Easy Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

I never eat store bought tortillas. You’ll need a cast iron pan & a rolling pin. After kneading the dough in step #4, you can cover the dough with plastic and let it rest for 10 minutes or longer. It seems to make it a little easier to handle. Always aerate your flour before measuring. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 8 eight-inch tortillas

Homemade Tortillas


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (also works with 1/4 tsp. salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 1/2 cup hot water (I use hot tap water - about 125-130° F)


  1. Combine flour, salt, & baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the oil with a spoon until well distributed.
  3. Stir in hot water.
  4. Transfer to a flat surface and knead for about 30 seconds until it forms a smooth ball.
  5. Start preheating an ungreased cast iron pan to medium-high.
  6. Cut dough into 8 equal pieces.
  7. Form each piece into a smooth ball.
  8. Roll each ball super thin. Try to use very little or no flour as this helps the dough stick to the counter a bit so it's easier to roll thin.
  9. Place each one in the hot pan and cook about a minute, turning once with tongs or a spatula. You can press down any large bubbles.
  10. Place immediately under a clean kitchen towel.
  11. Once they cool, keep refrigerated in airtight Ziploc bag.

Note: To make whole wheat tortillas, I use 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour with 1 cup all-purpose flour.

Wondering How To Keep Tortillas Soft? Click here.

Homemade Tortillas

143 Comments on "Homemade Tortillas"

  1. Karen

    I have been using this recipe from Jenny for at least 4 years. It has never failed me. It is so versatile. Sometimes I sub out 1/3 cup of flour for corn meal or whole wheat. They turn out great! I’ve added spices like cumin or chili powder for fun. Even cinnamon and a teaspoon sugar for sweets. Try this recipe!!! You won’t regret it.

  2. Elaine

    This is definitely a keeper. So easy to do and they are delicious.

  3. Kathie T

    I made these the other night using crisp o and they came out ok. I think I had the temperature to high and the bubbles got burnt when I pushed them down on my electric stove. I had medium high but I think that was too hot. Next time I will lower the temperature to medium. But that was my first time making and they where still really good anyway. All got eaten. Thank you Jenny. I can’t wait to try your other recipes I know there be good.

  4. Robin

    Just tried this recipe. I used beef tallow instead of oil. They turned out fantastic. Now I may need to order a tortilla press. 🤪

  5. Cathy

    Made this recipe this morning and they were delicious. It was the first time I made tortillas. Thank you so much for this recipe and all your others and videos too. It helps to watch the videos.

  6. Isa

    I did it today and it was wonderful. Thanks Jenny!

  7. Miguel

    Tortillas do not take oil, they require white lard at room temperature.

    • Patricia

      Jenny’s recipe takes oil and they are delicious so it looks like lard is not required.

      • Enika Martinez

        I don’t eat lard. I’ve tried a lot of recipes (just because I like trying other versions) and I love this recipe. They are so delicious.

    • Carol Cuevas

      Many people are concerned about Lard due to its saturated fat.levels. However, many of the more “heart healthy” oils also have saturated fat (not as much), but are so highly processed, that one must weigh the benefits and disadvantages of either quality. First-cold pressed oils can solve both problems.

      My preference for tortillas is lard, due to the subtle porky flavor and consistency it provides. Lard also seems to keep them soft and pliable compared to oil in my experience.

      This very excellent recipe can have equal amounts of lard to replace the oil.

    • Selina

      I’ve used this recipe for years. Lard works just a well. As does bacon Grease, tallow, coconut olive and veg oils. The only fat I found not to work is schmultz. It makes the tortilla far too tender and crumbly

  8. Jenny Can Cook

    To make larger (or more) tortillas, here is the ratio I use:
    2 cups total flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    3 1/2 Tablespoons oil
    2/3 cup hot water

    This makes eight 9-inch tortillas.

  9. Kathi

    To keep warm after cooking aluminium foil with 2 paper towels inside the aluminium foil big enough to fold in half as big as the paper towels
    When all are done fold edges will stay warm and soft
    Old school from mother in law

  10. Sally

    My mom used to make the best flour Tortillas, the secret was Red Brick Lard, they came out so soft and chewy. I tried to make some just like hers, but couldn’t handle the Lard, I had indigestion for days. LOL

  11. DennsP

    Turned out great this morning, thank you! Must go into the fridge I take it per no preservatives? Thanks again, these are awesome!!!!

