Flour Tortilla (50 Calories)

  • Date May 27, 2013
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Make your own flour tortillas. Choose the size, choose the flavour and best of all, don't worry about what to do with the other 10 that give most people tortilla anxiety when they buy them pre-packaged. 

The excitement for me behind this recipe has nothing to do with the calories. You can easily find wraps in the grocery stores for as little as 80 calories. However, I eat wraps so little that I find when I buy them I end up freezing them (and forgetting about them) or throwing them out. Having an option to quickly whip together some tortillas seemed ideal! 

Also, when making your own you can choose what flavor or spices you want to add depending on how you are serving them. My first attempt I added in truffle salt and cayenne pepper. For a more desert like tortilla, you could add in raisins and cinnamon. The possibilities are endless - here are some of the ideas rolling in my head:

  • Cut up into strips and serve on a salad
  • Use as the base or as sprinkles for a banana ice cream treat
  • Use as a regular tortilla for anything you want to hold in them (fish tacos much?)
  • Throw in some PB2 and then add a banana to the top
  • Serve with your spinach lentil curry
  • Use as the base for your Huevos Rancheros

1/8 Teaspoon Salt 
.5 oz Water 
1/4 Cup Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Baking Powder 

Servings: Makes 2 tortillas (around 50 calories each depending on your flour)


  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Dough should combine in to a single ball. If this doesn’t happen, add a little more water incrementally until it does. 
  2. Cover the dough with a wet towel or cloth for ~15 minutes. 
  3. Split dough into two balls. Roll into round shapes. 
  4. Flour the counter.
  5. Take each ball and roll out into a very flat circle. 
  6. Take each circle and place onto an ungreased skillet. 
  7. Cook over medium heat until tortilla starts to show brown spots. 
  8. Enjoy! 

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