Flour Tortillas, Gluten-Free

by Jeanne on May 13, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, finally, finally I got around to developing a recipe for flour tortillas.  Thank you for your patience!

This recipe turned out to be more challenging to get right than I anticipated. But, I have gotten so many requests for flour tortillas–from my readers and from my family–that I was determined to figure it out.

I have to admit–I don’t really like the commercially available gluten-free flour tortillas.  They tend to be too stiff for me and they don’t really roll around fillings all that well.  And they taste kind of funny to me.  When I started to work on a recipe for these, I had a few some specific goals.  I wanted tortillas that:

1) were soft and fairly easy to roll around a filling
2) tasted like I remember wheat flour tortillas to taste
3) used easy-to-obtain ingredients

Traditionally, flour tortillas are made with lard.  Good, quality lard is somewhat challenging for me to get in Seattle, and I didn’t want to render my own, so I knew that if my recipe contained lard, I would never make it.  It turns out that butter is excellent for this recipe.  It provides a nice taste and the texture is perfect.  If you can’t use dairy butter, I would experiment with using lard, shortening, or coconut oil.  Don’t use a liquid oil, though–that will create a different texture for the tortillas.  Also, I played with the amount of salt in the tortillas until I got it to the level we like.  You can add more or less salt depending on your tastes.

If you are a kitchen gadget hound like me, this recipe is a great reason to pull out your tortilla press.  I got mine at a local Mexican store years and years ago for making my own corn tortillas.  It’s one of those single-use pieces of equipment that’s really fun to use.  I use my tortilla press for the first shaping–to create a nicely rounded disk.  I then transfer the dough to a floured rolling board and roll it out a bit thinner.  If you don’t have a tortilla press and you don’t want to get one, you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin. For the rolling process, I use a small Asian rolling pin. This is a handy tool for rolling out small bits of dough. If you don’t have one, you can just use your regular rolling pin. I will say that I use my small rolling pin much more than I would have thought I would.  It’s also handy to have a ruler to check the diameter of your tortillas as you roll them.  And a small knife is handy for cutting off the ragged edges


Flour Tortillas, Gluten-Free

Yield: about 9- 7 inch/18 cm tortillas

2 cups (280 g) Jeanne’s All Purpose Gluten-Free flour mix
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
3/4 cup (156 ml) warmish water (about 90 degrees F/ 32 degrees C)
tapioca flour for rolling

In the bowl of a food processor, place the flour, salt, and baking powder. Pulse a few times to mix.

Add the butter pieces. Pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand. If you don’t have a food processor, add the butter pieces via a pastry cutter or by rubbing them into the flour mix with your hands.  Add the warm water and turn on processor until a dough ball forms (or mix with a spoon until you can’t mix it anymore and then use your hands to do the final mixing).  The dough should be soft and pillowy.

Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and wrap tightly. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. This rest period will help to distribute the water throughout the dough.  If you don’t plan on using the dough that day, you can refrigerate the wrapped dough.  But will need to bring it to cool room temperature before you roll and make the tortillas.  Please note that if the dough is too warm, it will be hard to roll and it will be too floppy to move to the pan.  It’s best when it’s on the cooler side of room temperature.

When you are ready to make the tortillas, roll your dough into 9 equal balls of about 1/4 cup/65 grams each.  Cover the balls with plastic wrap while you preheat your pan.

The tortillas need to be cooked in a pan that can be heated to a high temperature.  I use a well-seasoned cast iron pan for this.  Place pan on medium high heat and let preheat well–for about 5 minutes.  If you have a tortilla press, now is the time to use it. Dust the press with tapioca flour (top and bottom). In addition, dust rolling surface with tapioca flour.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlace the first dough ball in the middle of the press and firmly press. Open the press. Most likely the disk (which should be about 5 inches/13 cm in diameter) will stick to the upper part of the press (as it does for me).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACarefully remove the dough disk and place it on the floured rolling surface. Sprinkle the surface of the dough disk with tapioca flour. If you don’t have a tortilla press, proceed to the next step.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith a rolling pin give the dough disk (or dough ball if you didn’t use a tortilla press) a roll.  Give the disk a quarter turn and roll it again. Repeat this process until you have a disk that is roughly 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter.  Don’t roll these any thinner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf the dough gets too thin it will be almost impossible to transfer from the rolling surface to the pan.  If the ragged edges bother you, you can cut them off at this stage with a sharp knife.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith a large turner, carefully transfer the dough disk to the heated pan.  It might take you a few tries before you are able to transfer the dough disk without it breaking.  If your kitchen is hot, the dough might get too warm and might get floppy and be harder to roll and to transfer.  If this happens, put dough into the fridge to cool down and firm up.