  12. Maryam

    Jenny! Another success! The tortillas browned nicely AND they even had the texture like store bought. I knew I got it right when I ripped off a piece and saw those little thin layers of tortilla in between. Oh my! Nice flavor also. Looking forward to enjoying these tomorrow!

  13. Kathleen

    Love your simple and simply delicious recipes….. you’re a great teacher!

  14. Noelia Runcie

    Thank you Jenny.
    You are truly a God sent!
    These are the easiest & most tasty tortillas ever.
    You’r right… I don’t think I will ever be able to use store bought tortillas again.

  15. Branden

    I just wanted to say thank you for your recipes they have been a great help during this time. I really enjoy your pizza recipe as well so easy and Is amazing!

  16. Dee T.

    I am a 63 year NON cook and baker, having let my hubby to do all the cooking for 23 years. But during stay at home days I have learned to cook with my Instant Pot and I love it! This is my 1st attempt at baking and I chose your tortilla recipe. Love it, so easy, I didn’t mess it up! Now enjoying a margarita with cheese quesadillas while I look at you chocolate cake recipe. Wish me luck! ?

  17. Enika

    Jenny, I have to tell you, I’ve tried so many recipes during this lockdown (at least 10) and this is by far the simplest and better tasting tortilla. I love that it’s not thick.

    Thank you for finally satisfying my OCD.

    Jenny really can cook! I’m just sorry I haven’t followed your cooking sooner!

  18. Jan

    Have you made corn tortillas? Would like an easy recipe. Your recipes never fail so thought I try you first. Thank you!

  19. Marlene

    It’s been so long since I have made tortillas. Thanks for the recipe. I was able to whip them up in minutes and satisfy my cravings. Had one with butter and garlic salt and another with cinnamon & allspice sugar. I think some in the next batch are going to be made into sopapillas drizzled with honey. You know, for the kids.

  20. Adam

    Wow, just wow!

    So quick and easy, and came out perfect the first time. You were right, I can’t go back to store bought again!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe 🙂

  21. PrincessAmelia

    These were fabulous! Many stores in Southern California are sold out of tortillas and your easy to follow recipe saved me! My son didn’t wait for dinner. He ate them right off the griddle. Thank you! Stay healthy!:)

  22. House of X Tia

    First time success!!! Your tortillas rescued the weekend! Thank you for sharing easy approachable scratch made recipes! We’re making them again today. Sending all the best from LA!

  23. Shauna

    We made the tortillas tonight and the Dutch oven bread a few days ago. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. They were easy and delicious!

  24. Shawn Clark

    Thanks Jenny, I made this recipe and although I didn’t roll them thin enough the first time, my people loved them and I have been instructed to never buy tortillas from the store from this point on. Thank you for your videos, you are my favorite youtube cooking host and several of your recipes are in my repertoire. Keep up the good work.


  25. Judy

    Do you roll them all out at the same time or roll one cook one?
    Love your videos and recipes. Many thanks.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Since they cook so quickly, I roll as many as I can fit on the counter (usually 5) to start and I roll the rest after I start and have room for more.

      • Flacali

        Jenny!! Your recipes are sooo good and easy to follow thanks to your funny videos! Love them! Thank you!!

      • Judy Ledbetter

        Thank you! A good excuse to clean off the counter:)

  26. Dan covert

    I found her a few weeks ago. I made her donuts
    The best/easy recipe to make.

    Just seen Jenny’s homemade tortillas
    I will be making soon

    My add-on for her rescue is make more you can flash freeze them on a cookie sheet in the freezer
    Then stack them up in freezer zip lock bag and remover has many you need and reseal the bag till more is needed *** don’t keep frozen pass 6monuth

  27. Lma Prez

    Hi Jenny,
    Love all your recipes so easy to follow your instructions but best of all so easy for a busy momma, these flour tortilla where a hit with my family, they love them. Definitely a keeper of a recipe
    THANX ?

  28. Sammy

    My tortillas came out fantastic. Thanks Jenny. Oh and by the way are you Jenny? Of Jenny Jones the talk show host?. You sure look like her.

