These easy, gluten-free flour tortillas are perfect for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, wraps and more. They turn out delicious and are well worth the effort. Plus making homemade tortillas is easier than you’d think!

This blog post has all the tips and tricks you need to successfully make gluten-free tortillas at home. Be sure to see the video and step-by-step photos!

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Sometimes you just need a warm, soft tortilla to wrap up something delicious. Whether it’s cheese, beans, meat or veggies, these gluten-free flour tortillas totally fit the bill!

These tortillas are made with simple ingredients and they’re my favorite accompaniment for all kinds of meals! I’m always happy to have corn tortillas around for easy meals, but sometimes you just need a soft, fresh flour tortilla.

VIDEO: How to Make Gluten-Free Tortillas!

Ingredients You’ll Need

overhead shot of labeled ingredients used to make gf tortillas

These tortillas are made with simple pantry staples. Here are a few notes on the ingredients:

  • Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour: I like to use gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend like King Arthur Flour in my baked goods. It works best to use a blend that contains xanthan gum in this recipe. I do not recommend using coconut flour or almond flour in these tortillas. For best results use a blend that contains rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil or another neutral flavored oil works best in these tortillas.
  • Hot water: Adding hot water helps the dough come together and hydrates the flour.

How to Make Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

step by step photos of how to mix together the tortilla dough
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix on low until combined.
  • Add the oil and mix until combined. Slowly add the warm water to the dry ingredients and for 1-2 minutes until completely combined.
  • Form the dough into a ball and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit for 15 minutes.
step by step photos of how to make cook homemade gluten free tortillas
  • Cut a gallon-size ziploc bag up the sides and place it over a tortilla press. Spray the bag with cooking spray.
  • Grab a small ball of the dough (2-3 tablespoons) and roll into a ball. Place in the lined tortilla press and flatten the dough ball. You can also roll the tortillas between parchment paper with a rolling pin. Cut the edges with a pizza cutter to make a more perfect circle if desired.
homemade gluten-free tortillas being placed in white warmer

Cooking the Tortillas

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes before cooking the tortillas. Do not grease.
  • Add the tortilla to the very hot cast iron skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Do not cook for too long or the tortillas will be stiff. The key is to have a very hot skillet so the tortillas cook quickly and get brown spots without drying out from cooking too long.
  • Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer. You can also put the tortillas between 2 plates or 2 damp paper towels. This will help keep them warm and soft. Repeat with the remaining dough.
tortillas being placed in between 2 white plates to keep warm

Tips for Gluten-Free Tortilla Success

  • Use a tortilla press or a rolling pin – Either one will work great! I use this tortilla press. I like to line it with a greased ziploc bag I’ve cut open (see the photos) so the ball of dough doesn’t stick. A rolling pin and two pieces of parchment paper also work great.
  • A small pizza cutter can help make perfectly round edges – If you like, you can trim the edges with a pizza cutter slightly after rolling/pressing the tortillas.
  • Use a hot pan – A hot pan ensures the tortillas brown nicely and quickly. You want to cook them for a total of 2-3 minutes and they should get brown during that time. If your pan isn’t hot enough they will still look pale after that cook time.
  • Don’t cook them too long – If you notice the gluten-free wraps become firm or brittle it’s because you’re cooking them too long. Likewise if your pan isn’t hot enough the tortillas won’t brown quickly and it can be tempting to cook them too long to get brown marks.
  • Store the gluten-free tortillas in a tortilla warmer (or between 2 plates) as you cook them – This helps to keep them soft and pliable.
gluten free tortillas on marble background

Ways to Use these Tortillas

The options are endless with how to use these gluten-free flour tortillas! Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them.

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Gluten-Free Tortilla FAQ

Can I freeze these tortillas?

To freeze, separate the tortillas with parchment paper or waxed paper and place in a ziploc bag before placing in the freezer. Reheat the tortillas by microwaving for 10-15 seconds.

How do I store these tortillas?

Store the tortillas in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerate for up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave for 10-15 seconds.

I’m having trouble getting my tortillas into the pan after rolling/press them out!

If you roll the tortillas too thin they might break when you try to transfer them to the hot pan. This can also happen if your dough is too wet. Try rolling/pressing the tortillas not as thin first. If that doesn’t work add a tablespoon more flour to the dough.

Are tortillas gluten-free?


Most corn tortillas are naturally gluten-free. It’s important to check the label to be sure the tortillas aren’t made with a corn/wheat flour blend. Flour tortillas are typically made from wheat flour. Corn tortillas can also be produced in a facility that also handles wheat products, so be sure to check the label and select a certified gluten-free product.

