I buy tortilla shells all the time for wraps, burritos, quesadillas, and whatever else my mind can come up with! I wanted to start buying whole wheat tortillas instead, but then I looked at the price tag and decided to try and make them myself! It was a lot easier than I thought and so delicious! Allison loved them with her quesadillas. Best of all, the recipe requires only FOUR ingredients, all of which I always keep in my pantry! I found the recipe here.
All you need is whole wheat flour, salt, vegetable oil, and water!
Mix together the oil, flour, and salt, then slowly add the water until the dough forms. Knead the dough a couple times and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 round balls. Roll each ball into a very thin circle and place in a heated, lightly greased skillet.
Heat on each side for about a minute, until little air pockets form.
Repeat with the rest! My first impression was that these were a little thick. Next time, I’m going to roll them out on parchment paper to make it easier to peel the thin tortillas from the cutting board. Other than that, these were absolutely delicious!
What makes these even better is that a batch of 8 only costs $.54! Compare that to the $1.79 I just bought for the Meijer brand. If you buy a lot of tortillas like I do, consider making your own to cut costs!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or olive oil)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup warm water
- Mix together the flour, oil, and salt in a bowl.
- Slowly add the water until a rough dough forms.
- Knead the dough for 10-20 seconds and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each into a flat circle.
- Place on a heated, greased skillet and cook both sides until air pockets form.
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Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.