Today I have a super simple recipe to share with you guys. Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas!
These have been on my list to make for quite a while now. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I’m semi-obsessed with tortillas. I eat them all.the.time. And even though I do my best to buy brands that are 100% whole wheat and low in sodium, it’s rare that I can find a brand with an ingredient list that satisfies me. Tortillas seem like a pretty simple thing to make right? Well if you look at the ingredient list on many store bought brands, you’ll likely see something like this:
Lots of unnecessary stuff. I always thought it would be pretty easy to make them at home but I never got around to trying until yesterday. And guess what? They are SUPER easy to make and only require 4 ingredients! Win!
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¾ tsp salt
- ⅔ c warm water
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, oil and salt.
- Slowly add the warm water while stirring until a rough dough comes together. Add a little extra water if needed.
- Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for about two minutes.
- Return to bowl and let rest for 20 minutes.
- Divide dough into 8 equal balls.
- Roll each ball into a circle (you want them to be pretty thin)
- Heat a pan over medium high heat and grease lightly.
- Drop one dough circle into the pan and let cook until bubbles form- about 1 minute.
- Flip over and cook another minute, pressing down with a spatula if needed. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Use immediately, store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze.
Super easy. I used white whole wheat flour but this should work with AP flour as well.
It took me a couple tries to figure out how long to leave it in the pan to get the nice brown spots…so at the end, I just threw the first two back in the pan and they browned right up.
Disclaimer: These are not as soft as the ones you buy in the store…but they’re not super stiff, especially when warm. So use them right after you make them…or if you store them in the fridge (they should last about a week) just warm them up in the microwave before using them!
That’s all there is to it, friends!
Let’s chat: Do you make your own tortillas? Flour or corn?