Healthier Soft Tortillas

As you’ve read in  my Refried Beans post, we eat a lot of Mexican food. With that type of meal, you need tortillas. Problem is, where I live tortillas are expensive. Where I live tortillas can run for 3-4 dollars for a dozen.  Umm, can you say overpriced? tortilla2

The recipe for healthier soft tortillas located at the end of this post costs roughly 1 dollar for the ingredients  and 30 minutes of your time. I kid you not. It’s that awesome. Another important factor is taste, and its puts the packaged tortillas to shame!

Let’s get started:


In a bowl dump in your flour…




baking powder…


and give it a good whisk.


bag o goodness!

Eat some chocolate, this is very important!

I needed the caffeine to roll all by myself .  🙁

tortilla set up

Oh and by the way, that’s what a leek flower looks like in the back.  It smells STRONG!

Any ways back on topic now:

oil to be cut in

Mix in some melted coconut oil, the secret to soft tortillas (and HEALTHY tortillas)!

stirring oilflour

Use a spoon until the spoon is no longer doing a good job. Wow, you know you’re diggin’ my action photography skills!

all cut up

Then switch to the cutter thing. What’s it called anyway??? Keep you spoon put though, cause you will need it in a minute!

hot water

Now you are going to need some hot water (not boiling, just hot tap water will do). I didn’t realize how oddly I was holding the measuring cup until I was editing the picture so just bare with me here guys!

PicMonkey Collage And mix it up ’til ya have ball of slightly sticky, and really soft dough. Knead it until its no longer sticky (this takes about a minute).


Cut the dough into 12 portions (just try to make them some what even).

balls Roll into balls (this help to roll out a more circular tortilla).

rolled tortilla Roll out a couple of them at a time.

fry them up

Fry them up! This hardly takes any time at al per tortilla, so don’t walk away. Also no need to grease your pan. These tortillas will not stick and you will only be smoking your house up by greasing your pan.


As soon as the come off the pan keep the wrapped in a kitchen towel or they will dry out and get cold. And ain’t nobody want that!!! tortilla1

So there ya have it folks. Healthier Soft Tortillas. They taste fabulous and its not hard. They are great for breakfast burritos, tacos, regular burritos, or anything else you crazy people use tortillas for!

Enjoy guys!

I love y’all!!!

Here’s the recipe:

Healthier Soft Tortillas


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup hot (not boiling) water


  • Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in the coconut oil. Mix in the water. Knead 1 minute or until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Divide dough into 12 balls. Roll the dough balls out into 8" rounds.
  • On a frying pan pre-heated to medium heat, cook one minute on the first side and 30 seconds on the second time.
  • Adjust the cook time and temperature as needed. Do not burn the tortillas. Store in a kitchen towel until all tortillas are cooked. Serve warm or in a air tight container for up to 4 days on the counter. Do not refrigerate as the will turn rock hard.


45 Thoughts on “Healthier Soft Tortillas

  1. LOL on the chocolate. You got me. I was reading under each picture, then when it came to the bag of chocolate, I was going to bail on the recipe…that is, until I got below the picture. Funny.

  2. Like Colleen said, “You got me.” I thought it doesn’t look like there is chocolate in these tortillas. LOL! Can’t wait to try this, I love tortillas and any excuse to eat chocolate. Pinning and visiting from Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends.

  3. I can’t wait to try your recipe…it sounds great!! I was wondering, can you freeze them?

    • Yes, tortillas freeze great! Just make sure that you put them in a sealable freezer bag and remove as much air as possible before putting them in the freezer. I’ve frozen them before when it was just myself and had no problems.

  4. Such a cute post! I love your chocolate picture and comment. I was like chocolate???? until I read it. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Mine has butter solid shortening so yours is going to be a winner I know!

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  6. Ok, i love tortillas and i love coconut oil… But, are the tortillas going to have a coconuty flavor? I’ve only ever used it to bake sweets

    • Hi Rhonda! Some of the people in my house say they taste a little bit like coconut, but they just taste buttery to me. It is just more flavorful, but in a savory way. It’s not at all sweet. Hope this helps! Thanks for the question! 🙂

  7. I can’t keep my youngest son (15) in tortillas, even getting them at BOGO. I think I’m going to be making a bunch of these and stick them in the freezer for him. I might even manage to get one or two of them for myself. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Your tortillas look amazing – like the one’s my grandma used to make! What brand and type of flour do you use? I have a bad gluten allergy so will need to find something that is equivalent to the type you used.
    Thank you in advance!

  9. My mother taught me to make tortillas when I was a girl. Mine never came out round and I used to get discouraged. She always told me that she liked mine because they came out looking like Texas, California and the other 48 states. I’d always get the first warm tortilla with butter.
    When I grew up and started making them on my own they never tasted the same so she let me in on her secret… the oil she used was left over bacon grease. Yep, not healthy but so tasty.

  10. Hi there,

    Great recipe! I tried making them…I don’t know how you got your to stay round, and when I went to fry them, maybe I had them too thick? They took longer than a couple minutes to get them to cook on each side and how do you keep them soft and floppy (like the store-bought ones)?

    Other than those issues I had, they taste super good.

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