More Gluten-Free Recipes

I hope you love this gluten-free tortilla recipe as much as we do! If you try it be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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4.98 from 34 votes

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 tortillas
These easy, gluten-free flour tortillas are perfect for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, wraps and more. They turn out delicious and are well worth the effort. Plus making them is easier than you'd think!
This blog post has all the tips and tricks you need to successfully make gluten-free tortillas at home. Be sure to see the video and step-by-step photos!

Video

Ingredients

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Instructions 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix on low until combined. Add the oil and mix until combined. Slowly add the hot water and for 1-2 minutes until completely combined.
  • Form the dough into a ball and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes before cooking the tortillas. Do not grease.
  • Cut a gallon-size ziploc bag up the sides (see pictures and video) and place it over a tortilla press. Spray the bag with cooking spray. Grab a small ball of the dough (2-3 tablespoons) and roll into a ball. Place in the lined tortilla press and flatten. You can also roll the tortillas between parchment paper with a rolling pin. Cut the edges with a pizza cutter to make a more perfect circle if desired.
  • Add the tortilla to the very hot cast iron skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 15-20 seconds. Do not cook for too long or the tortillas will be stiff. The key is to have a very hot pan so the tortillas cook quickly and get brown spots without drying out from cooking too long.
  • Place the cooked tortilla between 2 plates to keep warm or in a tortilla warmer. Repeat with the remaining dough. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

Ingredient Notes:
  • Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour: I like to use gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend like King Arthur Flour in my baked goods. It works best to use a blend that contains xanthan gum in this recipe.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil or another neutral flavored oil works best in these tortillas.
  • Hot water: Adding hot water helps the dough come together and hydrates the flour.
 
Tips for Gluten-Free Tortilla Success:
  • Use a tortilla press or a rolling pin – Either one will work great! I use this tortilla press. I like to line it with a greased ziploc bag I’ve cut open (see the photos) so the tortillas don’t stick. A rolling pin and parchment paper also works great.
  • A small pizza cutter can help make perfectly round edges – If you like you can trim the edges with a pizza cutter slightly after rolling/pressing the tortillas.
  • Use a hot pan – A hot pan ensures the tortillas brown nicely and quickly. You want to cook them for a total of 2-3 minutes but they should get brown during that time. If your pan isn’t hot enough they will look pale.
  • Don’t cook them too long – Or the tortillas will be stiff. The key is to have a very hot pan so the tortillas cook quickly and get brown spots without drying out from cooking too long.
  • Store the tortillas in a tortilla warmer (or between 2 plates) as you cook them – This helps to keep them soft and pliable. 

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I'm Erin!

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MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I'm here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I must say that these were the best I’ve ever made after dozens of recipes, but they stillaren’t soft like my wheat ones used to be. I finally got them cooked without setting off the fire alarm, which was very disruptive, so I’ll keep working on them for a while. One thing that might help is if I knew how thin I can make them? I’m sure our tortilla presses are different sizes, cause with half a recipe I made over 10 tortillas! Should I just keep pushing the envelope til I get really thin ones or have you already experimented with that and backed off?

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve missed a good flour tortilla, and have wanted to make my own for ages. This came out perfect, they’re flexible and chewy and so so so delicious. I feel like this would make a good flatbread too (especially since I didn’t roll my sample tortilla out thin enough), which is fantastic because I miss gyros! Thanks a million~!

      1. The nutrition information is for 1/10th of the recipe. It of course depends on how many tortillas you end up making! I hope this helps.

  3. Hello,

    Thank you for the great recipe and write-up. I, unfortunately, have trouble keeping the dough from disintegrating while transferring it to the skillet. Any ideas of why this is happening?

    1. Sorry you’re having trouble! You could try rolling them out on parchment paper. That way you can flip them off the parchment paper directly into the pan. Also make sure you are using the right amount of flour. I hope this helps!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! The dough comes together quickly. Directions are easy to follow. And they’re delicious! My non-gf husband and adult son both thought they were better than any “regular “ wheat flour based tortilla. Thank you for a great recipe! It’s been over three years since I’ve been able to enjoy non-corn tortillas. I’m in heaven!

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you for a no nonsense excellent recipe with essential tips which are what really put this recipe into 5 star category.

    1. Great question! To freeze, separate the tortillas with parchment paper or waxed paper and place in a ziploc bag before placing in the freezer. Reheat the tortillas by microwaving for 10-15 seconds. I hope this helps! 🙂

    1. Store the tortillas in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerate for up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave for 10-15 seconds. I hope this helps!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve been dying for this recipe! It is so helpful that it uses simple ingredients. I am starting food storage and will be writing this recipe off to include with my GF flour. Thank you so much for an amazing tortilla recipe!

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