Crazy Quick Tortillas

I love homemade tortillas, but sometimes I just want something quick!

These tortillas do the trick!

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I absolutely love my homemade tortilla recipe, but so often I just don't have the time am too lazy to wait around for the dough to be ready and then press it out.

To be honest, what really ends up happening is that it's time for me to make dinner and I suddenly have the bright idea to make burritos.

If I don't have a stash of these in the freezer (who am I kidding, we never have any in the freezer, because even if I do make a double batch, we gobble them all up before I can freeze them!), I'm up a creek unless we want to eat dinner at midnight...

So I was really excited to fiddle with this idea and see if it would make a good substitute.

G actually says he loves these even more than my standard recipe. I still prefer the others, but these are still so good, I end up making them three times more often.

The best thing about these tortillas is that you merely give the ingredients a swirl, then pour them out onto your griddle. The only time-intensive part of making these bits of wrapping goodness is waiting for them to cook!

What You Need

(Feel free to cut these amounts in half, but trust me, you'll wish you'd made more!)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup grits (or cornmeal, but we always use grits for everything)

3 cups whey (I always have this on hand, but if you don't, just use chicken stock)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup total of any combination of the following: hemp, flax, wheat germ, more cornmeal or flour

What You Do

1.  Zub everything in your Ninja (or food processor, or blender, whatever you use to mix things up quick & easy)

2.  Swirl a little oil in a pan or over your griddle (I generally use either a cast iron or electric skillet)

3. Pour out just enough batter to coat the surface of the pan when you give it a little twirl. I generally use 1/4-1/2 cup of batter, depending on my pan size.

If I'm using my electric skillet, I use the bottom of a measuring cup to spread it all (lightly) around, but if I'm using the cast iron pan, I give my arms a workout and just fling the thing around to get the bottom all coated.  

4. Cook these on medium-low heat. When the edges start to curl up a bit, flip the tortilla over and cook the other side until it's as done as you'd like. I usually leave mine on for a couple of minutes on each side.

We use our little induction cooktop like crazy!

You can use this for anything calling for a tortilla. Most of the time, I just caramelize an onion, add in a handful of chopped garlic, then a can of butternut squash and another of black beans with some cumin, cayenne, and salt and call it a day.

We stuff our tortillas full of that mixture along with some cheese, salsa and a little yogurt and our bellies are full in no time!

A little guacamole never hurts, either!

Have you ever made tortillas before?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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  1. These look delicious, and looks like an healthier version of a tortilla. Thanjs for sharing your recipe! Pinning!

  2. Hi Lisa! I absolutely love tortillas ever since my grandma would make them for me as a kid. This recipe is right up my alley :) Thanks for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

  3. I love homemade tortillas but rarely have time to make them. Your recipe is the answer! Thanks! Pinned for later.

  4. Ohh those look good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  5. Oh how I LOVE homemade tortillas!! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

  6. Yum! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday linky party – I look forward to seeing what you share next week!

  7. Never thought of making my own Tortilla but this looks like such a tasty recipe Lisa

  8. These look so good, and you are so right about guac! It makes everything better! Lovely! Can't wait to try these out! xoxo #FridayFrivolity xoxo

  9. you make it look so easy!! I've never made these. I want to though!

  10. It looks like a good recipe, I have not make my own for years. Time to do it again.
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  11. Lisa, these sound tasty! I love making my homemade tortillas. Someday I might get a tortilla press, but I've been resisting getting "one more gadget" and I'm used to just using the rolling pin.

  12. These look really good. I am drooling over your tortilla press, its not on the list. I make mine with a rolling pin and its ridiculously time consuming. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. These look good! I love homemade tortillas but rarely find the time to make them. I hope to give these a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe with Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

  14. Lisa, such a good idea to make quick tortillas! I've personally never made them, but I love to eat them - especially fresh! Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!

  15. Quick and yummy sounds good to me. No one wants to wait a long time for their meal. Will definitely try these.