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Spelt flour tortillas recipe with only four ingredients

4-Ingredient Spelt Flour Tortillas

Only four ingredients needed to make these flexible, whole grain tortillas.
Course Bread
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Corn-free, Vegan, Wheat-free
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 tortillas
Calories 147kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 2 cups whole spelt flour 300 grams
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ - 1 cup warm water as needed


  • Mix together the flour and salt.
  • Cut in the olive oil (the mixture should be 'pebbly' in texture).
  • Stir in the water, starting with 3/4 cup, adding more as needed. The dough should be moistened, but NOT sticky to the touch (see picture below).
  • Knead the dough for 1-2 minutes, until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  • Make a large ball out of the dough.
  • Cover it with the same bowl you used to mix the ingredients.
  • Let sit ~20 minutes. This allows both the dough to soften and the gluten to relax. This makes rolling easier and also gives the tortilla a better texture.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium high heat.
  • Make 8 smaller dough balls (don't knead them).
  • On a well-floured surface, roll out each ball of dough into a tortilla.
  • Place the tortilla onto the pre-heated pan.
  • Cook until you begin to see bubbles form (about 20-30 seconds).
  • Flip the tortilla and heat the other side for about 5-10 seconds.
  • Carefully place the tortillas on a plate, and immediately cover them with a clean dish towel (this traps the heat, keeping them soft).
  • Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
  • Eat immediately or store in a sealed, Ziploc bag in the fridge, to maintain pliability.


WW SmartPoints: 4


Sugar: 0.1g | Fiber: 3.7g | Calories: 147kcal | Fat: 5.8g | Protein: 4.1g | Carbohydrates: 21.8g