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Large Gluten-Free Homemade Tortillas

Large Gluten-Free Homemade Tortillas

It can be very hard to find larger corn tortillas when you're gluten free. When you can't eat wheat and you're craving a burrito it can be pretty frustrating. Why? Because most places don't make large gluten-free tortillas! 

Don't worry, though, because now you can make a bunch of large gluten-free tortillas at home. This recipe is perfect for a hearty quesadilla, breakfast burritos (if you use a tortilla press), or paired with slices of avocado for an afternoon snack. 

6 ½ inch Gluten-Free Corn Tortillas // Makes 10  

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups gluten-free Maseca masa harina (corn flour)
  • 1 tbsp salt 
  • 3 cups water 

Steps: 

Mixing the Masa:

  1. Mix the masa harina, salt, and water in a large bowl.
  2. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and malleable like Silly Putty. 
  3. If the dough is crumbly and dry, gradually add 2 tablespoons of water (repeat if needed) until it becomes pliant. 
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, set it aside, and let it rest for 15 minutes. 

Making the Tortillas:

  1. Grab about 2 handfuls of masa and roll it into a ball. It should look similar to the size of a baseball. 
  2. Use saran wrap to cover each side of your tortilla press. If you don't have a tortilla press, use an 8-inch in diameter plate or bowl. If you use a plate, make sure to cover the bottom with a piece of plastic. This will ensure your dough doesn't stick. 
  3. Flatten the dough using your tortilla press or the plate.
  4. Place the flattened dough (it will look like a pancake), on a large cast-iron skillet on medium heat until you start to see the tortilla puff up and char (15-30 sec.) Flip the tortilla and cook for another 15 sec.
  5. Wrap your tortillas in a cloth napkin and set aside to cool. 

Thick, flakey, and authentic, but most importantly BIGGER and better - I guarantee you will love these gluten-free tortillas. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below!

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