Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas (Soaked)


I recently co-authored an ebook with 4 other bloggers, “The Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies”. It won’t be released until June 2014 but for the next 6 days you can get it through “The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle”. The book on it’s own will be sold for $9.95 but you can get it along with 70 plus other books for less than $30! Plus check out all these other amazing cook books! I decided in honor of the sale to share one of my recipes from the book. 

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I remember the first time I tried making flour tortilla back on a high school mission trip, what a disaster! Now after 10 years of living in Mexico I feel like I have it down. There are days when my tortillas still aren’t perfect circle so don’t feel discouraged if your’s aren’t the first 100 times around.

*Make a double or triple batch and fill with beans, salsa and hash browns for a filling an inexpensive meal.


Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas (Soaked)

(Makes 12-15 Tortillas)


4 cups freshly ground whole-wheat flour
2 cups warm water
2 TBS acid medium (apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or whey)
1/3 cup lard, tallow or coconut oil
1 tsp unrefined salt
1 tsp baking powder
Unbleached white flour for dusting

1. In a bowl combined flour, water, acid medium and oil. Stir until the flour is mixed in. cover with a cloth or plastic wrap and leave on the counter to soak for eight to twenty four hours.

2. Once the soaking is complete sprinkle the salt and baking powder over the top of the dough. Gently kneed in the bowl until the salt and baking powder are mixed in.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured (unbleached white flour) surface and kneed for about five minutes. Cover the dough ball and let it set for twenty minutes.

4. After twenty minutes gently pull of small ball of dough and roll in your hand until round. You should have between twelve and fifteen balls of dough. Cover and let the dough balls rest for ten minutes.

5. Take a little unbleached white flour and place it in a pile on the counter. Pick up your first ball of dough and lightly press it into the flour just to lightly cover both sides and flatten the tortilla ball. Roll the rolling pin once forwards and then back towards yourself. Then turn the dough over and rotate 45 degrees. Continue to do this until you have a round (or nearly round) tortilla

6. Cook the tortillas on a hot grill or skillet for a few seconds on both sides until light brown spots appear. Don’t let them get too brown or they will end up being hard when they cool off. Place each tortilla hot off the grill in a few tea towels to keep them warm.


About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. I have always wanted to try my hand at homemade tortillas. Bonus that they are whole wheat!

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