Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

I made tortillas tonight.  There is something about the simple ingredients: whole wheat flour, oil, salt, water… that make me feel wholly involved in the making-eating-nutrition process. They are the best tortillas I have ever eaten. 

I didn’t see the face of the Virgin Mary in one tonight, but I felt a spirited connectedness when I ate it. 

Ahh, food for the soul… 

Isn’t it funny how things like flour or the face of God can impact us in such small and meaningful ways?  


  • Preparation Time: 35 min.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • Servings: 12 tortillas


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  • 1
    Mix 2 1/2 cups of the flour, oil, and salt together until it turns into a grainy consistency like cornmeal.
  • 2
    Slowly add the water and mix until smooth and doughy.
  • 3
    Divide the dough into 12 balls and flatten.
  • 4
    Let the dough balls sit for approximately 30 minutes.
  • 5
    When ready to cook, heat a griddle over medium-high heat and put a few drops of olive oil in the pan.
  • 6
    Roll out the tortillas as thin as possible without tearing them, using as little flour as possible (it will burn).
  • 7
    Slide one tortilla into the pan and cook for 45 seconds on each side.
  • 8
    Continue until all the tortillas are cooked.
  • 9
    Easily frozen if you have leftovers.

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