Vegan Homemade Flour Tortillas

Vegan Homemade Flour Tortillas

If you’re looking for the best easy homemade flour tortillas, you’re going to love this recipe! You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own tortillas at home. This recipe is quick and delicioso.  Impress your family or friends with the fresh taste of warm soft lightly browned flour tortillas. The process is simple while using less than five ingredients.

We went on our usual grocery run buying everything needed to make some delicious portobello fajitas. Once we got home and began to unload the groceries, we realized we forgot to buy tortillas!

Realizing this was the perfect opportunity to test a recipe for homemade flour tortillas. How did they come out you ask? Yes, we did make flour tortillas from scratch.

Yes, they were amazing!

Why you’ll love these vegan tortillas

They are…

  • Fresh 
  • Chewy 
  • Soft 
  • Easy
  • Delicious

The first time we made them, we couldn’t believe how good they were… like “we’re never buying packaged tortillas again” good. We both agreed that it’s just hard to beat homemade tortillas. Once you try this recipe, you will surely agree with us.

Also, did we mention they’re vegan? 

Are Tortillas Traditionally Vegan?

No. Traditional tortillas are normally made with lard, a fat derived from animals. Most store bought brands of tortillas your find at the store are vegan. But, these are typically enriched flour with water, oil, and some preservatives.

In this recipe we used avocado oil. It’s been a long time since either of us have had a traditional tortilla but man, this recipe definitely hits the spot.

Baking Powder for Texture

Although this is a 4 ingredient recipe (not including water) it could easily be a 3 ingredient recipe. We tested the recipe with and without baking powder and both versions came out great! The results with baking powder had a better texture. This is because baking powder helps the dough form bubbles.

As mentioned above, instead of lard we used avocado oil. We chose avocado oil because of its neutral taste. Any neutral oil could be substituted.

Lard Replacements for Vegan Tortillas

Here are types of neutral oils we recommend using for the homemade tortillas:

  • Avocado
  • Grapeseed
  • Canola
  • Vegetable
  • Sunflower
  • Safflower

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Peace,
Luna & Nate

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: Main EntreeCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Fresh and warm homemade flour tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 185 g All Purpose Flour (approx. 1.5 cup)

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil

  • 1/2 Cup Water, warm

Directions

  • Weigh out the flour in a bowl using a scale.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add in the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Once a dough ball is formed, place onto a lightly floured surface, kneading 10-15 times.
  • Portion and roll the dough into 8 equal sized balls.
  • Allow the dough to rest under a clean towel for 15 minutes.
  • While the dough is resting, preheat a pan to medium high heat.
  • Roll out the balls into 6-8 inch tortillas. Be sure not to have the tortillas stacked or they will stick together.
  • Place a tortilla one at a time onto the preheated pan.
  • Cook for 45-60 seconds on the first side. The tortilla will begin to bubble.
  • Once bubbling, flip to the other side and cook for 15-20 seconds or until browned.

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