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Thick & Fluffy Flour Tortillas

You can easily make thick & fluffy Flour Tortillas at home. They are perfect for falafel wraps! All you need are 5 pantry-staple ingredients.

Thick & Fluffy Vegan Flour Tortillas

Of course, you can buy tortillas in the store, but you can’t buy THESE thick, fluffy, soft, pillowy, warm, and fresh-out-of-the-pan tortillas. The good news is that you can make them from scratch with just 5 pantry-staple ingredients.

I’m not a salad-for-lunch-girl, but I do eat wraps for lunch more often than not. So I guess I am a semi-salad-for-lunch-girl? I don’t know, but I do love the endless possibilities of filling wraps. Usually, I make a big batch of my Mediterranean Tofu Scramble and use it for wrap fillings, but I would never say no to a good falafel wrap, or tempeh, or pulled jackfruit.

I love making these homemade flour tortillas really thick because they are sooo satisfying to eat. But you can also make them thinner, you can probably get double the amount of thin tortillas out of the dough.

For this recipe, I am using all-purpose wheat flour, but I also mixed flours (usually a spelt-wheat mix) in the past and in the recipe video.

Soft and flexible vegan flour tortillas

How to make Vegan Flour Tortillas

As always you will find the whole recipe in the box below but I want to give you an overview of the key ingredients and basic steps with step-by-step photos first.

The ingredients

You will need: 

  • all-purpose wheat flour – you can also use a combination of different flours e.g. 50% wheat flour and 50% spelt flour
  • instant yeast, dried active yeast
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • water – it should be lukewarm, if it is too hot it would kill the yeast

The basic steps

flour, yeast, and salt in bowl
Step 1: Combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl.
vegan pizza dough in kitchen aid
Step 2: Add the oil and water. Let it knead by a kitchen machine with a dough hook (or use a spoon to stir and then your hands to knead the dough) until it’s a smooth dough.
Thick & Fluffy Vegan Flour Tortillas
Step 6: As soon as you take out the warm tortillas from the pan, place them onto a kitchen towel and cover them, so they can steam inside the towel and they will become even more flexible.

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Thick & Fluffy Vegan Flour Tortillas

Thick & Fluffy Flour Tortillas

Elephantastic Vegan
You can easily make thick & fluffy Flour Tortillas at home. They are perfect for falafel wraps! All you need are 5 pantry-staple ingredients.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Basics, Bread
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 tortillas
Calories 303 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + more to coat the dough
  • 2/3 cup water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and instant yeast. Then add the olive oil and water. Stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it's a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour; if it's too crumbly, add more water.
  • Coat the ball of dough in a drizzle of olive oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in size (for about 2 hours).
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces (about 100g each). Roll out each piece on lightly floured parchment paper.
  • Put one tortilla in a very hot (!) large non-stick pan. Once the surface is bubbly, you can flip it. Let it cook on the second side for 1-2 minutes max. Then place it onto a kitchen towel and cover it. Add all the other tortillas to the stack in the kitchen towel as they get ready. The steam will help make them more flexible and keeps them warm.



Serving: 1tortillaCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 4mg
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Saturday 6th of May 2023

In the video you used spelt flour but the recipe shows only all purpose flour. Can you tell me the measurements of both please?


Friday 5th of May 2023

Can I leave out the oil? Thank you.

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Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I usually make my wraps gluten free in fact I just got finished eating a wrap mixed with split peas and provolone cheese.

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Extra super duper fluffy--that's what these are! I never thought a tortilla could look so heavenly and enticing? The homemade ones just beat any store-bought tortilla by a long shot! Plus my favorite part is eating one warm and freshly cooked right out of the pan...yum <3


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Thanks Natalie! It's really hard (almost impossible) to go back to store-bought tortillas after having homemade ones :) But making them from scratch is always worth the work, right? <3


Wednesday 14th of September 2016

These look so delicious and perfect! The photos of the wrap are seriously making me crave thick tortillas right now, haha

Akino |


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Aww thank you Akino! A warning though, once you had thick tortillas, it's hard to go back to the regular ones :)