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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Easy Homemade Tortillas are so much better than store bought and are perfect for dinner tonight! Easier than you think with just 5 ingredients - including water!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade tortillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 6-inch tortillas
Calories 104kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together with a fork.
  • Add shortening and continue mixing with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the water.
  • Slowly incorporate the dry and wet ingredients until dough starts to form.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and knead for several minutes until dough is nice and smooth.
  • Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into quarters and then each quarter into thirds for a total of 12 portions.
  • Roll out each portion into a 6-7 inch circle.
  • Cook the tortillas in a skillet over medium-high heat for about two minutes on each side or until puffed and lightly browned.
  • Remove to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg