Easy Baked Pita Chips

A few months ago, a Pita Pit opened at the end of our street. Hubby and I have a great love for the chain, mostly because of the many post clubbing meals we had there in university!

The food is delicious and fresh and our favourite item is the complimentary pita chips they serve while you wait. I decided to try making my own, they looked pretty easy! This recipe turned out great and serves well with cold dips!

Ingredients:

– one package of pita pockets
– olive oil
– salt and pepper
– spices of choice

Directions:

Cut pita pockets into small triangles, then place in mixing bowl (you could also split the pitas in half so the pieces are thinner – lessen baking time so they don’t burn). Drizzle olive oil over the pieces and toss. They should be evenly covered but not dripping wet. Sprinkle salt and pepper and spice of choice (I used Cajun) and toss to coat. Spread pitas in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until crispy and golden. Allow to cool before enjoying!

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Four Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

I saw a yummy looking chocolate mug cake recipe in the latest issue of Walmart Live Better Magazine. I had a chocolate craving tonight and decided to try it!

Ingredients:

4 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda in a large mug. Stir well until dry ingredients are evenly mixed. Add milk, oil, and vanilla, if using, and stir until smooth. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Microwave on high for 1 min 30 sec. (the cake will rise up as it cooks, then sink back down a bit). Insert a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If the toothpick comes out nearly clean, the cake is done. If not, continue cooking in 10-sec. bursts. Exact time will vary depending on your microwave.

Remove mug (use an oven mitt, as the mug will be hot) and let cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Switch it up: Swap 1 tbsp chocolate chips for an equal amount of your favourite chopped-up candy bar or crushed cookies.

Review:

This was super easy to make and required only two measuring spoons, a teaspoon to mix and a mug. I had all the ingredients readily available. I did use a fairly big/wide mug, so it cooked a bit faster because the batter was shallow. So I would recommend starting it at 1 min 15 sec so you don’t accidentally overcook it. Mine was a tad dry, but still delish! It would taste great with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. Yum!

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