Friday, February 15, 2013

Healthy Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas are a staple at our house and I am sure they will be at yours too. You can half the recipe or quarter the recipe to fit the amount of tortillas you want for your meal. There is nothing like a fresh tortilla! We will NEVER go back to store bought tortillas again. Not only are these healthy but they taste amazing!




Tortilla Recipe

2 3/4 c. Unbleached flour (the unbleached flour makes a difference in taste)
1 1/4 tsp. table salt
1/4 c. Olive Oil (Olive oil makes a HUGE difference in taste as well)
1 c. water

Mix your flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add the Olive Oil and the water into the flour and salt mixture. Mix, Mix, Mix. Separate the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball. When you are through with separating the dough grab your rolling pin and your thinnest TEFLON pan. The teflon makes it possible so you won't have to cook them in grease or oil. You can also use an electric griddle. 

Turn on your stove to medium/medium high and put your pan on to begin heating. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough balls with a rolling pin as the pan gets hot. Place the rolled dough onto the hot pan to cook. As the tortilla is cooking roll out another ball. Flip your tortilla over when the tortilla gets golden on top and bubbles start to form. Keep an eye on your cooking tortillas to prevent burning! Everyone's stove burns differently, so you'll want to play with your heat to see what works best for you. Continue to roll out all your dough balls to make your amazing tortillas. This recipe makes about 14 tortillas.

*I like to make a big batch and keep the rest in the fridge for future meals! You will never go back! This is definitely worth your time and effort! 



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15 comments:

  1. I love tortillas and we gave up processed food for lent so this will be a great substituite! Thank you for posting.
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  2. We've given up processed food, too. I bought a tortilla press, but couldn't get the right taste to mine. Now I know why: I was using bleached flour! Thank you for sharing this info. I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
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    Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com

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  3. these look awesome! I'm always cringing when I have to use the store bought ones! These look so easy to make too! I'm def going to try them. Thanks!

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    AnnMarie

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  4. I think I have lost track of how many times we have tried (and failed) at homemade tortillas at our house! I'll have to try this recipe next. Maybe the olive oil will make a world of difference! Cross your fingers for me! :)

    Shan
    http://ikneadtobake.blogspot.com

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  5. I had no idea they were so easy to make! Can't wait to try them myself!

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  6. How many tortillas does this recipe make? Can't wait to try them, yours look so delicious!

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    1. It makes about 14 tortillas- you can cut it in half or double for big groups easily! Let me know how they turn out if you try them! xo-Brook

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  7. Is there a way to make these gluten free?

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    1. I am going to try to make them with rice flour and oat flour soon. I will let you know how they turn out!

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  8. Can you use EXTRA VIRGIN Olive oil?

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  9. Do you think they would freeze ok?

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  10. Do you think they would freeze ok?

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    1. I haven't tried freezing them. I don't see why it wouldn't work. If you were to freeze them I would put a piece of parchment paper or wax paper in between each tortilla to keep them from sticking. xo-Brook

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  11. Stumbled upon this on Pinterest. Going to try these in my college apartment! Thanks, xo

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