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Simple flour tortillas

The Tortilla channel cannot be the Tortilla channel without some genuine homemade simple flour tortillas. These are so easy to make, just about as easy as the homemade corn tortillas. However they are not gluten free so beware if you have gluten intolerance. I used biological spelt flour in this recipe because I like the taste of it but any white or whole wheat flour will do just nicely. Let’s get started and make simple four tortillas, 4 ingredients only.

When I buy store bought tortillas I am always amazed at how they almost always have the same size, coloring and taste. Every tortilla is exactly the same, which is impossible with these homemade ones. Just like with all home made recipes it will taste different every time but that just add to the charm of cooking I think.

Flour tortilla dough

Flour tortilla dough

What I love about flour tortilla is that they are so versatile and can be used in many different ways. They are obviously the base of the Mexican kitchen but they are also used in a lot of other South American countries. Furthermore flour tortillas can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the Netherlands we call them wrap or tortilla wrap. No matter what they are called, I love tortillas.

As with the corn tortillas start with quality flour, salt, hot water and as the 4th ingredient some oil. Any olive oil will do but vegetable or sunflower oil also work really well. I use biological sunflower oil as it is one of my favorite oils.

Knead the dough thoroughly and let it rest (30 minutes is enough). Split it up in smaller dough balls (approx. 8) and roll them with a rolling pin on a floured surface.

Rolling flour tortilla

Rolling flour tortilla

Finally bake the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or pan with medium to high heat. As a soon as the tortilla puffs up it is ready and a sign that the flour tortilla is enjoying being cooked.

Flour tortillas baked

Flour tortillas baked

It takes about 1 minute to cook on each side before the tortillas are done and ready to eat or stored.

How to store flour tortillas

As with corn tortillas keep them in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag and they are ready to eat for about a week. Or freeze them because you know you can’t go wrong with freezing.

Flour tortilla result

Delicious flour tortilla

This flour tortilla recipe showing you great flour tortillas homemade and easy. These are made with spelt flour but you can substitute with all-purpose or wheat flour. Visit for the (video) instructions.
This flour tortilla recipe showing you great flour tortillas homemade and easy. These are made with spelt flour but you can substitute with all-purpose or wheat flour. Visit for the (video) instructions.

How to make Simple Flour tortillas 4 ingredients

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Simple flour tortillas - 4 ingredients

Serves: 8 Prep Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Simple flour tortillas

Want to know how to make the best simple flour tortillas with just 4 ingredients. It's really much more tasty than anything you can buy. Let's get started!


  • 1 cup of spelt flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (you can decide to use only spelt or all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoon oil (olive oil or sunflower oil)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm water



Put the flour in a bowl.


Add salt.


Add ½ a cup of warm water and stir. Add the remaining water until consistent.


Add the 2 tbsp of oil and knead the dough until it is smooth and consistent.


Let it rest for 30 minutes.


Divide into eight small balls and roll them on a floured surface with a rolling pin.


Warm a pan or skillet on medium to high heat.


Bake the tortilla for about a minute per side or until it bubbles up and has nice brown patches.


Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 94 kcal Fat: 2.3 g Proteine: 2.5 g Carbohydrates: 15.4 g

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    July 23, 2017 at 1:59 am

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    April 5, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Thank you so much! I made them today and they are delicious and so easy to prepare! I will do them often!

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      April 5, 2018 at 11:17 am


      You are welcome and so nice to hear you have made these today and find them easy to make and delicious. Have great day.

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