We make a lot of things from scratch that most people just go to the store and buy. One of those items is Flour Tortillas. I’ve been making these so long, I can’t really remember a time I wasn’t. I remember making them when my son was a toddler because they were a great thing to grab and go as a snack. Yes, he ate flour tortillas sometimes as a snack with some fruit. He is now 18 and so we’ve spent a lot of time perfecting the recipe and finding new ways to make them.
My thoughts on making flour tortillas from scratch have more to do with being inexpensive and pretty easy to make at home. Why pay more for something when it’s not necessary? You will always get more for your money by making from scratch, rather than buying at the store.
Also, when you make homemade flour tortillas, you know exactly what is going into them. This is important, because you ensure that there are not additives, fillers or artificial anything. No ingredients you cannot pronounce. All that your flour tortillas will contain are your perfect, pure ingredients.
The third reason and also pretty important, is that they actually taste a lot better. Homemade tortillas taste homemade. It’s difficult for me to explain how good they are – but the flavor goes beyond anything you will ever find at the store. And don’t worry, if you like the flavored ones, you still can. I have a recipe for that. (check out the section under the recipe below )
Photos of Step by Step Process Below the recipe
I cannot tell you how good these are. We eat them with a lot of different things – they make awesome sandwich wraps, they are perfect in tortilla soup, We love them in the morning with some scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage rolled up inside. If you try these, you will never feel compelled to buy the store bought flour tortillas ever again. Yes, this flour tortilla recipe is that good.
Want to add seasonings and flavors to your flour tortillas?
Garlic & Herb Flour Tortillas – Create flour tortillas as described. Before you add the water to the flour mixture, put the water and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1 tsp. chopped fresh basil, 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (or any other herb you’d like to add or subtract) into a blender and blend well. Pour herbed garlic water into flour as directed above.
Roasted Red Pepper Flour Tortillas – Create flour tortillas as described. When it’s time to mix the water, add 1/4 c. of roasted red pepper to the water and blend well in a blender or food processor (no chunks!). You may need a tad more water, but mix the dough first.
Spinach Flour Tortillas – Create flour tortillas as described. When it’s time to mix the water, add 1/4 c. of fresh spinach or 1/4 c. of thawed frozen spinach (blotted dry to remove access moisture) to the water and blend well in a blender or food processor (no chunks!). You may need a tad more water, but mix the dough first.
Tomato Basil Flour Tortillas – Create flour tortillas as described. When it’s time to mix the water, add 1 1/2 tsp. fresh chopped basil, 2 tbs of tomato paste OR make your own with fresh tomatoes. Add this to the water and blend in a blender.
Cinnamon & Sugar Flour Tortillas – Create flour tortillas as described. When it’s time to mix the water, dissolve 2-3 Tbs. of sugar in the water. Pour the water in like directed in the directions above. While it is mixing, add 1 Tbs. cinnamon.