Quick and Easy Vegan Flour Tortillas Recipe

This evening, I was feeling particularly lazy and felt like tortilla wraps. But, alas, I had no tortillas. So I decided to make some. Never mind that I have never successfully accomplished that before. So I googled “tortilla recipes” like any other self-respecting Gen Y-er. However, all the recipes looked too complicated and required shortening, which I didn’t have on hand. So I decided to wing it. And boy did I FLY…figuratively, of course.

This recipe makes enough for one hungry Mary or two normal people. These tortillas were exceptionally easy to make, took about ten minutes from start to finish, and turned out soft and delicious. I hope you try it!

Update July 11, 2014:
For a video tutorial and printable version of the recipe, click here.

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

1 cup white flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbs oil (I used canola)
about 1/4 cup water

Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add the oil and water, then quickly whisk together with your fingers. Squeeze the ingredients together until it forms a stiff dough. Add more water, little by little, if needed.

Kneed the dough until smooth and elastic. Wrap it up in plastic or place in a greased bowl with a damp cloth on top. At this point, you should let it rest for at least 5 minutes. You can get away with not doing this step, but I found the dough easier to roll out after resting it. Apparently, this makes it taste better too.

After resting, divide the dough up into four equal parts. Form each piece into ball. On a clean surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is VERY thin. Repeat with all pieces.

Place a non-stick pan on the burner and turn to medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, place one tortilla. Cook each side about 1-2 minutes. Check the bottom; you’ll know it’s done when the colour turns from opaque to white. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Fill the tortillas right away with anything you want and nom nom nom! BAM! Dinner/lunch for lazy people.

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  • Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    Wow you are brave making your own bread products, but that is awesome! Well done you!

    • Mary

      thank you!

  • David

    I’ve made these several times with great success. This recipe is way easier than I thought it would be and you’ll never buy flour tortillas at the grocery store again. We haven’t. The hardest part is rolling them thin enough but I’m getting better each time. They are so good they’d be worth making even if it took hours instead of minutes. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Mary

      You’re most welcome. Thank you for sharing your experience 🙂

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