Cook for about 60 seconds–until the surface of the tortilla is covered with puffed up bubbles.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlip and cook on the other side for another 60ish seconds.  Both sides should look like they do in the photo at top–with brown rings where the bubbles have formed.

Flip the tortilla onto a dinner plate hot side up.  You will now repeat the process with each dough ball.  Flip each successive tortilla hot side up onto the tortilla stack.  By the end of the process, you will have 9 tortillas.  Cover warm tortillas with a towel to keep warm and serve.

Tortillas are best fresh–they will be pliable and should roll around a filling fairly easily.

Tortillas will be best (and the most pliable) the day they are made.  To store, cool completely and then store in an airtight container at room temperature (not in the fridge) for up to 2 days.  For longer storage, freeze.  To refresh, microwave for a few seconds before use.


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{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne Holt July 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

You have opened up a whole new world for me. Gluten free tortillas can also be expensive – especially flour ones. This will be a great recipe to try!


Jeanne August 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Suzanne: I’m so glad! Happy baking!


Jennifer June 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

these were absolutely delicious. I loved them. Trying to find flat bread ideas for my little girl who is gluten intolerant, like her mama. So delicious!!!! I was skeptical cuz the recipe was so simple and I’ve been disappointed before. What a pleasant surprise. Thank u for sharing.


Jeanne June 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Jennifer: Oh, I’m so glad! Yay!


Jeanne June 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Jennifer: Oh, I’m so glad! Also, check out my Pizza post–it is great as a flatbread. And in my new book (out in October) I have Pita and Naan recipes!


Connie March 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I’ve made these several times now. First time I was in a hurry and didn’t let the dough rest. Mistake on my part as this batch was hard to work with. Now i make the dough ahead of time, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until I am ready to fry them. Last time it was a few days later and the dough was just perfect and everything went smoothly.

I make these small. Divide into 16 balls before pressing. After frying and cooling I freeze them and just pull out a couple as needed. For freezing I cut up small pieces of parchment paper to put between them and then put into a ziploc bag. They stay good for at least a couple of months (That’s the longest I’ve ever had them in there before they were all used.)

I use them for Everything! Hamburger “buns”, sandwiches, small toaster oven pizzas… If they need to be warmed up I pop in the toaster oven for a few minutes. But they’re also fine at room temp if I take out ahead of time.

Because I am the only one in the house who is GF almost every bread product I make GF gets frozen because I don’t use it fast enough. These tortillas hold up really well (as do pancakes) when frozen and reheated in the toaster oven.

Thank you for sharing this receipe!


Jeanne April 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Connie: Yay!!


Nancy March 26, 2015 at 12:13 am

I am very pleased that I found your web site and cannot wait to try your gluten-free tortillas! I just made the most appalling batch of 5 ingredient spelt tortillas & was feeling a bit discouraged (my husband gifted me with a tortilla press for my birthday). I was SO exited, and now, not so much…but there is hope.
The only reason I went for spelt tortillas is because our favourite store bought products are Rudi’s Spelt tortillas. I refuse to continue to pay $5-6 for 6 tortillas considering we are basically talking about flour & water. In fact, I am fed up with the price gouging that goes along with all things gluten-free. We already make wonderful sweets, (I am blessed to be married to a darling man who loves to cook and does it very well) it’s time to all breads to the mix.
I am impressed with your site. I especially like the explanations, the specificity of your instructions and the obvious care with which you have crafted your web site. I can’t wait to try the butter…genius. Thank You!


Jeanne April 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Nancy: Yay! Also, you probably know this, but I want to make sure: spelt is a form of wheat and it has gluten. Also–so nice to have a baking husband! And I’m glad you find my site helpful–yay!


