Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: April 14, 2020 Modified: August 27, 2021
Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips Recipe

Enjoy a quick and easy snack with this cinnamon sugar pita chips recipe made from cinnamon, sugar, and pita wedges. These baked pita chips are perfect for sharing. It’s an appetizer made special with the addition of a watermelon dip. Each sweet and crunchy pita chip tastes delectable! The fruity dip is made with watermelon chunks mixed with cream cheese, whipped cream, cinnamon and sugar. Combine these golden brown pita chips with our dip to enjoy the delicate balance between sweetness and the subtle tartness of the watermelon dip. Serve alongside other delicious finger food snacks like a snickerdoodle puppy chow.  

Tips on Making Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips 

This cinnamon sugar pita chips recipe is the perfect go-to snack you can easily prepare when you’re rushing. It’s a simple and sweet appetizer, but with some of these helpful tips on how to make pita chips, you can make it taste even better.

  • Use coconut oil as a vegan substitute for butter spray to give you that different smooth, clean texture and flavor. Coconut oil is a suitable alternative since it has a subtle to neutral flavor. With this, the overall taste would really highlight the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar instead.
  • Make your own homemade pita chips. You can choose to buy or make one from scratch. Fresh homemade pitas do taste better so why not try making these delicious homemade baby pitas. A fresh pita bread is softer, fluffier, and more flavorful than store-bought. So, if you have time, try your hand at making one. For a gluten-free version, simply remove the flour from the recipe and replace with a gluten-free flour or tapioca starch. 
  • Try adding in vanilla extract for that extra sweetness. Cinnamon mixed with vanilla extract is not a surprising combination. It actually tastes wonderful together so try adding it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to give the baked pita chips that sweet and subtle spice. 

How To Make Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips Recipe

Make this cinnamon sugar pita chips recipe in less than 30 minutes! This light and refreshing summer-y dip and pita chips make a perfect summer snack or party appetizer.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

For Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips:

  • 5 (6-inch) pitas, whole wheat or white, cut into wedges
  • butter spray
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

For Watermelon Dip:

  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks, seedless

Instructions

Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the pita wedges on a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and spray them with butter spray.

  2. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle them on the pita wedges.

  3. Bake the pita wedges in the oven for 10 minutes.

Watermelon Dip:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cinnamon, whipped topping, and powdered sugar.

  2. Beat the ingredients with an electric mixer on medium until a creamy consistency is formed. Add in the watermelon chunks and beat the mixture until it is well-blended.

  3. Serve your dip with pita chips or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are pita chips healthy?

Yes and no. They are considered a healthier alternative to your regular chips. It usually has less fat and salt. However, it still depends on what brand or kind of pita chips you’ll buy. Since we’re making our own homemade pita chips, it’s healthier to bake and season these triangular pitas. Frying it in oil, and salting it will only increase its fat and sodium content. That’s why baking these pita chips is the way to go.

Can I substitute tortillas for pita bread?

Tortillas and pita bread are made of different ingredients. They are not the same thing so substituting tortillas for this recipe will affect the overall taste and presentation. Tortillas are usually made with corn flour while pita bread is made with wheat flour with yeast. That’s why pita breads are slightly thicker and fluffier than tortillas. It’s easier to make this cinnamon sugar pita chips recipe with white or whole wheat pita bread. Since pita bread contains yeast, a raising agent, it’s easier to bake it in the oven.

Can I freeze pita chips?

Yes, you can freeze pita chips so they will last longer. Keep them inside a freezer safe zipper bag or an airtight container where it can last for up to 3 months. If you want to eat them, defrost the chips first in the refrigerator and then at room temperature. Once it’s cooled down, bake them again to crisp. Transfer to a baking sheet, then bake at 350 degrees F for 2 to 3 minutes.

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Conclusion

This cinnamon sugar pita chips recipe is an addicting sweet snack you can enjoy with company. It’s a quick and easy appetizer that gets you hooked with every bite. Serve alongside delicious dips for a crunchier and tastier snack experience.

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