Learn how to make our gluten-free tortilla recipe that can easily be made in under 15 minutes. Made with just 5 ingredients, rolled thin and cooked on the griddle then ready to serve with your favorite toppings! Gluten-free and dairy free.
Not only are homemade tortillas easy to make, but they are also fun for the whole family to create! Being able to make tortillas from scratch gets kids super excited for mealtime.
Finding interesting ways to recreate your kids’ favorites with a gluten-free twist is one of the best ways to get everyone on board with eating a gluten-free diet. If your family is new to the gluten-free lifestyle and on the search for more tasty recipes, our Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie, Gluten-Free Shepards Pie, Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars are all kid approved!
Table of Contents
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder check for gluten-free
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
How To Make
- Preheat the Griddle: Start by preheating a griddle or a flat pan. Set the heat to high, aiming for a temperature around 400°F. This will ensure the griddle is adequately hot for cooking the tortillas.
- Prepare the Ingredients:
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Whisk them together thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl or measuring cup, mix 3/4 cup of warm water with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. The warm water helps incorporate the oil better.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the water and oil mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir them together until a well-blended dough forms. Ensure that all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the mixture.
- Roll Out the Tortillas:
- Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface.
- Take a portion of the dough, roughly the size of a golf ball, and place it onto the parchment paper.
- Cover the dough with another piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough from the center outwards in all directions. This process creates the thin, flat shape of the tortilla.
- Cook the Tortillas:
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper and carefully flip the tortilla onto the preheated griddle.
- Peel off the bottom piece of parchment paper to reveal the tortilla on the griddle.
- Cook each side for approximately 1-2 minutes or until they start to brown. Flip as needed until both sides are cooked evenly. Use fresh parchment paper for each new tortilla.
- Once cooked, serve the warm gluten-free tortillas with your favorite toppings or as a side to complement a variety of dishes.
This process results in fresh, homemade gluten-free tortillas that can be customized and enjoyed with various fillings, from classic taco fillings to a wide range of ingredients based on personal preferences. It’s a versatile and delicious option for those with gluten sensitivities or for anyone looking to enjoy homemade tortillas.
How To Serve Gluten-Free Tortillas
Homemade tortillas can be used for tacos, burritos, wraps, pinwheels, quesadillas or enchiladas. We have topped this recipe with everything from our Best Refried Beans Recipe to taco meat seasoned with Chicken Taco Seasoning. There are so many delicious options to pick from. Here are a few topping ideas that are up next on our list:
- sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms
- black beans, corn and fresh red onions
- cheese, ground beef, sour cream and black olives
- shredded chicken, cheese and thinly sliced cabbage
With all the possibilities, you have to share your favorite topping(s) below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Regardless of how much we prefer homemade tortillas, we do keep store bought tortillas in our home to use if in a pinch. A few packaged tortillas brands that we trust include Mission Foods, Guerrero Tortillas and La Banderita.
Typically corn tortillas will be gluten-free. Double-check the package for the certified gluten-free label or contact the tortilla brand directly for the most up-to-date nutritional and allergen information.
These homemade tortillas will last up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge once completely cooled.
If frozen, thaw in the microwave by heating in 10-second intervals between two damp paper towels or defrost in the fridge overnight. You could also reheat frozen tortillas by cooking in a pan or on the griddle until hot.
It is not. A rolling pin will do the trick instead. Rolling the tortillas between parchment paper not only saves you from purchasing another kitchen tool but also makes for easy clean-up.
The best practice when making homemade tortillas is to double-check the ingredients of the flour blend. All-purpose flour blends often include xanthan gum as an ingredient to help stabilize and provide structure to the recipe. If included, extra xanthan is not required and if added will result in gummy tortillas. If missing as an ingredient, follow the directions on the package to easily mix in the xanthan gum.
Recipes that use Tortillas
Topping these tortillas is just one option. Finding ways to incorporate homemade tortillas into recipes is another fun and tasty way to change up the dinner routine. Check out a few of our favorite recipes made with tortillas!
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole
- Easy Gluten-Free Tortilla Pizza
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Mexican Baked Chicken
- Chicken Enchilada Crock Pot Meal
CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Gluten-Free Tortilla Recipe
- damp cloth
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour We used Cup4Cup multipurpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder ✅
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ⭐️Preheat the griddle. Preheat the griddle to high (we set ours to 400°).
- Blend the wet and dry ingredients separately. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the canola oil to the warm water. Pour the water mixture into the flour mixture and stir until well blended.1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup warm water, 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Roll out tortillas. Place a piece of parchment paper onto your work surface. Place a ball of dough (about the size of a golf ball) onto the parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment on top. Use a rolling pin to gently roll out the dough from the center outwards in each direction.
- ⭐️Cook. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and flip the tortilla over onto the griddle. Carefully remove the bottom piece of parchment paper. Cook each side for about 1-2 minutes or until they start to brown. Repeat for all the tortillas, replacing the parchment paper with fresh paper when needed.
- Serve. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
- Store wrapped or in an air-tight container for up to 3 months in the freezer.
- Thaw frozen tortillas in the microwave by heating in 10-second intervals between two damp paper towels or defrost in the fridge overnight. You could also reheat frozen tortillas by cooking in a pan until hot.