Molly February 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

I just made these. They were a hit. Mine weren’t quite as pliable as gluten full tortillas, but I rolled them a little thin. We just used them “sandwich style” like with a quesadilla. Hands down the best recipe and the best GF tortilla I’ve ever had. I get so frustrated when the store bought stuff that costs a fortune tasted like rocks- or worse. These were a big hit. I just need to fine to my process a smidge.

As a side note, when I lived in Costa Rica, my host family always used 2 plates rather than a tortilla press. You get 2 pieces of parchment paper. Cover the bottom plate with 1 piece of parchment and place the dough ball in the center of the bottom plate. Cover it with the second piece of parchment, and smash it down with a second plate using body weight to press it into a disk. Corelle type dishes work great for this purpose and don’t break- so you can let the kids help!


Jeanne February 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Molly: Yay! I’m so glad! Also, thanks for the alternative pressing idea–that’s great!


augie January 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

Hi,thanks for the recipe. I will be trying it within the next couple of days. I do have a question. Why use tapioca flour for rolling instead of just using the same flour that was used to make the dough. Thank You very much!! Augie


Jeanne January 28, 2015 at 10:24 am

Augie: I recommend tapioca flour because the mix contains xanthan gum–which is sticky. The xanthan gum causes the mix to not act as a good thing to stop sticking.


Jerome January 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

Do you have any bread recipes? I’m not much of a tortilla person, it’s too much work to try and make some. Baking is not my forte… Lol
I do love to cook but having made tortillas in the past it’s been very hard to do. I am currently wheat and gluten free and I do miss my Mom’s homemade flour tortillas but am nervous about making these. So do you have a bread recipe I could try or better yet a book of recipes that are wheat and gluten free?
Thank you and God speed


Jeanne January 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Jerome: Yes! I have many gluten-free bread recipes. Click on the “Gluten-Free Recipes” tab at the top of the page–you will find all of my recipes in alphabetical order. Also, my first book is available for purchase. Click on the “Buy My Book” icon to the left. My second book will be coming out in the Fall (2015). Also, don’t be afraid to try the recipes–most of them aren’t very hard! Happy baking!


Kathryn December 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

Just made these tortillas and I almost cried. They were absolutely perfect. So I bought your book to try every recipe. Thank you so much for recipes that actually taste good. ;)


Jeanne December 8, 2014 at 8:32 am

Kathryn: Yay! You’re welcome


Lourdes July 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

could you please tell me how long they should last if left in the open air
and what to do to keep them soft and flexible for 4 days. Much appreciated


Jeanne August 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

Lourdes: See the end of the post for storage information.


Diana R. June 25, 2014 at 5:06 am

Last year I made your tortilla recipe using the volume measurements and they did not come out very well. Recently I purchased a scale and saw this tortilla on the Top 10 tortilla recipes on GlutenFree Easily and decided to try them again this time measuring everything by weights and the tortillas were delicious and they looked lovely. I used the plastic bag method to roll the tortillas and it worked great. Thanks you so much for posting this. I am so excited to try all your other recipes I am purchasing your book.


Jeanne June 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Diana: Yay! And thank you!


Michelle B April 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

Is there a way to make this without having to use a food processor? I don’t have one or a blender(believe it or not :-( I do have a kitchen aid mixer though!


Jeanne April 28, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Michelle: Of course! Instead of using a food processor, you can cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or by rubbing it in with your fingers. I changed the directions to add that. Thank you for asking!


KellyS April 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I’m confident I made your dough exactly as described–even made your flour blend–except I had to add a tad more water to get the dough to form a soft ball. Let it rest, I used my new tortilla press, carefully rolled them on the counter… Unfortunately, they turned into stodgy, thick ‘floury’ tasting tortillas and they broke when I bent them. After reading all these great posts, I had such great hopes! Sad, sad, sad!


Jeanne April 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Kelly: I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you. I’m not sure what to tell you–it works well for me and for other readers.


Someone May 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

Are you in a different altitude?


Rave June 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I too have the same problem. I did not add extra water, tho. I used an electric tortilla press. Not sure ehat happened.


Jeanne June 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Rave: I’m not sure what you’re trying to say.


Rainy March 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Have been putting off making these since I never have had success with a GF tortilla, or at least one that I liked. Made them last night for enchiladas! GREAT! Need to invest in a press someday, but these were easy and very, very good. Making Chex mix (would you believe on GF cereal box they call for wheat Chex) lol substituted extra cereal and sliced up tortilla pretzels out of a leftover tortilla. YUMMY! Thank you!