    • Granny Dee

      Hi Jenny
      Made tortillas last Sunday & my Sister said they were the best she ever had & not to make them anymore!! You have opened a new door for my cooking Jenny, even if we all get fatter.Lol love your style!
      Granny Dee ??

  29. LC

    Just made a batch of these because we were running low on tortillas for tacos, and WOW! I’ve been spending $3 for a pack of 12 medium/8 large tortillas, and we usually get 3 packages at a time! That’s $9 – on top of the cost of salsa, sour cream, taco seasoning, etc!! I made a batch of 6-8 for FREE with what I already (and always) had on hand! I rolled them as thin as I could (til I could see the pattern of my counter), and cooked them in a frying pan (don’t have a cast iron pan). The edges were a bit crispy, but I like that. I took your advice and put them in a Ziplock bag while they were still warm, and the steam kept them pliable 🙂 I now want to try adding garlic powder to the dough for a nice flavour kick…or maybe some Parmesan…or Oregano…The possibilities are ENDLESS! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  30. K. Hills

    Can this dough be frozen… if so, for how long?

  31. Jack

    I just made a double batch of these with the help of my stand mixer and eldest daughter. They turned out wonderful! Jenny, you definitely can cook! Thank you!
    Cheers, Jack ?

  32. Teresa

    Man the dough kept on sticking to my rolling pin and when I tried to take it off. It’d rip several holes

  33. Jocy

    First time making these. First tortilla came out hard and did not bubble. The rest did and came out perfect. Maybe it’s better to let it rest a minute or two and make sure your cast iron is hot. So delicious! !! I rubbed buyer on it when they were done and covered with paper towels. I did not have rolling pin and used a wine bottle instead!!!!


    I love CORN tortillas…do you have a good recipe?

    • Jenny

      Sorry, I do not.

    • "Doc" Khabira Raheem

      For Corn Tortillas- use corn masa in place of flour and follow Jenny Recipe .
      Thanks for all the amazing recipes Jenny !

      • Sierra Rose

        For corn tortillas, you really need a tortilla press. I recommend you get one that is cast iron (I got mine cheap at Amazon). The iron ones rust and are painted with some kind of (I think) toxic paint. I had one and had to keep it covered with a plastic bag while presssing to protect the tortilla. The cast iron one is way better.

  35. TC Burnett

    I make these every day now. No mixer, no rising, no mess, almost nothing to clean up – what’s not to like?

    I crumbled up some of Jenny’s salmon patties using fresh salmon with onion, pepper and parsley from my garden and made wraps with lettuce, tomato (yep, from my garden), cheese and sweet chili sauce. They may not replace burgers entirely, but we have them every week now.

    Thanks Jenny!

  36. TC Burnett

    I lift the towel…nothing.
    ” Hey! What happened to the tortillas?”
    “We don’t know, dad. We ran out when the aliens came.”
    ” Oh, really? Did you tell that to mom?”
    “Yes, she said at least it wasn’t the body snatchers who swiped the cookies last week.”

  37. Choppini

    Your recipe gives me the thinnest tortillas. Have tried all kind of other recipes for flour tortillas…I stick with your’s. Thank you, Jenny. And the tip on “how to keep tortillas soft” is also very useful. And, btw… did you ever try your tortilla dishes with Newman’s Own MANGO Salsa? To die for. Maybe a new “Jenny” recipe?

  38. Charlotte Wright

    It better grease from Mexican store oil dosen’t taste same as Mexican food I’m with a Mexican and I fix Mexican food lol oil does not clump up lol grease does

  39. Mary Mance

    They are very good so easy to make

  40. MaryKate

    Just found you, I am so excited by all these wonderful recipes I do not know where to start first! It may be the tortilla, though, as I love crisp salad sans dressing, in a tortilla. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing these wonderful recipes.


    PS I understand the baseball comment. I did something similar and the only thing that saved me, I think, is we were expecting a baby at the time. Otherwise he might have dumped me off in the middle of some forest, far, far away.

  41. Jen

    Thank you for the recipe. They remind me of the Moo Shu wraps from Chinese cooking and I found I can use the same technique used for making Moo Shu wraps two at a time! I just take two balls of dough and flatten them. A tiny dab of oil (for Moo Shu, I use toasted sesame oil, but for tortillas, just a dab of whatever oil you use in the recipe) on the top of one and stack the second on top. Then continue as you explain and demonstrate. Roll them as thin as possible, just like it were only one single tortilla. Then cook them just as you cook a single tortilla, flipping once. When it is done, you can just peel the two apart and you have two very thin tortillas, ready to eat!

