Whole Wheat Tortillas (without a press!)

Today I decided we needed to have breakfast burritos, so I needed to make some tortillas. I don’t have a tortilla press or anything, but I didn’t let that stop me! =) It was fun and easy, plus my kids LOVE them! I scrambled up some eggs, added cheese and salsa on top and had a delicious filling for our “breakfast burritos”.


One of the dough balls rolled out into a tortilla.

1 cup Warm Water (warm to the touch, but not hot)

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 tsp. Real Salt

1/4 tsp. Baking Powder

3 cups whole wheat flour (I used freshly ground wheat…half was hard white and half was soft white)

Measure warm water and oil into a medium size bowl. Stir in salt, then baking powder. Stir in the flour and then knead the dough until it is not sticky, but make sure it doesn’t get too stiff (adding a little more flour if you need to).

The finished product...yum!

Let your dough rest for about 10 minutes. Next, divide the dough into about 10 equal parts and roll them into balls. Let the balls rest for another 10-15 minutes, while you get your griddle out and set it at medium-high heat (about 350 on mine). Finally, roll out each ball into a tortilla sized circle. Peel it off the counter and put it on the griddle (most won’t need to be greased at all). Cook each side for about a minute, and you’re done! Place your cooked tortillas on a plate and cover with a towel to keep them warm and moist while you finish cooking the rest. Store in an airtight container.

January 20, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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5 Responses

  1. Those look delicious. I’ll have to try making my own tortillas, but I’ll stick to store bought flour. LOL!

  2. YUMMY!! I may have to try these out soon!

  3. If you have any interest in freshly ground wheat, but don’t have your own grinder, etc., you can buy it freshly ground at Good Foods Grocery and the Ukrops by Chesterfield Town Center. Just FYI!

  4. I’m sorry for bering a nerd, but 1/4 what of olive oil? Cup? Tbsp?

  5. That’s not being a nerd….that was an oops on my part. Glad you caught that! It’s fixed now. It’s 1/4 CUP olive oil. =)