Most flour tortillas use lard or vegetable shortening as one of the ingredients. This recipe uses canola oil with the same great tortilla taste. A great alternative for those of you who are allergic to soy products. Add a bowl of green chili and then get ready to sop it up with a tasty tortilla. Store tortillas in the refrigerator in a gallon-size plastic bag or place in the freezer.



Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 mins
10 mins
37 mins
14 8-inch tortillas


Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Combine water and canola oil in a separate bowl. Mix into the flour mixture with a fork until dough forms a ball, adding 1/4 cup water if dough is too dry.

  • Knead dough until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Divide into 14 egg-size balls. Cover bowl with a cotton towel. Let dough rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Roll 1 ball dough into an 8-inch tortilla on a floured work surface. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Preheat an ungreased cast iron griddle on medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla on the hot griddle; cook until browned spots form, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate; cover with a cotton towel to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas, stacking them under the towel.

Cook's Note:

To reheat tortillas, place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 4.3g; sodium 237.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
It takes some practice to achieve a round tortilla. The second time I made this I decreased the salt and lost the amazing flavor. I rolled seasoning into the dough after I realized my mistake and really liked the result. This is a great option for my limited diet (no soy etc)! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this recipe using coconut oil (that is all I had). I followed the measurements exactly, I cut the recipe in half (just for me), I was able to make 8 tortillas, a few the size of fajitas and the rest a little larger than that. I can taste the difference between these and store bought. Fresh tastes way better, the outcome is awesome, I rolled as thin as I could and still got a thicker tortilla, was very satisfying. Saved me money, and took the same amount of time as if I would have gone to the store to buy. I like that I can make a half batch and not have so many leftovers. This was my first time making tortillas, overall it was a success. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are great tasting super easy to make and very quick, they stayed there shape when rolled out, Will be making these agian. Thanks Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best homemade tortillas!!!! Tastes just like home after being in Ukraine for 10 months with only lavash to use as tacos. Read More