Homemade Flour Tortillas

Yield: Makes 8 tortillas.


1¼ cups whole wheat flour 
1¼ all-purpose flour 
½ teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1-1¼ cups warm water 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or shortening


  1. In large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder. 
  2. Gradually add enough warm water and oil to make a soft dough. Stir until mixture is combined and sticks together. If dough is too sticky, add small sprinkles of flour. Knead dough lightly to form a smooth dough ball for about two minutes. If dough is dry, add small sprinkles of water. 
  3. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces; shape each into a ball. Cover; let dough rest 15 to 20 minutes before rolling out or place in sealable bag and refrigerate overnight. 
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out each ball, starting in the center and rolling out, into an 8 to 10-inch circle. 
  5. Heat griddle or skillet to 400°F. Bake each tortilla about 1½ to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Tortilla will have brown speckled spots. Stack, cover and keep warm.

Nutrition Information

1 tortilla provides approximately: 
164 calories 
5 g protein 
28 g carbohydrate 
2 g dietary fiber 
4 g fat (0 g saturated) 
0 mg cholesterol 
33 mcg folate 
2 mg iron 
219 mg sodium