Healthy Homemade Tortillas

This tortilla recipe couldn’t be any more simple. All it takes is just a few ingredients that you’re bound to have and about 10 minutes. No resting, rising or complicated equipment aside from a flat surface and a rolling pin.

If you have a big Kitchen Aid mixer, throw the ingredients in the with the dough hook and the dough will be ready in about 3 minutes on low.

What Kind of Oil To Use for Homemade Tortillas?

Because this recipe uses so few ingredients it’s important to use quality ones.

I recommend using organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it really does affect the final flavor in a very positive manner.

Homemade tortilla rolled dough

Instructions for Homemade Tortillas

Split up the dough into roughly equal segments, depending on the size you want.

Flour a surface and a rolling pin and get to work. Rolling out by hand, you should aim to make these about 1/8 of an inch, but it’s not a science: just make them as thin as you can.

I liked a little thickness to mine for a slightly chewy tortilla that is great for piling on toppings. I’ve included some links below for tortilla presses if you want to give them a shot for a more traditional tortilla!

You can leave the shapes rustic and leave them the way they are or press a bowl against them to make them more circular.

Pan fry in a little olive oil or coconut oil and you’re done! You’re looking for a rich, golden color when it’s finished. Now layer on some goodies and start eating!

Want to make a batch in bulk and save it for later? Tortillas generally last 2-3 days in pantry, 5-7 days in fridge, 6-8 months in freezer.

Homemade Tortillas

Healthy Homemade Tortillas

Delicious, homemade tortillas. Healthy, easy, and fast.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Tortillas
Servings: 18 Tortillas


  • 2 3/4 cups Unbleached Flour  (unbleached makes a difference in taste)
  • 1 1/4 tsp Table Salt
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Water


  • Mix your flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add the Olive Oil and the water into the flour and salt mixture.
  • Mix
  • Separate the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball. You'll end up with 12-18 depending on the size of each ball.
  • When you are through with separating the dough grab your rolling pin and your pan. You can also use an electric griddle.
  • Turn on your burner to medium/medium high and put your pan on to begin heating.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough balls with a rolling pin as the pan gets hot.
  • Place the rolled dough onto the hot pan to cook. As the tortilla is cooking roll out another ball. Flip your tortilla over when the tortilla gets golden on top and bubbles start to form.
    Keep an eye on your cooking tortillas to prevent burning! Everyone's stove burns differently, so you'll want to play with your heat to see what works best for you.
  • Continue to roll out all your dough balls to make your amazing tortillas.

Gluten Free Homemade Tortilla Options

If you’d rather skip the white flour and go with something gluten free, here are some options:

And here’s a few made with whole wheat:

And lastly, if you’re looking for a good tortilla press, here are some highly rated ones from Amazon. I hope this is helpful!

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