Healthy vegan tortillas made with oat and whole wheat flour. Make a big batch to eat with dinner or meal-prep them for later. You are going to love their nutty flavor!
Remember, using whole wheat flour is a completely different ball game than processed white flours. Overall, whole wheat flour contains more fiber, protein, the germ, and the bran—not just the endosperm. With that in mind, know that every tip I mention is crucial!
When making doughs of all kinds, it’s all about precision. Let’s talk about the ingredients you will need.
What ingredients do I need to make healthy tortillas?
There are no crazy ingredients in here! No lard, and completely vegan.
- Rolled oats, turned into oat flour
- Wholewheat flour
- Cane sugar
- Kosher salt
- Olive oil
I bet you already have these ingredients in your pantry. Furthermore, I want to talk about the store-bought tortillas (wraps). Below is an image that I took while grocery shopping. Look closely.
Grocery store tortillas (wraps) and what you need to know about them
Again, look carefully. As you can see, not only does the tortillas contain ingredients I have a hard time pronouncing, more importantly, there are no large brown blistered circles from cooking on a high-heat surface of some sort.
The turkey wrap themselves have them, but looking at the real ones in the package, there are none.
This can indicate one thing—that the factory most likely cooked these tortillas (wraps) in a low-heat setting of some sort. Now that you know that, let’s talk about other important tips to know before you attempt to make these delicious homemade tortillas.
Crucial tips for making soft, pliable wholegrain oat tortillas
1.) Allow the dough to rest. When you rest the dough, it allows the gluten to relax. Time also lets the ingredients mesh together, getting rid of any dry spots.
- This recipe makes 6 tortilla wraps and since none of us have a food scale, know that one ball of dough should be able to fit inside a 1/3 measuring cup. Now let’s talk about tips for rolling out the dough.
2.) Use parchment paper to help you roll. I like to avoid adding any additional flour or additional liquid.
- The ingredients need to be exact—to a TEE. For this reason, fold and mix with a nonstick spatula. This dough is too sticky for your hands. Remember, do not add any extra flour(s).
- When rolling, flip the parchment paper and not the dough. When ready, gently peel back the paper and transfer the rolled dough to the pan. Simple enough.
3.) Do not roll them too thick or too thin. I like to roll each one the same size as the bottom of the pan. This will allow an even distribution of cooking.
4.) Use a Pan with a lid. This will create the perfect environment. Again, we want these tortillas to be moist. This method will trap the moister—making each one pliable and cooking them from the inside out (this is my favorite tip of all).
5.) Use a nonstick skillet that requires no need for added oils. You don’t want oily tortilla wraps now, do you?
6.) Cook on low heat. If the heat is too high, the tortilla wraps will over-cook, dry out, and crack. We are not using white flour here. Whole grains are more dense and rustic.
The picture below shows a wrap that was cooked on medium heat (too high). It’s cracked and shows those brown circular spots.
That’s not what we are looking for.
7.) Allow the tortillas to cool completely (preferably in a kitchen towel) before eating. This tip is super important!
Remember these major takeaways when making healthy whole grain tortillas
- Use a nonstick spatula to mix and fold the dough to avoid adding any additional flours or water.
- Allow the dough to rest for a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour.
- Roll them out with parchment paper.
- Cook on low heat.
- Use a nonstick pan with a lid.
- Allow the tortillas to cool COMPLETELY before enjoying them.
After making these healthy tortilla wraps, you may want to dunk them into one of these delicious dishes.
More Delicious Dishes!
- Nourishing Herby Farro Soup with Mushrooms
- Smokey Roasted Eggplant Dip with Tahini
- Thai Red Curry Chicken Cooked in Creamy Coconut Milk
Alrighty then, let’s make soft & pliable Healthy Tortillas!Print