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Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips

April  4, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes Roughy 8-9 Cups
Author Notes

These crunchy little chips, dusted with a handful of sparkling cinnamon sugar, are sure to remind you more than a little of that childhood favourite, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Except that you made these. With four ingredients. In 15 minutes. Hurray!

A quick note on ingredients:
I used pitas that were roughly 12 inches wide - if yours are a different size, you may want to adjust the quantitites of oil and cinnamon sugar a bit. For medium (~8-inch) pitas, a total of 1.5 tbsp of oil, 3 tbsp of sugar, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon (about 3/4 tsp oil and 2 tsp mixture per round) should suffice! If you need to make more cinnamon sugar mixture, just use a ratio of 3 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon.

These are best made with thin, mild-flavoured pitas - they crisp up the best, and don't overwhelm the cinnamon-sugar flavour. —foodhappy

What You'll Need
  • 3 large pitas (whole wheat or white)
  • 2 tbsp neutral-flavoured oil
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  2. Using your fingers or a knife, gently split the edges of the pitas, and separate each pita into two rounds.
  3. Brush ~1 tsp of oil evenly over the coarse side of the round, then sprinkle 2-3 tsp of cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly overtop. Repeat for all rounds.
  4. Stack 3-4 rounds on top of one another, then cut into desired shapes using a pizza wheel or a sharp, flat-bladed knife (my preference!). Repeat for all remaining rounds.
  5. Place pita pieces on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes or until crisp and golden!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • FrancesRen
  • foodhappy
  • caroleskelton

3 Reviews

FrancesRen April 5, 2011
I love this: saving this for my soon future craving!
foodhappy April 5, 2011
Hey Frances! I'm so glad you're going to give them a try - they're definitely great for satisfying cinnamon-sugar cravings (I get those all the time too!)! Cheers!
caroleskelton February 2, 2021
As a fan of the Cinnamon Sugar chips for many years, it looks like I have to stop buying them. My family no longer eats them and neither do I. There is very little cinnamon and sugar on the chips and usually most chips are pieces and crumbs. Some have nothing on them, just plain, dry pieces. I have stopped serving them as snacks. Please, can this be changed somewhat? Thank you.