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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are way better than store-bought and so easy to make. Recipe on

If you’ve never made homemade flour tortillas before, you’re missing out on the softest and most tender flour tortilla you’ve ever had in your life! I can’t go back to store-bought tortillas now that I’ve made my own flour tortillas!

Homemade Flour Tortillas are way better than store-bought and so easy to make. Recipe on

Homemade flour tortillas

These are truly the softest and most tender flour tortillas I’ve ever had.

I never truly thought to make homemade flour tortillas because it’s just so much easier to pick up a pack at the store when you’re in a pinch.

Of course, that’s where you sacrifice quality, right? Convenience sometimes is greater than quality though but if you have the time, I implore you to make these homemade flour tortillas!

You may never want to just “run to the store” for them again!

I feel like any Mexican dish would be elevated to the next level by using homemade flour tortillas.

I don’t ever want to buy store-bought again.

Next time, I’m going to make a large batch of these homemade flour tortillas and then freeze them!

Homemade Flour Tortillas are way better than store-bought and so easy to make. Recipe on

Can I make this gluten-free?

If you use gluten-free flour, yes.

Can I make this with a hand mixer or use my hands?

Yes, you can use either but I would say a hand mixer might not work as great as your hands!

Homemade Flour Tortillas are way better than store-bought and so easy to make. Recipe on

Can I substitute the oil for lard or another fat?

You can but make sure it’s measured melted.

My dough keeps shrinking when I stretch it.

Let it sit out at room temperature longer.

Homemade Flour Tortillas are way better than store-bought and so easy to make. Recipe on

How long are these good in the refrigerator?

Definitely at least a week and max of two weeks.

How would I reheat them?

Put them on a plate and wet a paper towel, wring it, then cover the tortillas when you reheat them so they don’t dry out.

Or you could use gentle heat in a toaster oven to reheat them.

Can I sub out the flour for cornmeal to make corn tortillas?

I honestly haven’t made it that way before so I’m not sure if the consistency would be right and whether or not they would actually form a dough.

Can I freeze these?

Yes, they would do well frozen and to reheat use a toaster oven or gentle heat in a skillet.

Once you’ve made these homemade flour tortillas, you should use them for these recipes:

Pretty sure when you make these yourself, you won’t ever want to go back to those store-bought kind. They’re just not the same. Trust me.

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas are the way to go! Fluffy, soft, and tender; these are definitely 100 times better than store-bought!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 32 mins
Servings: 16

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 122kcal
Author: Julie Chiou


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water


  • 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 16 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!


Source: The Cafe Sucre Farine
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Amount Per Serving (1 tortilla)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

So easy and turns out great, better than store bought

Sandy Corey

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Great recipe!


Thursday 9th of July 2020

Hi there, I've used lard before never oil. Can I use canola oil instead of vegetable oil?

Julie Wampler

Saturday 11th of July 2020

you likely can!


Tuesday 6th of August 2019

Excellent recipe!! Very soft and fluffy. My husband loved it!

Wasfi Ab

Friday 21st of June 2019

Greeting! How to make Flour tortillas by big batch like 500 tortillas recipe please and what you recommend?

Julie Wampler

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Um, this isn't a recipe for that many people. I would have zero clue as to where to start.