The Best Homemade & Simple Vegan Tortilla Recipe

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We have an amazing vegan tortilla recipe that is extremely easy to do.

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You do not need to be vegan to make this particular vegan tortilla recipe, but with these simple ingredients, it just happens to be that these tortillas are vegan.

There are so many ways to make homemade flour tortillas, and there are many tortillas to choose from at your local grocery store as well.

The problem with grocery store tortillas is that almost all of them have unnecessary ingredients, preservatives, and ingredients that are inflammatory for your body.

Store-bought tortillas have horrible and cheap oils, and in some cases, if you’re buying a pack of tortillas that have okay ingredients they are very expensive for a small amount of them.

vegan tortilla

You’ll even find so-called organics retailers, but they still have crummy ingredients in them.

Be careful when shopping for tortillas that have f false advertising on their package claiming to be “organic” or healthy. 

If you don’t look in the back of the package stating what is actually in them you can end up wasting money. 

False advertising mark up their prices for low-class products.

These homemade vegan flour tortillas are so easy that even my five-year-old has made them. 

It’s a good quick and easy recipe to do with your children and bring them into the kitchen and teach them great skills. They will use it when cooking themselves!

This recipe creates soft tortillas and is one to have in your back pocket at all times when you need tortillas.

Some Tortilla history 

  • In Mexico and Central America, this is a staple food.
  • Over 2000 years ago corn tortillas are presented to a king as a gift
  • Tortillas go back to Mayan times
  • Tortilla in Spanish means small cake
  • It is noted that in Aztec times, tortillas were sometimes made out of squash, turkey, and eggs.
  • Tortillas are a $6 billion industry in current times.
  • When it comes to favorites in America, Tortilla comes in second right below the bread. 

Supplies needed

Mixing bowl

Stainless steel mixing bowls are my go-to large bowl since they last me a long time and they do not leach out any harmful chemicals. 

Frying pan/skillet

Any frying pan will do the job, but I prefer using my cast iron skillet which does a beautiful job. 

Rolling pin

A rolling pin is key to help roll out your dough to make tortillas.

Tortilla press (optional)

A tortilla press is helpful because it presses your dough into a round tortilla shape for you and makes the tortilla-making process easier in general.

Ingredients

Organic all-purpose, flour

You can use whatever all-purpose flour you have, but I recommend using organic flour.

Organic flour is a better quality flour because of the growing practices used to make them.

Non-organic flour can be contaminated with glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in the roundup. For more information on this quick here.

Water

Water is used to bind all your ingredients together and prevent your tortillas from cracking.

Olive oil

I prefer using olive oil instead of using other oils like canola or vegetable oil, just because both of those oils are very inflammatory for your body. 

A great alternative is avocado oil, or olive oil, which gives your neutral tortilla flavor and it won’t overpower the tortilla when you cook it.

Himalayan pink Salt

I’ll put Himalayan pink salt in everything I make to give some flavor since everything is better with a little bit of salt! 

Just like oil salt can be highly processed, so Himalayan pink salt is one of those salts that are not highly processed and bad for your health.

Baking powder

Not all tortillas use baking powder in the recipe, but we added it to give it a little bit of puffiness to create a soft tortilla instead of a rigid one.

How to make vegan tortilla step-by-step

Mix ingredients

Mix all the wet and dry ingredients in your bowl and combine.

Tortilla ingredients in a bowl

There is no specific way to add ingredients so you can put them all in at the same time.

tortilla dough ball

Separate dough

Make sure the ingredients are mixed until you get a ball of dough.

TORTILLA DOUGH

Cut your dough ball into smaller dough balls that are a little bigger than a size of a golf ball.

tortilla dough

You can make up to 6 to 10 tortillas, depending on how small or big you want them.

tortilla dough balls

Press dough

tortilla press

If you have a tortilla press, you can use it to help shape your dough.

tortilla press

If not, you can just use the palm of your hand to make a circular shape or use anything in your kitchen (like a plate) to help press the dough down.

tortilla press

Roll dough

rolling out tortilla dough with rolling pin

After you press and shaped your dough start rolling out your dough until you stretch it out to the point where you have the size that you want.

raw vegan tortilla

Cook

Heat your skillet to medium heat and place each tortilla dough one by one in a hot skillet. Cook each side for at least 1-3 minutes.

tortilla on a cast iron skillet

Before flipping your tortilla you need to see some bubbles and you’ll some nice brown spots (just like a tortilla will look from the grocery store.)

tortilla on a cast iron skillet

Vegan Tortilla Recipe Tips 

Using a tortilla press is recommended to get the best shape when you’re trying to form homemade tortillas

Sprinkle flour over your countertop when rolling your dough to shape your tortillas because it will make it easier to handle the dough and not stick.

vegan tortilla

Cooking your tortillas too long will crack them, and make them hard to fold when done. 

As soon as you see the bubble starts forming in your dough when cooking, flip the tortilla to cook evenly.

Ways to use Vegan Tortilla 

You can use homemade vegan tortillas in so many ways in different tortilla recipes. Some amazing recipes are linked below!

Storage

Using your tortillas right away while they are freshly cooked is the best way to use them. If you need to store them, you definitely can heat them for later.

Put your leftover tortillas in a bag that is airtight or an air-tight container, and place them in the freezer.

If they’re stored in an airtight container bag, you can freeze your homemade tortillas for 3 to 4 months.

You can store your teeth in the fridge for up to a week, but be cautious and make sure you look at them before you use them just in case they look spoiled.

Vegan Tortilla Recipe FAQ

Why is a baking powder used in flour tortillas?

Baking powder is used in flour tortillas to create a leavening effect, making tortillas a little bit softer and puffier when placed on a hot surface to cook.

How to Keep Vegan Tortillas Soft?

For best results keep vegan tortillas soft you have to make sure your dough has enough moisture and fat like animal fat.

Key ingredients to make traditional tortillas are butter, lard, using enough water, and not overcooking when placing it on a hot pan.

Using a cast iron skillet is one of the best ways to cook tortillas. Make sure to cook evenly on both sides, but be careful because a cast iron skillet can heat up very quickly.

Can I Freeze Tortillas?

You can freeze tortillas successfully by placing them in an airtight bag container and placing them in your freezer. 

Freezing tortillas is a great way to preserve them for me tortillas can spoil very quickly because they do not have any preservatives in them.

How to Make Vegan Tortillas Gluten-Free or Keto?

Vegan tortillas can be gluten-free or keto depending on the flower that you use. Gluten-free flour must be used to have a gluten-free or keto tortilla.

Alternate flour options to make gluten-free or keto flour consist of almond flour and coconut flour, you can use pork, rinds, almond, flour, etc. 

I encourage you to make your own tortillas because there is nothing like fresh tortillas that are made from basic ingredients. 

Let us know how you like our vegan tortilla recipe in the comments below!

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vegan tortilla

The Best Homemade & Simple Vegan Tortilla Recipe

We have an amazing vegan tortilla recipe that is extremely easy to do.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the wet and dry ingredients in your bowl and combine.
  • While rolling your dough into a ball add 1 tbsp of water at a time if your dough is too dry
  • Cut your dough ball into smaller dough balls that are a little bigger than a size of a golf ball.
  • If you have a tortilla press, you can use it to help shape your dough. If not use a rolling pin to roll it out into a tortilla shape.
  • Heat your skillet to medium heat and place each tortilla dough one by one in a hot skillet. Cook each side for at least 1-3 minutes.
  • Before flipping your tortilla you need to see some bubbles and you’ll some nice brown spots (just like a tortilla will look from the grocery store.)

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