Organic Homemade Tortillas (Gluten-Free)

homemade tortillas

I can pretty much look at a tortilla and gain weight. A contributing factor may be my lack of tortilla willpower—I can’t just eat just one or three…. So, it better be a damn good offering for me to take the plunge. I’ve got a waistline to protect and a glass of wine calling my name.

I’m not opposed to store bought tortillas, Guerrero and Casa Rica are my favorite brands. However, there is nothing that compares to fresh tortillas made at home. It really isn’t complicated. You can find great little cast iron tortilla presses for under $20 or just use a rolling pin.

tortilla press

I searched and searched for an authentic tortilla press. This one is beautiful, fun to use and a bitch to store.

Because we are on a gluten-free (or I guess, a gluten-freeish) kick, I’ve been using this super clean, delicious recipe to make tortillas at home. These are worth every single carb.

bob's red mill masa

Organic Homemade Tortillas


About 15 small sized tortillas

Recipe adapted from Bob’s Red Mill


2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Masa Harina Corn Flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp fresh lime juice

1 1/2 cups warm water


Mix the corn flour and salt together in a bowl and then add in the wet. Mix with your hands until combined (this is part of the fun, just do it); if it seems a little dry add more hot water. This is all about feel, the dough should hold together and look like play dough. Cover with a dishtowel and let rest for about 20 minutes at room temperature.


One at a time, shape the dough into ping-pong size balls and press flat on a tortilla press between two pieces of parchment paper. Alternatively, you can place dough between the parchment and roll out with a rolling pin.


making tortillas

I’ll often re-use produce bags from the grocery store to line my press. It works, and I get the bonus of feeling eco-virtuous.


Heat your griddle on medium/high and cook the tortilla about two minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds.  My tortilla press makes tortillas that are on the thicker side, so you might find that your tortillas cook a little more quickly.


Store the warm tortillas in a dishtowel and ziplock the whole wrapped package in a gallon size ziplock until you are ready to eat. Don’t open until mealtime and they will stay nice and toasty.

Homemade tortillas with take all your Mexican fare up a notch (or two)— like quesadillas, tacos, ceviche and my personal favorite, rajas

rajas with tortillas

Viva La Fiesta!

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6 thoughts on “Organic Homemade Tortillas (Gluten-Free)”

Awesome!! I do make tortillas, bought a press, but the wooden one is so cool. Anyway, good recipe, I like the lime juice. So many people gluten free. Thanks.

With corn being one of the predominant GMO’s, I only buy organic corn products. Wondering if they have this product in a NON-GMO (organic) version?

From poking around the Bob’s Red Mill site, they carry many organic/GMO free products- but I can’t seem to find the GF masa with that specific designation. I’ll let you know what I track down!

I called Bobs red Mill and they guarantee all of their products are GMO free. They are going through a non GMO certification and all their packaging will state non GMO in the future

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