Homemade Spelt Flour Tortillas

"You can also use regular flour for this, but I got this from a friend and she uses freshly ground spelt berries for this. Spelt is lighter tasting than whole wheat and it's better for you than white. There's no shortening, so it's healthier, and no kneading."
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Lalaloula photo by Lalaloula
photo by Lalaloula photo by Lalaloula
Ready In:
8 tortillas


  • 1 12 cups spelt berries, ground in a mill or 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 34 cup hot water


  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  • Cover and let sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  • Divide into 8 equal parts and let sit, covered, another 20 minutes.
  • Roll each ball out to a 6- or 7-inch circle shape. I've found it helps to flatten each ball with your hand. Then take the rolling pin and roll from the center outwards, back and forth a few times as you go around the circle. When it starts to get thinner, take your left hand (if you're right handed) and turn the tortilla a couple inches. Use your right hand to use the rolling pin (holding in the middle) and roll from the center outwards. Keep turning and rolling until it is paper thin.
  • Preheat a skillet on medium high heat.
  • Place a tortilla into the skillet and watch until bubbles form. This won't take long.
  • After bubbles form, and the bottom is lightly brown (or there are darker spots), flip over, press down once or twice, and cook for about 30-45 seconds, or if smoke appears.
  • Cook remaining tortillas, watching carefully, and place in a plastic bag, with wet paper towels in between them (or at least on top and bottom of stack) to keep them soft and moist.
  • Refrigerate for later or remove the paper towels and freeze.

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  1. Mine turned out so perfect!’ Love this recipe! Soft tortillas were the result. My son told me to never buy tortillas at the store again!!!
  2. You got to be kidding me! This is the worst recipe I've ever made. The water quantity is twice as much as needed. The oil makes it sticky & gross. The tortillas stuck to everything, & couldn't be salvaged at all. What a mess!! Don't bother w/ this recipe. NO WAY a decent tortilla recipe. Don't waste your time or ingredients on it!
  3. Love these!! My family loves taco night and since I can't have wheat or corn anymore I needed to find an alternative. These are perfect. I actually prefer them over the regular flour tortillas.
  4. This recipe doesn’t work. If you make the dough as directed, it’s very wet. If you add flour to make it workable, you end up with pita break, not tortilla.
  5. These are good but need more water or oil. They are too stiff if made as per directions. It is a consistency like pita bread not tortillas from the store. They taste good though


  1. Because the dough was sticky after letting it rest, I just added flour as needed to get the perfect dough mixture.


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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