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3 Amazing Homemade Tortillas Recipes

In our quest to begin eating more “real food” (aka not highly processed) we started making our own tortillas recipe. And guess what, it is actually very simple to do and the homemade tortillas taste so much better! Our families favorite is the authentic tortilla recipe. It is super easy to make and tastes soooo good! Way better than storebought.In our quest to begin eating more “real food” (aka not highly processed) we started making our own tortillas recipe. And guess what, it is actually very simple to do and the homemade tortillas taste so much better! Our families favorite is the authentic tortilla recipe. It is super easy to make and tastes soooo good! Way better than storebought.

Tortillas recipe

When we started out on a quest to eat less processed food I was worried about how much time food prep would add to my day. But happily we discovered the homemade tortilla recipe is quick, easy, and tastes delicious! . THere are three tortillas recipes we like to use depending on how healthy we want to go. Honestly, we mostly use the authentic tortilla recipe (although the picture is for the wohle wheatl).  The authentic flour tortilla recipe is more popular with my kids.  So before any more to-do… here is How to make Homemade Tortillas.

Homemade tortilla recipe

YOu pick how healthy you want to go with the following 3 recipes, the procedure is the same for all of them:

100% Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla Recipe

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teas salt
  • 3/4 cup water
    Mix all ingredients together. Now divide dough into 12 balls. Allow the dough to sit 30-60 minutes. Continue following steps below.

50/50 Tortilla Recipe

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour (we prefer organic)
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 TAB Olive Oil (get extra virgin full flavor)
    Mix all ingredients together and separate into 10-12 balls. Allow the dough to sit 30 minutes. Continue following the steps below.
    how to make homemade tortillas

Authentic Tortilla Recipe

4 cups flour (you can use 1/2 whole wheat flour if you like)
1 teas salt
2 teas baking powder
2 TAB lard (lard is better, but use Crisco in a pinch)
1 1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients together. Divide into 24 balls. Allow the dough to sit 30 minutes. Continue following the steps below.

How to make Homemade Tortillas

You can use a skillet to make homemade tortillas, but I found the Chef Pro Tortilla Maker makes it go really quickly and easily – essential if you are making homemade tortillas for a family!

Note: If you look on Amazon you will see the tortilla maker is not rated very well. I have no idea why not – we LOVE it! homemade tortillas using tortilla maker
Put dough ball in back middle of preheated press. (If you use a skillet you will need to roll the dough out first)
it takes like 10 seconds each

Close the press and press latch for 7 seconds only. It helps build up steam and flattens them nicely. But if you apply pressure too long the steam will break apart your shell.  Leave closed (without pressing) 8 more seconds.

Open the press and rotate the tortilla 90 degrees. Close and press a couple seconds then leave closed another 10 seconds.

healthy homemade tortillas with real food

Open tortilla maker and you have a beautiful homemade tortilla! (Note: the 50/50 recipe is pictured above)

i can very quickly make a whole bunch of tortillas

Continue making all your tortillas. I stack them on a plate. They stay warm because it goes quickly and the warmth of the new ones helps keep the previously made tortillas warm.

It goes really fast!

Recipe for Tortillas

Now you are ready to enjoy your homemade tortillas with whatever you want to put in them. If you like to have tortilla chips to go with them we love the organic blue ones with flax seed that target makes.

Storing Homemade Tortillas

Make sure the shells are completely cook  before putting in a plastic bag and storing in the fridge.  If you don’t let them cool first the condensation holds the shells together and they are nearly impossible to separate to eat as leftovers. (this is especially true if you use whole wheat flour). They will store 4-5 days in the fridge, but may mold in 2 on the counter.

If you have any extra tortillas you’ll want to try these Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla Chips. They are delicious!


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Beth Gorden

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