How to Make Gluten Free Corn Tortillas

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Corn tortillas are a staple in my diet. But, finding tortillas that are gluten-free can be difficult. In fact, many corn tortillas, even gluten-free varieties, are made in facilities that also produce wheat tortillas.

That’s why I was happy to find this SUPER EASY corn tortilla recipe at!

The recipe is simple. Two cups of masa harina corn flour and up to two cups of water make 16 to 18 tortillas.

Add water to the corn flour according to the directions on the masa harina bag or until you have a pliable dough. Knead the dough with your fingers. Make a small ball about the size of a golf ball. Place the ball between two pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap. Flatten the ball using a tortilla press, flat bottom of a pan or rolling pin and remove the wax paper. Heat on a hot griddle or skillet for 30 seconds each side until the tortilla puffs a bit and browns in spots. Read the full recipe and article here at

Remember, you are looking for masa harina flour. This is corn flour that has been treated with lime to release the niacin. It also absorbs water better. Ma Se Ca brand is certified gluten-free and sold at Walmart. A 4.4 lb bag is less than $3.00.

Note: If you are allergic to corn, I am told coconut flour makes a good substitute. It has a different flavor, of course, but the consistency and water absorption is similar.


Author Information: John Libonati, Florida


Gluten Free Works Health Guide.

John can be reached by e-mail here

About John Libonati

John Libonati
Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA Publisher, & The Gluten Free Works Health Guide. Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
  • Margaret Lauterbach says:

    Your “print” function prints out 9 pages, only two of which are the actual recipe. This is the most egregious waste of paper and toner I’ve ever encountered!

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