Vegan Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

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  • Makes 8 (8-inch) tortillas
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These whole wheat tortillas are tender and soft without any lard or highly processed flour. Whip up a batch of these to create easy wraps and burritos that are stuffed full of all your favorite fillings.  

Tip: To reheat a tortilla without losing its softness, place it on a heated skillet and top it with a clean, damp kitchen towel. Cover the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Remove the lid and towel, flip the tortilla, and repeat on the other side. You can also use the damp-towel technique in the microwave

By Darshana Thacker Wendel,


  • 1¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon regular or sodium-free baking powder
  • ⅔ cup hot unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk


  • In a food processor fitted with a dough blade or a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook combine flour, salt (if using), and baking powder. With a food processor or mixer running on low speed, gradually add hot milk to flour mixture.
  • If using a food processor, process dough on low speed 3 to 5 minutes or until dough is soft and stringy. If using a stand mixer, mix on low speed 5 to 7 minutes. Let dough rest 10 minutes.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough a few times or until smooth. Divide dough into eight equal portions and roll them into balls. Roll one dough ball in flour and use a rolling pin to roll it into an even 8-inch disk.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium. Place tortilla in heated skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until top starts to look dry and bubbles and brown spots form on bottom. Flip tortilla over and cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until it puffs up in places.
  • Transfer cooked tortilla to a shallow bowl lined with a kitchen towel. Cover tortilla with the towel to keep it warm and soft. Repeat with the remaining dough balls, stacking finished tortillas in bowl as you go.

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The dough was really easy to roll out to very thin tortillas. I put them under a moist towel after heating and they turned out perfect.


Hi, once the dough is made, could it be frozen in individual portions?

Courtney Davison

Hi Shirley, We haven't tried freezing the unbaked dough, so we're not sure. We'd recommend instead cooking them completely (through Step 5); then storing them in a freezer safe bag, stacked with a square of parchment between each tortilla to prevent sticking. They thaw easily and quickly, similar to bread. Hope this helps! Thank you, Courtney Davison Editor, Forks Over Knives


Jas anyone tried to these with off flour?


Followed the recipe and directions. Tortillas were not tender or soft. Will search for another recipe.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit and follow her on Instagram for more.
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