Easy Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas: The Perfect Alternative

Well now, allow me to introduce a recipe that will knock your socks off – Gluten Free Flour Tortillas! For all you health conscious folks out there, who want to take control of their diet without compromising taste or texture, this recipe is just for you!

As a self-proclaimed foodie and nutritionist, I believe we should all have access to mouth-watering recipes that are not only delicious but also cater to our dietary needs. So, my dearies, let’s talk about gluten-free flour tortillas. It’s a recipe that has become a staple in many households due to dietary restrictions and allergies prevailing in our society today.

But don’t you worry, worrywarts! This recipe is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free and vegan-friendly. It’s a recipe that can be modified and tailored according to your personal preferences. Whether you want it vegan or grain-free or fancy trying out different flour blends – the options are endless!

So why should you bake these gluten-free wonders at home? Well, for starters, it’s a healthier option compared to those store-bought tortilla wraps laced with questionable ingredients. Plus, the aroma of fresh homemade tortillas cooking up on the stove is hard to resist. Trust me when I say this; they’ll leave your taste buds screaming for more!

This easy homemade gluten-free tortilla recipe calls for only five main ingredients: sorghum flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, eggs, and warm water. So gather up your mixing bowls and measuring cups because as they say – let’s get cracking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas
Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Are you tired of being forced to miss out on eating your favorite foods just because they contain gluten? Don’t worry, I have got your back! With this delicious recipe for gluten-free flour tortillas, you do not have to compromise on taste or texture anymore.

These tortillas are not only gluten-free but also dairy-free and vegan-friendly so that everyone can enjoy them without any hesitation. Using a flour blend made up of sorghum flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum, these tortillas are soft, pliable and perfect for wrapping into tacos or burritos.

The best part about this recipe is its simplicity. With just five simple ingredients – warm water, salt, xanthan gum, sorghum flour, and tapioca starch – you can make the best gluten-free tortillas with ease. Whether you have celiac disease or are going gluten-free for dietary reasons, these tortillas are exactly what you need to satisfy your cravings.

Not convinced yet? These tortillas are also incredibly versatile. You can stuff them with an array of fillings like grilled chicken, veggies, and cheese for a quick lunch or dinner. Or indulge in some taco Tuesday fun with your friends and family by making some delicious tacos with these soft and pliable tortilla wraps.

Lastly, the recipe is also super easy to follow even for those who are not experienced in cooking. With step-by-step instructions available on platforms like YouTube and detailed tips and tricks mentioned in the article section ‘Tips for Perfect Results,’ you will learn how to make the best gluten-free flour tortillas in a jiffy.

So what’s not to love about these delicious tortillas? They are easy to make, flavorful, versatile, and perfect for those who follow a gluten-free diet or have dietary restrictions. Just give them a try tonight – I guarantee that they will become a new staple in your kitchen!

Ingredient List

 Golden and gluten free
Golden and gluten free

Gluten-free flour tortillas are a great alternative to traditional flour tortillas for those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. With only 5 ingredients, you can make the perfect soft and pliable tortillas right in your own kitchen with this simple recipe. Here is what you will need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups warm water

– psyllium husk (1/4 tsp)
– cornmeal (for dusting)

Note: You can also make this recipe dairy-free and vegan by using an egg substitute such as Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer.

These ingredients can easily be found at your local grocery store or natural foods market. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of some of these ingredients before, they are easy to find and once you’re familiar with them, you’ll be able to use them in many recipes.

The Recipe How-To

 A delicious and dairy-free option
A delicious and dairy-free option

Preparing the Dough

To make this gluten-free flour tortillas recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients and a mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of white rice flour, 1 cup of tapioca starch, 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until combined.

Next, add in 6 ounces of warm water and 2 eggs into the dry ingredients mixture. Mix well with your hands or using a hand mixer until the dough comes together. If the dough is too sticky to handle, add more rice flour until it forms a smooth ball.

Shaping the Tortillas

Once the dough is ready, divide it into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a small ball. Dust your working surface with some rice flour to prevent sticking. Flatten each ball with your hand or use a rolling pin to achieve your desired thickness.

