So, I’ve been saying that I am going to try homemade tortillas for a while now. I love the idea of fresh from the skillet tortillas that are easy to make and cheaper than ready-made store bought ones. That being said, of course I go to make tortillas a few days after I ran out of whole wheat flour. But I was determined! I turned to google and found that I could make flour with quinoa, oats, wheat bran, and even couscous! I went with oat flour because it only required TWO ingredients. Oats and water! I called them “WTF (you know what this means)Tortillas” because they looked like this:
Yeah, I know. Embarrassing! The only reason I am even making a blog post about them is because they were actually REALLY GOOD! Despite their ugliness I will definitely be making them again.
Here is what you need:
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp of taco seasoning (you can use a pinch of salt instead)
Here is What I did:
Put oats 1/3 cup at a time in a coffee grinder or the entire two cups in a food processor and process until a fine powder. Do a little extra for kneading and rolling.
Add the taco seasoning or salt.
Add the water, and using a spatula, mix ingredients into a dough.
Once the dough is formed, separate into 4-6 smaller dough balls.
Knead each one a few times and then reshape into a ball before rolling out into a shape of your choice or your circumstances. I had little choice. Because the consistency of oat dough is tricky and I am NOT a baker, the best I was able to manage was a thin sheet-like thing. WTF.
Heat a skillet without oil and then cook WTF tortillas for a minute or two on each side.
Let cool on wire rack before using or eat them fresh!
I used my WTF tortillas for kale + tempe tacos, which were DELICIOUS! Again, super super ugly tortillas and even uglier tacos, but TRUST that these are worth the internet shame!
When you’re in a pinch– or just broke like we are– try making your own tortillas at home! Even the most complex and ingredient rich recipes are incredibly easy to make! Give it a try.