Are you tired of compromising on taste to achieve your weight loss goals? Well, fret no more! Feast your senses on this phenomenal recipe for homemade easy vegan flour tortillas that is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and help you shed those pounds effortlessly.
Prepare to be amazed as you embark on a culinary adventure with just a handful of wholesome ingredients and straightforward instructions. Indulge in guilt-free delights like tacos, burritos, and wraps that won't sabotage your diet.
Bid farewell to lackluster, lifeless tortillas and embrace a mouthwatering, figure-friendly alternative that will have you craving for more.
Don't let this life-changing recipe slip through your fingers - seize the opportunity and give it a whirl today! Prepare to be enchanted as your senses dance with delight and your waistline thanks you for this truly remarkable experience.
Why Make Homemade Tortillas?
Homemade tortillas are a delicious and healthier alternative to store-bought tortillas. They are easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients. In this recipe, I will be showing you how to make vegan tortillas using a tortilla press with just 5 ingredients.
Making your own tortillas is a great way to control the ingredients that go into your food. You can avoid unnecessary additives and preservatives that are commonly found in store-bought tortillas. Additionally, homemade tortillas have a fresh, authentic taste that cannot be matched by their mass-produced counterparts.
To make these vegan tortillas, all you need is flour, water, salt, baking powder and oil. Simply mix the ingredients together, knead the dough, and press it into tortillas using a tortilla press. They cook up quickly on a hot skillet and can be enjoyed with a variety of fillings and toppings.
What should I put in my homemade tortillas?
Some healthy meal ideas that you can use tortillas for include veggie wraps with hummus, avocado, and mixed greens; black bean and sweet potato tacos with salsa and cilantro; or grilled veggie fajitas with peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using homemade tortillas in your meals.
Check out some of my most popular Weight Watcher friendly side dishes and desserts like the Air Fryer Polenta, Easy Naan Bread , Air Fryer Avocado Fries, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins and my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on these healthy homemade tortillas!
Weight Watcher Friendly - A healthy and delicious 5 Point Weight Watchers vegan taco wrap.
Easy to Make - These homemade vegan flour tortillas require only a handful of ingredients an 2 minutes in the frying pan.
Kid Friendly - Making homemade vegan tortillas with a tortilla press can be a fun and educational activity for kids. They can participate in measuring ingredients, mixing the dough, and using the tortilla press to flatten the dough balls.
Kids can learn about the importance of using fresh, wholesome ingredients and the benefits of making food from scratch.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make these vegan tortillas from scratch.
Ingredients needed and substitutions
Flour - For this recipe I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. If you want to make a homemade keto tortilla swap with Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour.
Seasonings - I added fresh diced chives and red pepper flakes for some extra spice. Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning is fun to add in as well.
Tortilla Press - I used an 8 inch aluminum tortilla press that I picked up on Amazon and it worked great. You will also need parchment paper which Amazon has in 8 inch round circles which worked perfect.
How to Make Homemade Vegan Flour Tortillas
1: In a large bowl combine your flour, baking powder and sea salt and mix well. Next add in your oil, water and chopped chives then stir.
2: As you mix your ingredients a dough ball will start to form - knead the dough with your hands for 1-2 minutes.
3: Place your dough back in the bowling cover with Saran Wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
4: Grab a golf ball size piece of dough and roll into a ball and place on your tortilla press between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
5: Open the lid of your tortilla press and peel off the parchment paper and you will have your tortilla ready to place on your pan.
6: Place your tortilla in a heated ungreased skillet. Let it cook for 45 seconds to one minute and then flip and cook for an additional minute.
7: Remove from skillet and serve. Fold into taco shapes and fill with your favorite veggies or cast iron skillet chicken slices.
Watch the How to Make Vegan Tortillas Video Here
While it's not necessary to use a tortilla press to make homemade tortillas, it can be a valuable tool that saves time, ensures consistency. A press allows you to quickly and uniformly flatten the dough, making the process more efficient, especially if you're making a large batch of tortillas.
You typically line a tortilla press with some form of non-stick material to prevent the dough from sticking to the press and to ensure easy removal of the tortilla. The traditional material used for lining a tortilla press is plastic, or you can use parchment paper cut into circles to fit your press.
Homemade tortillas do not need to be refrigerated immediately after they are made. If you plan to consume them within a day or two, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap. This will help maintain their freshness and softness. However, if you intend to keep the homemade tortillas for a longer period, it is advisable to refrigerate them. Placing them in the refrigerator helps to slow down the growth of bacteria and extend their shelf life. To refrigerate homemade tortillas, place them in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container, and make sure they are tightly sealed.
- Choose the right flour: Opt for a high-quality all-purpose flour or a combination of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour for a healthier twist. Avoid using cake flour or self-rising flour as they won't yield the desired texture.
- Measure ingredients accurately: Use a kitchen scale to measure the flour precisely. This ensures consistency in your tortilla dough and helps achieve the right texture.
- Add fat for tenderness: While traditional flour tortillas contain lard, you can substitute it with vegetable shortening or plant-based margarine to keep the tortillas vegan. Incorporating fat into the dough will make the tortillas soft and pliable.
- Balance the liquid: Gradually add warm water to the flour and fat mixture while mixing. The amount of water needed can vary depending on the flour type and humidity. Start with a smaller amount and gradually add more until the dough is smooth and slightly sticky.
- Rest the dough: Allow the dough to rest for at least 30 minutes. This resting period hydrates the flour fully and relaxes the gluten, making the dough easier to roll out or press and resulting in more tender tortillas.
- Divide the dough evenly: After resting, divide the dough into small portions to make individual tortillas. Use a kitchen scale or a measuring cup to ensure each portion is the same size, ensuring consistent cooking time.
- Use parchment or plastic wrap: To prevent the dough from sticking to the tortilla press, place each dough portion between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap before pressing.
- Press gently and evenly: Apply firm and even pressure to the tortilla press to flatten the dough. Avoid pressing too hard, as it can result in thin or overly dense tortillas. Aim for a thickness of about ⅛ inch (3-4 mm).
- Cook the tortillas correctly: Place the pressed tortillas on a preheated skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side until lightly browned with some air bubbles. Avoid overcooking, as it can make the tortillas dry and brittle.
- Remember, practice makes perfect when it comes to making tortillas. Don't get discouraged if your first attempts are not flawless. With time and practice, you'll become more skilled at making delicious vegan flour tortillas using a tortilla press. Enjoy!
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This easy vegan flour tortilla recipe is only 5 Points on my app for one freshly made tortilla. If you slice in half for a smaller portion it will go down to 3 points.
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Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
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