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Homemade Flour Tortillas

4.49 from 45 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Tortillas and you'll never make store-bought ones again! They're easy, flakey, and buttery with LOTS of flavor!
Homemade Flour Tortillas- Whip up this dough by hand in a few minutes. And they are so much better than store bought.

Hi Bold Bakers!

I woke up the other morning with the notion of making Homemade Tortillas. Now, I have never made them before, but I had an idea that the dough wasn’t difficult and I could make them fast.

Turned out I was right on the money! I made my dough and cooked off all of my Tortillas in an hour.

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My Homemade Tortillas Recipe

I promised I would share the recipe so here you are. I really hope you try them because they are 1000 times better than store bought and they’re better for you. The are flakey, almost buttery and have lots of flavor. Enjoy!

 

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Storing My Homemade Tortillas

You might be wondering: how long will these Homemade Tortillas keep? Well, the good news is that you can freeze them!

Just make sure they’re all the way cool before you put them in the freezer. If frozen, they will stay fresh for quite a while — or you could just devour all of them before they even get the chance to cool!

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Homemade Tortillas

4.49 from 45 votes
My Homemade Tortillas are easy, flakey, and buttery with LOTS of flavor!My Homemade Tortillas are easy, flakey, and buttery with LOTS of flavor!
Servings: 12 tortillas
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
My Homemade Tortillas are easy, flakey, and buttery with LOTS of flavor!My Homemade Tortillas are easy, flakey, and buttery with LOTS of flavor!
Servings: 12 tortillas

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (15oz, 450g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • cup (3oz, 75g) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (8oz, 225g) warm water

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix on low for 30 seconds until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • With the mixer running at medium speed, add the vegetable oil and warm water.
  • Continue to mix on low until mixture starts to come together and starts to form a smooth ball.
  • Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and divide dough until you get approximately 12-14 fairly equal portions then shape each portion into a ball then gently, using the palm of your hand, flatten out the dough.
  • Cover flattened dough with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 15 minutes before proceeding.
  • After dough has rested, heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Roll each dough piece into a 6-inch diameter circle on lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin. Do not stack uncooked tortillas on top of each other.
  • When the pan is hot, place one dough circle in the middle of the pan and let cook for 1 minute OR until the surface of the dough starts to bubble and the bottom starts to brown. At that point, flip it and cook the same way on the other side, but for slightly less time, 20-30 seconds. You want the tortilla soft and to have little brown spots on it. You don't want to cook the tortilla too much that it becomes crispy.
  • Place cooked tortillas on a plate. You can stack them on top of each other to cool.
  • If you're freezing them, wait til the tortillas are completely cool before storing them in a ziploc bag. If you using them immediately, go for it!

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 3
WW PointsPlus:3
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tortillas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 146mg6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Linda Hoover
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Linda Hoover
1 year ago

Homemade tortillas are the best!! My family has made them for years (growing up in the southwestern US, we loved Mexican food and homemade tortillas are definitely part of that!). We use a recipe that can be made as a dry mix because we use lard (traditional) or shortening instead of oil and cut it into the flour mixture (using a pastry cutter or pastry blender). Then we just use a couple cups of mix, dump in some warm water & gently mix until it forms a ball. Cook in a dry cast-iron skillet and ta-dah! Fresh, soft, yummy homemade… Read more »

Melody Hatcher
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Melody Hatcher
3 months ago

Very good recipe. The shelves are pretty empty at my grocery store, so this was perfect to make because the ingredients are staples I always have. I don’t think I’ll ever buy store – bought again. These actually have flavor!

Niharika
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Niharika
22 days ago

Heyy, can i use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour ?? If yes, how will it taste??
And pls do share baking recipes with whole wheat flour (to be healthy) ! I would love to try those !!

Samantha
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Samantha
1 month ago

How would you turn these into green or red tortillas?

D Cha
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D Cha
2 months ago

Thank you for this amazing recipe. It’s turn out perfectly. Anyway, It looks like (india) roti but I like it.

Milindie
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Milindie
2 months ago

Tried this recipe tonight and this was such a fun recipe and so easy… My family loved thier tortillas!!!

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Sheila Gillespie
2 months ago

I just tried thes and they r not great. Followed exactly. They just taste doughish. Help!!! I did mix by hand. Maybe that is it??

Lynn
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Lynn
2 months ago

Best tortilla recipe I have yet to find. The dough is perfect. I have a device that flattens the dough and then cooks it. Because of size, I have to make smaller balls so I end up with 24 tortillas. Thank you!

Whoberer
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Whoberer
2 months ago

You say they taste buttery, but there’s no butter in them. Would work if I used butter instead of oil?

Keeva
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3 months ago

Do you have a gluten free version of tortillas? Thanks!

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