Healthy Homemade Sourdough Tortillas for Tacos and more

tortillas laid out on a cutting board with a rolling pin and flour

This healthy homemade sourdough tortillas recipe is sure to bring your taco night up a level! With simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, you’ll be able to feed your family a healthy, delicious meal.

sourdough tortillas lined up on a cutting board with a rolling pin

Can healthy food taste good too?

One of the things I thought had to happen when I started living a more holistic lifestyle was I had to give up my good food. You know, the stuff that makes your mouth water and you just crave it by thinking about it.

I finally realized that you don’t have to only eat chicken and vegetables all of the time to eat healthy. This sparked the idea of making my most loved foods into healthier versions without the guilt.

This simple recipe for tortillas has endless uses. Tacos, breakfast burritos, dessert (recipe coming soon!) and anything else you would use a regular tortilla for.

What do you need to make your own sourdough tortillas?

To make these healthy sourdough tortillas, you will first need a mature sourdough starter. This means that your sourdough starter is bubbly and consistently rising. If you need a recipe to get started on sourdough you can find that here. I will be sharing how I got mine started soon!

To keep it healthy, use quality ingredients.

To keep your foods healthy, be sure to use quality ingredients. We use organic ingredients as much as possible. Non-organic ingredients have most likely been sprayed with many herbicides, pesticides and more. This kills off the beneficial bacteria in your gut and causes a toxic load in your organs. By switching your ingredients over to organic, you are sure to get more nutrients from your food and less harm.

For salt I highly recommend sea salt and to be more specific, Celtic sea salt. This type of salt actually has nutrient benefits unlike table salt. It is full of minerals from the ocean and will also help keep you hydrated.

The baking powder we use is aluminum free. If this is new to you, most baking powders are filled with aluminum to keep it from sticking together. Aluminum can build up in your system and create a toxic build up that is hard to get rid of and can effect your brain function.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1-2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup active sourdough starter
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or ghee (melted)

Steps to creating these healthy homemade sourdough tortillas:

Once you have all of your ingredients, you can start mixing everything together. I start by mixing my dry ingredients first then the sourdough starter, butter and warm water.

mixing dry ingredients in a bowl for tortillas

Knead the dough until it forms a slightly sticky ball. At this point you can put it in a bowl, cover it with a damp towel and let it rise for 4-6 hours or until it has roughly doubled in size. This will allow the bacteria in the sourdough to start feeding on the flour and will make the gluten easier to digest. If you are not gluten sensitive and are in a hurry, you can move onto the next step without allowing it to rise.

bowl covered with damp tea towel

When you’re ready, start dividing the dough into smaller balls. I make mine roughly the size of 1/4 cup. You can make them larger if you want larger tortillas or smaller if you’re feeding small kids. My kids love that I make theirs a bit smaller so they can hold it themselves without trouble.

Flour your working surface and roll out your smaller dough balls with a rolling pin. Try to get them about 1/4 inch thick.

hands holding rolling pin, rolling dough on a floured surface and a stack of rolled dough for tortillas

Fry them in your iron skillet with butter. The butter makes the flavor really pop and I suggest that you use real butter that is from a grass fed cow. Allow them to bubble before flipping. Once your tortillas are golden brown in spots they are ready.

tortilla frying in iron skillet

Serve them warm and load them with all of your favorite toppings! I love to top mine off with some homemade pickled jalapeños, salsa and homemade guacamole.

Did you try this recipe?

Let me know how it went for you and what you filled yours with in the comment section below!

Healthy Homemade Sourdough Tortillas

Healthy sourdough tortillas for tacos and more!

  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1-2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup active sourdough starter
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or ghee (melted)
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl

  2. Add in butter or ghee, sourdough starter and warm water

  3. Mix until a ball is formed then knead for 2-3 minutes

  4. Place dough ball in a bowl and cover with a damp towel

  5. Allow to rise 4-6 hours if gluten sensitive

  6. Once doubled, pull off pieces about 1/4 cup in size and form in a ball

  7. Roll out individual balls on a floured surface using a rolling pin

  8. fry on medium/high heat in butter until golden brown spots are on both sides

Allowing the dough to rise will help your body break down gluten a little easier. It is not going to break the recipe if you cannot allow it to rise. Just skip that step and move onto forming your smaller dough balls if you are in a hurry.

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3 thoughts on “Healthy Homemade Sourdough Tortillas for Tacos and more

  1. I really need to jump on the sourdough thing! I don’t know why I’m dragging my feet. Too many things going on I suppose. These look ahhhhhhmazing though. You just might have inspired me to get moving … bust or not 😉

    1. It takes a little bit to get it but once you do, you want to make EVERYTHING sourdough. HaHa! Thanks for reading!

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