Flour Tortillas with just 5 ingredients


Embark on a journey of culinary simplicity with our Flour Tortillas – a homemade delight that requires only five basic ingredients. Soft, pliable, and perfect for wrapping your favorite fillings, these tortillas bring the essence of a Mexican kitchen to your table. Get ready to savor the joy of crafting your tortillas with minimal effort and maximum flavor!

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Minimal Ingredients: Just five pantry staples for a homemade staple. ✔️ Soft and Pliable: Achieve the perfect texture for wrapping your favorite dishes. ✔️ Quick and Easy: Ready to serve in no time, perfect for busy days.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add warm water, mixing continuously, until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  5. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions and roll each into a ball.
  6. Cover the dough balls with a clean kitchen towel and let them rest for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  8. Roll out each dough ball into a thin, round tortilla.
  9. Cook each tortilla on the hot skillet for about 1-2 minutes per side, or until bubbles form and it’s lightly browned.
  10. Stack the cooked tortillas and keep them warm under a towel until ready to serve.


  • Experiment with different flours for unique flavors, such as whole wheat or spelled.
  • Store leftover tortillas in an airtight container for later use.


Q: Can I make these tortillas in advance?

A: Absolutely! Make a batch and refrigerate or freeze for later use.

Q: Can I use a tortilla press for even thickness?

A: Yes, a tortilla press can speed up the process and ensure uniform thickness.


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