Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

“I need a great gluten free flour tortilla recipe!” is a request I hear nearly every week, so I’m happy to share with all my readers my easy, inexpensive, guaranteed to please, 4-ingredient gluten free flour tortilla recipe!

Luckily I’ve also had tons of readers tell me that they’ve tried my gluten free flour tortilla recipe and they’re in love (the sign of a great recipe, for sure!).

my gluten free miami gluten free tortillas with gfJules

Amanda from My Gluten Free Miami loves to make these gluten free flour tortillas with my gfJules Flour. Click the photo for Amanda’s recipe for gluten free chicken tacos with these yummy tortillas!

 

 

Amanda from Eat at Our Table has made this recipe several times with my gfJules Flour:

One of the things I missed most when going gluten free was flour tortillas…If you saw my shredded chicken tacos or bbq pork tacos, you saw these soft, flexible beauties in the photos. I’d love to claim credit for the recipe, but I got it from @gfJules and they are so good! Slightly time intensive, but totally worth it. I use a bowl to get that round shape.

While not a traditional “bread”, gluten free flour tortillas can be used in place of bread as a sandwich wrap (think lunch boxes, people!), or of course as a traditional tortilla in Mexican dishes … like these gluten free burritos with guacamole dressing!

gluten free veggie burritos with avocado -gfJules

I wistfully remember my pre-gluten free days of eating out at Mexican restaurants and requesting extra flour tortillas just to pull apart and eat on their own.

gluten free flour tortilla -gfJules

Soft, pliable homemade gluten free flour tortillas.

 

Of course, gluten free corn tortillas are a great thing to have on hand for that emergency gluten free quesadilla craving, but you can make those with soft gluten free flour tortillas, too!

gluten free quesadilla with avocado

Gluten free quesadilla made with gluten free flour tortillas in place of corn tortillas.

 

And corn tortillas are no substitute for a soft, pliable gluten free flour tortilla in recipes where you really need to W-R-A-P the tortilla around your fillings.

gluten free veggie burritos with homemade gluten free flour tortillas

No ordinary corn tortilla is soft enough to wrap around burrito fillings.

 

Happily, none of us has to crave these wraps in vain any longer! Once you try this recipe for yourself and see just how easy it is to make these gluten free flour tortillas, you’ll want to keep a stash of extras for anytime munching.

Here’s how to make these yummy tortillas:

making gluten free flour tortillas process

Remember: there are only 4 ingredients (and one of them is WATER!). This recipe couldn’t be easier! But the main ingredient is the gluten free flour, so don’t skimp or you’ll be left with dry, crumbly and gritty flour tortillas. And who wants that?

 

First, make the dough as directed in the recipe card below (and in the video link above) using either a food processor or a pastry cutter. After allowing the dough to sit wrapped for 30 minutes to absorb all the liquid, you simply roll out on a counter or mat dusted with more of my non-gritty gfJules Flour.

Roll into a free-form circle of whatever size you want for your tortillas: small taco size or large burrito size? They’re your gluten free flour tortillas, make them to suit you! If you prefer, trim the edges for a neater look.

gluten free flour tortilla process rolling

 

Be sure not to roll too thin because although the dough will stretch and let you roll it thin, if it’s too thin, the dough will crack and break after it’s cooked and make it difficult to roll around your fillings.

Cook in a hot un-oiled skillet or frying pan until it begins to puff up …

gluten free tortilla front and back

Top picture is when you know to flip the gluten free flour tortilla; cook on the other side less than one minute. Top picture is of a tortilla without being trimmed; bottom tortilla has been trimmed.

 

… then flip it to the other side, cooking only until the other side lightly browns, usually less than 1 minute more.

And voila! You have a stack of delicious, soft and fresh homemade gluten free flour tortillas!

gluten free tortilla stack

You could even use this recipe to make your own nacho chips for dipping or for dessert nachos, in this recipe from This Vivacious Life!

my gluten free miami gluten free tortillas with gfJules

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

Yield: 8 tortillas
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

Soft, pliable gluten free flour tortillas are something we all miss (corn tortillas just don't cut if for everything!), but luckily, these are easy to make and so good!

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine the gfJules™ Flour, salt and shortening in a food processor, pulsing just until it is evenly distributed and is a fine meal consistency. (You may do this by hand by incorporating the shortening into the dry ingredients with two butter knives or a pastry blender).

Turning the food processor back on, slowly pour the water through the feeding tube until the dough forms a nice ball. You may need slightly more or less water to achieve this consistency.

Divide and pat the dough into 8 equal-sized discs (45-50 grams each) or 4 larger discs (90-100 grams each). Set aside on a plate and wrap tightly in clear plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out. Let sit for approximately 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your filling for fajitas, burritos, sandwiches, or whatever you prefer.

After 30 minutes, preheat a griddle or large skillet to medium-high/high heat (do NOT oil the surface). Roll each disc individually on a clean surface or pastry mat dusted well with gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.

This dough is capable of being rolled extremely thinly without breaking, but keep it a bit thicker to prevent the edges from crisping and cracking when cooking the tortillas. Imagine the thickness of a traditional flour tortilla and roll to that thickness, but no more.

Roll in different directions to make the tortillas round. If you are unsatisfied with the roundness of your tortillas, you can always lay a paper plate gently on top and cut a circle around to form even edges.

Lift each tortilla gently using your rolling pin or a spatula to transfer the tortillas one at a time to the hot cooking surface. Only cook the tortillas for a very short time, so watch for when the tortilla starts to bubble with air, then flip to the other side to cook for a few seconds only – cook less than you would think you need. It doesn’t hurt to overcook the tortillas slightly, but the edges will become crispy and make rolling a bit more challenging.

