Wednesday, April 11, 2012

EASY Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Step by Step

I enjoy eating delicious healthy homemade food which necessitates learning how to cook healtthy homeade food.  While I really don't mind cooking and can quite enjoy it at the right moments. However, I just don't seem to have a lot of time with 4 small children aged 1-7, homeschool, and housekeeping.   So I was excited to find a great recipe on budget bytes for easy homemade tortillas.  I love food...and homemade is always better and if it is fast and easy too I am that much happier! 
 I found my inspiration recipe here from Budget Bytes. I love this blog with all the easy photo tutorials of recipes with all the price breakdowns and yummy food.  She definitely puts gourmet, delicious food within reach of even the poorest average Joe!  I changed up her tortilla recipe because I wanted to get rid of the white flour and didn't mind adding a little more oil to keep it soft and moist while it became 100% whole wheat.  So here is the super easy recipe. 
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp olive oil or melted coconut oil
3/4-1 cup warm water  (depending on the moisture content of the flour you use)

Mix your dry ingredients together till well blended.  Next combine your melted coconut oil (read here on the health benefits of coconut oil) or olive oil and warm water.  Gradually add the liquid in a slow steady stream to your dry ingredients.  Knead it all together till you have a ball and continue kneading once it has come together for about 1 minute.  Now let it rest covered with at damp towel for about 10 minutes.  

Split the dough up into 12 even pieces, and roll them into small balls.  The easiest way to get them divided up evenly is to start by breaking the dough up into 4 equal pieces and then dividing each of those chunks up into 3 even pieces leaving you with 12 small balls. Once they have been shaped into balls let them rest for 10 more minutes.
 You will most likely look at those small balls of dough thinking they are way too small to make 6" tortillas.  However, as you continue to roll them out they will stretch out to the right size.  In order to get the elasticity needed be sure not to forget either of the rest periods mentioned in the directions.  They should be about the thickness of poster board according to Budget Bytes.
 Now just throw on a hot dry skillet over medium heat and watch the magic happen!
 Once the bubbles start to form  flip them over and cook until both sides are done.
You will soon have  a delicious stack of homemade tortillas that taste fantastic and are completely healthy! Be sure not to cook them too long or they will become brittle as opposed to soft.
You can store them in a zip lock bag in the fridge.  We like to throw them in the toaster to warm them up and they make GREAT open faced peanut butter sandwiches, delicious bean or breakfast burritos,  as a stand alone snack with butter or coconut oil on them and a touch of honey and cinnamon.... There are endless possibilities.  One of my favorite things about them is that you can make them in no time flat.  No more dependence on store bought bread or tortillas.  You can save a bundle by cooking them up yourself!  Let me know what you think.


Jessica said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Debby Dials (Staten) said...

I am right now in the process of making them....I will leave comment, I am excited I have been wanting to make these to save on $$$

Anonymous said...

Debby Dials (Staten) OK I LOVE THEM. It was a easy fun receipe and I have already passed it on to others. Thank you so much. said...

Debby I am so glad you liked them! Have been out of bloggin for the past few months with a newborn but I am back! :)
Hope to have more fun money saving recipes to pass on soon!

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight for our tacos. The best tortillas ever!! Even my husband loved them and he's particular about his tortillas. Thank you for sharing the recipe! said...

So glad your husband loved them! That is such a huge compliment. Really appreciate you stopping by to let me know you liked them!