Jeanne March 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Rainy: Yay!!


Mindy March 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm

This recipe is so amazing. Thank you! I made it just the way it is posted. The only thing I didn’t do was put the flour on my tortilla smasher. If you cut 2 circles (bigger than the smasher) out of a produce bag. Place one on the bottom and place one on top of your ball of dough. Put down your top. Pull down your handle. The dough will not stick to the bag. Less mess.


Jeanne March 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Mindy: Great idea! Thanks!


Sarah March 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I made the dough a couple days ago. I used the recommended flour mix but I left out the xanthan gum. I do not like to use gums. Instead I added 1 1/2 tsp of whole psyllium husks. I let the dough rest on the counter for an hour then in the fridge overnight. The dough was easy to handle and cooked up beautifully. Next time I would add less salt.
overall really yummy.


Jeanne March 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Sarah: Yay! Sounds great!


Corey March 1, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Thank you for these delicious tortillas! I have been using a different recipe (not gluten free) for about a year now using cup4cup flour. We thought those were great…up until now! My middle son is celiac and I am gluten intolerant so I have gotten used to making everything from scratch for the most part. I had made this dough and stuck it in the fridge and didn’t have a chance to make them for a couple of days. As I was making them, my kitchen was a bit too warm and they were not so easy to work with. Threw them in the fridge for a while and took each ball out right before rolling it. I let my son try one while still warm and he informed me that these were the best ever! He then asked me if we could have fajitas for dinner, just so we could have the tortillas. …so we did and it was fabulous! He usually complains during dinner and tonight, he said countless times how good dinner was. We have a new tortilla recipe to use from now on, thank you! Love your site and your recipes. We’ve really enjoyed everything we’ve tried so far.


Jeanne March 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Corey: Aw, I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know!


Sherbert February 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Tried this using the bag of gluten free flour I had in the kitchen (I’m in Europe and we’re light years behind on GF stuff: flour was made from maize starch, maize flour, thickener: locust bean gum).

Used this as I was in such a hurry to stuff down some tortillas that I glossed over your special flour mix, thinking it was some kind of brand of flour only to be found in the US. Dough looked fine until I tried to roll it (I’d most likely be taken to the nearest hospital if I walked into a kitchen supplies shop and asked for a tortilla press)… was basically impossible to roll. Managed to get some sort of flat piece of dough into my pan. When cooked, it looked like an omelet and tasted absolutely horrible :(. Will set out on the hunt for the different ingredients in your special flour mix and try again.

On the other hand, I made the flourless peanut butter cookies too (adding in choc chips and a little bit of salt because I love the salty/sweet combo) and they were FANTASTIC. They won’t last long…probably next few hours.

New to GF cooking as husband has quite severe Crohn’s and has been advised to cut out gluten to see if it lessens symptoms. I don’t have a problem with gluten (er I think) but since we started our GF diet two weeks ago I’ve noticed such a huge difference in a) my energy levels and b) my weight that I’m basically never buying regular bread or pasta ever again :). Will certainly be trying the tortilla recipe again as I practically live on wraps.


Jeanne February 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Sherbert: Yes, let me know how it goes. Also, I think many, many people do better without gluten (or at least without tons of gluten). Even my husband, who is technically fine with gluten, says he feels better without it.


Tammy K. February 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Thank you! I have been looking long and hard for a good tortilla recipe for my husband. Since having to go gluten free he has missed his breakfast burritos. This recipe is great.


Jeanne February 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Tammy: Yay!


Courtney January 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

I love breakfast burritos, and have recently experimented with gluten-free cooking to see if it helps my liver enzymes and lowers my blood sugar. I already do notice that my back pain (inflammation) is all but gone after 2 months of eating mostly gluten-free.

I MISS TORTILLAS, and these look GREAT!
I happen to have a bag of Bob’s Redmill all purpose gluten-free flour on hand. Would this work?


Jeanne January 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Courtney: It will work (you need to add 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum per cup of flour) but they won’t taste that good. The Bob’s GF mix contains bean flour which makes things taste not so great (in my opinion).


