Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

Looking for an easy homemade flour tortillas recipe? Learn how to make homemade flour tortillas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by blazedancer

Makes 8 servings



These can be eaten hot (best) or refrigerated or even froze for later use. Make sure they are wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in a zip lock bag.

Recipe Ingredients for homemade flour tortillas

2 cups of white flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vegetable oil
3/4 cup warm water

Recipe Directions for homemade flour tortillas

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl combine the warm water and oil.

  2. Add the water/oil mixture to the flour mixture, one tablespoon at a time and mix the dough with a fork. Once the water is mixed in, add another tablespoon of water and repeat the process until all the water is mixed into the dough. The dough will be sticky.

  3. Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and knead the dough.

  4. Kneading is done by pushing the dough with the heals and palms

  5. of both hands down onto the board. Fold the dough back onto itself, give a quarter turn and push again with the palms and heels of your hands. Just repeat the process of pressing, folding and turning for about 4 or 5 minutes. Add a dusting of flour when the dough gets sticky.

  6. If the dough sticks to the cutting board while kneading, scrape up the dough and dust the board with a little flour and continue kneading.

  7. Eventually the stickiness will go away and you will have a nice smooth dough.

  8. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover it with a damp towel or damp paper towel. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

  9. Divide the dough into golf-ball-size balls by pinching off the dough with your thumb and fore finger. Form each ball into a nice ball shape.

  10. Place the balls on a flat dish making sure they don't touch each other and cover with the damp cloth.

  11. Let the dough rest again for 10 minutes.

  12. Preheat your pan with no oil (cast iron is best) and sprinkle your cutting board with flour. Flatten the balls and roll the tortillas with a lightly floured rolling pin.

  13. Place the tortilla into the pan for about 30 seconds on each side. Don't overcook, you want them warm and soft.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
293mg
12%
Potassium
129mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
24.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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