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Whole-Wheat Tortillas

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Nothing compares to homemade tortillas and this whole wheat recipe is a family favorite! Justified. Adapted from this recipe by Anson Mills

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Have you ever eaten a homemade whole grain tortilla? Not worthy of being called a tortilla in comparison!

Luckily, the deliciousness of homemade tortillas justifies the effort it takes to make them. Most of the recipes I’ve posted so far have been easy to make, but this one is definitely an exception.

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My family loved it and said they would never buy tortillas again. 🙂

– Lee Ann

Homemade tortillas cooked on a plate

Are whole wheat tortillas easy to make?

I also say that I’ve actually tried a few different methods to make whole wheat tortillas.Here’s the easier (easier) version. Trust me when I tell you…it’s Worth it!

Once the dough is ready, it takes about 30 minutes to spread and cook about 10 of these tortillas. My whole family (myself included) scarf them down practically as soon as I make them.When used as a wrap, it can add more variety to your lunch than typical sandwich bread. .

Tips for rolling out homemade tortillas

Let the dough rest. Let the dough rest (covered with a towel or plastic wrap) for about 30 minutes before starting to work, making it easier to work with.

use a rolling pinA rolling pin is the easiest way to properly roll out the dough to the right thickness and shape.

Cook flour tortillas in a cast iron skillet

What can whole grain tortillas be used for?

My (now 15) 3-year-old’s favorite combination (which she affectionately called a “rollup”) was hummus and cheese wrapped in a tortilla. I love ‘up’, but I usually add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, or spinach. You can even freeze them for later if you have time to make a larger batch.

Whole grain tortillas can also be used as a substitute for various breads in sandwiches and other snacks. Here are some fun ideas:

tortilla pizza

Use homemade tortillas as pizza crust: Spread homemade pizza sauce (pasta sauce or similar) on tortillas and top with cheese, vegetables, or cooked meat. This is an easy way for your child to eat a real “pizza” snack with a whole grain crust and moderate amounts.

whole grain tortilla pinwheel

Pinwheels are another great snack for kids, especially picky eaters who need enforcement when it comes to vegetables. Also great for parties and potlucks. Spread, roll, and slice your favorite ingredients.

quesadilla style grilled cheese

You can make these homemade veggie quesadillas with these whole wheat tortillas, but sometimes you just want a good cheese. Heat the butter and fry until the cheese melts.

You can also add vegetables such as onions, zucchini, bell peppers, spinach, and tomatoes. Or slice and serve with tomato soup.

easy breakfast wrap

Breakfast wraps can be freshly made or premade and frozen for an easy and filling breakfast idea. Serve with scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of meat or vegetables.

Can I make whole wheat tortilla chips with this recipe?

If you’re looking for delicious real food, you can bake these whole wheat tortillas into chips! It’s easy; no frying required. Serve as is or with fresh salsa.

  1. Make whole wheat tortillas according to recipe instructions and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. While the oven is hot, slice the tortillas into chip-size pieces (about 6 pieces) with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  4. Spray or brush lightly with olive oil and lightly salt.
  5. Bake for 7 minutes.
  6. Flip the chips, lightly oil and season the other side.
  7. Bake for another 5-7 minutes until crisp.

These chips can also be made in an air fryer. The method is the same, but please adjust the baking time to 3 minutes on one side.

How to store whole grain tortillas

Allow tortillas to cool completely before storing. Just put it in an airtight container or bag and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Homemade tortillas can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 6 months.

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