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Healthy Wholewheat Tortilla Recipe

Prep Time:


Cook Time:

15 Minutes


2-4 Servings


2-4 Servings

About the Recipe

Whole wheat tortillas are a healthy alternative to regular tortillas and can aid in weight management or weight loss. These tortillas are made with whole wheat flour, which is a good source of fibre and complex carbohydrates. The fibre in whole wheat flour helps to keep you full for longer periods, reducing the frequency of snacking. Additionally, whole wheat flour is packed with essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and B-vitamins.

The recipe for whole wheat tortillas is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste. These tortillas can be used for a variety of dishes such as wraps, burritos, quesadillas, and more. Since they are homemade, you can control the amount of oil and salt used, making them a healthier option than store-bought tortillas.

These homemade whole wheat tortillas are a nutritious way to incorporate whole grains into your diet, and they taste great! Enjoy!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup warm water

  • 3 tbsp olive oil(see notes for options)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

  2. Add the warm water and olive oil to the bowl, and stir until a dough forms.

  3. Lightly flour a clean surface, and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.

  5. Roll each portion into a ball, and flatten it with the palm of your hand.

  6. Use a rolling pin to roll out each tortilla into a thin, round shape.

  7. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Place one tortilla at a time in the skillet, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned.

  9. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  10. Serve warm as a wrap, quesadilla or as a side dish to a Mexican-inspired meal.


  • This recipe for whole wheat tortillas doesn't use baking powder because it's not necessary. Baking powder is typically used in recipes that include all-purpose flour, as it helps the dough rise and become fluffy. However, when using whole wheat flour, the dough tends to be denser, and baking powder can make the tortillas taste bitter. Instead, the recipe uses warm water to help the dough become more pliable and easier to roll out.

  • The dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

  • Olive oil has a strong distinctive taste, so if you prefer a milder taste, replace with canola oil, vegetable oil or any other tasteless cooking oil.

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