Homemade Corn Chips Recipe

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Homemade corn chips are a perfectly healthy way to enjoy chips and dip on a healthy eating plan!

My Mom taught me this pretty early on. She loved to throw parties, especially for family. Birthdays were always a big “to-do” around our house, especially since my birthday is in July when the weather is nice and the parties can last into the wee hours of the night.

Clean Eating Chips And Guacamole in a bowl with two corn chips dipped in the guacamole.

But whether she was entertaining 100 people, or making hors d’ oeuvres for 1, she always had a way of preparing only the best for her guests. Natural, organic foods that didn’t sit in your stomach like a ton of bricks by the end of the night. And this guacamole, was usually on the list.

I’m also happy to say, that it’s a very simple recipe. You can prepare it in less time than it takes to get the avocados out of their skins!

The chip recipe was my own invention. I’m sure it’s not unique or revolutionary in any way, but it’s the recipe I’ve always used. And the best part is, you don’t even need to measure anything!

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Homemade Corn Chips Recipe

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Homemade Corn Chips Recipe

Delicious homemade chips without any added junk you don't want to eat!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 12 oz. corn tortillas
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 medium lemon (juice only)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Take one bag of small corn tortillas and cut them into 4ths or 8ths. (Please check the ingredients on the tortillas you buy. Not all tortillas are created equal!)
  • Cover a cookie sheet with a VERY light spray of olive oil.
  • Lay out your tortilla pieces so that none of them cover each other.
  • Spray your tortilla pieces with a VERY light spray of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with lemon (or lime) juice, garlic and salt.
  • Bake in the oven until crispy (About 15-25 minutes, depending on your oven).


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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  1. Ooooo! I’m thinkin’ a little cumin or chili powder with lime! Yum!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Roxanne – Sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

  2. Mmmm this sounds wonderful!!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kat – Yep! It is!

  3. When you are looking in the store for things like corn tortillas, or whole wheat flour tortillas for wraps and such, how do you qualify it as clean? Only a certain # of ingredients?, the fact that you can pronounce all of the ingredients and know what they are?, or a combination of both? Thanks!! I LOVE your site!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – The second thing you mentioned there does the trick every time. Look at each ingredient. If you would not buy it individually to cook with in your own kitchen, it’s most likely not clean. 🙂

  4. Kristin Klein says:

    Hi Tiffany, I have a question for you regarding whole wheat flour vs. wheat berries. At Whole Foods, I found flourless, sprouted grain tortillas made with wheat berries. I have been using these in place of bread for sandwiches and I even use them in place of tortilla chips. I was wondering if this would be considered better than eating whole grain or whole wheat bread since it does not have any flour in it. Thank you in advance for your comments! 😀

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristin – I don’t find any issues with flour unless you have an allergy of some sort. But think of the wheat berries as added variety. They are a great addition!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Malea – Very true! I don’t know why I’ve never done that. I’ll have to make it a point to try it next time. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Khutchinson says:

    We ate at a Mexican restaurant tonight and their guacamole was dreadful! I could do better myself, and I do!! All I do is combined chopped avocado, chopped tomato, minced red onion, and it is delicious!! I may also squeeze in some lime juice to keep the guac from going brown so quickly, but usually, just a sprinkle of sea salt and we’re good. Yum!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Khutchinson – That sounds wonderful! I recently tried mixing a small jar of salsa in with my avocados and just about died and went to heaven! Guac is such FABULOUS stuff!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kristi – My best advice is to just start reading ingredients on every package you find. Products vary from region to region, so it’s hard to say. Wish I could be more help!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Kristen – Just read the ingredient list. If there’s anything unrecognizable or unpronounceable, it’s probably not clean. That said, Whole Foods does have several clean selections. Just watch the fat. Healthy fats in moderation are a consideration in clean eating.

  9. Attertonle says:

    OMG!! I just made the guac to go with our dinner (didn’t have the ingredients to make the chips). This was the best tasting guac I have had in a long time. It’s SOOOO good! It’s addisctive! LOL And so easy to make. Thans again! This website has become my new best friend when it comes to cooking healthy for my family!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Attertonle – Wonderful! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  10. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! So glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Lise Williams says:

    Best Guacamole ever. Thanks 

  12. What kind of olive oil spray do you use?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I have a Misto oil sprayer that I fill with olive oil

  13. I am new at this and trying check labels.
    Mission Tortilla Strips have the following ingredients:
    ground corn treated with lime,
    vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: cottonseed oil, corn oil, palm oil),

    Not many ingredients, but would these be considered “clean”?
    Thanks! Love all the info!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Not really. They are very processed. Plus, most of those ingredients are most likely GMO’s. Not sure where you stand on the issue, but I do my best to avoid them. Either way, I don’t recommend them.

  14. Hello!

    I am posting this recipe on my blog because I am absolutely in love this recipe! I love guac and chips and think that it’s great that you have a clean recipe that is even more delicious than their processed counterparts!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shanice – Thanks! I only ask that you do not post the actual recipe. Just an intro and a link to my blog. Thanks again! Glad you enjoyed it!

  15. I never knew this was so easy to make…. my daughter loves guacamole dip !!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rose – Yes, VERY easy to make! I never, ever buy it. The stuff from the store just doesn’t measure up.

  16. Great Receipe! What is the calorie content?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sophie – I don’t have it for this recipe, but you can enter the recipe into any recipe calculator online.

  17. I made this today, not only was it so easy to make but it is delicious! It taste so much better than that kind you get in the store full of stuff you can’t even pronounce. I will never buy it again. Thank you so much for the recipe oh and I would change a thing or add a thing its perfect.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tonya – Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  18. I am surprised that people actually buy packaged guacamole – I don’t even want to imagine what it might taste like.

    Almost as simple as making your own guac is making your own corn tortillas. Just buy a bag of maseca, less than $5 for a 4lb bag. The instructions are on the bag and all you add is water and the dough is simple to roll out into tortillas that you quickly cook in a frying pan and then brown just before using. Another thing that once you taste you will never eat packaged again.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Terri – True. But I think the big issue with corn these days is finding organic corn to avoid GMO’s. And even with that, it’s questionable. But you’re right, homemade is best!

  19. Gotta have cilantro in the guac!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Heidi – I’ve never done it that way, but it sounds wonderful!

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