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Grandma’s tortilla hands“.

That’s how my childhood friend described them, as her grandmother sat at the small kitchen table with the blue, plastic tablecloth that sat just under the kitchen window. The morning sun gently tickled her soft gray hair and made it glisten like diamonds with each breath she took. She made tortillas one at a time, humming as she patted each tortilla in a rhythm I’m almost certain I could have danced to.

Grandma’s tortilla hands were rough. They were wrinkled, and they had the most beautiful bronze-colored skin I had ever seen. Some of that warm caramel color was natural, but some was simply from being kissed by the sun as she gardened.

Clean Eating Quinoa Tortillas Recipe

Her garden was the most important duty after making tortillas. Then, came story-telling, and then fiestas…. in that order.

Grandma had her priorities. And in that moment of sunshine-sparkly hair, patty-cake rhythms and plastic table cloths, she somehow managed to make me feel as though I was her number one priority. No matter how many tortillas she had to make that morning.

Grandma’s tortilla hands have long since stopped making tortillas. But I thought of them as I made these today.

While a tortilla press does not supply the tortilla-making-staccato of the traditional, handmade method, the bowl of soft dough and the wafting smells of the warming tortillas cooking in the pan on my stove made me smile.

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CLEAN EATING QUINOA TORTILLAS RECIPE:

Clean Eating Quinoa Tortillas Recipe

Clean Eating Quinoa Tortillas Recipe

These are not the flimsy tortillas you buy at the store. These are sturdy, fill-you-up tortillas. They are best eaten warm. These do not have a long shelf life. Store them in the fridge and eat them within 3 days. (See process photos below)
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 18 tortillas
Calories: 123kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quinoa flour
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix, knead (until you have a smooth dough) and separate into about 18 balls.
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  • This is what my tortilla press looks like. I think this is a pretty standard type of press these days. (see link above to find it on Amazon)
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  • Open the press and sandwich a semi-flattened dough ball between two sturdy plastic bags. Place on top of your press fold the handle over and flatten the tortilla. Carefully peel off the plastic bags. If the tortilla really sticks to the plastic, the dough is too wet. It should come off fairly easily with out too much resistance.
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  • Place the tortillas in an un-oiled, non-stick pan and cook for about 1 minute on each side.
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  • This is about done.
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  • These are overdone.
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  • These are fantastic just out of the pan, and definitely better warm than cold!
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Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Recipe republished from the Gracious Pantry archives. Originally published 3/11/15.

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180 Comments

  1. I’m so glad you posted this! I tried to make tortillas from quinoa flour some time ago, and they turned out horribly. I’m glad to receive a recipe from someone who knows a lot more about cooking than I do:-).

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sarah – Great! I’d love to know what you think about them!

  2. Lydia maripoza75 says:

    I have to say I am very impressed. These tortillas look amazing I already wrote down the recipe. Yummy! I love your blog.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lydia – Yay! I hope you’ll enjoy them!

  3. lisa viles says:

    I’m going to have to try this. I can’t find “clean” tortillas anywhere.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – Ya, it’s a challenge. Hope you enjoy them!

  4. Ooh, my mouth is watering looking at these! Any suggestions for flattening if I don’t own a tortilla press? I’m thinking parchment paper + pounding a heavy book (or plastic cutting board) with a hand weight. These just look SO good!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carolyn – I don’t think you have to pound with a book. I would get two plastic cutting boards and press the dough between them. You want to press, not pound. So anything you can press them between will work.

      1. I think it was Chef John I saw putting regular corn dough between two books or cutting boards and placing it on a chair and simply sitting on top of it. LOL It worked.

        1. The Gracious Pantry says:

          Jody – Hahahaha!!! That’s awesome!! I bet it did work! 😀

  5. Could you roll them out? I don’t have a tortilla press either, but these look too good not to try them! (And I’m seriously missing pitas/tortillas to put wrap stuff in)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – I bet you could! It would take a little extra work, but I think that would work.

  6. This looks great! I am looking forward to trying this recipe!

    —Gina 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gina – I’d love to hear what you think about them!

