Fat Free Tortillas Recipe | CDKitchen.com (2024)

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Homemade tortillas bring a wide world of possibilities into your kitchen: breakfast burritos, melty quesadillas, tacos, and fajitas. All with the bonus of being fat-free!

Fat Free Tortillas Recipe | CDKitchen.com (1)


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30-60 minutes

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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water


Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine.

Slowly add the warm water while stirring until a crumbly dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough until smooth. Divide the dough into equal sized pieces and roll each into a smooth ball. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Preheat an ungreased griddle or skillet to 375 degrees F.

Roll each dough ball out into a very thin circle. Place on the griddle and cook until lightly browned and blistered. Flip the tortilla over and cook until lightly browned and blistered. Immediately remove the tortilla from the griddle and cover with a dish towel while you cook the remaining dough.

Serve warm or store in an airtight container. These can be frozen by placing waxed paper between each tortilla and placing in a ziptop plastic bag. Press out as much air as possible.

recipe tips

For softer tortillas, cover them with a clean dish towel after cooking to steam them slightly.

Try different shapes and sizes of tortillas to match your dish such as larger tortillas for burritos and smaller ones for street tacos.

Add a pinch of sugar to the dough for a slightly sweet flavor.

To keep tortillas warm while cooking the rest, place them in a towel-lined container.

Brush the tortillas with melted butter or olive oil before serving.

Try using different liquids like broth or milk instead of water.

common recipe questions

What is the purpose of baking powder in tortillas?

Baking powder helps the tortillas to puff up slightly and become softer when cooked.

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Whole wheat flour can be used, but the texture and taste of the tortillas will be slightly different.

How do I prevent the tortillas from becoming tough?

Avoid over-kneading the dough and try to roll out the tortillas as thin as possible before cooking.

Can I add herbs or spices to the dough for flavor?

You can add herbs, spices, or even grated cheese to the dough for extra flavor.

How should I store the tortillas?

Store the tortillas in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, freeze them.

Can I reheat frozen tortillas?

You can reheat frozen tortillas by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving them for a few seconds.

How can I prevent the tortillas from sticking to the griddle?

Make sure the griddle is preheated properly and lightly grease it with oil or cooking spray before cooking the tortillas.

nutrition data

114 calories, 0 grams fat, 24 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.

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reviews & comments

  1. Lynda M May 6, 2020

    Thank you for submitting a fat free tortilla recipe. I have to watch my fat and calories.

  2. Sandy REVIEW:
    February 11, 2020

    Delicious! My husband is on a sodium restricted diet and was really missing flour tortillas. We used no sodium baking powder and a salt substitute and the tortillas turned out perfectly. Thank you so so much!

  3. Keith M REVIEW:
    September 2, 2019

    Like Kathy C, I found this recipe as I was looking for a fat free, 1 point, tortilla. The recipe is easy to follow. I used baking powder rather than soda. I used lots of flower to roll out the tortillas. I thought I rolled them thin, but realize that I could have rolled them even thinner. My wife fried while I rolled out the tortillas. Made quick work of producing them. We will definitely be making these again.

    March 27, 2019

    This recipe is delicious. Tender and tasty.I too am not a fan of baking soda.I used “self rising flour”.This contains baking powder eliminating the need for baking soda. Thank you. MK

  5. KathyC REVIEW:
    July 23, 2017

    I tried these because fat-free tortillas only count as one point on Weight Watchers. They are easy to make; much easier than regular tortillas, because they don't shrink back when you roll them. They taste like flatbread, which was good for my purposes.

  6. hy2v9b73tx1g04s REVIEW:
    October 19, 2013

    I'm going to have to try this again as I just could not get them thin enough. I wonder if I could use my pasta roller on them? Mine were too thick and just ended up overcooked on the outside and doughy on the inside because I couldn't get them thin enough. I'm just not strong enough to roll them that thin by hand. A couple turned out thin enough and they were delicious, I just couldn't get all of them that way.


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