Courtney January 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Thanks so much! I uses the Bob’s in a recipe for slow-cooker chicken and dumplings, and a dessert recipe. I thought (for my palate) that it tasted pretty good! If it is really noticable, I will definitely invest in making your mix. I have no xanthan gum, so I will have to look for that next time I’m out. :-)


Jeanne January 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Courtney: Sounds good!


Yvette December 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hi! I’m gluten AND corn free (allergic to both). Can you give me an alternative(s) for xanthan gum when using it to make gluten free flour tortillas and the measurments? I was thinking either arrowroot, cream of tartar or guar gum. Thank you!!


Jeanne December 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Yvette: please read my “Let’s Talk Gluten-Replacers in Gluten-Free Baking” post under the Baking Tips tab. It has information about growing mediums for xanthan gum–not all of them are corn. You will be surprised.


Yvette December 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Jeanne, thank you for the information and I really appreciate you taking the time to respond! I ordered xanthan gum by Authentic Foods. I haven’t had a flour tortilla in years and can’t wait to try your recipe. The information you provided on xanthan gum was very interesting and helpful. Once I receive my order and make the tortillas, I’ll let you know how they came out.



Jeanne December 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Yvette: yay!


Naomi October 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Made these tonight (for my celiac daughter in-law) along with regular flour tortillas (for the rest of us) for Fish Tacos. They turned out fabulous. My daughter in-law loved them and they looked so close to the regular tortillas that my son accidentally ate one of her tortillas!


Jeanne October 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Naomi: Yay! I’m so glad!


Cindy September 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

I tried just a single batch just a few minutes ago. My dough was VERY wet. I poured flour from the bag into my measuring cup – I wonder if I didn’t end up “packing it enough” although I know you are not supposed to “push” flour into the cup. I did add more flour, and another 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (total 1/2 tsp). Still pretty wet. It reminds me very much of one of my last recipes for a non-GF flour tortilla. My butter was straight from the fridge – maybe I should have frozen it a few minutes first? Sure hoping they turn out, as I have plans for them tonight! :)


Jeanne September 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

Cindy: Did you follow the directions exactly and use the exact ingredients I ask for? How wet is wet? Was it dripping wet? I would recommend doing it again and making sure that you followed all of the directions exactly. Also, Where do you live? If it is very humid there, I guess the dough could have absorbed a bunch of water from the air, but that in not all that likely unless you are in the tropics. Also, measuring the flour by volume (cups) is fine. Make sure you do the “scoop and sweep” method. Scoop your cup through the flour, tap it on the counter lightly to settle any of the flour that is sticking to the side, and then level it off (sweep) with straight edge. Let me know how it goes.


Cindy September 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

I used Bob’s Red Mill GF all purpose baking flour, because that’s what I had. I did add 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, but the rest of the ingredients were the same as yours. I’ve just started cooking GF in the last week, so I don’t have many ingredients yet, and my local stores don’t carry much. I hope to order some things tomorrow to help out. I followed your directions. You mention the scoop/sweep – no I didn’t do that – I thought I had read that you are supposed to not scoop because it compacts the flour too much (maybe that is just with nonGF flours?) and you end up with a more dense product because you really have too much flour. I live in south central Indiana, so I imagine I just didn’t have enough flour – it was more like pancake batter. However, after putting in the fridge for about 55 min, then on the counter for 5, before using my electric tortilla press – mostly good results. My first tortilla split in half (top and bottom separated), but I think that was because I opened it too soon.

I really like the idea behind your recipes – that you want them to taste like regular wheat recipes, not “healthy GF” recipes. I wish there was a commercial GF AP flour blend in your proportions, as I won’t be doing a LOT of baking – only my husband is GF. I hope to make him sandwich bread for an occasional grilled cheese, and he definitely loves tortillas – if I can get them RIGHT. And pancakes, waffles – mostly just breakfast foods & dinner foods (he takes leftovers for lunch mostly). Anyway, this is starting to ramble…

I’m still thinking it was just that I didn’t have enough flour, by how I measured it out.

I tried another recipe too, and I’ll let him do a taste test after work today. I think he’ll like your recipe better – looks-wise at the very least! Then I’ll try again in another week or two, and hopefully have the right flours to mix, and measure them correctly.


Jeanne September 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Cindy: I’m not sure what’s going on. The difference in the flour shouldn’t be that radical. Did you let the dough rest before you started rolling the tortillas? I would recommend trying again, and make sure you follow the recipe exactly just to make sure you didn’t accidentally add too little or too much of something.


