Pita Chips and Crostini

These are homemade versions of the best things to dip or spread. It’s amazing how easy they are to make — and how much fresher and tastier they are than those you can buy at the store. 

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Hands-on time: 10   |    Total time: 20   |    Makes: 20 Chips


Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Baking sheet
Pot holder
Measuring spoon
Pastry brush 


1 whole-grain baguette, or 3 (7-inch) whole-grain pita breads
2 tablespoon olive oil


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Turn the oven on and set the heat to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the baguette slices on the baking sheet in a single layer and lightly brush both sides with oil. If you’re using pita, brush both sides of each round with oil, then cut into wedges on a cutting board before putting on the baking sheet.
  3. Once the oven temperature has reached 400 degrees, put the baking sheet in the oven and bake until just golden, about 4 minutes per side. Cool before serving.