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Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Tortillas Recipe

I usually have to double this flour tortilla recipe because we go through these so quickly. The tortillas are so tender and chewy, when you learn how to make tortillas, you’ll never use store-bought again. —Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm. Yield: 8 tortillas.

Recipe Note

How-To: How to Make Homemade Tortillas >

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Other fats work in place of olive oil. Traditionalists use lard, but shortening or coconut oil can be used as well. Just cut it into the flour before kneading.
  • Relax springy, hard-to-roll dough by resting it a few more minutes.
  • The key to making tender tortillas: Keep a keen eye on them and adjust cooking time or temp as needed. If they're too crisp, reduce heat a notch, or stop cooking a few seconds earlier.
  • For homemade chips, cut tortillas into wedges

  • and bake at 350 degrees until crisp. Add a touch of oil and seasonings of your choice: We love sea salt and chili powder.

    Nutritional Facts

    1 tortilla: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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    Reviewed May. 22, 2018

    "My family and I absolutely love the tacos made with this recipe. I can’t wait to get a tortilla press so I can stop rolling them with my rolling pin. I’ve tried it with olive oil and coconut oil, and both came out great. No issues with stickiness, just perfect.

    I love that I can now make my own tortillas and know exactly what’s in them.
    I even tried adding baking powder as many recipes suggest, but the fluffy tortillas just aren’t for us. If you like your tortillas thicker, then add a little baking powder (I think I added 1/2 teaspoon)."

    Reviewed May. 7, 2018

    "Just okay. In a pinch, I will make these, but will continue to buy them from the store."

    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2018

    "Too much liquid, just a sticky mess. Mix the water in a bit at a time, won’t need as much as it s?ys"

    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2018

    "Authentic flour Tortillas require 5 ingredients

    5th ingredients makes the Tortillas rise, bubble, and soft.
    Prevents hardening.
    For every Cup of flour you add a Tbs. Olive oil.
    4 Cups Flour will give 4 dz.Preheat Camal till hot
    Lay ur raw round Tortilla on the Camal with out spraying oil on it, watch ur Tortilla rise, bubble and brown, flip over Tortilla . Taste the delious fresh soft To
    Tortilla. Heat has nothing to do with making ur Tortilla soft. 1 tsp. baking powder ."

    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2018

    "My girls love tortillas, my younger has food intolerance so we stay away from added/artificial preservatives all together. I'm always buying tortillas so I decided to try homemade. I made to this yesterday with coconut oil and it was a success! My family loved it so I'm making double batch today. I'm going to use warm water and let rest longer before rolling for softer tortillas. Love it!"

    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2018

    "Using warm water and warm butter is the trick! Makes perfect tortillas."

    Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

    "I made this recipe twice and I love it !!!"

    Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

    "I made it just now and it was totally amazing"

    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

    "I just made this recipe. It was my first attempt at tortillas and they're hard to shape without prior practice, but for a four (very basic) ingredient tortilla, I love them! So simple and yummy!"

    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2017

    "quick and easy! I put 3/4 tsp of salt and baking powder. They were perfect! I like my comal a little on the hot side before I place my first tortilla and turn it down to medium-high!"

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