Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

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Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Whole Wheat Tortillas

If you’re anything like me, you might be thinking tortilla-making is some sort of unattainable art. That’s totally what I thought until I gave it a go and realized: A) It’s NOT unattainable, or difficult whatsoever, to make them, and B) They add SO much subtle heartiness to a meal that has big, bold flavors!

Store-bought tortillas are great, and there are tons of delicious options available. If you’re really crunched on time, I say definitely just get your favorites at the store. But if you have a few extra minutes and you’ve never made your own, I’m telling you, you must try it.

Homemade whole wheat tortillas just bring the foods wrapped inside them together so splendidly, and anything that takes only four ingredients and less than a half-hour to make is something worth attempting, in my book! I love these when I’m making brightly flavored foods, like gyros or colorful wraps.

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

What is a whole wheat tortilla made of?

The ingredient list for whole wheat tortillas is amazingly simple! All you need is whole wheat flour (I prefer to use whole wheat pastry flour), some salt, oil, and bit of warm water. Odds are, you probably already have everything you need to make these beauties!

Do whole wheat tortillas taste good?

YES! They’re soft but strong and keep up to hearty fillings, and they don’t taste “grainy” or nutty. I love that they are chewy and reminiscent of regular flour tortillas, with an added nutritious element.

Are whole wheat tortillas good for you?

They are! Whole grains are packed with fiber, which is generally thought of as a healthier option than refined grains (think: white flour). But you know me… As long as it’s in moderation and makes you feel good, I don’t believe that any foods are actually “bad.”

How long do whole wheat tortillas last?

Keep these guys tucked away into a paper towel-lined plastic bag in the fridge for up to 7 days. Reheat them using a nonstick pan over medium heat.

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

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Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Whole Wheat Tortillas


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 tortillas 1x

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Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I like whole wheat pastry flour best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Mix flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add oil and water to make a stiff dough. You may need more or less water depending on the type of wheat and how recently it was ground, but the dough should be stiff.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface until super thin (pretty much as thin as you can without making holes in it).
  3. Cook tortillas one at a time in the skillet, turning when bubbles start to appear.
  4. Keep warm cooked tortillas wrapped in a towel while you are cooking the others.
  5. Eat right away while still hot!

Notes

  • I really like these for big flavored meals, like gyros and wraps with lots of flavors.
  • Category: side
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whole wheat, tortilla, healthy

 

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

Hearty and healthy, whole wheat tortillas are beyond simple to make and go great with bold flavored wraps, tacos, and gyros!

 

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This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated and rephotographed in July 2019.

Homemade whole wheat tortillas are one of my favorite simple recipes that really add to a bold and beautiful meal in a subtle way!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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