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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe with Breakfast Burrito
December 12, 2012 | Home >Kids in the Kitchen > Healthy Kids >Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe with Breakfast Burrito

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe with Breakfast Burrito

The holiday performances are beginning!  I always let my kids choose one sport and one instrument to participate in (if they want.. I don’t have the energy to get them to activities they aren’t interested in).  I really think playing instruments makes them smarter! So, I always hope they’ll want to play.  My boys are the only ones interested in music however. Erica has tried both piano and flute, but it was really never her thing, as evidenced by the fact that she never practiced.  TJ (my 9 year old) asked if he could start taking piano last year, and he loves it.  He practices without me reminding him, which is literally my only requirement to continue paying for it.   We still have a band concert coming up (my 14 year old plays the French Horn in the JR. High band), and a ballet performance.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. I'm planning to make homemade whole wheat tortillas for my son. Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. My son is practicing for his recital while I'm preparing homemade tortillas.

(My husband missed this recital because of work,  but he would be pretty ticked to see TJ’s tie on the outside of his collar like it is in this picture! He’s sort of the clothes police. I literally didn’t even notice until I saw this picture!)

And while I can hear Christmas piano music practicing in the background, you can usually find me in the kitchen!  Today it was to make some homemade, whole wheat tortillas.  While store bought tortillas don’t seem to be too bad in the ingredient department, there are three reasons we would choose to make our own:

  1. The price! The “healthy – whole wheat – brands” can run you over $0.29 per tortilla!  I can literally make this entire recipe for that much.
  2. The convenience- Not the convenience of having a package in your pantry- but for those days you are out of tortillas  and you know if you run to the store to just get tortilla’s, it will likely cost you $40, because who really runs in for one thing and only gets one thing?  Plus, you have to GO to the store. So much more of a hassle than to just mix them up the way I describe.
  3. The taste! I think homemade tortillas taste so much better! They taste fresher, chewier, and super super delicious!
Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe

So, in order to make your own, fresh, delicious, healthy and cheap tortillas:

Step 1) Mix up your dough (recipe below)

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

Step 2) Divide your dough in half, then each ball in half again, etc. until you have 8 equal sized pieces of dough.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

Step 3) Roll out each ball of dough until the dough is as thin as you can get it!  Kids can help with this step!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

If you really like them to be true circles, you could always go back and cut a circle out of the dough you rolled out. Then use the rest of the dough for another tortilla.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

Step 4) Lay rolled out tortilla dough on a hot griddle. Brown on both sides. The longer you cook them, the crispier they will be. If you like them soft and pliable, like for burritos, don’t over cook them.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

Step 5) Eat with your favorite recipes!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

One of our favorite foods is breakfast burritos.  We made them festive for Christmas by adding some red and green peppers!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun! Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun! Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun! Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Holiday Breakfast Burrito. Yes, you can do this yourself, and it's actually kind of fun!

So, get your wheat and rolling pin out, and make your own tortillas next time you need some! You won’t regret it. They freeze well too if you make extra!!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas. If you haven't made homemade tortillas with your kids yet, it's a must do kitchen activity for the summer! Making your own is not only cheaper and healthier, but it teaches kids good kitchen skills!

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe with Breakfast Burrito

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe with Breakfast Burrito
Serves: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 tortilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 TBL Olive Oil
Mix together flours and salt. Add water, and oil. Mix together first with a spoon, then with your hands. Once your dough is easy to handle, divide into 8 balls. Roll out as flat as possible. Cook each rolled out dough on a hot griddle, browning both sides slightly.
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(49)

I’ve wanted to make tortillas for a while. Thanks for the recipe!

Amy says:

Let us know how they turn out Sabrina!

How long do these last and how do you store them. I like to send my hubby to work with wraps and like you said the healthy ones at the store are outrageous.

Amy says:

We keep them for about a week in the fridge. Mostly because we eat them that fast, but I haven’t had any get stale. In the freezer though, up to 3 months for sure!

Annie says:

I made them like this before except I used all whole wheat, and it still worked great. Homemade is SOOOO much better. I wish I had time to always make them homemade.

Dawn says:

Could you do two cups of whole wheat if you were trying to avoid using regular flour?

Amy says:

Yes Dawn! You totally can. (Annie above has with success). Let us know if you do and how they turn out!

Jess Frisch says:

I didn’t have any wraps left today so made some of these- yummy!! And so easy 🙂 Def be doing these again!

Amy says:

So glad you liked them Jen! I love the taste of homemade so much more!!

Tanya says:

I don’t have any whole wheat flour, can I use all regular flour?

Kendra says:

Quick question- There are only 3 of us to cook for here. If you were planning to freeze them, would you freeze the dough and thaw when you planned to use them, or would it be better to fry them all and freeze the completed tortillas?

Amy says:

Hi Kendra,
I would definitely cook the tortillas and freeze those, rather than the dough! Good luck!

Debrap Maughmer says:

any idea on the nutrition breakdown? Fiber, fat, calories?

Ivette Muller says:

I was wondering the same thing!

pam bardusch says:

I am just starting to use whole wheat flour. Is white whole wheat flour used the same as whole wheat? Or do I just use that and not have to use white flour as well?

