If you’re looking for the best easy homemade flour tortillas, you’re going to love this recipe! You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own tortillas at home. This recipe is quick and delicioso. Impress your family or friends with the fresh taste of warm soft lightly browned flour tortillas. The process is simple while using less than five ingredients.
We went on our usual grocery run buying everything needed to make some delicious portobello fajitas. Once we got home and began to unload the groceries, we realized we forgot to buy tortillas!
Realizing this was the perfect opportunity to test a recipe for homemade flour tortillas. How did they come out you ask? Yes, we did make flour tortillas from scratch.
Yes, they were amazing!
The first time we made them, we couldn’t believe how good they were… like “we’re never buying packaged tortillas again” good. We both agreed that it’s just hard to beat homemade tortillas. Once you try this recipe, you will surely agree with us.
Also, did we mention they’re vegan?
Are Tortillas Traditionally Vegan?
No. Traditional tortillas are normally made with lard, a fat derived from animals. Most store bought brands of tortillas your find at the store are vegan. But, these are typically enriched flour with water, oil, and some preservatives.
In this recipe we used avocado oil. It’s been a long time since either of us have had a traditional tortilla but man, this recipe definitely hits the spot.
Baking Powder for Texture
Although this is a 4 ingredient recipe (not including water) it could easily be a 3 ingredient recipe. We tested the recipe with and without baking powder and both versions came out great! The results with baking powder had a better texture. This is because baking powder helps the dough form bubbles.
As mentioned above, instead of lard we used avocado oil. We chose avocado oil because of its neutral taste. Any neutral oil could be substituted.
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Luna & Nate