Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

There are some things I keep to myself until I really, really know someone.

Like how I’m secretly a 13 year old girl stuck in a 28 year old body.

Hi, I’m Brandi and I love the Twilight books and Phillip Phillips and Lisa Frank folders.

I will always, always watch Saved By the Bell reruns when I catch them on. The Aladdin soundtrack is forever embedded in my memory thanks to a sweet birthday gift when I was 12. In my world, glitter is always a good thing. Doodling is art. Mash is still fun.

Or how I constantly daydream of situations, having full conversations of how things will go and always talking to myself. Usually out loud, when I’m in the house alone.

This is weird, right?

Do you talk to yourself out loud? Like, remind yourself of things you need to do? Please don’t just say it’s me. I swear I’m not crazy.

Lucky for me, I get to work out these imaginary conversations all the time since I started cooking and making more things at home.

More time in the kitchen = more time for crazy dreaming of things that will never happen. Like the one a few weeks ago where I dreamed I was on a flight sitting beside Neal Caffrey. Drool.

And lucky for Nick, I try my best to keep the talking-to-myself to a minimum when he’s around. I’ve kept him for almost 8 years – might as well leave some of the crazy locked up and keep the mystery alive.

These homemade tortillas are perfect for tacos and barely take any time to make! They’re super easy if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, but they also come together really quick just mixing it up with your hands, too.

Make a batch or two on the weekend, freeze a few for later, and you’ve got dinner or a quick lunch or breakfast ready in no time.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Makes: 12 tortillas


  • 2 and 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour or a mix of regular whole wheat and white whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup canola or other neutral oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  1. In your stand mixer bowl (or any other large bowl), mix the flour, oil, and salt together until the oil is mixed into the flour and the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Add the warm water and keep mixing until the dough is smooth, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Cut the dough into 12 pieces, roll each piece into a ball, and let them rest for 30 minutes, covered.
  4. Put a skillet over medium – high heat and let it warm up for 5-7 minutes before adding your first tortilla. The pan needs to be hot to brown the tortilla and cook it quick.
  5. Once the skillet is hot, roll or pat out one round of dough on a floured counter or cutting board until it’s the size you want.
  6. Drop the tortilla into the hot pan and let it cook, 2-4 minutes, until the top side starts to puff and the under is golden. Flip over and cook for another minute. Repeat with the rest of your tortillas.
  7. Eat fresh or wrap and freeze for later.


  1. I totally talk to myself. Like…all the time.
    Also i’m making these this weekend fo sho.

  2. These are perfect! Simple and healthy!

    Oh, and pretty most people have to admit to talking to themselves. . .

  3. oooo these look wonderful! there is nothing quite like homemade tortillas!

  4. Saved By The Bell re-runs…YES!!!

  5. lol I think we are twins! lol minus the twilight series I’m right their with you! I’ve never even thought to make my own tortillas–I think I need these in my life!

  6. These look professional! I love love tortillas. The idea of homemade tortillas sounds so darn good

  7. When I was still in the US, I’d watch Saved by the Bell reruns every morning on TBS. Not actively watch them, unless it was the “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so scaaaaaaared!” episode because that’s just too fantastic to passively view. I watched Showgirls for the first time yesterday because I thought if it had such a massive cult status, I should see it. No. No no no. I did not need to see those parts of Jessie. :(

    I love whole wheat tortillas! We ate them every day for the first two weeks of May so I’m going to hold off on this recipe but they do look good. :)

    • ha! i never saw showgirls, thank goodness. i think that would scar all my childhood memories of the show.

  8. I LOVE Saved By The Bell and if it’s on, I’m so watching it too! These tortillas look ammmaazing! I absolutely love homemade tortillas. :)

  9. Hahaha, I talk to myself all the time too – I guess I’m crazy too!
    These tortillas look great. I’ve been meaning to try making my own tortillas. Thanks for the recipe, Brandi! :-D

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  12. This is called chapathi or roti that is made in India for thousands of years. I make it everyday just with whole wheat (not the one with too much fiber) if you use that you can add the one with not that much fiber to make it tastier plus you don’t need to add too much oil either..

  13. What is the best way to freeze these?

    • I would put them in a ziploc bag, and place a piece of wax or parchment paper in between each one to keep them from sticking to each other.

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  15. Just made these tonight and my hubby and I LOVED them! Will use this recipe over and over again. No good tortillerias near us, and you have just solved this problem. Bless you, sister! :)

  16. Will olive oil work for these?

    • I use olive oil when I make Chapathi (which is basically the middle eastern version of the same thing) and it comes out just fine although I think I use a little less oil in the chapathi (it’s been a while).

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  19. Did you use the dough hook or the paddle in your stand mixer?

  20. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Thanks for the post. I use coconut oil in them and they’re especially addictive!

  21. :) we make it everyday at home in India. We call it Chapati or roti.  Its a everyday meal for us with veggies, Dal’s, pulses..

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