Aug 5, 2010

recipe: whole wheat tortillas.

hey buddies. happy almost friday!

i've spent the majority of the day today getting through some lovely detox/side effects of going animal-free, plus sleep deprivation. once again, i've been a blob.

so naturally, what do i do when i'm nauseous and grumpy?

homemade whole wheat tortillas
adapted from the homesick texan

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup white flour (i'm experimenting next with all whole wheat... stay tuned)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup warm non-dairy milk (i used trader joe's whole grain drink)

the how to:
mix together your dry ingredients. get your milk warm to the touch, but not scalding. slowly combine the two, mixing into a loose blob (i'm so technical, yes?).

kneed on a floured surface for a few minutes until you get a nice ball of dough. plop it into a bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let it hang out for 15 or 20 minutes.

cut your blob into 8 equal pieces (i made 16 small) and roll into balls. sit on your floured counter (not touching!) and cover with the damp towel. let it chill there for 10 more minutes.

heat up a stainless skillet (or cast-iron, if you have the patience) to medium-high heat. with a rolling pin, roll your balls from the center on the floured counter until even and very thin. keep covered with towel while you cook. add more flour to the counter and pin when things get sticky.

slap one in the dry skillet for about a minute, then flip and cook for about 30 more seconds until you get those cute little burnt bubble-marks. stack them on a plate and keep covered until you eat!

to freeze, stack them with wax paper/parchment between them and pop them in a ziplock.

optional: you could add in 1/4 cup flax, herbs, cumin + garlic powder, or switch out the 1/2 c white flour with rice or spelt flour.

eat up! and for my GF sweeties, i have a few tortilla recipes already picked out and waiting. i've made them before, but it's been a while - i'm tackling them next week!


  1. That is so nice of you to share some GF tortillas. These looks so yummy though! I should try make homemade tortillas one day too :) I always forget to buy them at the store, and it doesn't seem that hard actually.

    XOXO I hope you have sweet dreams my dear

  2. Oooo I've been meaning to try my hand at making homemade tortillas one day, especially because I have such a hard time finding healthy ones in stores :( The only ones I come across are either loaded with preservatives, or sprouted lol. Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. These look great, Rebekah! I've never attempted to make my own tortillas but it is a darn good idea :) Maybe my "this bread doesn't seem impressive to me anymore" mood is because it's time for wraps to resurface?
    I hope you start to feel better soon and can catch up on some sleep!

  4. whole wheat tortiiillaaas! I want! I've never thought to make me own tortillas, my hubby has become a huge fan of buying the freshly made ones at the Mexi store, and I also fancy them quite a bit. But for those "Shoot - I want a wrap" days, I might just tackle this recipe. Thank you!! & hope you feel better :)

  5. You're going to post some GF wraps soon? Yay! I just had a bad reaction (super bloatx110000) to wheat after cutting it out of my diet for a few weeks so I can't wait to see your GF recipes. :D

  6. Tortilla wraps look great. Excited to see the GF ones :)

    Sorry to hear that you are going through some detox symptoms, I have been there. It will get better - hang in there!!

  7. I've been looking for some good tortilla recipes so I'll add this to my list! :)

    Hope you feel better soon. <3

  8. Yum! Can't wait to make these.

    I talked to my sister today...she said she has been talking with you and she thinks you are great. She loves you blog too! Thank you so much

  9. i really outta try making some homemade tortillas. this recipe should come in handy!! i dont wanna be lazy and rely on the pre-packaged ones. mmm looks good!!!

  10. Love this!! I would've never thought to make my own tortillas, but with the wacky chemical ingredients found in most of the store-bought options, it's such a great idea.

    Can't wait to see a gluten-free option! :)

  11. Hey I always make wheat tortillas at home as it is so easy and quick to make.I also like its taste.I am glad that you have given its recipe so others can also make it at home.

  12. My daughter loves crispy. Wrap in a towel to keep warm. Very well with beans and Spanish rice. I love dessert with honey and butter on them....yum I want right now.


  13. slap a dry skillet for about a minute, then turn and cook for about 30 seconds until you can get a nice bubble blowing. stack on a plate and keep covered until you eat

  14. They get their cute characters bubble level. stack on a plate and keep covered until you eat! frozen, stack them on wax paper or parchment and pop from the zipper.

  15. Looks the best food and its Indian food.I Indian Language its called the Chapatis.This is the main item of the food where they prefer things with this item is well.

  16. Its looks like Indian food. You share some great recipes about tortillas. I like to eat Indian foods. Its very tasty and crispy. You can add 1/4 cup of flax, herbs, cumin + garlic powder, or exchange the 1/2 cup of white flour, rice or barley.

  17. Well, since I did a lot of tortillas and corn flour now, I can easily see me do (most) of them. I have yet to add whole wheat to my tortillas. Though i game to try it. Now that I saw your post, I will certainly do so soon.

  18. Tortillas have a high nutritional value. It is basically an Indian cuisine. It is a vegan meal and the best part is that it has good nutritional value along with a great taste.

  19. I really try to get outta the house tortillas. this recipe would come in handy! I do not want to be lazy and rely on pre-packaged them. mmm good looks!

  20. I like to know about this recipe. I like to taste different food. But I never taste this recipe which you mentioned over here. It always feel good to know new things. I will share this recipe to my friends also.

  21. I've been acceptance to try my duke at authoritative bootleg tortillas one day, abnormally because I accept such a harder time award advantageous ones in food. The alone ones I appear beyond are either loaded with preservatives, or sprouted lol. Thanks for the post.

  22. It is very useful to me, because of I like cooking. The tortillas justifies the effort it takes make Whole Wheat Recipe. It is 30 minutes roll out and cook a dozen tortillas.

  23. I think it is mostly found in the Indian countries called as "Chapati" or "Roti". They are using these with the cooked vegetable with spicy food. It amazing travel over the India.


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