Cindy September 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Yes I put it in the fridge for about 55 min, then 5 min on the counter. I do plan to try again when I get more flour. I REALLY appreciate you getting back to me timely.

Cindy September 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Can I double this recipe to make twice as many tortillas, or would I need to make 2 single recipes, one after the other? I know some things don’t double well…


Jeanne September 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

Cindy: I would make 2 batches to make sure everything works well. :)


Jodi August 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Ok…so I am new to homemade gluten free baking…mixes I have been pretty successful with but it is so expensive and I am used to making things from scratch prior to having to go gluten free but I must say…this was an epic fail for me :( I am not sure what happened…but the dough was so sticky and wouldn’t form into a ball…so I just basically cooked it as I could! Lol I am going to try again but I was wondering what I did wrong?? Was my water too warm?? LOVE your website!! We are stationed at JBLM and would love to take one of your classes in Seattle while I can!


Jeanne August 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

Jodi: Hm, I’m not sure what happened. Did you follow the recipe exactly and use the exact ingredients called for? Let me know!


Jodi September 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

So I made such a monumental error, that I did not realize it until I went to make more of your all purpose flour that instead of adding white rice flour, I added potato starch!! Which is why the flour tortillas didn’t work. So the second time around, I made sure I had the right ingredients and I didn’t have the water so warm. Also, I refrigerated my dough overnight like one person said to do on here…they were a huge success!! Thanks so much!! Your website is making me feel more and more confident about getting back into my baking routine!!


Jeanne September 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Jodi: Ah, got it. Yes, that would not make a good tortilla dough. I’m so glad you figured it out!! Yay!


cheryl July 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I forgot to say that the dough wouldn’t ball up in the food processor so I added a tiny bit more water and it still wouldn’t turn into a ball. I figured it was because of the substitution I used so I put the mix into a bowl and it easily worked into a ball when I “Kneaded” it with my hands. It was silky smooth and soft. I might actually leave out the food processor and work the dough with my hands next time.


Jeanne July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Cheryl: sounds good! I always tell people to do what works for them!


cheryl July 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I tried this recipe yesterday and it was excellent! My husband was amazed at the pliability of the tortilla. He said, “This is a flour tortilla!” The bummer is I couldn’t find the sweet rice flour so I used one of your substitutions that I found on another one of your posts. I know it had an impact on the flavor and it would have been PERFECT had I had all the correct ingredients. I can’t wait to get the sweet rice flour and do it up right! I have the feeling I’ll be making “flour” tortillas once or twice a week! I just need to get the rolling technique down so they look pretty too. Thank you for taking the time to create these recipes and for sharing them!


Jeanne July 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Cheryl: yay! I’m so glad you guys like them! And you’re welcome!


Tanya July 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I love your website. I tried these the other day and they were to brittle to wrap around any filling. Any idea what went wrong?
I had them quiet thin, rolled with a ziplock bag.

I ended up spraying them with oil, sprinkled with garlic salt and slow baked to make tortilla chips they were awesome.



Jeanne July 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Tanya: Hm. When you say “brittle” do you mean that they broke a little bit when you rolled them around a filling or that they were actually brittle and shattered into pieces? Did you follow the recipe exactly? Also, did you use them right away or did you use them the next day or days later? They are the most flexible the day they are made.


Tanya July 13, 2013 at 3:10 am

I think I may have rolled them to thin to start with. They snapped in half when I tried to roll them, withing 15 mins of making them.


Jeanne July 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

Tanya: Ah. Good to know.


Maroonmango July 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe. I modified it quite a bit (or rather modified your flour mix with using only brown rice and using 1c or quinoa flour instead of sweet rice) as our family has been whole grain for years and we are accustomed to the extra flavour, they turned out amazing even my hubby who is very cautious about gluten free said they were the best tortillas ever and would like to use them to replace bread completely.

I am on gluten free/ dairy free for now while breastfeeding (and probably after with how well my body has improved as well) and this was the first recipe I have tried. It gives me great hope that I can still enjoy myself in the kitchen and make home made meals for my family!


Jeanne July 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Maroonmango: Yay! I’m so glad! And yes–you can have fun and cook/bake well even if you are gluten-free/dairy-free! Happy baking!


