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Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

This homemade flour tortilla recipe is great for all of your favorite Mexican meals! They can be on your table within an hour!

Course Mexican
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 44 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 192 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a large bowl add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.

  2. Add the vegetable oil to the flour mixture and mix well.

  3. Slowly add the water while mixing with your hand. Mix and knead the dough for about five minutes.

  4. Shape dough into a ball. Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes,

  5. Cut dough into eight pieces.

  6. Flour the surface where you'll be rolling out the dough.

  7. Take one of the pieces of dough and shape into a ball then roll it out into a thin tortilla using a rolling pin. Do the same with the rest of the pieces of dough.

  8. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot place one tortilla onto the skillet. Cook for about one minute on each side. Cook the rest of the tortillas.

  9. Serve. If you have leftovers you can store them in a ziploc bag in the fridge for up to five days.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.