Easy Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Chloe December 25, 2020

How To Make Easy Flour Tortillas

Make your own flour tortillas right at your home and avoid those unwanted preservatives. You only need flour, salt, baking powder, water, and oil.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupwater,hot
  • cupvegetable oil


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

  2. Make a well in the center. Add in the water and vegetable oil, then mix together so that the water absorbs the flour. Use hands to bring the dough together.

  3. The dough should be workable but sticky to the touch (sticky dough = soft tortillas).

  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a little extra flour if too sticky. Knead for about 2 to 3 minutes to form a smooth, soft and Playdoh-like ball.

  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls for larger tortillas, or 9 balls for smaller sizes. Working one piece at a time, flatten one ball out with the palms of your hands to resemble a thick disk.

  6. Lightly dust both sides with flour and set them aside. Cover with a clean kitchen towel for 10 minutes.

  7. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

  8. Use a rolling pin to roll out one piece of dough to a 9-inch circle about 2mm thick.

  9. Cook one tortilla for about 1 to 2 minutes until set and lightly golden. Flip and continue cooking for about 30 seconds more or until spots appear on both sides.

  10. While one piece is cooking, roll the next piece out and repeat steps above (working one tortilla at a time avoids them from drying out).

  11. Stack them up on a plate lined with a clean tea towel and wrap them up to keep them warm and soft while cooking the rest.


  • Calories: 225.27kcal
  • Fat: 8.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.92g
  • Fiber: 1.13g
  • Sugar: 0.11g
  • Protein: 4.30g
  • Sodium: 178.61mg
  • Calcium: 44.76mg
  • Potassium: 44.64mg
  • Iron: 1.99mg
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