Homemade Flour Tortillas

You won't believe how easy it is to make your own tortilla wraps!
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 12 tortillas
Calories 152 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 cups all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup refined coconut oil melted (or vegetable oil or olive oil)
  • 1 cup warm water
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  1. In a food processor with a dough blade, pulse together the flour, baking powder and salt to combine, 2 to 3 pulses. (Alternatively, you can use a large bowl and whisk together, or a stand mixer with a dough hook.)
  2. With the machine running, slowly add the coconut oil and water until a cohesive ball of dough forms. Once the ball of dough forms, process (or knead) for 30 additional seconds. (If making by hand, use a rubber spatula to mix in the water, then knead by hand until soft and only slightly tacky.)
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls, then cover with a clean dish towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat a large non-stick saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, working with one ball of dough at a time on a clean work surface, sprinkle a small amount of flour on top of the dough, then roll into a very thin circle, 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Place the round into the dry skillet and cook for about 30 seconds per side. Since temperature can range from burner to burner, look for multiple small bubbles to form and the edges of the dough beginning to look dry, then turn over and repeat. Place the cooked tortilla on a plate and cover with a clean dish cloth to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining balls of dough.
  5. The tortillas can be kept in a zip-top plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or individually wrapped and frozen for up to 2 months. To warm, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one tortilla

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.