Recipe: Delicious Homemade Tortillas + Vegan Nacho Cheese

When I say I am not a great baker, I mean it.

Any time a recipe calls for an eighth of a teaspoon of warm (not hot) this and kneaded for 12 and a half minutes that, I know this is not the dish for me.

I can barely make pizza dough, and it is messy when I do.

When I saw a recipe for homemade spelt tortillas, I scrolled on past, but, got curious and went back.

This was a five ingredient recipe. And I don’t count olive oil for pan searing or salt as ingredients, so three.


Can I be trusted? But look at how delicious looking they are on Oh, She Glows — an awesome blog to love!

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I decided to give it a try!

I don’t keep spelt flour on hand, so I decided to try with my usual wheat variety.

I used:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • smattering of salt
  • 1/2 tea baking powder
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • enough coconut oil to coat the pan for each tortilla

DELICIOUS! And so easy!

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To make, combine the flour and salt while the water boils.

Add boiling water and combine with a wooden spoon.

I used an ice cream scoop to form small balls that I rolled out to a small tortilla shape, but choose the thickness you like.

I heated the coconut oil until it melted, then I turned it to a medium-high heat, before heating each tortilla to the crispness you like on either side.

Keep each tortilla warm on a plate, covered by a cotton towel, while you heat the remaining tortillas.

Sooooo easy!

I ate mine with slow cooked (from the day before) black beans, roasted corn and sautéed garlic, onion and mushrooms + raw bell pepper, cilantro, tomatoes and vegan nacho cheese.

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Vegan Nacho Cheese 

  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • pinch of granulated garlic
  • pinch of granulated onion
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • dollop of vegan sour cream
  • touch of hot sauce
  • enough water for the cheesy consistency you like

I’m so pleased I found something I couldn’t screw up by ignoring the instructions!

Happy obstinance!



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