Cooking the Tortillas

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat on the stove. Place each tortilla on the hot pan and cook for around one minute on each side until they become slightly golden brown. Keep the cooked tortillas warm by covering them with a clean towel.

It’s best to serve these gluten-free flour tortillas immediately after cooking, but you can also store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Tortilla Wraps Tips

You can freeze these soft gluten-free flour tortillas for up to three months. When you’re ready to use them, simply microwave them for about 30 seconds or heat them up slightly on a dry or lightly greased frying pan.

If you want a dairy-free version of this recipe, substitute eggs with equivalent amounts of plant-based egg replacer such as ground chia or flaxseed.

Make it Your Own

You can experiment with different types of gluten-free flour blend, such as using almond flour or cassava flour. Another option is to make grain-free tortillas using ingredients such as chia seeds, psyllium husk, or chickpea flour.

Enjoy your homemade gluten-free tortillas with your favorite tacos, burritos or fajitas. Let me know in the comments below how this recipe turned out for you!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to wrap and roll
Get ready to wrap and roll

Now, we come to the exciting part where you can jazz up your gluten-free flour tortillas recipe with some creative substitutions and variations.

Firstly, instead of sorghum flour, you can use white rice flour or cassava flour for a grain-free option. Tapioca starch can be replaced with arrowroot starch or potato starch.

For an egg-free version, substitute the eggs with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk and 3 tablespoons of warm water or use flaxseed meal mixed with warm water as a binding agent.

If you’re looking for vegan ingredients, you can use chickpea flour in place of eggs and non-dairy milk instead of regular milk.

For those who have a corn allergy or simply prefer almond flour tortillas, try substituting half of the gluten-free flour blend with almond flour to make the tortillas soft and pliable.

To change up the flavor profile, add some chopped herbs like cilantro or rosemary into the dough or sprinkle some black pepper onto the tortillas before cooking.

Tortilla wraps can also be customized by adding fillings such as cooked meats, beans or veggies seasoned with spices like cumin or paprika to serve as tacos or burritos.

There’s no limit to what you can do with this recipe – let your imagination run wild and experiment with different ingredients to make it your own.

Serving and Pairing

 A versatile gluten-free alternative
A versatile gluten-free alternative

Now that you’ve made these delicious gluten-free flour tortillas, it’s time to think about how you want to serve them. The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas for pairing:

– Tacos and burritos: These tortillas are the perfect size and texture for wrapping up your favorite taco or burrito fillings. I love filling mine with seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese. For a vegan option, try filling them with black beans, rice, lettuce, salsa, and avocado.

– Quesadillas: Heat up a couple of these tortillas on a hot skillet or griddle, add some shredded cheese and your favorite toppings (like salsa or chopped bell peppers), and fold the tortilla in half. Let the cheese melt for a couple of minutes, then slice into wedges for a delicious quesadilla.

– Sandwich wraps: Instead of using traditional bread for your sandwich or wrap, use one of these soft flour tortillas instead. They work great with deli meats and cheeses, hummus and veggies, or even leftover chicken or steak.

– Chips and salsa: Cut the tortillas into wedges and fry them up for a crispy snack that’s perfect for dipping in salsa or guacamole.

Whatever you choose to do with these gluten-free flour tortillas, they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Full of flavor and free of gluten
Full of flavor and free of gluten

Once you’ve made a batch of these flavorful gluten-free flour tortillas, you’ll want to munch on them all week long! The good news is, this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later use.

To make ahead, simply wrap the tortillas in a stack with plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. You can refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat, take the tortillas out of the fridge or freezer and let them come to room temperature before reheating. To reheat your stored tortillas, simply pop them into a warm non-stick skillet on medium heat for about 20-30 seconds on each side until they’re warm and pliable again.

If you’re planning on serving these tortillas right away, great! Place each tortilla onto a plate, and cover with a damp cloth or paper towel to keep them warm while you finish cooking the rest.

You can also prepare these wraps in advance for packed lunches or picnics with friends. Step up your meal prep game by stuffing the tortillas with your favorite fillings and roll them tightly into burritos. Then wrap the burritos in foil and store in the fridge or freezer for later use!

