Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas

on May 26, 2020
last updated on August 17, 2021
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These homemade fluffy flour tortillas will up your taco game by providing a perfectly fresh, soft, and warm base.
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Ready to go all out for Taco Tuesday? Nothing says “I poured my heart and soul into this meal” than making everything from scratch, down to these Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas.

Honestly, I feel like my taco game is pretty strong, but learning how to make these tortillas REALLY brought them to the next level. You just can’t buy fluffy and fresh at the store.

This recipe makes a beautiful flour tortilla that won’t fall apart, even when you over-stuff it (because are you even eating a taco if you aren’t making a mess?).

Try these fluffy tortillas with burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and wraps, too.

Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use bread flour?

No, you can use 3 cups of all-purpose flour instead of doing half and half and still achieve a flour tortilla that doesn’t fall apart.

However, if you want them fluffy as promised, you have to use some bread flour. It has more protein in it, allowing it to rise faster and achieve that fluffiness in the short minute they are toasting.

How long do these last?

These flour tortillas will last up to three weeks in the refrigerator and retain their freshness and flavor. You’ll notice that they harden after a couple of days, but don’t worry! If you reheat them properly, they will bounce right back.

How do I reheat them?

There are two easy ways to reheat these tortillas with success.

You can either toast them on a pan again, the same way you do when you cook them, or you can heat them in the microwave between two damp paper towels for 15 seconds. Just wet two paper towels in the sink, and ring them out before placing the tortillas in between them.

What if I want them flatter?

No problem! You can do two things to make these tortillas flatter, or both if you want them paper thin. First, reduce the amount of baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon.

The second thing you can do is roll them out super thin. I like them a little thicker and fluffier so I keep some height on them while rolling them out. Just keep in mind the thinner you roll them, the bigger they’ll be, so unless you’re making extra-large tortilla’s for burritos, you may want to reduce the amount of dough you are working with for each tortilla.

These Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas will up your taco game by providing a perfectly fresh, soft, and warm base.

Try these tortillas with this Fresh Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa recipe! And maybe some Perfect Creamy Guacamole and Tex-Mex Queso Blanco to start. Okay, I’m getting carried away. May have to be Taco Wednesday tomorrow, too 😂

Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: Bases & BasicsCuisine: Mexican


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These homemade fluffy flour tortillas will up your taco game by providing a perfectly fresh, soft, and warm base.


  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 & 1/2 cups bread flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil


  • Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.Homemade Fluffy Tortillas - Dry Ingredients | FurloughedFoodie.com
  • In a separate bowl, mix water and oil and add to dry mixture. You do not need to boil your water, you just need it warm enough to mix nicely with the dry ingredients. Homemade Fluffy Tortillas - Dough | FurloughedFoodie.com
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Your dough should not be sticky. If it is, slowly knead in more all-purpose flour until it feels like play-dough. Homemade Fluffy Tortillas - On Floured Surface | FurloughedFoodie.com
  • Use a floured rolling pin to flatten your dough until it’s about 1/2 an inch in height and cut your dough into 12 pieces. Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas - Cut | FurloughedFoodie.com
  • Roll each piece of dough into a round ball. If you notice any size discrepancies, you can even out the amount of dough in each piece now.Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas - Shaped | FurloughedFoodie.com
  • One at a time, use your rolling pin to flatten the dough to desired thickness. I like my tortillas fluffy and a little thicker than store-bought ones, so I roll them out to about 1/4 of an inch.

    It’s okay if the shape is rustic! It gives them that homemade look. Don’t worry about wasting too much time rolling them into perfect circles.  Homemade Fluffy Tortillas - Flattened| FurloughedFoodie.com
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and place your tortillas, one at a time, into the center of the pan—no need to grease! After about 30 seconds, little bubbles will form in your tortilla.

    Once you notice the bubbles, wait ten more seconds and then flip. Your tortilla should be spotted with golden brown. Heat on this side for about 30 seconds until both sides are golden brown. Your first one will be the test if your pan is too hot or not hot enough.Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas - Toasting| FurloughedFoodie.com
  • Repeat step 7 until you have a stack of tortillas! Keep them warm between a kitchen towel in the meantime.
     Homemade Fluffy Tortillas - Side View| FurloughedFoodie.com

Pro TIps

  • You can substitute vegetable oil for coconut oil for similar results.
  • To reheat, toast again as you did in step 7 or microwave between two damp paper towels for 10-15 seconds.

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas”

  1. Mary Anne Linz

    You are such a natural, Marley!!!! Maybe a little cafe is in your future???
    Love these tortillas!!! I don’t know how you have time to do all this food prep with a 7 mos old

  2. Do you need to put oil or something similar on pan before dropping the tortillas on the pan? Looks delicious!!

    1. They’re so good and surprisingly easy! No need to grease the pan. I used nonstick, but any pan will do! They are dry enough that you’ll still easily be able to flip them.

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