Nina June 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I made your flour mix and used it to make half this recipe since it was for only two of us. In my haste to taste the tortillas, I forgot to add salt and baking powder. It was still wonderful. Looking forward to make these again with all ingredients. Thanks for developing easy and fool (me) proof recipes.


Jeanne June 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

Nina: lol! I’m so glad they turned out anyway!


Wendy May 27, 2013 at 3:22 am

I have been searching for just such a recipe. Thank you Jeanne.


Jeanne May 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

Wendy: You’re welcome!


Alison May 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

These tortillas are great! I have found I get the best texture when I let the dough sit in the fridge overnight. They end up more pliable then with just an hour of rest time. The hard part is the wait until the next day. Thanks Jeanne for the great recipe.


Jeanne May 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Alison: Awesome! I love it! And you’re welcome!


Michelle May 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

These are GREAT! I was so mad at myself last night for not getting around to trying this recipe when I had to watch my husband and daughter enjoying their gluten-filled ones! I made sure to make and freeze extra today, so that will not happen again. I usually use the cut ziploc method for lining my press, but I had the parchment on the counter, so used that instead. I used a biggish piece, put the dough inside and pressed it, then put the parchment on the counter and rolled it that way. I got one of them a little thick, and it reminded me of the naan my favorite Indian restaurant makes. All it needed was a little sauteed garlic. Thanks so much!


Jeanne May 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Michelle: Oo, I’m so glad! Yay!


Chi @ 106 May 22, 2013 at 7:37 am

Oh my! I think I just might explode with happiness!!!

Cannot WAIT to try this. If I can pull it off, it’ll make such a huge difference to my daughter’s lunch box options. Fingers crossed! :D


Jeanne May 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

Chi: Yay! Let me now how it goes!


Joy May 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Jeanne, you might try pressing your tortillas inside a cut-off edges ziploc bag. Take a gallon size ziploc and trim off sides and top, leaving the fold at the bottom. Cut it so it’s a little larger than your press area. Then after you press the tortillas the first time, turn the ziploc 1/4 turn, and press again. I do this 4 times with my corn tortillas, and they get nice and thin and peel off beautifully for cooking. I have not tried it with your recipe yet, however. :)


Jeanne May 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Joy: Thank you for the suggestion. Oddly, when I did this, the tortillas didn’t cook the way I wanted them too. Which makes me thing that a bit too much moisture was the problem. But, I will try again to see how it goes! Thanks!


Jeanne Sauvage (@fourchickens) May 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hey! Did you all see my #glutenfree Flour Tortillas recipe? http://t.co/rt6Ke3weaO


@LibertyImages May 14, 2013 at 4:25 am

Flour Tortillas, Gluten-Free http://t.co/zjM1L0LjQJ from @fourchickens! Yay!


Linda J. May 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I saw this recipe today and couldn’t wait to make them!! So I made them today and absolutely love them. I am thinking of making these a little thicker sometimes and baking them for a flat bread. I made some of the tortillas a little thicker and that gave me the idea. I have missed tortillas and flat bread!! Thank you for all the recipes that you post for us all! It is so greatly appreciated!


Jeanne May 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

Linda: Yay! I’m so glad!


Natalie in WI May 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I am so exciting about this recipe. You are my GO TO web site for all the things my son misses. Our whole family thinks your recipes are the best. Thank you for your hard work and sharing your successes!


Jeanne May 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

Natalie: Aw, yay! I’m so glad to be of help!


Jen May 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Oh, hurrah! YAY! Thank you, can’t wait to try these! They look so light and soft, too…


@WorthEveryBite May 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

These gluten-free flour tortillas look amazing! Adding to my list to try. http://t.co/XIcyKjbsCz


@JoLynneS May 13, 2013 at 10:53 am

YUM! “@fourchickens: {New} Flour Tortillas, #glutenfree! http://t.co/DIOXpzF1E5. #GFCommunity


Jan May 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

THANK YOU Jeanne!!!!


Jeanne May 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

Jan: You’re welcome! Finally!!


@mindfulpeaceom May 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

Very cool! RT @fourchickens: {New Post} Flour Tortillas, #glutenfree! http://t.co/FgS77nal5l


Jeanne September 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Cindy: happy baking!


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