Whole Wheat Flax Tortillas
I love mexican food. I’ll use/eat flour tortillas for some things like enchiladas, but for most everything else I want more flavor. The store-bought wheat tortillas can be a little blah too, but the whole wheat, whole grain ones are yummy! Unfortunately, they are spendy. So I went on a mini-mission to make my own.
I tried a few recipes. My favorite was for whole wheat and flax meal tortillas. SOOOO good. Even more flavor than the whole grain ones I buy and I gobbled them up within a few days.
I got the original recipe from Group Recipes but changed it a bit:
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, less 3 tablespoons
- 3 tablespoons ground flax
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon powdered garlic
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper or chili powder
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup warm water
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Add oil and water. If it’s too dry, add more water by the teaspoon and mix until ball of dough forms.
- Wrap dough ball in cling wrap and let stand for ten minutes.
- Separate dough into 12 pieces and form into balls. Cover in cling wrap and let stand for another ten minutes.
- Roll out each ball to the desired thickness.
- Cook on an un-greased pan or griddle. When it starts to bubble, pop the bubbles and flip it over.
- They are done when they are slightly golden on each side.
A few tips:
- Roll them out by hand – I tried using a tortilla press but I don’t prefer it. If you find it hard to roll, add a tablespoon or two of oil to the recipe until it’s easier.
- Experiment until you get the tortillas thin enough – I could tell when I got the right thinness because the tortilla would bubble shortly after adding it to the pan. Pop the bubbles!
- Don’t overcook – It doesn’t take long. Maybe 30 seconds to a minute on each side depending on the pan/heat/recipe. Just test it out until each side is slightly brown.
- Use immediately or wrap in saran wrap and then foil to store in the fridge (up to 5 days) or freezer. Freezing the dough before rolling is fine too – just cover and let sit until thawed and roll them out!
Try them out and tell me what you think! Do you have any tortilla recipes you like?
A friend just gave me some recipes for traditional flour tortillas and homemade refried beans, so I’ll be trying those next.