    I’ve also used your recipe and added rosemary and they were delicious. Another favorite was adding a bit of oregano and Italian seasoning with some finely grated parmesan and I omitted the salt. For a sweet treat, I have used them with sliced strawberries and whipped cream (kind of like a crepe). Butter, cinnamon, and sugar roll-ups are also a treat without overindulging!

    Thanks again; I love what you are doing and enjoy your blog tremendously! Also, your kitchen granite is beautiful!

    • Brenda

      I never made tortillas before I found this recipe. Now I make them regularly.
      I love the idea of adding rosemary, oregano, etc. to my to tortillas. I’m going to try that right away.
      I’ve made bread using Jenny’s recipe with fresh rosemary added to the dough. That turned out great.

  42. ChefLare

    First time dough was too dry and the tortillas were a bit stiff and chewy. Made them again with a tad more water and BAM! Never buying a tortilla again! Thanks Jenny!

    • Jen

      I’ve also found that letting the dough rest for even 30 minutes to and hour, wrapped in plastic wrap or under a damp cloth, lets the gluten in the dough become much more elastic, easier to roll thin, and results in a lighter tortilla as opposed to chewy or tough. But it’s not necessary, as you have found!

  43. Annie Plum

    very good and easy, thanks!

  44. Hajar

    This recipe is our family’s go-to recipe! My sister and I have made it so many times we make it without measuring. They come out fluffy and delish every.single.time.

  45. Yvonne

    Thank you for making it so easy and they taste wonderful!! Will not buy from store anymore!! Never ever again!!!

  46. Lydia

    So good

  47. Lydia

    I made it so good no more story only homemade find Jenny can cook thank you

  48. julie

    what the temperature of hot water please?

    • Jenny

      I’m glad you asked and I added that to the recipe – it’s around 125-130°F.

  49. Tricia C


    Just found your website. Love all the videos and recipes. You’re terrific. Just made the tortillas. I live in San Diego so tortillas are a staple down her (right next to Mexico). But I wanted to make my own. Also, right off the grill is always better. Well, they came out great. All the hints you gave were spot on. I’m very pleased with myself and will be making them often. I’ll be checking out all your other recipes as well. Thanks!!

  50. KathyB

    I’ve made these 3 times now and get better at it every time. I never thought I could make something like this until I saw your video. They are so yummy that I can’t imagine eating store bought flour tortillas again. I use them for tacos and quesadillas, but sometimes I scramble some eggs in the morning and eat them wrapped in one of these with a little salsa. Even though I’m using oil they seem to taste buttery in a simple cheese quesadilla, nothing like the plain blah flour taste of store bought.

    I actually have fun making these tortillas and it’s a bit of a challenge rolling each one. They are all unique and are rarely round, sometimes they look more like the shape of my state of Oregon, but the taste is wonderful regardless. Thank you so much for putting this out there.

  51. Gina Brown

    Hi Jenny..i often see you comment to aerate the flour…what does that mean?

    • Jenny

      Please see Flour Basics under the Questions category at the top.

  52. shi hui

    I just make tortillas but i cannot roll it to thin skin. The dough need to rest for some time? I use non stick pan to pan fry it. It turn nice but there is no bubble
    when frying. Can I know why? must I use a cast iron to fry or anything go wrong.

    • Jenny

      If you can follow this recipe exactly, you should get a good result. Roll them as thin as you can and you need a very hot pan, which is why it should be cast iron. Non-stick is not made to be heated to such a high temperature when dry. They say it is not safe to heat non-stick pans very high. When you say “fry” make sure you are not using any oil. They should be cooked on a dry, very hot, cast iron pan. (You may find the tortillas easier to roll if the dough rests for 10-15 minutes)

      • Sally

        Tried the homemade tortillas today, tried the whole wheat recipe. Some did better then others, but what I really wanted to tell you to make really thin ones take a large zip lock bag cut up both sides, open put, put ball of dough in middle, put other piece on top, push down with glass pie plate, smush as much as you can then roll with rolling pin. Can get super thin ones and no flour needed.