With their soft and pliable texture, these gluten-free flour tortillas are perfect to be stored and reheated without any loss of quality. So be sure to make extra batches as you won’t want to run out of these homemade delights!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Easy and simple tortillas made gluten-free
Easy and simple tortillas made gluten-free

When it comes to making gluten-free flour tortillas, there are a few tips that can ensure the best possible outcome. You don’t have to be a seasoned chef to achieve perfectly soft and pliable tortillas. With these tips in mind, you’ll be making the best gluten-free tortillas in no time.

Tip 1: Use Warm Water

The temperature of your water makes a big difference when making tortilla dough. Warm water helps activate the xanthan gum, which is essential for binding the dough and giving it a soft texture. Make sure the water is not too hot, or it will kill the yeast.

Tip 2: Let It Rest

Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients and kneaded the dough, let it rest for at least 10 minutes. This allows the ingredients to fully hydrate and will make rolling out your tortillas much easier.

Tip 3: Roll Them Thin

When rolling out your tortillas, it’s important to get them as thin as possible without tearing them. This will keep them pliable and prevent them from becoming tough. If you find that your dough is sticking to the rolling pin or surface, dust both with gluten-free flour before rolling.

Tip 4: Keep Them Covered

To prevent your tortillas from drying out while you work on others, cover them with a damp cloth or paper towel. This will help keep them soft and pliable until you’re ready to cook them.

Tip 5: Cook Over Medium Heat

When cooking your tortillas on a skillet or griddle, make sure the heat is not too high. Medium heat is perfect for cooking them evenly without burning or overcooking them.

Tip 6: Keep Them Warm

If you’re serving your tortillas for a meal, keep them warm by stacking them on a plate and covering with foil. You can also keep them warm in a tortilla warmer or wrapped in a clean towel.

These tips will ensure that your gluten-free flour tortillas come out perfectly every time. You don’t have to give up your favorite tortillas just because you’re eating gluten-free. With these tips, you can make delicious and healthy tortillas for all your favorite recipes.

Bottom Line

Folks, I hope you enjoyed this recipe and that I have inspired you to make your own gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic tortillas at home! It’s incredible how easy and quick it is to make these soft and pliable wraps from scratch with just five simple ingredients. Best of all, this recipe can accommodate various substitutions and variations, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions.

So whether you’re craving tacos, burritos or just want a delicious wrap for lunch, give these Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas a try! You won’t regret it. Not only will they be fresher and healthier than the store-bought ones, but you can also customize the thickness and size of each tortilla according to your liking.

Above all, remember that cooking is an art that encourages creativity, patience and experimentation. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different flours until you find the perfect blend that suits your taste buds. And always take pride in knowing exactly what goes into your food.

So go ahead and dive into the world of homemade tortillas with this easy-peasy recipe! Your taste buds (and gut) will thank you in the end.

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas Recipe

Posted for ZWT7 Central & South America. I have yet to try these myself but the original recipe from beyondthewheat.com has rave reviews.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Tortillias
Calories 63.9 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour, blend (store bought or I think I will use white rice flour and tapioca starch in half the amount)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour (or brown rice flour, finely ground to be corn allergy free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola oil to be soy free)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum (or other gum, 2 tsp if using a GF flour blend that does not contain xanthan gum already)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (plus or minus)


  • Preheat griddle to 375°F.
  • Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • Combine eggs, oil, water and whisk to blend.
  • Add to dry ingredients and mix well until dough forms a ball. Dough should be soft and pliable but able to be rolled out w/out sticking to everything. (Too sticky? Add a bit more flour. Too dry? A bit more water.).
  • Knead on floured surface until smooth. Divide into equal pieces and roll out in a circle very thinly.
  • Place on hot griddle and cook 1-3 minutes on each. Will brown slightly and bubble up.
  • Set aside on a towel and cover. (The steam from the hot bread will help make each one softer.) Repeat until all pieces are cooked.
  • Let cool for a few minutes and then wrap around whatever you’d like!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 58gCalories: 63.9kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 2.1gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 412.1mgSugar: 0.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Free Of..., From Scratch, South American
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