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Healthy Homemade Tortillas

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Description

This is a healthier version of homemade tortillas with the use of canola oil instead of lard or shortening, and the use of organic, unbleached flour.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Organic, Unbleached Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅓ cups Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Hot Water

Preparation

Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder with a whisk. Add the canola oil and mix with your fingers until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add 1 cup of hot water and mix until a ball is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. (I have also refrigerated it overnight).

Divide the dough into 12 balls and roll out one at a time on a floured surface. Brush off excess flour. Cook on a hot, ungreased griddle over medium-high heat. Turn the tortilla when brown blisters form on the first side. Stack the totillas and serve warm.

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showmesooz on 3.15.2012

One hint: to get 12 balls of dough, make them walnut-sized. I think this would be a fun way to involve kids in the kitchen. They could occupy themselves rolling these out and trying to make perfect circles while you were shredding cheese, warming the beans, etc. They stay hot in the stack, too, much longer than store-bought warmed in a towel in the microwave.

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Countertop Confections on 3.7.2012

These look wonderful! I have been searching for a homemade recipe that is delicious!

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Caprice @ The Home Heart on 2.24.2012

I was just looking for a great, healthy recipe for flour tortillas- thank you! Can’t wait to try it :)

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wendy'skitchen on 2.17.2012

My whole family enjoyed these easy to make and oh so yummy tortillas. Thank You!

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Barbara on 12.15.2011

Where I live (Ghana, W. Africa) it costs about $12 for a package of imported flour tortillas so I had no choice but to learn to make my own. I’ve used a nearly identical recipe for a few years, the only difference is that I add the warm water a tablespoon or two at a time, incorporating it with my hands (way easier than a spoon or whisk). I evenly apportion the giant ball of dough (after setting) to smaller even size balls. Then I place them one at a time on a flat surface and put a cutting board on top which I bear weight on. That flattens it out pretty well and then the rolling pin is only needed a little bit.

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Skye Copeland on 5.6.2012

Everyone else has already said it, but these are fantastic! I don’t think my husband is going to allow me to buy tortillas at the store anymore though! :)

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Kayla on 4.25.2012

Such a great recipe. Super easy and taste soooo GOOD! We love them!

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marta on 4.24.2012

As a native Texan, I have been missing good tortillas. These were exactly what I wanted!! Delicious, good texture, and easy to make! Thank you for this recipe!

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Riggs Fam on 3.22.2012

These tortillas are so easy to make and taste amazing! My husband and I have been known to make a batch of these and devour them with butter and honey!

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showmesooz on 3.15.2012

My sister teased me about being a “Martha Stewart” when she learned I was making these, but as many reviewers have stated, you won’t return to store-bought once you’ve tried these. What a tasty difference, and cheaper to boot! They were surprisingly quick and easy to make, and I’m a novice baker. A couple of hints: have your griddle hot, have plenty of flour ready to scoop to sprinkle under each one before rolling out so it won’t stick (although they’re super easy to pick up and put on the griddle), and have two plates ready (one for the tortilla hot from the griddle and one for the tortillas you’ve rolled out that are waiting to be grilled).

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