Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Tortillas are used a lot in my house, so when I started reading the ingredients on everything that I buy I started noticing how many ingredients are in the tortillas I buy, and majority of these ingredients I have no idea what they are, so I decided to try and find a recipe that would be a good substitute to the store bought ones. When searching for a recipe though it had to be something quick and easy with very few ingredients or I knew I wouldn’t make them and would go for convenience instead of the healthier option.

I came across these Whole Wheat Tortillas from a facebook post by a friend from theleanandgreenbean and decided to try them out.  Now all I have is a giant rolling pin and minimal counter space so I wasn’t able to make these as flat and thin as a tortilla needs to be, but I did my best and I still think they turned out pretty good. They did break when they weren’t warm, but again I think that was because I didn’t make them thin enough. I have made these several times and still love the fresh taste over the store bought ones so maybe I will invest in a smaller rolling pin to make them perfect 🙂


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 TBSP. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water


  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, oil and salt
  • Slowly add the warm water while stirring until a rough dough comes together. Add a little extra water if needed
  • Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for about two minutes
  • Return to bowl and let rest for 20 min
  • Divide dough into 8 equal balls
  • Roll each ball into a circle (you want them to be pretty thing)
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and grease lightly (I just used my pancake skillet so I could do 3 at a time)
  • Put dough ball into the pan and let cook until bubbles form (1 min.)
  • Flip over and cook another minute, pressing down with a spatula if needed
  • Repeat with remaining dough
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze


I found this recipe on theleanandgreenbean.com; Photo  is from Lindsay’s blog as well.

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