Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

When I was growing up, I could count on my Mom making tacos at least once a week!!  I looked forward to that dinner each week.  I love tacos, they are so easy to make and you can pack them full of healthy food!!!    Then I got married and it all ended….because Rick did not like tacos. 🙁

After years of marriage he has been enduring them during the summer, and I have loved them but only once a month.  I then started looking at the labels on the tortillas you buy in the store…yikes!!  I couldn’t pronounce half of the ingredients.

I started my search for a homemade whole wheat tortilla recipe.  I tried and failed a couple of times and then I found the recipe below on Lean Green Bean.  They are sooooo good!!   I did love tacos, but now I can’t get enough of these.  I have them as tacos, quesadillas, breakfast burritos, and enchiladas.  They have so much more flavor then store bought ones.   Rick says every time we have them, (and the kids groan) “You could put dirt in these homemade whole wheat tortillas and they would still taste good.”  Hmmm, maybe I will try that one time for him and see what he thinks… Ha! Ha! JK honey!!!   I feel better feeding my family these homemade whole wheat tortillas because they only have four ingredients!!

They are really easy to make, but they do take extra time, maybe about 20 min…but it is totally worth it!!  I will sometimes make them in the morning if I have a busy evening and then all I have to do is get the fixings ready.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¾ tsp salt
2/3 c. warm water

In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, and oil.  Slowly add the warm water.  Knead the dough for 2 minutes.  Divide the dough into 8 balls and let it sit for 20 minutes. (If I’m in a hurry I just skip letting them sit and go straight to rolling out)

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas dough

I don’t fuss too much about making them a perfect circle…they usually end up square or odd shaped…..its okay, they are homemade and taste the same even if they are not round.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas roll

I take the ball out  and push it down in a circle with my hand and then I just start rolling it.  I roll it a couple of times on one side, and then turn it over to the other side.  I keep doing this until I have the right thickness.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas ready

Rick likes them thin so I roll them out really thin, but you can make them however you like them.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas cook

I then put them on the griddle to cook at about 350 degrees.  When they start to form bubbles, turn them over and cook on the other side.  I like my tortillas soft so I don’t cook them that long.   I don’t really time them…I did at first and you can do it 1 min on each side.  I just roll out one tortilla while two are cooking and then flip them and then I roll out another tortilla and when I’m done, I take those two off and start cooking the ones I just rolled out.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas yum

When they are done, fill them with whatever you can find in your garden or farmer’s market.  I make homemade refried beans and taco seasoning (recipes to come in a later post) which makes tacos so much better according to Rick.  We stuff our tacos with, garden tomatoes, cucumbers, or zucchini. Or for another great use for these tortillas try making them into homemade chips!

Ya hoo!!!  Finally, I can have tacos  more than once a month!!!  I hope you and your family enjoy these homemade tortillas as much as we do!

We will be sharing this post on several blog hops this week including:

The Yuck Stops Here

The Real Housewives of Riverton

Foodie Fridays


  1. Margaret September 24, 2014 12:29 pm Reply

    I will definitely try this recipe – I love making homemade flatbreads like naan and pitas but have never tried tortillas. Homemade is infinitely better tasting and better for you. And how can you NOT like tacos…impossible! 😉


  2. Chrystal @ YUM eating September 25, 2014 2:22 pm Reply

    Thank you. I have been looking for a simple wheat tortilla recipe that was no fuss. Thanks for sharing on the Yuck Stops Here.


  3. Pure Grace Farms September 26, 2014 5:57 am Reply

    Your whole wheat tortillas look fabulous. I would be honored if you would stop by and share this recipe at Foodie Fridays this week. The party is going on now until Sunday evening. Hope to see you there.


  4. Amberjane September 26, 2014 8:21 am Reply

    I have never tried to make my own before but I will definitely try out your recipe #FoodieFriday


  5. Christie October 1, 2014 4:40 am Reply

    Those look fabulous! And so easy to make. Why do I buy them? I will definitely be trying this recipe out.
    Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays!


  6. Jessie July 29, 2016 2:38 pm Reply

    Have you ever tried making a bunch to store?

    • Mr. Stoney July 29, 2016 2:56 pm Reply

      Yes, we do sometimes make an extra batch and freeze them in a zip lock bag. The are never as good as they are fresh, but they will last a few weeks in the freezer.

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