Gluten Free Tortillas – Quick And Easy Recipe

Tortillas are hugely popular in Australia thanks to their versatility. Perfect for wrapping up your favorite fillings, they can be used to make burritos, fajitas, or for a Mexican-themed tostada party! Use leftovers for a healthy lunch option the next day.

A fajita made with a gluten free tortilla

This recipe makes gluten free tortillas. Sure, they’re available in packs from most supermarkets these days. But, like so many foods, it’s hard to beat the homemade version.

Unlike yeast breads that require proving (proofing), the dough for these flat-breads takes less than 5 minutes to make. Cooking time is just as quick!

How to make gluten free tortillas

Inside a fajita

Ingredients

Method

  1. Add flour, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl and whisk to combine. 
  2. Using fingers, mix in butter until it gets incorporated into the dry ingredients. 
  3. Add water and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. You may need to continue adding a little extra water if it is too dry.
  4. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth. Don’t overwork the dough at this stage.
  5. Divide the dough into roughly 10 balls. Rolls the first ball into a circle and cook on a lightly oiled pan on medium heat. Once golden brown and bubbling, flip and cook the other side. 
  6. Continue cooking the remaining tortillas and serve. 

Recipe notes

Rolling out: Working with gluten free pastry is a little more challenging than regular flour. You may find the dough starts to fall apart once it gets rolled thinly. Try placing the dough between two sheets of baking paper to help with this.

Keeping fresh: Your tortillas will start to lose their elasticity if they’re left out for too long. You can bring them back to life by popping them in the oven for 5 minutes on 180°F.

Filling ideas: You can fill tortillas with practically anything you’d add to a sandwich, and more! Add cheese, salad, sauce, mince, or any other type of meat. We made fish fajitas with this batch and they were amazing.

If you want your meat to burst with flavor, smother the meat in a dry rub of ground chili, paprika, cumin, oregano.

Below are the basic steps for making a tortilla and the dry spice rub for the meat.

Fajita making steps

We cooked the tortillas first because the fish only took a few minutes to fry. You can then slice the fillets into strips and add as a filling with the other ingredients.

Adjust the thickness to your liking

While some people enjoy super-thin tortillas, others love them thicker. Check out the extra-thick tortilla we made below. Just as tasty!

Holding a fajita

Other recipes

Gluten Free Custard Recipe

Gluten Free Custard Recipe

A very simple gluten free custard recipe using the Well and Good custard powder. You can make instant custard that doesn't even need to be cooked. Just add water, butter or margarine, and your preferred milk. What you need for this gluten free custard recipe 1 sachet...

Gluten Free Lamington Recipe

Gluten Free Lamington Recipe

Here's a recipe for an Australian classic, lamingtons. A yummy dessert that's ideal for birthday parties, office celebrations or a sneaky at-home snack. What you need to make this gluten free lamington recipe For the Base 1¼ cups SR Flour ¾ cup caster sugar 2 eggs...

Gluten Free Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Pudding Recipe

After a busy day it's nice to be able to reward ourselves and the kids with a sweet treat. This gluten free chocolate pudding ticks all the boxes and the best part is that its gluten free. Top this dessert with a decent serve of whipped cream or ice cream. Ingredients...

Cheesy Mac Recipe

Cheesy Mac Recipe

Making a creamy bowl of macaroni and cheese that's plant-based and gluten free is easy with our Cheesy Mac range. This recipe can be used to make the Traditional Cheddar, Classic Chicken, Smokin' Bacon, and Wild About Mushroom flavours. How to Make Cheesy Mac in the...

Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Follow this easy recipe for gluten free pancakes that are similar to traditional buttermilk pancakes, only without gluten and wheat. What you need to make gluten free pancakes 1 ½ cups (250g) Premium Self Raising Flour Mix 2 eggs 1 ½ cups (375ml) water 2 tablespoons...

Gluten Free Flatbread

Gluten Free Flatbread

Flatbread can be used as a base for pizza, toasted and broken into salads, as an accompaniment to curries or used to scoop up your favourite dips. This recipe uses our wholesome flour which offers more protein and fiber than our plain flour. If you prefer to use our...