      • Sally

        Tried the homemade tortillas today, tried the whole wheat recipe. Some did better then others, but what I really wanted to tell you to make really thin ones take a large zip lock bag cut up both sides, open put, put ball of dough in middle, put other piece on top, push down with glass pie plate, smush as much as you can then roll with rolling pin. Can get super thin ones and no flour needed. Saw this technique on Cooks Country.

  53. Aarifah Khan

    Amazing you have really inspired me to cook

  54. Wesam

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I love it and made it several times .also had taco’s with this recipe and a recipe on home made taco seasoning. they were both great. Way better than ones in the stores.
    I have a question. Can I use the same recipe with the electric tortilla maker??

    • Jenny

      I have never used one but I suspect they won’t be thin enough. If you try, please report back.

    • Kim

      This is a little late, but I’ve been researching electric tortilla presses and have learned that they are for corn tortillas, not flour tortillas. hth

  55. Kelly

    Made these tonight and they were so delicious and easy!!! To the ladies that said they turned out too stiff, a trick is placing them between some damp paper towel and micro for a couple seconds. Love love loved these! Thank you so very much!

  56. Suzanne

    Will the tortillas soften when refrigerated in a ziploc bag? Mine were stiff so I made quesedillas tonight — they were too brittle to make a burrito. they were fun to make and tasted good — it would be nice if they become soft.

    • Jenny

      Mine always remain soft. I store them refrigerated in a plastic zip top bag with the air removed. I usually put them in the bag while still warm and they are always soft. Also, it could be that your pan is not hot enough or you are not rolling them thin enough.

  57. Terica

    Just made these tortillas! So excited to learn this technique! Thank you! I will never buy them in the store again!!

  58. Rhonda

    Hmmm…. I’ve had to go gluten-free and am missing all my bread options. Had to wait a month to get an order of loaf bread in the store. I bought some gluten free “all-‘purpose” flour. These tortillas would make a great option for me if they work with the GF flour. Just wondering if they would work. Guess I’ll have to try. Also have a ceramic nonstick pan , but not cast iron, so there are a lot of unknown variables here. I know if I follow your recipes exactly they always work out fantastic. I’m in unknown territory otherwise.

  59. Asl

    Hi Jenny, can I substitute whole wheat flour for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Jenny

      I tried and the result was too chewy for me. I was happier with half whole wheat pastry flour + half white. There may be a better recipe out there for 100% whole wheat if you check around – some use white whole wheat flour but I have not tried that yet.

  60. Teresa



  61. sulistiyati

    thank you Jenny, really usefull

  62. Mike from WV

    Hi Jenny,

    Love your recipes; especially the no-knead breads. I have been making tortillas for many years now, and my recipe is the same as yours with one exception: I don’t use baking powder. Just water, flour, salt, and oil. I tried making them with the baking powder, and could see no difference. So, in the interest of simplicity, you can forego the baking powder.


  63. Audrianna

    This recipe is super simple and the tortillas even taste great. Never will buy tortillas ever again these are so much better.

  64. Lois Freeman

    Need to know the nutritional information so that I can figure out the weight watcher points on your 8″ flour tortillas homemade. I would think they would be less than store bought, I was hoping no more than 2 points, but would need the grams on these four: protein, carbs, fat and fiber. Thank you very much!

    • Jenny

      I don’t have that information. I just share the recipes I make as a hobby.

      • Dorothy M

        Thank you so much for this recipe. I bake as a hobby as well. I just love trying to improve the last recipe and also new challenges.
        Thanks for sharing Jenny.

  65. TL

    I’m a father of three with 13, soon to be 14, grand-kids. We would buy tortillas from Amigo’s, division of United Supermarket, sorry Amigos but are making our own from now on. Jenny the tortillas are great and grand-kid approved.


  66. Lynda

    I made these tonight. My first time ever making them. I was so surprised that they turned out really well, and even taste good. Now I just need to learn how to make the chili verde to go with them. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us.

  67. Steve Mogg

    Tried these for my wife’s favourite vegetarian enchilada meal (I tried to duplicate Mexicali Rosa’s (defunct Ontario, Canada restaurant chain) Enchilada Del Norte dish) and she loved them even more than usual! They were already a favourite! Loved your talk show as a teenager and am loving your cooking videos as a 30 something! I love your sense of humor.

