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Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

I made homemade flour tortillas because money is tight and we've been forced to stay home more lately. The flour tortilla recipe is simple and delicious!
Course Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 tortillas
Calories 145 kcal
Author Debra Maslowski


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (fine grain works best)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (coconut oil also works well)


  1. Mix all of the homemade flour tortillas ingredients together until it starts to form a ball.
  2. Take the dough out of the bowl and kneed until smooth and elastic; this step is key. The gluten that develops in this stage is essential for the stretchability.
  3. When your homemade flour tortilla dough is at the point where it is smooth and glossy, place it back in the bowl to rest. Cover with a damp dishtowel to prevent it from drying out. Let it rest for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. After your homemade flour tortillas dough has rested, divide it into 8 equal sized balls.

  5. Flatten them with a tortilla press. If you don't have a tortilla press, roll it out on a cutting board until very thin. Getting it very thin is tricky, but the tortillas are so much better if the dough is thin.

  6. Once it is rolled out, you can stack them together under a damp dishcloth to keep them from drying out. I do all of mine at one time so that I can fry them all together. That way I don't need to switch back and forth between rolling and frying.


  1. I use a cast iron pan to get my homemade flour tortillas nice and brown, but any pan will do. Heat the pan to a medium to higher heat. You'll need to test it to see where the heat should be as all pans and stoves are different.
  2. Place a small test tortilla in the pan. You should see the tortilla puffing up and bubbles forming.
  3. Turn the tortilla over. It should be brown in spots, but not all over the surface. It should only be on for a minute or two. If they are heated for too long, they will dry out and be hard on the edges.
  4. Take the tortilla out and place it into a warmer. If you don't have a tortilla warmer, place on a plate, and cover with the dishtowel from earlier.
  5. Serve immediately.


I use all-purpose flour in my homemade flour tortillas, but you can use other types. Alternatives will be listed below.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 tortillas)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.