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Flour Tortilla Recipe

Lil' Luna
Homemade flour tortillas are made from 5 Ingredients. They're soft, easy, and can be used for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more!!
4.96 from 43 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 tortillas
Calories 221 kcal



  • In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Add melted butter and warm water and mix with your hands until combined. Add more flour if needed 1 tablespoon at a time, but the dough should be a little sticky. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • While the skillet is heating up, divide the dough into 12 balls. On a lightly floured surface, use a pastry roller to roll each ball out into a circle about 8 inches wide.
  • Add one tortilla at a time to the hot skillet and cook for about 1 minute on each side, until bubbled and slightly browned on both sides. NOTE: Carefully wipe flour out of the pan between batches, otherwise it will accumulate in the pan and start to burn.



Make ahead of time. Store cooked tortillas in a large resealable plastic bag on the counter for 2–3 days, or in the refrigerator for 1 week. These can also be frozen in a resealable plastic freezer bag for 4–5 months. 
Serving tip. The easiest way to keep tortillas warm for serving is to use a tortilla warmer. If you do not have one, you can use a pot with a lid that is slightly bigger than the tortillas.
Use it up. Tortillas can be used to make Enchiladas, Chicken Tacos, Flautas, and Chimichangas.


Serving: 1tortillaCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 236IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
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