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Healthy Homemade Tortillas

These healthy homemade tortillas are the perfect base for your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo creation. Easy, healthy and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time40 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy homemade tortillas
Servings: 10 tacos
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Marisa



  • Mix together dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. Add oil and water and mix to form a soft dough.
  • Place dough on floured surface and knead dough for approximately two minutes or until a smooth round ball of dough is formed. 
  • Place dough back in bowl and cover with a damp towel for 30 minutes. 
  • After 30 minutes, place dough on flat surface and separate in half, then in fourths, then in eighths to form eight smaller dough balls. Pinch dough from each of eight balls to form two more balls of dough resulting in ten even dough balls. Allow dough to rest for another ten minutes on a plate.
  • Form each dough ball into an approximately 8-inch tortilla as follows: Use heel of hand to flatten dough in center. Roll dough into thin tortilla shape using a rolling pin. If you prefer a perfect circle, you may use a large cookie cutter to form even tortillas once rolled. 
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over very high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, add tortilla to pan and cook on this side until bubbles rise in dough. Flip the tortilla and cook on the opposite side for another 20 seconds while pressing dough bubbles down with the back of tongs. Transfer the tortillas to a warm plate or tortilla warmer. Repeat this step until all tortillas are cooked. 


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.9mg