Bread and Baking Breakfasts — By Ben on 13 November 2009
Pumpkin Flour Tortillas

Pumpkin Flour Tortillas

I haven’t posted as often as I used to not because I am out of ideas, but because a lot of things have been going lately. And to show that I still have ideas I present these delicious whole-wheat flour pumpkin tortillas. Actually, the taste of the pumpkin is very subtle, but you can definitely tell there’s something different when you taste them. Last night I made carne asada tacos with them and this morning I ate them with chorizo and eggs. There’s still plenty of pumpkin (and squash) to go around and I’ll bring you more fall recipes soon.

Pumpkin Flour Tortillas

Pumpkin Flour Tortillas
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: Makes about 12 Tortillas
  • •2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • •1 tsp baking powder
  • •1/2 tsp salt
  • •1 cup roasted pumpkin meat
  • •1/4 cup water
  1. In a food processor or blender mix pumpkin and water until you get a smooth puree.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Slowly mix in pumpkin puree. If the dough is too wet add more flour or water if it is too dry.
  4. Divide dough in 12 equal parts and shape into balls.
  5. Roll them on a floured surface as thin as possible and cooked in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat about 30-45 seconds each side.

These tortillas are so easy to make that they are the perfect substitute for bread in those occasions when there’s not time to bake, and don’t forget all the great health benefits of pumpkin. This is really a great ingredient to cook with and (in case you haven’t noticed) one of my favorites. There’s not such thing as too much pumpkin this time of the year, is there?

Fall sopes

This is my entry for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this time around by Astrid from Paulchen’s Foodblog.

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(12) Readers Comments

  1. I love making tortillas because they are so easy! With all the pumpkin recipes out there. This is a nice change of pace.

  2. Wow, these look interesting. I’ve been making flour tortillas for ages and I LOVE them, they are so satisfying to make. I fancy these because I’m trying to lose weight, and I’m beginning to think pumpkins are the secret dieter’s holy grail. Honestly, you can make curry sauce with them, put them in bread, cakes and now tortillas!

    Will defnitely give this a try.

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