Cooking at Home - Flour Tortillas

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Published Saturday, September 26, 2020


PICT RECIPE Flour Tortillas - USDA
Flour Tortillas. Courtesy USDA

  • Makes: 10 servings

Skip the store-bought tortillas and make your own with this simple recipe. Swap out some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, a whole grain.


  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, or 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or shortening)
  • 1/2 cup water (warm, 105-110 degrees F)


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add oil and mix until crumbly.
  3. Start with 1/2 cup of water and add 1 Tablespoon at a time until mixture forms a loose crumbly ball.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 6 to 8 times or until smooth.
  5. Divide into 10 balls. Roll each piece into an 8 inch circle.
  6. Heat a 12 inch dry skillet over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla at a time into skillet and cook until light brown spots appear on bottom. Turn over and cook on other side until lightly browned.

Source: Montana State University Extension, Nutrition Education Programs, Montana State University Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 tortilla 



Total Calories


Total Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g


0 mg


166 mg


19 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

0 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


3 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


31 mg


1 mg


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