Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas

February 28, 2024

These Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas are easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! They’re the perfect vessel for tacos, sandwiches, and more!

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After making homemade crepes for the first time, I decided to keep our griddle pan hot and make a batch of homemade tortillas.  Trust me when I say that I love having soft tortillas in the house!  We use them for taco night, as sandwich wraps, to make quick quesadillas, and turn them into chips in the air fryer.  But up until recently, I had never made them myself.

The first time I made tortillas, I used a simple recipe using all-purpose flour.  Super easy to make!  But I like adding whole wheat flour to bread recipes.  Whole wheat flour contains more nutrients than all-purpose flour.  Plus, it can easily be substituted in any all-purpose flour recipe.

Top view of Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas on white plate. Plate sits on wooden board with rolling pin and gray kitchen towel.

For this recipe, we’re using a half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour mixture.  Kind of like we did in my Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread recipe.  And all that’s added to the flour is a touch of salt, baking powder, olive oil, and water.  That’s it!  It’s a simple dough recipe and you can shape and cook the homemade tortillas in minutes!

Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas

Once you start making your bread – any form of bread – it’ll be hard for you to go back to store bought.  There’s such a big difference in taste and texture and the ingredients are pretty minimal.

To start our tortillas, we need to combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Combine both flours.  Then, stir in the baking powder, salt, water, and oil until a dough forms.

Homemade tortilla dough formed into a ball on a lightly floured soil.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it about 15 times, or until the dough is smooth.  You may need to add more water or flour to achieve the right texture.  Just a small amount at a time until your dough is smooth.

Homemade tortilla dough cut into 8 equal triangles on a lightly floured surface.

Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.  Then, turn the dough back onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 8 pieces.  Flatten each piece of dough into a 7-inch disc.

Homemade tortilla being cooked on cast iron griddle pan on stovetop.

Heat an oiled griddle pan or large skillet over medium heat.  Then, cook each tortilla for 1-2 minutes on each side, adding more oil if necessary.  The tortillas will be golden brown on each side when done.

Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas stacked on a white plate. Plate sits in front of gas stove.

If you’re planning on serving the tortillas right away, serve them warm.  If you’re making them ahead of time, allow the tortillas to cool completely.  Then, store in the fridge or freezer for later.

Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 8

Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup water, warm to room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine both flours. Stir in the baking powder, salt, water, and oil until a dough forms.
  2. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 12-15 times, or until dough is smooth. If necessary, add more flour or water to create a smooth texture. Dough shouldn't be too sticky. Cover dough and rest 10 minutes.
  3. Turn dough back onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Then, roll each piece of dough into a circle.
  4. Oil a griddle pan or large skillet and heat over medium heat. Place a tortilla onto the pan and cook about 1-2 minutes on each side. If necessary, add more oil between tortillas.
  5. Tortillas will be cooked through and lightly browned on each side once done.
  6. Serve warm, or allow to cool and store in fridge or freezer.
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Close up photo of Half Whole Wheat Homemade Tortillas stacked on white plate. Plate sits on wooden board.

How to Store Homemade Tortillas

This recipe makes 8 flour tortillas.  If you’re not using them right away, you can easily store them in the fridge or freezer.  I like to let the tortillas cool completely, then wrap them in plastic wrap.  Then, I’ll keep them in the fridge.  The tortillas will last for about a week in the fridge and up to 8 months in the freezer.

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