These whole grain spinach tortillas are so much more delicious than the store-bought variety! Made with just six ingredients, once you get the hang of it, you'll never go back.
I am a tortilla lover through and through!
They are great when made into burritos or enchiladas, but I actually enjoy them best alone or as a gooey cheese crisp.
Though I've been making these for years, it was only recently I figured out how to make them with spinach.
These are so easy, and, aside from the color, the kids never suspect the addition of the leafy green.
Because my road to becoming a tortilla-making machine as been a bit rocky, I thought I'd save you some of the shoe leather with a video showing just how to make them!
Whole Grain Spinach Tortillas
- 2 cups whole grain flour spelt, whole wheat, and kamut are all delicious!
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
- Blend the water together with the spinach until very smooth. You probably won't need all of this, FYI.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl (flour, baking powder, salt).
- Stir in the olive oil to create a 'pebbly' texture.
- Make a well in the center of the dry mix, and add in about 1/2 of the spinach water.
- Stir until the water is absorbed, and continue adding spinach water until the dough is well moistened.
- If it becomes sticky, add in a little bit of flour at a time until it's not.
- Knead the dough for 2-5 minutes until it is smooth and there are no dry patches. It should NOT be sticky!
- Cover the ball of dough with your mixing bowl, and let it sit for 10-30 minutes (the longer, the better!).
- Divide the dough into eight equal pieces.
- Begin to heat a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
- Flour a surface, and begin rolling out the balls of dough, making them as thin or thick as you like. If your rolling pin begins to stick, add a bit more flour.
- Place the tortilla into the heated skillet.
- Heat the first side for 20-30 seconds or until you begin to see small bubbles form.
- Flip the tortilla and cook the reverse side for another 5-15 seconds, as needed.
- Place the cooked tortilla onto a large plate and immediately cover it with a dish towel. This locks in heat and moisture so as to keep the tortillas soft and pliable!
- Repeat these steps with the remaining balls of dough, placing all the tortillas in a stack on the same plate. Be sure to cover the plate each time!
- Store the tortillas in a large resealable plastic bag.
Recipe adapted from my Spelt Tortillas