Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

In Appetizers, Oven, Snacks, Sugar-Free, Vegetarian by Mandi Flake12 Comments

This recipe took practically no time at all, and it is going to save me so much money and calories that I just had to share it with you too! A couple years ago a new taco shop opened up in town, and I immediately fell in love with their flour tortillas. Then this fall we were given a discount card that gets us free chips every time we go there for dinner – score! … Except that the “free” chips are only the corn tortilla chips – ARG! So, in my stubbornness to not spend 5 extra bucks just to get that handful of flour chips I decided to try making my own and it was SO. EASY. So below check out my recipe for homemade flour tortilla chips.
Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

Now, if you are not yet acquainted with the flour tortilla chip, let me just share my two favorite aspects of said chip:

1. They are incredibly flaky and tasty.

2. They don’t have that overwhelming corn taste, so they can go with a larger variety of dips, IMHO.

Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

I have a strong desire to not deep fry at home… It’s stinky, it’s messy, and then you have to dispose of all that oil. BLEH. So these chips have oil brushed on and then baked. Saves on calories, cleanup, and can be done in smaller batches. This is perfect for those days when you have a little extra time to spend on making a special snack for someone special (namely, you!).

Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

Yields 18 chips

It couldn't be easier to make your own chips. They are even baked, so they are less oily than the deep-fried variety.

5 minPrep Time

11 minCook Time

16 minTotal Time

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  • 3 flour tortilla, taco sized
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used sunflower oil, but vegetable, olive or peanut oil are all decent substitutes)
  • pinch of salt (I used fleur de sel, but kosher or any sea salt would be fine)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take the tortillas and in a stack and with a large, sharp knife, cut them into sixths (three cuts).
  3. Put the tortilla slices in a medium bowl and pour over the oil. Mix to combine so that both sides of all the tortilla slices have been lightly oiled.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet (I use a Silpat or parchment paper on my sheet to make clean up easier).
  5. Sprinkle the salt over the chips (you can flip them and sprinkle more if you like).
  6. Let the chips bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Then watch the chips until they are browned to your liking. Mine took 11 minutes total, but it will depend on your preference and your oven how long they take exactly.
  7. I immediately used a spatula to move the hot chips to a cooling rack (with a paper towel underneath to catch any oil splatters) to cool completely.
  8. Serve immediately or store in a ziplock bag!
Recipe Type: Snack


  1. I just popped some into the oven. Craving some nachos tonight. I like mixing chili beans with refried beans because they get an extra kick of taste. Pouring that and nacho cheese over these in a few minutes....I am anticipating some GREAT flavors!!! Thanks! I had no idea it'd be this EASY!! WOW! SO AWESOME!!
  2. I just made these chips with Whole grain & Flax shells & they are awesome!! Great with tomato salsa n perfect for Weight Watchers!!
  3. I tried it out, and these chips rock!! Baby loved them, husband loved them, and I loved them!
  4. I just started making my own flour tortillas and I decided that since those are working so well, I should be able to make chips too! I've been scouring pinterest and I really think your recipe looks the best :) trying it out tonight.
  5. All these years, and it's this easy!!! We used to drive 70 miles to get nachos like these 20 years ago. Then all of a sudden the place stopped makeing them. Oh the missed munchy time. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I'v waited so long. Amy is right....your a genius!!! Bless your heart. Can not wait to go shopping and try these, they look just like I remember. Yummmmm
  6. Preheat information my oven as we speak. I made homemade guac but don't have any chips! Can't wait to try these!
  7. There's one restaurant near us that serves flour chips instead of corn and you're right, they're SO much better! I don't fry stuff at home either, and I never would have thought to just brush them with oil and bake. You're a genius!!!

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