Incredibly Soft Gluten Free Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Gluten Free Homemade Tortillas Recipe

This is another one of those recipes that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. We’ve loved the Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipeย that we’ve been making but some things just taste better with a good flour tortilla. I’ve experimented with several different recipes for gluten free tortillas and always ended up with something that resembled one of those rawhide dog treats and had about as much flavor as a piece of cardboard. I’ve greatly missed our Homemade Flour Tortillas ever since I had to cut all wheat/gluten out of my diet but that just spurred me on to keep trying until I finally got to the recipe that I’m sharing with you today.

Lately I’ve been making many of my gluten free recipes with oats. They help give the baked goods a chewier texture and help to keep things together without added binders. But it was not until a few weeks ago that it occurred to me to add them in to my tortilla recipe!

*Note, if you are making these tortillas for someone else that has celiacs…make sure to ask them first if they can tolerate oats. We seem to do fine with them as long as they are certified gluten free as well.

Gluten Free Homemade Tortillas Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 cup Oats (or oat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • Tortilla Press

*Another note…I used my own gluten free flour blend in this recipe. If you are using a commercial mix with added binders/ingredients you may not have similar results.

Gluten Free Tortillas

In a food processor or blender, grind the oats until they are more of a powder. Some large pieces can be left in this mixture, it doesn’t need to be perfect. I also ground up my sugar with my oats because I used a larger raw sugar. If using a finer ground sugar you don’t need to do this.

In a bowl, mix the oat powder, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

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Add in the water and mix until all ingredients are combined. Let the batter rest for a minute or two while you heat up your tortilla press or griddle.

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If you do not have a tortilla press or have a non-heated tortilla press you may not be able to make this recipe as the dough is too sticky to roll out. I have a CucinaPro Tortilla Press and we just LOVE it. I’ve been using it for several years now and it’s the best way I’ve found to make homemade tortillas. Take a small amount of dough and place it in the middle of the tortilla press. Press until flat and let it cook for a few seconds (mine takes about 20 seconds), then remove it.

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Place the tortillas in a tortilla warmer to keep them warm and soft. Don’t worry if they feel a little bit hard when you take them off of the press, they will soften up from the warmth. Serve while warm, they will harden back up a bit if they get cool.

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You can also freeze these tortillas if you make a larger batch and want to keep some for later. Stack the tortillas together while placing a layer of parchment paper in between in one so they will not stick together. Store in a freezer bag and simply warm up when you are ready to use.

One recipe makes enough for about one meal for our family of 4. (Roughly 2 tortillas each.) Enjoy!

I recently shot a video of making these gluten free tortillas. Check it out!

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24 Comments

  1. This is fantastic! Fresh tortillas are always the best ad being able to make them gluten free is the best. Thank you for sharing! – Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

  2. I’ve always wanted to make tortillas, but haven’t made the purchase plunge of a press. I need to do that though, because homemade tortillas are SO much better. I find really good ones at Central Market in Texas, and buy a bunch so I can freeze them and keep them.

    1. It’s an investment for sure but we’ve been so happy with ours since we bought it I can’t help but recommend it! It’s paid for its-self many times over already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I never thought of adding oats to gluten free tortillas – these sound really good! I’d love it if you shared this on the “What’s for Dinner” linky!

  4. Your Homemade Tortillas look awesome, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  5. Hola! I’m a Mexican SAHM and It think your tortilla recipe is pretty interesting. Here in Mexio, there is corn flour available at the supermarket to make tortillas, and there’s also ready-to-eat tortillas up for sale at every corner. I was just wondering if corn flour is gluten-free or not. Would that be safe to eat?
    Coming over from the Inspire Me Monday linky!

  6. I need to try this for friends. I know people who are gluten free and want tortillas so I’ll send them here for the recipe.

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  8. Oh what a neat recipe!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Tried your regular homemade tortillas made into my own gluten free version before finding this Gluten Free version! It didn’t turn out, lol! I subbed the flour for brown rice, subbed the milk for 1/2 goat milk, 1/2 a2 brand cow milk and used ghee as the oil alternative. The recipe was fine but I think it was just the “stick” factor. Would be really neat to try it again with this gluten free version you’ve given. I am not sure if the “stick” factor will be the same but worth trying ๐Ÿ™‚ My kiddos still enjoyed eating the “pieces”. I found it was MUCH easier if I rolled the balls directly out on the griddle compared to rolling them out and then transferring it to the griddle. I was very excited when I read how easy it was with the tortilla press. I looked it up but interestingly, it says it’s NOT recommended for gluten free flour versions but you’ve had no problem with it? Do you make both regular flour tortillas and gluten free ones with the same press (washing in between uses) or do you have a seperate one for each? Thnx a bunch!

    1. I have had trouble with some other gluten free recipes I’ve tried in the tortilla maker but this recipe works wonderfully in it. I do not make the regular tortillas on this press any longer since we all just eat the gluten free version now. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s super easy to wash though so you could do both if you wanted to.

  10. even though I make most of my food from scratch – I’ve never thought to make them myself. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi
    Just wondering what you would reccommend if we are not able to eat oats? Wondering if you might have ideas? We can’t do Gluten, soy, corn or dairy (but strangley can have butter)
    Many thanks your GF recipes are very helpful

  12. My husband is allergic to eggs and most gluten free tortilla and bread recipes are loaded with eggs. This recipe has a great mild flavor and wonderful texture! Opens up so many possibilities for him! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Nice recipe, but the flour is everything. I wouldnโ€™t even attempt it without knowing what your flour recipe is. Could you include it? Thanks!

  14. I tried making these and have a press but not a heated one. I cannot get the tortilla to come off the parchment paper to make it to the griddle. I have added more flour and let it set a little longer. The flavor seems good. Any tips?

  15. Trying to make these for my son who is gf. They keep sticking to the top plate of my CucinaPro. They are sticking so badly I cannot get them off! Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

    1. Did you put a little oil on the top plate? Sometimes I have to do that for the first couple of tortillas and then they will work just fine.