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Sweet Potato Tortillas

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tortillas 1x


Easy and healthy homemade tortillas made with sweet potato and spelt flour. 


  • 1 heaping cup diced sweet potato
  • 2 1/23 cups light/white spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil, for cooking


  1. Place the diced sweet potato in a steamer basket with water in the bottom and cover with the lid. Alternatively, place in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Steam or boil for 15-20 minutes, until very tender. 
  2. Mash the sweet potato. In a large bowl, stir together 2 1/2 cups of flour, salt, and water. Add the mashed sweet potato. 
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes, or until a smooth and elastic dough is formed. Add more flour as needed. Divide into 8 even balls. 
  4. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat. Add 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and melt. 
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll a ball of dough out into a circle measuring about 7-8 inches (the thinner, the better). 
  6. Cook the tortilla for 90 seconds on each side, turning down heat as needed to prevent burning. 
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the remaining dough, adding more coconut oil as needed. Cool on a cooling rack, then enjoy immediately or wrap in parchment paper and place in an airtight container, where they will keep, refrigerated, for 1 week. Gently reheat in a skillet if desired. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Snack
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican Fusion, Vegan