Homemade Tortillas

Most recipes I've found have had loads of crap in them... their ingredients lists have lots of oil or shortening and preservatives you can't pronounce. These will be a lot healthier! I've omitted baking powder, which you could use if you'd like (1 teaspoon) but I feel like it doesn't make a difference. Be sure to roll these really thin so you don't end up with uncooked dough through the middle.
From what I've found, all of these ingredients can be purchased with little to no plastic waste so score 1 for the zero waste community!

PREP TIME: 30 min   |   COOK TIME: 10 min   | TOTAL TIME: 40 min Serves 8 Author: Unknown

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. oil  (light flavor like melted coconut, avocado, olive, canola, etc.)
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (optional)
  1. In large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients. Mix in oil until it starts to clump. 
  2. Add water then mix until it can be gathered together in a ball. If necessary, add more water by the teaspoon until the dough comes together. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll each dough ball individually into flat, 7-inch circles.
  4. Cook on greased skillet over medium heat until brown spots begin to appear. Keep covered with a clean, dry towel until ready to serve.
  5. Rolled dough that has not been cooked yet can be stored for up to 3 days in an air-tight container in refrigerator until ready to cook. 

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