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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
    Never thought I’d be making homemade tortillas – tried it on a whim and the recipe was so easy and they tasted great!

    1. Hey Erica,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! xT

    1. Hey Claire,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) ?

    1. Perhaps because all people eat food, and this is a food blog?

      Take your racist, gate-keeping bigotry elsewhere.

  2. 5 stars
    So so delicious! I’ve been afraid to try homemade flour tortillas, and they were perfect! Quick question…when you mention the storage options, are you talking about the cooked tortillas, or the dough? I’m wondering if you can freeze the dough? Thank you!

    1. Hey Pamela,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I am so glad it was enjoyed! You could totally freeze the dough! xTieghan

  3. 3 stars
    Ok, I’m not sure what I did wrong but my tortillas turned out kind of thick and dry/crunchy as opposed to soft and chewy. Would love advice on what may have gone wrong there !

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear you had some issues. It’s hard to say without seeing them, but I would check all of your ingredients to make sure they are fresh. It’s also important to not over-work the dough. Finally, it sounds like they may have been on the skillet for far too long. I hope this helps for next time! xx

    1. Hey Maddie,
      Wonderful! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for trying it out! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Super easy and good. I’d recommend stretching the dough out with your hands after rolling it, because even after stretching mine super thin the tortillas cooked up pretty thick. I didn’t have the crunchiness problem others mention—very soft and flexible

    1. Hi Bethany,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    So easy and so tasty. I do have a question though, my tortillas ended up really crispy and crunchy. Is this a cooking too long issue?

    1. Hi Kristi,
      Happy Wednesday!? Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a tasty one! Sorry to hear they were crunchy, sounds like you may have over cooked them, next time remove from the skillet as they start to bubble:) xxT

      1. Hi Madison,
        Yes, sounds like they were definitely cooked to long, next time pull them off once they start to bubble. xx

    2. Also make sure you’re putting the cooked tortillas under a towel! My husband and I made them tonight, and I forgot to relay that important detail to him.. we could tell those first ones were a bit hard, but once we put the towel over them they softened up!

    1. Hey Jade,
      Thanks for your comment! So glad to hear that this dish was a winner, thanks a lot for giving it a go! ?xTieghan

  6. Could I use white whole wheat flour? Would I need more liquid? Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes!

    1. Hi Doria,
      I’m sure that would be just fine for you to do, I would add more liquid if needed, just eye ball it! I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. I’ve tried these a couple times now. They are super delicious, however, mine reduse to roll out like yours and they’re more like a flat bread than a tortilla. I’m in Washington State and I know elevation can make a difference, do you think that’s the issue? Or is it something I’m doing wrong?

      1. Hi Brandy,
        Thanks so much for making the recipe!! I don’t think it’s the elevation:) I would try letting the dough rest longer next time and just be careful not to overwork it. I hope this helps! xx

  7. Absolutely yummy!
    I’ve made these at least 4 times now, they’re so good! I use a pot lid as a cookie cutter and get perfectly round tortillas every time. Love your work!

    1. Hey Letitia,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe! Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xTieghan

  8. Hi, may I ask how to reheat the tortillas? Say I kept it in the fridge, how can I reheat it the next day if I don’t have a microwave? Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Karla,
      You can wrap them in foil and pop them in the oven on low to reheat. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! My tortillas turned out so tasty! How do you get yours so round? I couldn’t get mine like yours in the picture. Also, do you have a corn tortilla recipe??

    1. Hi Katie,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe! I try to rotate the dough often while rolling them out to get a round shape. Sorry, I don’t have one for corn tortillas. Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xTieghan