Homemade Doritos Recipe

These homemade Doritos are so much healthier than store-bought, and they taste pretty good too!

Before I started eating clean, Doritos were always my “guilty pleasure”. I put that in quotes because I never really felt guilty for eating them, even though I knew they were terrible for my health. I had no problem downing an entire bag all to myself. In private, of course. Maybe there was some guilt there after all…

Side view of a bowl filled with these homemade Doritos.

Mini Chef gets things like that when he is with his dad and I always like to show him that the junk he gets at his dad’s tastes so much better when it’s homemade with good-for-you ingredients. (Not that his dad only feeds him junk, he doesn’t. But Mini Chef is far more likely to get that stuff from his dad than from me.)

So I set out to try my hand at making homemade, clean eating Doritos. I have to say, these turned out OMG DELICIOUS!!!

They aren’t an exact replica of Doritos because I just don’t have a lab handy where I can manufacture flavors and “mouthfeel”. But they are close enough and frankly, just as addictive. Mini Chef should be very happy when he gets home from his dad’s this week!

An overhead sideview of a bowl filled with homemade Doritos.

Recipe notes: I mention this in the directions, but it’s worth restating here. Do not over-bake these. If you bake them until they are crunchy in the oven, you will end up with jaw-breaking, triangle bricks. These harden as they cool, so allow for that. It’s admittedly a fine line to get them crispy without overdoing it, but honestly, it’s so worth the effort! They are done in the oven when the chips feel dry, but have a tiny bit of give when you push on them (please don’t burn yourself!). Every oven is different, so it may take you a couple of tries to get the timing just right. But I promise it’s worth it!

A serving bowl of Doritos Recipe Ready To Eat

Also, you can view the steps for making these in the photos below the recipes.

Oh! And before I forget…

If you have any of the yeast mix left over, it’s fantastic over popcorn!!

Leftover cheese topping in a white bowl.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get these chips in ma belleh!!!

Homemade Doritos Recipe

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Clean Eating Doritos Recipe

Homemade Doritos Recipe

These homemade, clean eating doritos are a fabulously healthy substitute for the regular version!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 package clean, corn tortillas (I used organic to avoid GMO corn which isn’t clean)
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • oil in an oil sprayer


  • Cut your tortillas into chips and spread them out on parchment-lined cookie sheets in a single layer.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
  • Spray with an oil sprayer, being sure to coat the tops of the chips as evenly as possible.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
  • In a bowl, mix together the nutritional yeast, garlic powder and onion powder.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
  • Sprinkle the yeast mixture over the chips.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
  • Bake at 325 F. for 20-30 minutes. This time can vary by oven, so set your timer for 15 minutes and check them every 5 minutes after that. They go from done to burned pretty quickly. So watch them closely. Also, do not bake them until they are completely crispy. They will harden as they cool, and if you bake them until crispy, you will end up with something more like a jaw breaker after they have cooled down.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
    Clean Eating Doritos Recipe

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  1. Holly Simms says:


    I want to make this recipe, but I don’t know what you mean by “nutritional yeast.” Please clarify what that is exactly.


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Holly – That’s what it’s called. It’s not the same thing as the yeast you would bake bread with. It’s different. Try a local health food store and ask the clerk. They can point you towards it. It’s a dry flake that has a mild cheese flavor and is packed with vitamin B.

      1. Michele D. says:

        Is traditional yeast and traditional yeast seasoning the same thing?

        1. The Gracious Pantry says:

          Michele – You mean nutritional yeast? Is this something you’ve seen in the stores? You’d have to look at the ingredient list to see if they’ve added anything for “seasoning”.

  2. This is amazing! I’ve been dairy free for 6 months and I’m starting to miss things I rarely ate…like Doritos. This recipe is so good! It’s a really good fake.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Liz – Yay!! I’m so happy you liked it! 😀