Homemade Tortillas

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday.  This morning the Wee One started talking about the holiday and how it does not matter what color a person’s skin is because God made you the way you are.  It made my heart melt listening to the wisdom of a 6.5 year old.

Now onto my recipe –

In October, Finding Joy in my Kitchen hosted 31 days of Cooking from Scratch.  She showed you how to make homemade bread, breakfasts, etc . . .  One of the recipes was for homemade tortillas.  Since October, I’ve wanted to make homemade tortillas.  So today I took the time out and made some.  They were fairly easy.  Time consuming but otherwise easy to make.

Homemade Tortillas

Finding Joy in my Kitchen

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour or more white whole wheat (I used all white whole wheat flour.)
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. olive oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil.)
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder


  1. Pour the warm water into a big bowl (stand mixer bowl if you have one and are going to use it)
  2. Add the olive oil, sea salt, and baking powder.  Stir well to combine these ingredients.
  3.  Place the bowl on the mixer and attach the dough hook.
  4. Turn on the mixer to setting 1 or 2.  (I had my mixer up to a setting of 3.)
  5. Gradually add the flour.
  6. Allow the mixer to knead the dough for 5 minutes until the dough is combined and fairly smooth.
  7. Shape the dough into a ball and cover, allowing the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
  8. After 10 minutes, cut dough in half.  Slice each half into 5 rolls.  Form balls out of each slice, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  9. Use a rolling pin, roll out each tortilla into an 8 to 10 inch circle.  You want them thin. (In order for me to roll the dough out, I had to flour the surface where I was rolling them out and then also the top of the dough.  It kept sticking otherwise.  Mine were not circles.  They ended up being more egg shaped.  It didn’t matter, they were good anyways.)
  10. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees and place dough circles on griddle.  (I did mine in a skillet on the stove.  I heated it up to 5.)
  11. Do not grease the griddle or skillet if it is non-stick.  If you normally grease the griddle or skillet, use butter or olive oil.
  12. Allow the tortillas to cook for 5 minutes/side.  Watch carefully to make sure they don’t get too browned.
  13. Place cooked tortillas on a large plate.

You can put them in the fridge after they cooled for 3 to 4 days or freeze them for a few months.

Printable Recipe

For directions on how make the tortillas without the stand mixer, visit Finding Joy in my Kitchen.

This post is linked to:  Everyday Mom’s Church Supper

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