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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas: A Staple Made Simple

Elevate your kitchen game with these easy-to-make homemade flour tortillas. Nothing beats the soft, warm, and slightly chewy texture of tortillas made from scratch. Ready in just 30 minutes, they’re the perfect base for any meal needing a touch of homemade comfort.


Can I use whole wheat flour?

Yes! For a healthier twist, you can replace all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. Just expect a denser texture.

Do I need a special skillet?

Nope, any skillet or griddle will do. Just make sure it’s nice and hot before you start cooking.

Can I make these without butter?

Sure, you can substitute the butter with an equal amount of oil if you prefer a dairy-free option.

How long do they stay fresh?

Homemade tortillas are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored for up to a week.


All-purpose flour

Baking powder




Why Each Ingredient Matters

  • All-purpose flour: Provides the structure and chewy texture.
  • Baking powder: Gives a slight lift, making the tortillas a bit lighter.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavor of the flour and balances the sweetness.
  • Water: Hydrates the flour, bringing the dough together.
  • Butter: Adds richness, flavor, and tenderizes the dough, making it pliable.

What to Serve with Tortillas

  • Fajitas: Fill them with grilled meats and veggies for a classic Mexican dish.
  • Wraps: Stuff with your favorite fillings like lettuce, tomato, and chicken for a quick meal.
  • Breakfast Burritos: Wrap up scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon for a hearty start to the day.

Different Ways to Serve These Tortillas

Taco Night: Let everyone build their own tacos with assorted fillings.

Quesadillas: Sandwich cheese and other toppings between two tortillas and grill until melty.

Chips: Cut into wedges, fry, and serve with salsa or guacamole.

What Makes Them Better Than Store-Bought

Homemade tortillas are softer, fresher, and you can customize them to your taste. Plus, they lack the preservatives and artificial ingredients found in many store-bought options.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep any unused tortillas in a plastic bag in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Reheat on a skillet for best results or microwave them for a few seconds if you’re in a hurry.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Let Them Mix the Dough: Kids love getting their hands dirty—let them help mix the dough.
  • Rolling Pins Ready: Give each child their own rolling pin to roll out their tortillas.
  • Cooking Together: Supervise them as they cook the tortillas on the skillet, teaching them about kitchen safety.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is a hit because it’s simple, requiring just a few basic ingredients and minimal prep. The result is a batch of warm, soft tortillas that are versatile and far superior to anything you’d buy at the store. Whether you’re wrapping up a breakfast burrito or dishing out some hearty tacos, these tortillas add a homemade touch that truly makes the meal.

Here are some delicious recipes you can make with your homemade tortillas!

Homemade Tortillas
Yield: 10 tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Master the art of making homemade flour tortillas with this simple recipe. In just 30 minutes, create soft, chewy tortillas perfect for any dish.


  • 3 cups ap flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tbsp butter

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 24mgSodium 203mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 4g

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