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These Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas are so much better than anything from the store. Homemade tortillas are extra soft, doughy, and chewy. I like to add salted butter, for extra deliciousness. Fresh flour tortillas are so easy to make at home and pretty difficult to mess up. No yeast + no rising time = simple as can be!

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When it comes to flour tortillas, I never thought I would care to take the time to make them at home. But after realizing just how simple they can be, I’ve been making them almost weekly. They’re pretty much a staple for our family’s Mexican dinners. 

These are DELICIOUS, and like nothing you’ll find in the grocery store. 

Homemade tortillas are softer, chewier, and you just can’t beat the flavor. 

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Details – mix the dough

Simply mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Then, add softened butter and hot water. Mix this until a soft, shaggy dough forms, then use your hands to need the dough into a smooth ball. 

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes to allow the gluten to settle. 

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Roll the dough out

Divide the dough into 12 to 14 dough balls, then roll each out using a rolling pin. If you have a tortilla press, that will make things very easy! I don’t have one, but it’s on my list of items to invest in. 

I like to roll all the dough balls out before I start cooking any of the tortillas. This helps the cooking process go much easier and smoother. 

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Cook the tortillas

It’s best to use a cast-iron skillet if you can, then add a drizzle of olive oil. Most people don’t use oil to cook the tortillas, but I’ve found you get a much better outcome with just a small amount of oil in the pan. 

Cook until bubbles appear on top. Then. just like a pancake, flip and cook until lightly golden. 

These are delicious warm, right off the skillet. Fresh fajitas or tacos can also be stored for up to 3 days, or kept frozen for even longer! 

These are also great with quesadillas, skillet verde chicken, chili, and more!

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Lastly, if you make these Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 12 tortillas
Calories Per Serving: 172 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, then pour over the hot water. Stir until a shaggy dough begins to form.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter. Use your hands to knead the dough for 1-2 minutes until it forms a smooth ball. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rest 10 minutes.
    3. Cut the dough into 12-14 equal wedges, then roll each wedge into a ball (they don't need to be perfect). Use a rolling pin or a tortilla press to roll the dough out into an 8 – inch circle.
    4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small drizzle of olive oil, then a tortilla. Cook 30-60 seconds, until little bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook another 30 seconds, or until the bottom is slightly golden. Set on a plate and cover with a towel. Repeat with the remaining dough.
    5. Serve warm (yum!) or save for later. Keep the tortillas stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Butter: I like the flavor of butter best, but coconut oil can also be used.
Storage: the tortillas can be stored in a food storage bag at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. 
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with coconut oil. We loved it. I can’t see myself buying commercially produced ones ever again.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Just made these for the first time, they turned out delicious! I found that rolling them quite thin worked best.

    1. Hey Caitlin,
      Happy Wednesday! ❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Very simple and tasty! I read the comments and made sure not to overmix/cook too long and they turned out great! I halved the recipe and it was perfect for 2 people!

    1. Hey Darby,
      Happy Monday!!⛄️ Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xT

  4. 4 stars
    These were great! Flavor was wonderful! I found a rolling pin worked better than my tortilla press to get them thin enough. Mine came out a little “tougher” than I was expecting. Do you know why this would be? Maybe I mixed the dough too much? Will definitely make again!!!

    1. Hey Margaret,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! I would try less mixing with the dough, that should help! xx

    1. Hey Katy,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great Thursday:)

  5. These are delicious and really easy, but I can’t get them to come out thin and pliable. I’ve used my rolling pin, a tortilla press, and a burger press but they still come out like flat breads. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try, sorry to hear you are having some issues. Is there anything you are adjusting in the recipe? Is it possible you are over-mixing the dough? Please let me know how I can help! xT

    1. Hey Gillian,
      Happy New Year!!🎆 I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review! xT

    2. Add more lard… or butter… maybe a bit of water… remember…. ancient people didn’t have measurements. Just try it till it works… but remember to keep the roller floured

  6. My New Years resolution is to try all 25 of these recipes in 2023, starting with these tortillas (my grandmother made them and we would eat them off the hot plate with butter)! I may have already tried two? You never disappoint! Happy New year!!

    1. Hi Helene,
      Yes, that should work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

      1. I made the tortillas tonight and they were tougher then usual, i made them 3 times this week different recipes I think less baking powder might be okay. I am going to make them every day until they come out perfect. Ty

  7. 5 stars
    I made a batch today and made dough to make tortillas for later. They were delicious and easy to make. At first I used my tortilla press, but it came out more like flatbread. I’m not complaining though. You can dip them in hummus 😋 I rolled the rest with my rolling pin and they turned out perfect 👍🏻

    1. Hey Michelle,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

    1. Hey Marlene,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review! Love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday!🎄