IT’S A WRAP // healthy crackers made from leftover flatbread

Healthy flatbread crackers main shot of bowl and dips

If something seems too good to be true it probably is… except, when it’s not. 

Like these pita chips I made the other day using some wraps that would otherwise have been chucked out. Since lockdown began I’ve been looking for ways I can be more efficient and cut household costs. Reducing food waste was one of the obvious options and something I’d been wanting to do anyway for environmental reasons.

Now, before I throw anything away I think of other ways I can use it… ageing courgettes and mushy tomatoes are reborn as ratatouille, saggy sweet potatoes get mashed, and stale bread is transformed into garlic and herb croutons.

But I hadn’t found a way to use up leftover wraps, and it was bugging me to have to throw them out when they turned hard enough to double as a discus.

Then I kinda sorta remembered reading something about making healthy flatbread crackers from wraps or pita breads, so looked it up, found a recipe and decided to give it a whirl (do people even say ‘give it a whirl’ anymore?!).

Use up leftover wraps - flatbread cut into strips

Use up leftover wraps - flatbread cut into triangles

flatbread crisps sprayed with oil

I cut the wraps into strips, then into evenly sized triangles. I gave them a spritz of olive oil, a good dusting of pink Himalayan salt and gave them a good shake. Then it was time to pop them in the oven at 180 degrees, for 8-10 minutes.

image of crackers in oven

crisps baking in oven

bowl filled with crackers

Once they were golden brown I whipped them out, and let them cool down to get nice and crispy.

It was so simple too simple really... nothing this easy ever turns out good, right? But they did. They were light and crunchy – delicious just by their lightly salted selves, and amazing with dips (so far I’ve tried them with caramelised onion hoummous, salsa, sour cream and chive, and Kiwi onion dip).

Not just a great way to use up leftover wraps, you can also make these from pita bread (split the pita in two first), or any other kind of flatbread.

I’ve literally been making a batch of these healthy flatbread crackers every couple of days and they get devoured within minutes, which is totally fine since it only takes a few minutes to make more. The perfect tasty, guilt-free snack.

Healthy flatbread crackers close up with dip bowls

Looking for more ways to use up leftover wraps? Check out Kitchn’s ‘10 Delicious Ways To Turn Tortillas into a Meal



Print Recipe
Healthy Flatbread Crackers
These baked crisps can be made in just minutes from leftover wraps. Crunchy and delicious, they're perfect with dips or on their own, and are much healthier than store-bought versions.
Healthy flatbread crisps bowl with dips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Healthy flatbread crisps bowl with dips
  1. Cut the wraps into slices, then diagonally into evenly sized triangle shapes.
  2. Place them in an oven tray and give them a liberal spray of olive oil, then sprinkle with fine salt.
  3. Give them a good shake, so they're coated in the oil and salt, and place in the oven at 180 degrees celsius.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, keeping a constant eye on them. When they're golden brown, remove from oven and allow them to cool and crisp up.
  5. Tip into a bowl and munch away!

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