These Whole Wheat Sourdough Tortillas are a must for any home cook who wants to provide some variation in their family’s nutrition. These soft tortillas with sourdough discard are the best!
I love sourdough and I have an entire page full of Recipes for Discarded Sourdough Starter, and all the recipes use our sourdough discard recipe.
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As soon as I told my kids I was making whole wheat sourdough tortillas their faces turned to shock, then disappointment, then anger.
They asked, why would I ruin a good thing. Every single time I make them, they have this reaction. However, I tell them all the time, you can not eat the same food all the time, remember that food is an adventure and you may not always like everything but the adventure is what makes it exciting.
If only I could share a picture of the faces they made. LOL
Needless to say, they actually liked them, I got two thumbs up and no complaints. In, fact They were all gone the next day. I checked the garbage to make sure they didn’t “accidentally” make it in there. But they ate them.
Surprised and pleased with myself, I asked everyone how they ate them the next day. My son and daughter had them as wraps, I ate them like a tostada and my hubby had them as tacos. So it all worked out beautifully. I feel like I gave them something different and they ate them all up.
They sort of remind me of Trader Joe’s tortillas. Not for nothing, I think mine have a slight edge, and they last a little bit longer.
This recipe is easy and is the best recipe for healthy homemade whole wheat tortillas. And my favorite part is that you get to use your sourdough discard and not waste it.
Can I Make Bread with Sourdough Discard?
You can make a variety of bread with sourdough discards such as sweet banana bread, sourdough discard pita bread, and even soft challah.
Whole wheat purpose flour
Salt (pink Himalayan salt)
How to Make Sourdough Tortillas with Discard
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour and salt. Combine
Then, in a large mixing bowl, add the sourdough discard, water, oil, and honey.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. ½ at a time.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl
Lightly dust your surface
Put the mixture on a surface
Combine well not more than a minute or two to combine. It will be a little crumbly (the mixture should come together quickly)
Form a ball
Divide into 25 sections
Roll each section into a ball
You can use a tortilla press to do part of the work and press them down.
You can do them this way, or combine two dough balls to make any easy to fold tortilla wrap. Which is what I did in this recipe. But Either way works.
Then roll out each pressed ball to a tortilla (should be thin but not too thin. I like mine a little thicker, but you can certainly roll them out thinly)
Place one tortilla in a pan that is on high heat (I use 4 pans so that I can cook them faster)
Once tortilla starts to bubble, flip it over
Repeat the process until you have all of them cooked.
You can store the balls in the fridge or freezer to make hot fresh tortillas whenever you like.
Where to buy sourdough tortillas?
You can find sourdough tortillas at well-stocked grocery stores and online markets. We recommend making your own, though, so you can relish in the homemade sweet flavors.
How to use lots of sourdough discard?
You can use your sourdough discard for so many things! Donuts, waffles, French toast, and so much more… There are so many options.
Are wraps and tortillas the same?
Although the two are very similar, there are some differences. Wraps usually contain fillings and use yeast during the cooking process.
Other Recipes You Will Love
- Easy Sourdough Discard Crackers
- Sourdough French Toast
- Sourdough Discard Dinner Recipes
- Same Day Sourdough Discard Pizza Crust
- Authentic Sourdough Cake
The Best Whole Wheat Sourdough Tortillas (With Honey)
- 1 cup sourdough discard
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt pink Himalayan salt
- ⅓ cup oil
- ½ cup water
- ½ tablespoon honey
- Then, in a large mixing bowl, add the sourdough discard, water, oil, and honey.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. ½ at a time.
- Combine all ingredients in bowl.
- Lightly dust your surface.
- Put mixture on a surface.
- Combine well not more than a minute or two to combine. It will be a little crumbly (the mixture should come together quickly).
- Form a ball. Divide into 25 sections.
- Roll each section into a ball.
- You can use a tortilla press to do part of the work and press them down.
- Then roll out each ball to a tortilla (should be thin but not too thin. I like mine a little thicker, but you can certainly roll them out thinly).
- Place one tortilla in a pan that is on high heat (I use 4 pans so that I can cook them faster).
- Once tortilla starts to bubble, flip it over.
- Repeat the process until you have them all cooked.
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