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Whole Wheat Corn Tortillas January 5, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — lonislens @ 4:20 pm

This may not seem like a terribly exciting recipe, but for anyone who eats store-bought tortillas on a regular basis, finding a good recipe for homemade tortillas and realizing how simple they are to make can be life changing!  These always bring fond memories of my mom making them when I was growing up, when I’d sneak some that were hot from the pan and just swipe a little pat of butter on them and eat as is.  The original recipe does not use whole wheat flour, but I gave it a try last night to see how they’d turn out and I thought they were great.  If you want to use regular white flour, I’d cut down on the water by about 1/4 cup.

Recipe Courtesy Of: Mom!

Whole Wheat Corn Tortilla


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 3/4 cups cold water


Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Whisk throughout the process, as the heavier ingredients tend to settle at the bottom of the bowl.

Preheat the griddle (I use an electric griddle heated to approximately 250 that I turn down to 200 once I’ve started making them), but I would say a griddle over medium heat would work. 

Spread a small amount of butter in circles where you intend to put the tortilla batter.

Drop spoonfuls and spread them into thin circles with the back of the spoon.  The larger the tortillas are, the more difficult it will be to flip.  I stick to tortillas about the size of my hand.

Cook lightly on one side (they only take a couple of minutes), flip and cook for another minute or so on the other side.

Fill as desired…or eat straight from the griddle!  Enjoy!