Make your own whole grain tortillas.

It is possible to find tortillas that follow the guidelines of the Daniel Fast, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. If you’d like to make your own, here is a basic recipe for you to follow. Start with your choice of whole grain flour, and stuff with your favorite filling.

Whole Grain Tortillas

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown rice or soy flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal, optional
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water

Mix flours, flaxseed meal, salt, and water in a food processor until dough forms a ball. Turn dough onto a floured work surface, and knead for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough sit at room temperature 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll each piece into an 8-inch circle to ¼-inch thickness. Rub a skillet with olive oil, and set over medium-low heat. Cook tortilla for 1 minute. Turn over, and cook 2-3 minutes on second side or until flatbread bubbles up. Repeat for remaining tortillas.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 tortilla)

Recipe Notes

  • Spread tortilla with Confetti Hummus, Hummus, or Spinach-Artichoke Dip, and stuff with beans, rice, and/or vegetables.
  • Instead of brown rice flour, use another whole grain flour, such as amaranth, barley, oat, quinoa, or spelt.


  1. I am curious about corn tortillas. Are those acceptable?

  2. Yes, corn is allowed. You can use corn meal to make your own tortillas. Or, if you purchase corn tortillas, check the ingredients to make sure there aren’t any restricted foods listed. Thanks for your question!

  3. TONYA KING says:

    Can recipe be made with another, omitting the whole wheat flour ? I have a relative, that needs to eat without gluten.. Thanks

    • Yes, you could certainly substitute a gluten-free flour or combine two. However, the texture will be different because there isn’t gluten to bind it together.

  4. Is there an alternative to whole wheat flour? My son can not have wheat. Can we use just rice flour?

    • Yes, you can always substitute other flours. I haven’t tried that with this particular recipe, though, so I’m not sure on what combination would be best. Brown rice flour is a different texture than whole wheat, so you may need to use a little more or less to make the tortillas.

  5. Is baking powder/soda off limits on this diet?

  6. Hi, can I use almond meal instead of flaxseed meal or would it alter the taste too much? Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

  7. Can you us almond meal for brown rice?

  8. Taylor Harris says:

    If I don’t have a food processor what can I use?

  9. Can they be refrigerated or frozen so they keep for a while?

  10. Can you buy corn taco shells and corn tostadas on this fast?

    • Not if they’re fried (which most, if not all, taco shells, are). For taco shells or tostadas to be Daniel Fast friendly, the package should say “baked.” You can always make your own tortillas, I guess! 🙂

  11. Are whole wheat crackers acceptable on the Fast? Im still learning, and this is my first time doing the Daniel Fast. I am very excited though!

  12. Ricardo Rodriguez says:

    Have you ever tried making mexican Gorditas. I imagine you can make your own corn gorditas and stuff them with beans, potatoes etc… I was wondering if you had any recipes

    • Hi, Richardo! No, I haven’t made gorditas, but I’ve made pupusas! Aren’t gorditas fried? I wonder if you can make gorditas and bake them instead. Hmmm. It might work! 🙂 I’m sorry I don’t have any gordita recipes right now, but thanks for checking!

      • If you do try them, please post the recipe. We did the masa and made the Gorditas like we were doing tortilla, and it worked. We opened them up and stuffed them with beans, baked veggies, lettuce, avocado, and a delicious sals., I felt guilty afterwards, because I felt I was not fasting, I really enjoyed them! Thank you for responding. May God bless you!

  13. Is cornstarch aceptable. In the diet

    • Hi! Great question. Since corn starch is not a whole grain, it is not allowed on the Daniel Fast. Corn starch is the starch extracted from corn and contains only the endosperm of the corn kernel. A whole grain product contains the germ, the bran, and the endosperm.

  14. Can i just buy whole wheat tortillas instead of making them?

  15. These are great. Always a struggle to find a whole wheat tortilla that fits into the fast. Now I just make them. 🙂

  16. How long do you think they will stay fresh and keep for if kept out in a plastic baggie? Or is it recommended to refrigerate?