$1.10 + 110 kcal Organic Homemade Spelt Tortillas

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 16, 2009

Good afternoon!

I am just glowing right now. Why you ask? Because I had a successful baking mission today!

I made my first ever batch of Homemade Organic Spelt Tortillas. :) They were easy, delicious, and economical. All of the ingredients cost me just $1.10 to make a batch of 8 soft spelt tortillas. Compare that to grocery store organic spelt tortillas at around $5 +!

Did I mention they were easy? I wanted to hit that Staples Button! lol.

Buck Ten Homemade Organic Spelt Tortillas

Adapted from Recipe Zarr



– 2 cups Spelt Flour (can also use whole wheat or white flour)

– 1/2 teaspoon half salt

– 1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

– 3/4 cup hot water


1. Preheat a skillet on medium high heat. In a bowl, mix all ingredients well. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.

2. Divide into 8 equal parts and let sit, covered, another 20 minutes.

3. 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.


4. Place a tortilla into the skillet and watch until bubbles form. This won’t take long.

5. 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.

6. Cook remaining tortillas, watching carefully, and place on a plate, with wet paper towels in between them. Refrigerate for later or remove the paper towels and freeze.


These Spelt Tortillas only have 110 calories per tortilla! Amazing.


Mexican Veggie Wrap in an Organic Homemade Spelt Tortilla

After being inspired from Ashley’s delicious looking wrap, I knew I had to make a veggie wrap for lunch. I threw in the skillet whatever veggies I had on hand:


  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 organic carrot
  • 1/2 sweet white onion
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1/2 avocado
  • homemade hummus
  • freshly ground black pepper


Chop all veggies and put all ingredients into the skillet except for avocado and hummus. Heat on medium heat for 15 mins. or until tender.




This lunch was delicious!!!


I was just glowing after my successful attempt at making tortillas. :D I’ve had a kick in my step ever since. lol.

We are off to my Niece’s 1st birthday soon! Better go get ready!!


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                –Henry Drummond

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Sarah February 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm

you are amazing in your cooking/baking abilities! i would never think to make my own tortillas


Angela February 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Thanks Sarah!! :) It was sooo easy!


dailygoods February 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

thanks for the shout out girl! those tortillas look AWESOME! im definitely going to make some this week, you are wonderful :)


Amy February 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Wow, even the veggies alone look good! I’m at work right now, and that would make a great lunch for work. Thanks for the idea!! :)


Alisa - Frugal Foodie February 16, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Now that is my kind of recipe! Have you seen the price of tortillas these days, let alone organic spelt? Thank you, thank you for the awesome recipe!


VeggieGirl February 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Perfect wrap!!


sweetandnatural February 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Those look great! Very impressive. :-)


Brandi February 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

that lunch looks great – especially the homemade tortillas!


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) February 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Isn’t it amazing how easy (and CHEAP!) making your own tortillas is? I have a recipe up on my recipe page, too, so simple! :)


Maggie February 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I just made them!! This was fun. I had to add a little more flour when I was rolling them out to keep them from sticking.


Sanja February 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Did you use whole spelt flour? I never know when people say ‘spelt flour’, if they mean whole spelt flour (the only one I can find around here) or not.

They look delicious!


Elina February 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I just watched Good Eats episode on corn tortillas. He made it seem so much harder than you (maybe it’s the corn?). Awesome job on those tortillas – they look perfect! I love when baking projects like that come out great. :)


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Those look wonderful! I want to try that!


Lauren February 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Homemade tortillas sounds fabulous!


Sarah February 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I was just thinking a few days ago that I wish I could make my own tortillas! Yours look fab!


foodsthatfit February 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I am so impressed and thanks for the recipe! What a healthy and inexpensive idea! I love sauteed veggies!


marafaye February 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

YUM! Those look fantastic!


Briana February 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Awesome! I’m glad they turned out and might have to try these sometime.


sarah (ghost world) February 16, 2009 at 6:59 pm

making your own delicious wraps = inspiring.

making the TORTILLAS?? AMAZING!!!!

i am so impressed!


Holly February 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm



Lindsay February 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

wow angela – yet another great experiment! that is so impressive!!! have fun at the party :)


jenni February 16, 2009 at 8:12 pm

yay for successful spelt baking! it’s good to know that it can indeed be done :)
these looks great and really easy to make, so thanks for the instructions!
i hope you have a good time at the party


Mariposa February 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm

yum! look at those tortillas! great job! : )


bobbi February 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm

ooo I will have to try these!