  68. Michelle

    I made these Tortillas, easy to make and tasted good
    I wanted something easy so I made a pizza using the cooked tortillas. I Just added pizza ingredients like chopped tomatoes, cooked meats, not too much because the tortillas are thin, then add three different cheeses also some olives.
    Cooked in the oven for 5 minutes
    Quick and easy, so light and taste great (thin slice pizza)

  69. Lou Ray

    I tried making this tortilla but the dough breaks after i roll it in a pin. it seems like it does not hold. what am i doing wrong? first time i tried this.

    • Jenny

      If that happens you can always add more water until the dough is workable, but it’s probably because you’re using too much flour due to the way you measured it. Flour should be aerated before measuring – please see my blog post on flour basics: https://www.jennycancook.com/flour-basics/

  70. Brenda

    Hey, Jennie,
    I make your flour tortillas just about every week. I get rave reviews!!!
    Anyway, since that recipe was so great, I was wondering if you could do the same for corn tortillas. I have tried to make them with the dried masa and added some oil, salt, but they still are not right. I wonder if I (we) have to use the fresh masa from latin stores. Any thoughts? C’mon girl, work your magic!!! thanks in advance!

    • Jenny

      Sorry, I have no magic to offer since I have never made corn tortillas.

      • Lois B

        For good tasting corn tortillas you really must add LIME juice. Small Mexican limes or key west limes are best.

  71. gloria

    I try this so many times already my family like the taste of it.thanks jenny i already tried other cakes n rolls.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  72. Whitedov1208

    First time trying this – turned out GREAT! Fast and easy. Another winner!

  73. Fibrofog26

    Can you switch out the flour for corn masa?

    • Jenny

      I don’t think so. Corn tortillas are usually made with just masa and water so this recipe may have more ingredients than you need. For the best results, I suggest you look for a corn tortilla recipe.

  74. Dawn Tevy

    Tried my hand at homemade tortillas for the very first time today. Super easy and the family loved them…never using store bought again.

    Im really looking forward to trying out many more of these recipes.

    Thank you Jenny!

  75. Marla

    TURNED OUT GREAT WOOHOO. $3 for 8 just like that here

  76. Marg

    I just bought a cast iron pan and it is very rough on the inside. Is this the skillet u use??

    • Jenny

      If it’s a new pan I’m not sure why it would be rough. Cast iron is naturally coarse to the touch (never smooth like a non-stick pan) but I wouldn’t call it rough. If you got it used, maybe it needs a cleaning. If new, be sure to season it before use per the instructions, and I guess you will only know once you try making the tortillas. Here’s a link to a pan & you can click the overhead view (2nd image) to see the interior of the pan. If that’s what yours looks like it should be fine.

  77. Donna Austin

    I make your flatbread all the time with great results but today when I tried the tortillas, they turned out stiff and crispy like crackers instead of soft and flexible. When I microwaved one in an attempt to soften it, it would not soften. Did I roll them too thin or cook them too long?

    • Jenny

      Assuming you followed the recipe exactly, using all-purpose flour and baking powder, my guess is you cooked them too long. It usually takes less than a minute to cook both sides. I don’t think you can roll them too thin but make sure you don’t knead the dough too much.

      • Donna Austin

        Thanks for your quick reply Jenny. I followed the recipe exactly and used a cast iron pan. I probably overcooked them and will make them again. My crispy tortillas will go well with my homemade vegetable soup instead of crackers. I have tried many of your delicious recipes and absolutely love your website.

        • Samantha

          The reason why the tortilla came out like a cracker is because the heat in the pan wasn’t high enough. I read on another website to crank the heat all way up and cook for 30 sec on each side. This works really well and has made my tortillas bendy and not crunchy (like my first batch was!!)

  78. Nicole

    Hi Jenny, just wondering can you use whole wheat flour for these?

    • Jenny

      You can make them with whole wheat flour but they will be chewy and not as soft. For a whole wheat version, I prefer them with half white, half whole wheat. The only time I like 100% whole wheat is for quesadillas because they are crisped in the pan anyway and don’t need to be soft.

