Pitta Picnic Pockets…Gluten Free & Vegan

Pitta Picnic Pockets…Gluten Free & Vegan

Oh my GOSH! Can you believe it’s May already! A whole third of the year has already passed! Don’t they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun?!’ It certainly flies that’s for sure… maybe it’s an ‘as-you-get-older’ thing? Talking of older, Happy Birthday to my little sister cake emojinot that she’s little as she is indeed an adult – oh and she has her own blog too 🙂 Oh… now you know what she looks like, I guess it’s time to reveal myself! 😛 WHAT I hear you say? About time too! Yes, yes, I know! So here I am! 😀 Many of you already know that my name is ‘Laurena’, but just in case you don’t… my name is Laurena! Say ‘ler-ree-nah’ not ‘law-ree-nah’ (sorry Mum)! Laurena as in ‘ballerina’ 😛 and no, I most definitely don’t do ballet! roflLet’s get the walking sussed first! 😛 Oh yes, I nearly forgot… the photo! Here I am! It’s Laurena@LifeDietHealth…Life Diet Health photo WMSo, let’s get back to food! 😀 Of course, that’s why I’m here… to share delicious recipes with you! This recipe was inspired by Alex & Ellie at Vegan Bungalow 🙂 They have some delicious recipes which they frequently share and I was so excited that they’d been playing with breads (gluten free bread isn’t the easiest thing to master). I made a few tweaks and they are so delicious! Thanks Alex & Ellie! 😀 Plus, you can store the dough in the fridge for a week and make fresh bread when you need it – great for impromptu picnics or barbeques (thanks hubby for making us a patio)! 😀

Pitta Picnic Pockets (vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 12-16 pittas
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 200 g fine white cornmeal
  • 200 g potato flour
  • 150 g cassava flour
  • 100 g brown rice flour
  • 5 teaspoons xanthan gum
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • 350-400 ml cold water
  • splash or sliver of oil *optional


  1. Mix the cornmeal, potato flour, cassava flour, brown rice flour, xanthan gum and salt together thoroughly.
  2. Gradually add the water and mix until you have a soft pliable dough. *If using oil, add this to the water and mix into the dough.
  3. Break off a piece of dough about the size of a golf ball, flatten in your palm and shape into an oval (or a round if you prefer).
  4. Either bake at Gas Mark 6 (400f / 200c)  for 10-15 minutes OR dry fry in a hot skillet or pan. Oven baked pittas will puff up and turn slightly golden. Pan baked pittas should be turned over after a few minutes and then lightly pressed with the back of a spatula – these too will puff up.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Use as you would any pitta bread! Stuff it. Fill it. Spread it. Dip it.
  • Make a delicious avocado pitta by mixing diced avocado with cucumber, tomato, chili flakes, ground black pepper, salt and a splash of lime juice.
  • Store in a sealed container (or plastic bag) in the fridge for up to five days – reheat in the toaster (beware of the steam created inside).
  • Make the dough, wrap it up (or put it in a plastic bag) and store refrigerated for up to a week. Cook as required.
  • Instead of pittas make flavoured breads. Make a slightly fatter round, press your finger into the dough several times to make dimples. Brush with oil and add herbs such as rosemary and sea salt or try chili and garlic.
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  • Elaine @ foodbod 4th May 2016 at 19:30

    Nice to see you, Laurena, like ballerina 🙂 xx

    • Life Diet Health 4th May 2016 at 20:08

      Thanks Elaine 🙂 Hope you are all well and had a great long weekend? Has your football finished for the season now?

      • Elaine @ foodbod 5th May 2016 at 07:39

        Hi, it’s nearly finished…a few more games, but now we’ve entered cricket season instead 😉

        • Life Diet Health 5th May 2016 at 18:03

          We had our last game bank holiday weekend. Oh cricket!? That hasn’t even been suggested yet! Not even sure he’s ever really played it! I guess that will change when we hit high school though! Fingers crossed… family weekends for a few weeks 🙂

  • Suchitra 6th May 2016 at 21:04

    Love these pita pockets! Thanks for sharing!

    • Life Diet Health 6th May 2016 at 21:27

      They are so delicious (& quick) Suchitra. The avocado filling is one of my favourites… what would you eat the pittas with!

  • Sophie33 10th May 2016 at 09:23

    It is nice to finaly meet & see you, my beloved friend! xxxx Lovely pita pockets too! yum!

    • Life Diet Health 10th May 2016 at 13:24

      Sophieeeeeee 😀 Hello… I thought I should let everyone see who they were talking to! 🙂 Where have you been? I’ve missed you (and been too busy to pop over and say hello)! Have you been busy in that allotment of yours… we started planting 😀 Thank you!

      • Sophie33 10th May 2016 at 17:23

        Yes, I was working hard in our allotment & haven’t been bloggin in a long time! Now, i am back! xxx

        • Life Diet Health 10th May 2016 at 18:01

          😀 Lovely to see you 😀 I’ll pop over to your blog soon – I’ve been busy co-hosting Fiesta Friday #118 since Friday but I’ll be free-er after today! 🙂 xxx

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