Hi all! Have you ever made homemade flour tortillas? I’ve always wanted to make my own tortillas but the process intimidated me and let’s be honest, rolling out “things” isn’t really my favorite thing. I can admit, my type A personality makes me awful at crafts, things that you make into perfect shapes and things that require patience. This weekend, I decided to brave it and you know what, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.
I researched several recipes but most called for lard or a lot of oil. I knew if I was going to make flour tortillas from scratch, I wanted them to be healthy, low in Smartpoints, pop with a little spice and taste delicious with the richness you get with real butter. I added a little baking powder to keep them light and fluffy while using white whole wheat makes them a bit healthier.
The end result was so much better than I thought…buttery, doughy, with hints of taco spice. Dare I say, I can’t wait to make them again or try corn tortillas next?!
HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS (print it)
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
- 3/4 cup water
- Combine flour, baking powder, taco seasoning and butter. Using a stand mixer, beat until mixed.
- Using the dough attachment, add water and knead until dough forms, about 2 minutes.
- Pour dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll out to “tortilla thin”.
- Spray a nonstick pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add tortilla and cook 30 seconds or until slightly bubbling. Spray Tortilla with oil, flip and brown other side about 20-30 seconds.
Makes 12 tortillas, 3 Smartpoints each
Nutrition facts per tortilla:
STEP – BY – STEP:
Combine the dry ingredients with the butter.
Using the dough attachment, mix until combined. Add water and continue mixing until dough forms, about 2 minutes.
The dough will be sticky so use a spatula to scrap it onto a floured surface.
Form into a ball coating with flour as you do to take away the stickiness.
Cut into 12 equal pieces.
Using a rolling pin, roll into the thickness of a flour tortilla. You can try to make circles but abstract shapes totally work too!
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Cook until bubbling and slightly brown, about 30 – 45 seconds. Spray with oil before flipping and cook 20-30 seconds to brown the other side.
Tadah! Not fancy but oh so good!