Learning how to make homemade tortillas is easy with this quick flour tortillas recipe. Start by blending the dry ingredients before adding water and oil. Be sure to give the dough enough time to rest so it will be easier to roll. Once you make homemade tortillas, it will be hard to go back to store-bought.

EatingWell.com, April 2018


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place 1 cup all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Blend the dry ingredients on medium-low speed. Add water and oil. Increase speed to medium and mix, scraping the sides as necessary, until the dough starts to form a ball, about 1 minute. Continue mixing until the dough is smooth.

  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Divide into 12 equal portions; cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for at least 15 minutes.

  • After the dough has rested, take one portion and roll it into a ball. (Keep the remaining pieces of dough covered while you work.) Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand. Using a rolling pin, roll out into a 6- to 7-inch circle. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lay the tortilla in the skillet and cook until brown spots have formed on the bottom, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Turn over and cook for another 25 to 30 seconds. Roll and cook the remaining tortillas in the same manner. Reduce heat if the tortillas are starting to burn. Stack the cooked tortillas and keep them warm wrapped in a kitchen towel. Store any leftover tortillas in a covered container to keep them pliable.

To make ahead

Refrigerate tortillas in a covered container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, wrap 1 tortilla in a damp kitchen towel and microwave on High for 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

1 tortilla
113 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 15.4g; dietary fiber 1.3g; fat 4.8g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 0.2IU; folate 19.1mcg; calcium 19mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 2.5mg; potassium 24.7mg; sodium 176.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 fat, 1 starch