Amy says:

Pam- Whole wheat white flour IS the same as whole wheat flour- they just use white kernels instead of red. i use it all the time!

Delphine Mariotte says:

My nephew is allergic to gluten, what other kind of flour can I use so that he can enjoy homemade wraps too ?

Lulu says:

Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
My girls LOVE tortilla’s but we can’t get them without preservatives here in Australia so they never have them.
This will make their day!

Saskia says:

Hi, I calculated the following for whole recipe: so if you want to know it per tortilla you need to divide it by 8

1150 Kcal – Energy
32.8 g – Fat
4.4 g – Saturated Fat
177.5 g – Carbohydrates
31.5 g – Protein
10 g – fibers
238 g – Water
399 mg – Sodium
390 mg – Potassium
70 mg – Calcium
52 mg – Magnesium
2 mg – Iron
13 µg – Selenium
1.6 mg – Zinc
2.5 mg – Vitamin E
0.18 mg – Vitamin B1
0.1 mg – Vitamin B2
0.3 mg – Vitamin B6
55 µg – Folate

Ashley says:

Have you ever tried making these with all whole wheat flour so they were true whole wheat tortillas? I’m trying to slowly cut the white flour out of our diet but its going to take a while as my husband grew up with cheap white bread etc…

Yanic says:

Made them this morning, they were a huge hit!

miriam says:

I could just use the hot plate on the bbq cause I dont have a griddle….what if it is raining? Can I bake them in a frying pan too?

Genger White says:

I was wondering if you wanted to be bad and make white flour tortillas if you would just do 2 cups of all purpose flour?
I am excited to do this with my kiddos! Thank you!

EMILY M. SILVA says:

I’ll cooking this recipe at home with my kids. I know they’ll enjoy cooking this.

Traci says:

Could coconut or almond flour be used?

EMILY M. SILVA says:

I’ll try cooking this recipe at home with my kids. I know they’ll enjoy cooking this.

Sue says:

Thank you for the recipe loved them. Was wondering if they could be made with just all purpose flour, and is it possible to make them with some cornmeal added to make corn ones? Thank you once again.

Sue says:

Could this be done with just white flour? My little ones still won’t eat the wheat. I would also like to try it as a corn tortillas, could we add some cornmeal, and if so in what quantities? Thanks again!!!

jessica says:

I wonder if using a wheat free all purpose mix would work? Wheat and I don’t get along anymore 🙁

Amy says:

@Miriam Yes, and hot surface will work.
@genger- LOL. Of course you can. 2 cups of white.
@Traci- I haven’t tried it with those flours. It would probably taste different, but still be yummy.
@Sue for corn tortillas, check out this link:
http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/04/26/recipe-easy-whole-grain-corn-tortillas/
@Jessica- bummer 🙁 Try Traci’s idea above!

Jigna Patel says:

Can we freeze these tortillas and use whenever we need?

Ashley says:

A suggestion my aunt made for switching to WW flour was to use WW pastry flour. Itis the texture that most have a hard time with. Pastry flour has a similar texture to AP.

Debbie says:

I can see adding seasonings and perhaps some form of sweetener for different types of burritos such as a dessert dish!

Caryl says:

I love making homemade totillas along with homemade hummus…. my kids love them! I also like making flatbread pizza with this recipe. YUM!

Caryl says:

I love making homemade totillas along with homemade hummus…. my kids love them! I also like making flatbread pizza with this recipe. YUM!

miriam says:

Thank you Amy!

Erin says:

Hi I was wondering if I could do the same thing but with gluten free flour?

Maritza says:

….and you don’t fry! These are tortillas not chalupas or tostadas.

Amy says:

I haven’t tried it Erin, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t! Let us know here if you do, because many people ask.

Genesis says:

I’ve been making these for my family and they love them! Dinner tonight is tortillas with guacamole.:)

emma says:

just made these, they were AMAZING! first time i have tried anything like this, so easy and the kids helped.

i didn’t realise just how quickly they cooked though, they really only need 30 seconds or so on each side if you want to use them as a wrap as they become crispy very quickly otherwise.

we didn’t need 8 for our turkey burritos, so made a couple of the left overs into quesidillas – so tasty! i’ll never buy wraps again. thank you!

Amy says:

Awesome Emma! glad you made them work! I should add the time so others don’t overcook!

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Jenny says:

I would like to know if i can use cake flour or bread flour instead of white flour. Sometimes i dont have white flour

Cyndie says:

Did anyone find the olive oil taste to be too overpowering? I used EVOO.

Emily says:

I made these a few weeks ago and the family loved them. I just got done making 4 batches because my husband wanted to take them to his work party tomorrow. Right now i am not sure if I am glad i found your yummy recipe j/k. I am glad Thanks

kimberly says:

I made these today using whole wheat flour and they are great! My kids love them too, so that is a bonus. Thank you so much for the recipe.

Sandi says:

Should I use any oil while cooking the tortillas or just put them on the hot griddle?

No oil necessary Sandi-= you only need a hot griddle.

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