Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas

My soft whole wheat tortilla recipe has proved to be so popular online that I’ve decided to re-do it! This means new photos, a new blog post and a more accurate recipe card to make the process as fail-proof as it could possibly be. If you’ve been following  my blog for any time at all, you’ll know  I love to make as much as I can from scratch – hello homemade peanut butter! – and homemade tortillas are no exception.

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

I always make my own bread at home when I’ve got the time. I find it incredible therapeutic and relaxing – but I know it’s not that way for everyone. But, no matter how inexperienced you are with baking or any kind of cooking, I swear you’ll get on remarkably well with this vegan whole wheat tortilla recipe! There is absolutely no hand-kneading involved, no yeast in the ingredients list and no proofing time.So really, what could go wrong?

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

Getting the bread dough to rise and form poofy loaves is where most people struggle with bread baking, but with this tortilla wrap recipe, that really isn’t an issue at all! The mixer takes care of all the kneading in less than 5 minutes and although you need to leave the dough to rest for 20 minutes, this isn’t a proofing stage so under-proofing or over-proofing are both impossible. Plus, since tortillas are flat breads, you don’t want lots of rise and air in the dough, making this recipe perfect for anyone who struggles to get their bread dough to rise.

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

My favourite thing about this healthy whole-grain tortilla recipe is how soft the tortillas turn out. I’m talking about super-fresh super-soft tortillas just like you get from hot stones by little old ladies dressed in traditional Mayan dresses in Mexico! However, there is one mistake you could make that would turn your soft and fluffy tortillas into hard and tough cracker-like bread and that’s over mixing…

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

Since all the mixing is done by an electric mixer, it’s really easy to over-work the dough and when the gluten in the flour becomes over-stretched, you get a really tough texture and cracker-like tortillas. The only way to get around this is to stick to the mixing times listed in the recipe card below! Of course, you run the chance of getting different results by using different types of flours and different types of oil, but always use your best judgement and follow my times first.

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

vegan – sugar-free – cholesterol-free

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Easy Whole-Wheat Tortillas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Servings: 10 tortillas
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the dough hooks attached, mix together the flour and oil for about 2 minutes. If you don’t have any dough hooks, simply use normal mixing paddles.
  2. Whilst the mixer is still running, gradually pour in the water and continue mixing until the dough is smooth – about another 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 equal-sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball with your hands. Slightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand and leave them to rest on a baking tray for 20 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over a medium-high heat – the pan should be really hot before you start cooking the tortillas.
  5. Use a rolling pin to roll your tortillas into thin circles small enough to fit into your pan. Be careful not to add too much flour when rolling the tortillas out – excess flour will burn in the pan.
  6. Pour a tiny amount of oil into the hot pan and distribute it with a piece of kitchen paper. Delicately transfer each tortilla – one at a time – to the pan and cook until puffy and slightly brown. Cooking time varies between 30 seconds and 1 minute for each side. If any large air bubbles appear, pop them with a sharp knife and keep your hands away from the scorching air that will escape.
  7. Serve the tortillas immediately or leave to cool to room temperature before wrapping in plastic wrap and refrigerating or freezing.
Recipe Notes
Tortillas will store well wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to six months. To heat up, warm in the microwave or in a dry frying pan/skillet.

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe - these soft whole wheat tortillas take just 1 hour to make and only require three simple ingredients! They're pretty healthy and much better for you than the ones you get in the store. I'll never buy tortillas ever again!

Comments

  1. Great recipe share – thanks! The problem in Holland is sourcing ingredients and the fact that most small houses don’t have ovens. This is great – I can do it on the stove top. Although after 7 months here I can still only find 1.5 kg sacks of flour!

  2. I stopped eating white breads about 12 years ago. I MUST try this recipe and enJOY. Great directions. Thanks for sharing. Found you on Becolorful.

  3. These look perfect! It is so hard to find affordable whole wheat tortillas! I am definitely going to give this a try!

  4. Wow, we love homemade tortillas but I usually have to get them from my best friend. I can’t wait to try my hand at making them. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. How long will they keep in the refrigerator and freezer? If frozen how would you recommend to heat them back up?

    • Hi Katie! You can keep the tortillas in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to six months. To reheat (either from chilled or frozen) simply place them in the microwave or in a dry frying pan for a couple of minutes until piping hot.

  6. Thank u for the wonderful recipe, but i do t have an electric mixer, how can i do it only by hands??

    • Hi Rahma! You can definitely follow this recipe without an electric mixer.
      Just stir together the flour, oil and water together in a bowl with a spoon until a dough forms. Then drop the dough out onto the counter (dust it with extra flour first so the dough doesn’t stick) and knead it by hand for 3-4 minutes.
      Then carry on with the recipe card from step 3 onwards. 🙂

  7. Gotta try this recipe. Just started making flour tortillas. Wheat would be so much healthier than white flour. Thanks for posting.

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