5 from 1 vote
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Easy to make, homemade flour tortillas. Take Taco Tuesday to the next level by making them yourself!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: made from scratch, tacos
Servings: 8 tortillas
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup very hot water
  1. Place flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and add oil and hot water. Mix to combine and then knead for 3 minutes. The dough should be soft enough to roll easily. Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide into 8 portions. Roll into balls, then roll out balls very thinly on a lightly floured board. Heat a fry pan or hot plate and cook tortillas one by one over a medium heat. Put the tortilla in the pan, watch as it changes colour (it will almost go slightly translucent) and as soon as it shows the first signs of air pockets, flip it (after about 30 seconds). The tortilla should have a few little golden brown spots on it. Leave it on that side for another 30 seconds and then pull it out and put it on a cooling rack. Tortillas can be reheated briefly in the microwave or wrapped in tin foil and heated in the oven.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.