, that’s ok). Shape the dough into a ball and place into a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and form each into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out into 9 inch circles.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and when hot, add one pita to the pan and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook for another 1 minute and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Flip and cook for another 1 minute. Cook for 1 more minute, flipping every 30 seconds. You’ll cook each pita for 6-7 minutes total. The pita should be a deep golden brown when done. Set aside and repeat until all pita dough is cooked.
Gyro bread wrap

🪄 Tips and Tricks


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in a Ziploc bag for up to 4 days. You can also freeze leftovers with pieces of wax paper in between each wrap in a Ziploc bag for up to 3 months to have easy, healthy wraps on hand whenever you need them.

🤔 Common Questions

What is the difference between gyro bread and pita bread?

The main difference between by pita bread recipes and this Gyro Bread is that this bread is much easier to wrap. It is less thick so you can easily wrap up whatever you want into your Gyro Pita Wraps.

Is Gyro Bread healthy?

Like any bread, you should consume it in moderation. However, this Gyro Bread recipe is made with simple, real ingredients which makes it healthier than a lot of store bought options that are loaded with questionable ingredients and preservatives.

Gyro Bread for Pita Gyro

5 from 1 vote
This Gyro Bread recipe is the perfect, easy bread to make up and have for quick, healthy wraps and gyros all-week-long.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6 pitas
Calories 235 kcal
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Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the flour and yeast and whisk together. Add the salt, whisk and then add the sugar and whisk together again. Pour in the warm water and use a wooden spoon to gently mix together until you have a shaggy dough.
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 3-4 minutes until the dough is more smooth and elastic (it might still be a little tacky / sticky, that’s ok). Shape the dough into a ball and place into a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Divide the dough into 6 pieces and form each into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out into 9 inch circles.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and when hot, add one pita to the pan and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook for another 1 minute and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Flip and cook for another 1 minute. Cook for 1 more minute, flipping every 30 seconds. You'll cook each pita for 6-7 minutes total. The pita should be a deep golden brown when done. Set aside and repeat until all pita dough is cooked.
    Use these pitas to make our Grilled Chicken Gyros

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Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.2g | Protein: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 585.5mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.2g
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Jackie

These are the absolute best!! Thank you for sharing. I’ve made at least 3 different recipes and I’ll be making many more

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Krysten!

Mimi Rippee

These look perfect! Interestingly enough, I just made a yeasted flatbread recipe from Norway that’s really similar! It’s not really a country where I expected flatbreads!
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Maria Koutsogiannis

that’s lovely!

CRO Meakin

5 stars
Best recipe ever! So easy and the whole family is hooked. Thank you so much Mariah 🙏🙏🙏

Maria Koutsogiannis

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Beth Boyer

Hi Maria, Would it be ok to freeze these after they cool completely. What would be the best way to reheat them?

Maria Koutsogiannis

That’s a great question! I would probably just gently fry them in oil again TBH!

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