A very hot skillet will cause the most air bubbles to form in the dough, but watch closely to ensure it does not burn.

When done, place tortillas on a towel-lined plate and wrap each in layers of the towel until ready to serve; if serving much later, layer between pieces of wax paper and seal the tortillas in the towel inside a zip-top bag once cooled.

To reheat later, leave the tortillas in the towel and microwave briefly on medium-low heat.

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Now, wasn’t that easy?

So what’s stopping you from having soft, fresh, homemade gluten free flour tortillas anytime you like?

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Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

 
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Gluten free flour tortillas can be as soft & pliable as you remember -- IF you don't make them with store-bought rice-based flour. gfJules to the rescue!

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

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197 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortilla Recipe

    • This makes me so happy to hear, Linda! I’m glad you’ll have a great gluten free flour tortilla recipe you can rely on! Happy baking!
      ~jules

    • Hi Tinnette, having never tried that brand before, I can’t say for sure, but take a look at this article on gluten free flour comparisons. The big difference with my gfJules Flour in a recipe like this gluten free flour tortilla recipe is that my flour gives the dough stretch that others don’t offer, so another flour might crumble or break, but there’s no way to know for sure unless you try it. Sorry I don’t have an easy answer for you, but at least you know you can always use my flour and get the recipe to work just right!
      ~jules

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  2. Hi! This looks delicious! Does this recipe work with other gluten free flours or just gfjules flour? Because I tried it with another flour and it didn’t turn out so I didn’t want to waste the ingredients so I ended up with a nice bread adding a few things to it 😀

    • Hi Merlyn, all gluten free flour blends are so very different that it’s hard for me to say that a recipe developed for gfJules Flour would work well with any other given flour. I’m so glad you made the best of it when it didn’t turn out with another blend, and you were able to modify it into a nice bread though — I admire your creativity!! Check out this article on gluten free flours for more on what works and why for insight into the differences in gluten free flours and blends. I hope you do get to try this recipe with my gfJules Flour one day. I know you’ll love it!
      ~jules

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  4. Absolutely love this recipe. You’re flour, and recipes are seriously changing my families lives.

    I do have one question, have you used a tortilla press for these? And if no would i be able to?

    • Aw, Lauren. Thank you so much! That means so much to me. I sincerely appreciate your note – you made my day!!!
      Regarding this gluten free tortilla recipe, I didn’t use a tortilla press, but you absolutely could. Enjoy the recipe!
      ~jules

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  6. Made these for Cinco de Mayo last night, and they were DELICIOUS! Great the next day, too, when rewarmed in the skillet.

  7. I would love to make these for dinner tonight but don’t have your flour blend! Do you know how much xanthan gum I would need to add to another GF all purpose flour blend I have since it doesn’t contain it? Thank you!

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  9. FINALLY!!!!! You have no idea how long I have been waiting for a good GF Flour tortilla recipe. I have memories of my grandma making homemade flour tortillas in the mornings. I have missed them so much. No store bought GF flour tortillas come close. I made these and on my first try they came out perfect. I can’t wait to make them for my niece who’s also GF.

    • So excited, Natalie! I’m thrilled that you tried the recipe and loved these! A great gluten free flour tortilla is something we all deserve, don’t you think? Thanks so much for letting me know you loved the recipe!
      ~jules

  10. Iv made Gf tortilla, for many years. High heat makes a steam pocket and sometimes the whole tortilla will be a giant bubble. The steam cookes it inside and it browns on the outside from the pan Very similar to Roli. Katherine

    • Hi Katherine, it’s similar to when I make my gluten free pita bread, as well. That high heat cooking the outside quickly will help form those lovely air pockets! I do need to try making a gluten free roti recipe — it’s on my to-do list! So glad to hear you’re loving this gluten free flour tortilla recipe! What kind of pan do you use to make the tortilla and get the highest heat? Do you use cast iron? I’m always curious!
      ~jules

  11. I just made a batch of 8 of these, I am a slow learner, ha! Number 8 turned out the best. I learned to flour the top and turn the dough over every three or 4 rolls of the rolling pin and repeat, that way it does not stick to the surface. When I did that my tortilla was rounder, not square, and eady to pick up and place in skillet.

    • Thanks for sharing your tip, Twila! I wouldn’t say you’re a slow learner at all — sometimes it helps just to hear it described a different way. Thanks for taking the time to explain it your way! I bet it will help others reading it and trying it for the first time themselves! Glad you gave it a go and ended up with some great gluten free flour tortillas!!!
      ~jules

  12. I am Mexican and the bubble on the tortilla is what it got me to think that this recipe may be an awesome recipe! (I haven’t try it yet) my grandma taught us when making tortillas that you should see bubbles rising on them and that you should press them but only too see another bubble rising next to it. It is my understanding that the bubbles are good sign of a well cooked tortilla, we flip them a couple of times, the trick to have a more brownish color is to have your grill turn up high so they cook fast . Yay for the bubbles on your tortilla!!!

    • Hi Karla, nice tip! I love the bubbles in this tortilla dough, but I never realized that you ought to press them down until there is another bubble beside it – I can’t wait to try that next time! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
      ~jules

  13. The bubbles you see rising on your dough are not a good sign. It means when you flip your tortilla you will achieve uneven browning and cooking. Using a fork simply puncher the tortilla lightly on the grill. This will seal the top dough to the bottom.

    I also notice your tortillas are white! What happened to the brown taste? Also if for non- vegetarian, the addition of lard To the dough adds remarkable taste.