March 10, 2023

Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

Going Gluten-Free and Grain-Free with Cassava Flour Pita Pocket Bread

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in gluten-free and grain-free diets. Many people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity have to avoid gluten-containing foods for their health. But even those who don't have any diagnosed health conditions may still benefit from a gluten-free or grain-free diet, particularly when using cassava flour to make delicious pita pocket bread.

Cassava flour is a gluten-free and grain-free alternative to wheat flour. It's made from cassava roots, which are a starchy tuber that's widely grown in tropical regions of the world. Cassava flour is high in fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients that can promote gut health and weight management.

Here are some of the benefits of going gluten-free and grain-free with cassava flour pita pocket bread:

  1. Gut Health: One of the biggest benefits of a gluten-free and grain-free diet is that it can improve gut health. Gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, and rye can irritate the gut lining and cause inflammation, which can lead to digestive problems like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Cassava flour, on the other hand, is gentle on the gut and can even promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
  2. Weight Management: A grain-free diet can also be beneficial for weight management. Grains are high in carbohydrates, which can spike blood sugar levels and lead to cravings and overeating. Cassava flour, on the other hand, is lower in carbohydrates and has a lower glycemic index, which means it doesn't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar.
  3. Nutrient-Dense: Cassava flour is rich in fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients can support overall health and wellbeing.

Now, let's talk about the recipe for paleo pita pocket bread made with cassava flour. This recipe is simple and easy to make, and it produces delicious and fluffy pita pockets that are perfect for stuffing with your favorite fillings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cassava flour, sea salt, and baking powder.
  2. Gradually add the warm water and olive oil to the bowl, and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Divide the dough into four equal parts and shape them into balls.
  4. Flatten each ball into a disc using your hands or a rolling pin.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the discs for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they puff up and are lightly browned.
  6. Use a knife to slice open the pita pockets, and stuff them with your favorite fillings.

This recipe is perfect for those who are following a paleo or grain-free diet, or for anyone who wants to try a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pita bread.

In summary, going gluten-free and grain-free with cassava flour pita pocket bread can offer a wide range of health benefits, from promoting gut health to supporting weight management. With this recipe, you can enjoy the delicious taste and texture of pita bread without any of the negative effects of gluten or grains. Give it a try and see how delicious and healthy grain-free eating can be!


AuthorAayah Khalaf
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Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 tbsp quick yeast
 1 ½ cups warm water
 1 tbsp honey
 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
 2 cups cassava flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tbsp xanthan Gum

1

Stir in the yeast and honey in warm water and let it proof for 15 minutes until bubbly

2

Add in the oil, salt, xanthan gum, and cassava flour and mix well using a mixer or with a spatula until the dough sticks together into a ball and leaves the sides of the bowl.
if it is too loose and sticks to the bowl, slowly add more cassava.
If it is too hard that you can't shape it, gradually add more water and mix well
cover with a towel for 10 min.

3

heat a pan on high heat and start by dividing the dough into small balls
place one ball of dough between 2 parchment papers and use your roller to flatten it up or use a tortilla press

Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

4

Now place the flattened dough on the preheated pan
leave it for 1 min then flip on the other side let it cook until it hollows from the middle and puffs up
Remove and repeat

Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

Ingredients

 1 tbsp quick yeast
 1 ½ cups warm water
 1 tbsp honey
 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
 2 cups cassava flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tbsp xanthan Gum

Directions

1

Stir in the yeast and honey in warm water and let it proof for 15 minutes until bubbly

2

Add in the oil, salt, xanthan gum, and cassava flour and mix well using a mixer or with a spatula until the dough sticks together into a ball and leaves the sides of the bowl.
if it is too loose and sticks to the bowl, slowly add more cassava.
If it is too hard that you can't shape it, gradually add more water and mix well
cover with a towel for 10 min.

3

heat a pan on high heat and start by dividing the dough into small balls
place one ball of dough between 2 parchment papers and use your roller to flatten it up or use a tortilla press

Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

4

Now place the flattened dough on the preheated pan
leave it for 1 min then flip on the other side let it cook until it hollows from the middle and puffs up
Remove and repeat

Paleo pita bread with cassava flour, gluten-free pita bread, grain-free pita bread

Paleo Pita bread with cassava

About the author 

Aayah Khalaf

A health coach and detox specialist, CEO and founder of Bee Nourished a health and weight-loss initiative. I help women and mothers achieve their health and weight-loss goals with life changing programs that are uniquely yours.

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