Gluten Free Soft Flour Tortillas

Tortillas were one of the first foods that we QUICKLY learned to just live without when we had to go gluten free for my son back in early 2011. I remember we bought brown rice tortillas from Trader Joe's and sat down to have them as burritos and basically just cried as we realized they were practically inedible. We've lived without tortillas for years and it's been fine, but I finally decided to try my hand at making them! I am happy to say that my FLOUR BLEND worked sooo well in this recipe! I adapted the recipe from here. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!  This is part of my Real Food On A Budget Challenge where I am trying to spend only $500 on food for a family of six during the month of September. See my plan HERE!

Gluten Free Tortillas
Gluten Free Tortillas

Gluten Free Soft Flour Tortillas

Makes enough for a big family, plus leftovers

4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour blend
2 tablespoons organic white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon real salt
4 teaspoons xanthan gum
4 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening
1 1/2 - 2 1/4 cups water

Mix together the flour blend, sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Cut in the shortening until it is small and resembles sand. Add the water and mix well, adding more water as needed until a nice dough form. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Roll out tortillas with plenty of flour, then cook each one until done. 

*I have not tested this recipe with any other flour blend