Speedy and Rustic Whole Wheat Tortillas

by Megan on May 27, 2010

These are speedy because they took about 30 minutes start to finish; they are rustic because I’m incapable of rolling dough into a perfect circle and I’m much better at rustic shapes that resemble VW beetles.

Some of the other tortillas were shaped like monsters, clouds and spongebob squarepants.

Jake cooked up some panko crusted chicken and made a delicious salad for inside these guys. The salad was: cucumbers, grape tomatoes, dill, oregano, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette … a refreshing and quick dinner for a toasty day.

Speedy and Rustic Whole Wheat Tortillas {makes 8}
Recipe from recipezaar


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 T canola oil
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt. Stir in the oil and water all at once with a fork or wooden spoon, toss quickly! When dough can be gathered into a soft mass, turn onto a floured surface and knead a few times.
  2. Divide dough into 8 balls. On a lightly floured surface, flatten gently and roll each ball into a circle-ish shape about 7 inches or larger in size. Roll using even strokes that don’t reach the edge, turning frequently.
  3. Place tortillas in an ungreased, frying pan that has been preheated to medium-high heat. Cook 30-40 seconds on each side, turn over with spatula and cook for 30-40 seconds on other side. The first side should be pale but freckled with brown spots and the other side will be blotched. Repeat process with the rest of the balls of dough.
  4. Stack tortillas on a plate as they are cooked and cover them with a dish towel, which will keep them soft.

Elliot guarded the warm tortillas and Jake made the salad. It was dinner, family-style.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lora May 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

That salad looks heavenly. Was the the champagne vinagrette that Jake got for Christmas? I might have to get some… ANd Elliot- such a good little guard dog!


Megan (megabite) May 27, 2010 at 8:38 am

OOh, thanks Lora. The dressing was actually just store-bought already made champagne vinaigrette. It’s super tasty. We do have a champagne vinegar which is amazing too, though.

Elliot really is super good at guarding tortillas, yards, and beef jerky treats. 🙂


laura May 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Huge props to you for making these from scratch, seriously. Impressive. I need to try this!


Megan (megabite) May 28, 2010 at 7:05 am

Thanks Laura! You should totally try these. They are so simple and totally worth it.


Robyn {Planet Byn} August 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

here is a list of the ingredients i can’t pronounce on my whole wheat tortilla package:

sodium acid pyrophosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium propionate, monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, fumaric acid, cellulose gum, carrageenan, maltodextrin.

so i just made your tortillas and they are so amazingly good! i don’t think i’ll every buy a package again!


Megan (megabite) August 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Ah! Robyn! I’m so glad you found these guys. Don’t you hate when ingredients are such big mysteries?


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