allergy friendly,

Homemade Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

March 02, 2020 S Malik 5 Comments

Homemade Gluten Free Flour Tortillas spread on a plate

In this post I show you how to make gluten free flour Tortillas at home. I used gluten free all purpose flour. Just make sure the flour has some sort of starch already in it, for example potato or tapioca starch. The starch will make the flour more pliable.

Helpful Hints:

  • 🌮 I did not use a rolling pin but stretched the dough with my hands. I found that the rolling pin stretches the dough too thin and then they start to break. The dough was much easier to stretch with hands.
  • 🌮 I also used a plastic wrap on which I stretched the dough this helped prevent the dough from sticking to the surface and was easier to pick up.

We do not simply use tortillas in our house for Mexican dishes, we also use them as:

Some alternative uses of tortillas:

  • 🌮 Roti/Chapati for South Asian dishes such as curries because they are pretty similar t each other.
  • 🌮 As buns/wraps sometimes, I know this is a bit unusual but my kids don't like the gluten free buns available in stores, also majority of the time the ingredients contain one or two of their allergens in them.
Plate it Safe Icon

Learn more about the Plate it Safe initiative and what the icons in the recipe stand for.

  • 45 mins
  • Makes 5
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 1/2 tablespoons dairy free butter
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional information

Sat Fat

Homemade Dairy Free Flour Tortillas stacked


20 sec
logo for handwashing
Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
25 mins
  • mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  • knead the dough into a ball
  • dough covered with a plastic wrap to rest
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with water. Knead into a ball. Cover with a plastic wrap and let stand for 20 minutes.
5 mins
After twenty minutes, heat up a skillet on low to medium heat. Meanwhile take the plastic wrap that you covered the dough with and spread it on a flat surface and sprinkle with flour.
5 mins
  • a piece of dough made into a ball
  • presing the dough ball to make it flatten as a tortilla
  • a dough ball shaped into a tortilla
Once the skillet is heated, divide the dough into five balls. Then take a ball and spread it with hand on the plastic wrap. Stretch it just enough that it does not tear.
10 mins
  • tortilla on a non stick pan cooking
  • tortilla turned to coo the other side
Now with the help of a spatula or a flat serving spoon pick up the dough and transfer it to the skillet. Cook until the bottom is charred then turn over and continue to cook until the other side is charred too. Transfer onto a plate. Continue with the rest of the dough balls.
20 sec
logo for handwashing
Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Use coconut oil instead of the dairy free butter.
  • Freeze them in a ziplock bag after cooling, if not using immediately.

Pin for later

Homemade Gluten Free Flour Tortillas image for pinning


  1. We love making our own tortillas and this looks like a great gluten free option.

  2. These tortillas are so unique - they are an absolute must if you want to have a simple recipe that is fail-proof every time you make it.

  3. I haven't had tortillas in such a long time, so this is a great recipe to change that. Can't wait!

  4. I am always on the hunt for a gluten free wrap, and these look perfect. Pinning to try!

  5. I've always wanted to make homemade tortillas! Thank you for making this so straightforward and easy to follow!