  79. daveril


    Thank u so much for your recipe. i made this today and bow i am wondering why i am buyinh this my whole life not knowing its so easy to make. I really like your videos you look cute and youre motivating me to cook 🙂

  80. Brenda

    I have made your tortillas on a regular basis and you are right (again), they are so delicious!!

  81. Lori

    Hi Jenny,
    Just wanted to say thanks for this super easy and awesome recipe. I would had never thought of making my own tortillas. I just assumed it was more complicated than it is. Lucky for me I found your blog! My 13 yr old daughter and I made them last night and used them for breakfast quesadillas this morning. They were delicious! Also want to say thanks for your pan pizza, and thin crust pizza recipes. OMG, are they great! My husband requests the pan pizza often. Thanks so much!

  82. Donnie

    Just made them a few minutes ago. Absolutely amazing. Thanks Jenny!

    • Charlotte

      do u have to have a cat iron skillet?

      • Jenny

        I don’t know of any other pan that can (safely) get as hot as cast iron.

        • Lori

          Hi Jenny, I was thinking if someone doesn’t have a cast iron pan maybe a pizza stone in the oven would work to cook the tortillas. They can get really hot. That is, of course, assuming they have a pizza stone.

  83. Sue S

    I made these and they were great. Never buying them at a store when their so easy to make.
    Thanks Jenny

  84. annis

    Hi jenny, how long This tortillas can be kept in refrigerator?

  85. Emerald

    I tried your recipe and added pam to the pan to make it rise and give flavor and I Made a batch well half my brothers and sisters couldnt help but eating some so make that 4 XD Thanks for the recipe it took me like an hour to find a good recipe and cant wait till morning for tacos 😀

  86. Deb

    Jenny, Hi!
    I just happened across this cooking video today while looking for how to make chicken enchiladas. You showed me how to easily make my own tortillas! Well, my husband got a completely homemade dinner tonight, thanks to you!
    And. . . you’re right, no more store bought tortillas for us!
    PS I used to watch you all the time on your TV show!

  87. Joanne

    I am so happy I clicked on to view your video on Tortillas. Made them for lunch today, they were so good. I have been trying for years to make tortillas which never turned out. I really enjoyed watching your videos on Polish recipe’s, my heritage is Slavic so brings back memories of the food my grandmother and my parents made. Thankyou so very much.

  88. Pauline

    Thank you Jenny for the fabulous recipes. I happened to find you on you tube by accident looking for a recipe for dried bread crumbs, then I watched you do home-made tortillas. I made supper with the tortillas tonight and they are fantastic! I had no idea they were so easy to make and taste so much better than those thick things from the store. Thank you again for all you do.

  89. Vanessa

    Just made these and they are so easy! I used organic coconut oil and my family loved it, thank you Jenny.

  90. Margarita Reid

    Everybody gobbled them up! These tortillas even developed an unexpected following: my food critic pup (very picky) went ga-ga for them.

  91. Becca

    I made your flour tortillas tonight and they were fantastic!

  92. Kentucky Homestead

    Great recipe and great video. I make these and keep on hand for after school snacks. (my kids love cheese quesadillas) Sometimes I make them just slightly thicker than normal, it makes a great crust for chicken pizza!

  93. Lisa

    hi, i just made these and i cant believe how simple and easy they were, thank you so much for this and i can tell you that i will never buy them again…so yummy. just wanted to tell u that after i made the wraps according to your receipe i made another batch but this time i added some sesame seeds and tyme with a little garlic powder and they were scruptious, i bet you could add almost anything you liked for added favour. just thought you might like to know this. thanks again.

  94. Michelle

    My husband got me hooked on your recipes, he just made your fresh tortillas, they were sooooooooooooooo good. Love all your recipes, and your how to videos.

  95. Sharon S.

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I love it. I just had taco’s with this recipe and a recipe on home made taco seasoning. they were both great. Way better than Taco bell.

  96. Nirvana N.

    Thanks Jenny… my family loved them!!♥

  97. kenn264

    Wow, I had no idea they were that easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  98. skinnypigeon

    WOW! Simply great. It’s almost like the traditional Indian Chapaati but we make that with whole wheat flour and it requires a little more skill to roll and cook it. It even needs more kneading. Thanks for sharing such a simple recipe.

  99. GeoffandNadine

    Made these tonight with veggie ‘faux chicken’ and mixed veggies! Once again, another hit Jenny Jones!!!

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