Lauryn February 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm

i am SO impressed! homemade tortillas – wow! your whole lunch looks perfect =)


s February 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm

that wrap looks awesome. i don’t have an oven (haha) so i usually don’t go for bread recipes but i might actually try to make these!


Cecilia February 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

wow!!! Those wraps are awesome … I just happen to have a HUGE bag of spelt tortillas in the pantry!! YAY!! By the way, do they bread easily??? And how big are they??


Cecilia February 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm

I mean break not bread :/ silly moi!


Hangry Pants February 17, 2009 at 12:49 am

You just reminded me that I need to make another batch of homemade wraps – tomorrow for sure!

Yay for cheap baking successes.


Libby February 17, 2009 at 1:10 am

Oh YUM!!! Will definitely be adding this to next weeks menu plan. Thanks so much for sharing.



Marianne February 17, 2009 at 2:30 am

Well, those certainly look easy to make! It would be fun to make your own for a fajita party :D


TorontoGirloutWest February 17, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I used to make my own corn tortillas (I’m Hispanic) before I started working out and started eating better. I put an end to that because my trainer suggested I stay away from corn.

I still remember arguing that corn wasn’t sugary and his reply: “Of course it is! Why do you think they make syrup out of it?”

That’s when the light went on! :P

Anywho – this looks like a good alternative. I’m not entirely sure what spelt is but I’ll have to give it a try! :)


fitforfree February 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I can’t wait to try these! Looks so simple and tasty!


Dave February 19, 2009 at 9:33 am

Im spoke to soon . the recipe!


Ashley February 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I made these this weekend and they were fabulous!! Thanks for the recipe and the amazing idea. So cost effective and absoloutely delicious.


bobbi March 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

finally made these todday mmmm!!!


Jenna June 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm

This was not as easy as I had thought…But, I did get the hang of rolling the tortillas with one hand and spinning with the other! Too bad I didn’t master that until about half-way through! I have to admit, I’m pretty excited that I just made my own spelt tortillas!


christine July 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I jut made these and they were so good and easy to make!! Thanks!


Talia September 17, 2009 at 5:37 am

I made these but they didn’t roll out like yours. They stayed really think and flat-bread like. Any idea why?

Thanks, and keep inspiring!


Kelsey October 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Mine did too, Talia. I actually made a pita hehe. I couldn’t really roll it out thin enough because it stuck a lot. Maybe next time I can try to roll thinner. Very good, though!!


N November 27, 2009 at 1:19 am

Is it baking soda for sure or should it be baking powder instead. The recipe zaar version calls for baking powder.


Nola June 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Mmmm…..second attempt….so delicious…I cooked the first side then turned it over & turned the heat to low while I added the fillings..meats, salads etc. While it was still warm I wrapped it up like a kebab in foil. The inside was just the right warmth & the tortilla was thin, warm & crispy! So yummy….so much better than the bought ones & cheaper. Froze the others after a quick roll flat.


Sandy November 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

Hi Angela,
I’m about to make your butternut squash and black bean burritos, but first I need to make homemade tortillas! I am just curious as to why you let the dough sit for 20 minutes, divide it, and let it sit another 20 minutes. I always thought that the reason you let dough sit is if there is yeast that needed to work – but there is no yeast in your recipe…? Should there be yeast in this recipe? Or is there some other reason to let the dough rest? Thanks so much! I am looking forward to this lunch SO MUCH! :)


Susan January 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Well…better late than never, right? I found and bookmarked this recipe a couple months ago and tried it yesterday. So easy and so good!! I even cooked a couple to brown on both sides and used them for pizza crusts…worked great. I didn’t use cheese…not sure it would have held up. Just fresh tomato sauce and veggies…pop into the oven for 8-10…voila…yummy veggie pizza!


Veronika March 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Hi, Angela, I was wondering how to defrost the tortillas – just letting them unfreeze or would you suggest reheating them? I´d love to keep them in the freezer for quick and easy lunch-to-go-wraps!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Hey Veronika, I would just thaw them at room temperature – shouldn’t take too long! You could always try heating them in a skillet too.


Brenda March 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I kno this is an old post but can I make these without baking soda?


Kristen July 29, 2015 at 7:46 am

Oh my gosh!!! Thank you so much! I am tired of paying $4-5 for rice or sprouted grain wraps in the store. You’re amazing!!


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