Friday, December 6, 2013

Vegan Flour Tortillas

Tortillas are simple food, right? Yes! You can make delicious fresh flour tortillas with only 4 simple ingredients. Have you ever read the list of ingredients on a package of store bought tortillas? You may never want to buy them ever again, if you do. I've seen a very long list on some of these brands. It's absolutely shocking. I started making my own tortillas and now I have a very tough time purchasing the store bought ones. They are actually pretty easy to make and so delicious.

You will just need a rolling pin, tortilla press or some way to really flatten your tortillas, and I like to use a large plastic freezer baggie, cut open so you can open and close it like a greeting card with the tortilla dough inside.

Makes 8 tortillas

Here's what you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup water

Here's what you do:
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in oil. I like to use my hands to work the oil in until it is no longer lumpy. Then I slowly work the water in. Knead about 2-3 minutes on a floured surface adding a little flour or water until you have the perfect dough.

Cover with plastic wrap or a towel in your bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into eight portions. Place the ball into your baggie and press in your tortilla press or roll with a rolling pin. I use the tortilla press and I flip my tortilla around and press a second time for a nice thin tortilla.

In a large castiron skillet cook tortillas over medium heat for a minute or so until you get bubbles, or browned to your liking, then flip and do a minute on the other side.

Use a cloth inside a bowl to cover and keep tortillas warm. Serve warm.

Here is a ball for 1 tortilla.

Here it is in my baggie.

Here it is after the second smoosh.

Here are the bubbles that let you know it is just about cooked on the other side.

Here is a flipped one in my other skillet. I like to do two skillets at once so I can move faster!

They are super yummy! I refrigerate mine and reheat the next day for lunch in a skillet.


  1. These look yummy and I didn't realize how easy they were to make.

  2. These definitely look easy to make! We go through a LOT of tortilla's in our household.. the kids even eat them with peanut butter and jelly lol!

  3. I've been experimenting with making my own flour tortillas lately, so this caught my eye. I'd love to have a griddle iron and a tortilla press. My last batch I added a little bbq sauce (1/2 Tbsp and about a 1/2 tbsp of ketchup), it was good!

  4. I can't believe how easy tortillas are to make and I bet they taste so much better homemade.


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