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Homemade Tortillas

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tortillas 1x


Dive into the delightful world of making your own tortillas with this easy-to-follow homemade tortilla recipe. Perfect for beginners, these tortillas are soft, pliable, and utterly delicious, ideal for your next taco night or as a side to any meal. Join Emma in the kitchen as she guides you through each step, ensuring you end up with the perfect batch every time!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add oil and warm water gradually, stirring to form a dough.
  3. Knead on a floured surface for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  4. Let the dough rest under a damp cloth for 15 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 balls, roll each into an 8-inch circle.
  6. Cook each tortilla in a hot skillet for about 30 seconds per side or until puffy and slightly brown.
  7. Wrap cooked tortillas in a towel to keep warm.


  • For a healthier version, substitute all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Add herbs or spices to the dough for a flavorful twist.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 tortilla
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: : 0.1g
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg