Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

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One thing is for sure; our family loves tacos and wraps! We used to enjoy hard taco shells but for some reason, that was a bit messy for the smaller hands, so we switched to tortilla tacos!

We love having tacos, but it seemed a little silly to constantly buy the “kits” when we could make them ourselves right? Well, the kids get bored with their lunches easily, so we thought – if we make tortillas for tacos we can use them for lunches too! Make some nice healthy, filling wraps, and the kids love them so win/win.


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water
    1/2 tsp salt (optional)


  1. In a stand mixer combine water and baking soda on low speed until mixed well.
  2. Gradually add 3 cups of flour and mix until sticky stopping occasionally to scrape sides
  3. The dough should be sticky and form a ball
  4. Slowly add remaining flour and mix until smooth ball forms
  5. On a well-floured workspace divide dough into 12 even portions and flatten on both sides into a circle
  6. Cover and leave for 10 – 15 mins
  7. Roll out as thin as you would like into circles
  8. Cook in the preheated medium-high frying pan for 45 seconds on the first side then 30 – 45 seconds on the other side.
  9. You are looking for even brown spots while cooked but not crunchy.
  10. Flip onto a plate until all cooked and cover with a cloth or use right away
  11. If using later, place in a resealable container for 3 – 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month

They are delicious and are a big hit with our family! They are rather easy to make as well and take no time at all so if you are like us and always on the go, or have a ton on your plate – these will be perfect!

Some of my kids can be very picky when it comes to their wraps, so we leave them pretty simple. With these tortillas they are soft and delicious you don’t need to add too much inside if you don’t want to.

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  • Reply robin rue March 22, 2018 at 9:41 am

    We actually go through a lot of tortillas in our house, but I have never even tried making my own before. You know I am trying it next time I Need some, though :)

  • Reply candy March 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Making flour tortillas is something we have done for years. They always taste so much better over store bought. They also freeze well if you want to make and store some for times when you need them quick.

  • Reply valmg @ Mom Knows It All March 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

    We almost always have a package of small tortillas on hand because the brand we get is gluten-free and they make for good sandwiches for my youngest.

  • Reply Amber Myers March 22, 2018 at 11:22 am

    You know, I’ve never tried to make my own tortillas. I really should. I imagine they are so much better than store bought. We go through lots of tortillas!

  • Reply Jeanette March 22, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I love making homemade tortillas! They taste so much better than what you get at the store and you know all the ingredients that are in it. I have not done it in years this is a great reminder I may have to make some.

  • Reply Peter March 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Love these! Easy to make and they are so much better. So glad the kids love them too

  • Reply Anosa Malanga March 22, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    My sister loves this and I am glad I found out this classic recipe. It’s been ages since she’s requesting me to try to make something like and I will surprise her over the weekend. I’ll prepare tacos for her with my homemade tortillas.

  • Reply Joely Smith March 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Ahhh nothing tastes yummier than something we make ourselves and homemade tortillas are the best! I like a mix of some crunchy and some soft.

  • Reply Emily March 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Oh wow, these look so good! I have never made flour tortillas before but this looks like something I can do. Great for taco night!

  • Reply Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com March 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    The flour tortillas turned out perfect. Would love to give this recipe a try. My family would love it.

  • Reply chubskulit rose March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Oh wow, homemade tortilla would taste better than the ones from the store I am sure. Thanks for the recipe, I might try to make it as we use a lot of tortilla for fajita and burrito at home.

  • Reply Gisele March 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    These look so good! I’ve written the recipe down and I’m making these. Thanks!

  • Reply Amy Nash March 23, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Homemade tortillas are the best! They are so, so much better than the store-bought kind!

  • Reply Sara Welch March 23, 2018 at 2:00 am

    No tortilla can top a homemade one. This is a must have recipe for the taco lover.

  • Reply Trina March 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    These look delicious and easy to make, I can’t wait to try them! We go through so many tortillas in my house, I’m excited to try to make them myself.

  • Reply Cyn Gagen March 23, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I love really good homemade tortillas and yet I’ve never tried them myself. I’ll have to give it a shot and make some of my own.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey March 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    OK now these sound like an easy and simple way to make tortillas. I’ll have to give making my own a try now.

  • Reply Stephanie Pass March 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    My husband used to make homemade tortillas all the time. He hasn’t lately, and I sure miss them. There’s nothing like a homemade tortilla.

  • Reply Angela Bethea March 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Me and my hubby loves eating Tacos and wraps. Instead of buying tortillas in the grocery, I’ll definitely try to whip this up at home.

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