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Thick Fluffy Tortillas from scratch

Recipe for Thick Fluffy Tortillas, totally made from scratch. They are perfect for wraps and soft like a pillow. 6 ingredients only!

Thick Fluffy Tortillas from scratch |

Ever since I’ve started making tortillas from scratch, I haven’t bought the ones from the stores anymore. The homemade version is such more satisfying and delicious, you won’t want to buy the store-bought tortillas either! And you can make them super thick and fluffy – tortilla pillow, anyone?!

My boyfriend loves them too and demands them on a regular basis. And I can’t resist because they are not that hard to make (they do need a bit of rising time though) and you can fill them with whatever you like e.g. veggies, fake-meats, avocado, salad, falafel or a mixture of all these.

If you need some filling ideas: I’ve used these or similar tortillas/flatbreads in the Crispy Tofu Wrap, Veggie Balls Wrap or the Falafel Wrap.

Thick Fluffy Tortillas from scratch |

Thick Fluffy Tortillas from scratch |

Thick Fluffy Tortillas

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for Thick Fluffy Tortillas, totally made from scratch. They are perfect for wraps and soft like a pillow. The recipe uses a blend of spelt flour and white wheat flour. 6 ingredients only!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Basics, Bread
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 tortillas
Calories 426 kcal


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour + extra for dusting
  • 1 2/3 cups spelt flour *
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water


  • In a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients first and give it a mix, pour in the oil and add the water little by little and knead by hand or use a stand mixer) the dough until smooth. Add more water if necessary - it should be a smooth, non-sticky dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest in a warm place for about 1-2 hours. The dough should double in size.
  • Punch the dough down a bit, and cut it in 4 equal pieces.
  • Form the pieces into balls and roll them out on a floured surface.
  • Put one tortilla in a very hot (!) non-stick pan (a flat pan like a crepe-pan works best) and let it in there for a few seconds to a minute and then turn when the tortilla is getting bubbly on the surface. Repeat for the other tortillas.
  • Keep the tortillas covered in a clean kitchen towel until using them to prevent them from getting dry and hard.



* You can substitute the spelt flour with all-purpose wheat flour, to make them 100% wheat tortillas.


Serving: 1tortillaCalories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSodium: 589mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 9gCalcium: 8mgIron: 5mg
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