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Are corn tortillas healthy?

Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 tortillas 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Homemade tortillas are simply the best! No store-bought tortilla can compare to the ultra soft, heavenly wrap for tacos and quesadillas. The best part? You only need 3 simple ingredients to make these yourself this homemade corn tortillas recipe. Make sure to read through the tips and suggestions for the best results!


  • 2 cups harina de maíz (see above for blue corn tortillas)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional but highly recommended)


  1. Add harina de maíz (masa harina) and baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Mix well using your hands.
  2. Slowly add warm water while mixing with your hand until you get a dough that is slightly sticky but hold together well.
  3. Lightly wet your hands with a small amount of warm water to prevent dough from sticking to your hands.
  4. Using your hands, grab about a 1/4 cup size of dough and roll it into a ball. Smoosh it a little so it’s a flat ball of dough.
  5. Cut a piece of plastic to fit your tortilla press. If you don’t have a tortilla press, see above for alternative methods.
  6. Place dough ball on top of the plastic (on tortilla press), fold the other side of the plastic over to fully cover the dough, and smoosh it into a tortilla!
  7. Place on a flat griddle (comal), and cook for about 1 minute on the first side, and 1 minute on the other. Finally flip tortilla again for another 30 seconds. Once the tortilla begins to puff up in the middle, it’s done!
  8. Place ready-to-eat tortillas in a tortilla warmer to keep them from getting stiff or dry.
  9. Enjoy as tacos, quesadillas, or as is!


*best when eaten fresh but they keep well in a tightly covered container for up to 5 days.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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