  7. Love your web site. Where would I find quinoa flour?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Barbara – The brand I used is Bob’s Red Mill. Many health food stores carry it.

  8. For the first time since I starting my “eat clean” journey -I am genuinely excited to make these tortillas. My mother used to make home made tortillas filled with white flour and I miss those because of the memories and the joy we had making them-now I have a healthy alternative to enjoying those memories and even more enjoying the taste!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nicole – Fabulous! What wonderful memories! I always enjoyed watching my friend’s grandmother make those tortillas. It was fascinating to me.

  9. CarrieFaery says:

    Have to say, I love your blog. I don’t comment, but I felt compelled to do so today. The pictures, the language, the fact that you include children….just fantastic. Not only am I am inspired to cook clean, healty (now vegetarian) food, but you always put a smile on my face. Keep doing what you do!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      CarrieFaery – Thank you so much! That made my day! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog and I’m happy to have you as a reader. Take care.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Why is it so hard to find a tortilla press? While I realize I could roll them out by hand, they won’t look that great. I know this because I’ve rolled out pie crust & bread dough & I’m not especially good at it. But I can’t seem to find a press anywhere but online. Any suggestions?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie – It’s hard to say because I wouldn’t know what stores you have in your area. I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond. I would assume that most kitchen or restaurant supply stores would have them. Have you tried Sears?

    2. Stephanie, I have purchased two from a thrift store locally. If you’re in the States try Good Will. Here in Canada the go-to is Value Village or smaller local stores. But I’d definitely keep an eye out. I can’t wait to make these tortillas! Though I’ll be giving homemade quinoa flour a try…

  11. lydia maripoza75 says:

    These were very tasty and they were very good with mole yum!!!
    Stephanie if there are any mexican stores in your area they might have them.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lydia – Oh, I’m so happy you tried and enjoyed them! Wonderful!

  12. Can I just use quinoa flour and leave the brown rice flour?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ishi – You could certainly give it a try. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. But you may have to adjust the amount of water as the quinoa flour requires less than the rice flour.

  13. My husband just brought home-made tortillas home from a Mexican joint here in So.Cal. As much as I wanted one, I refrained. I’m trying to stay away from white flour these days. This recipe sounds perfect! I can effectively have my cake and eat it too! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to pick up some of that flour tonight!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Natalie – Wonderful! Let me know how you like them!

  14. I love your website. You do such a great job. For those looking for a tortilla press, I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Can’t wait to make these tortillas, they look so yummy.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Patty – Thank you! I actually got mine at BB&B as well. I hope you enjoy the tortillas!

  15. Thank you! Your amazing!!! The time couldn’t be better for this simple yet super delish looking recipe! Where to get a tortilla press????

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wendi – Thank you! I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. I would imagine that Sears would have them too. Enjoy!

  16. I’m doing South Beach for a couple of week but once I add good carbs back, I am soooooo making these.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Paulissa – I love South Beach! But yes, it is nice when you add the carbs back in. Hope you enjoy these!

  17. Dana Cohen says:

    I’m with Carrie on this one. This site is an absolute delight, but this particular day was simply divine: the story, the pictures (how DO you take such stunning photography? Do you take all of these pictures yourself? They are so professional looking!!!!) — I just adore you, love what you’re doing here and support you 110% — keep up the good work! Oh, and by the way, we love to make homemade tortillas in my house, and just use a wooden dowel and roll them out. I am very excited to try this recipe out on my kiddos who LOVE homemade tortillas, they will not last long in this house!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – Thank you! The food photos are all my own, but I do sometimes use stock photos for my non-food posts. The one above was my own. Please let me know how the tortillas turn out for you! I hope the kiddos enjoy them!

  18. Hi,

    Which brand of tortilla press do you have? I checked out some cast iron ones and aluminum ones on Amazon and the reviews were mixed. Has your press worked consistently well for you? By the way…

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SITE!!!!!!!

  19. LisasLosingIt.net says:

    These look delicious! I might try making these this week minus the rice flour. I’ve been in a cooking mood lately. I’m trying to eat more clean, and I have a ton of quinoa sitting around. I don’t have a tortilla press so I might have to improvise.

    1. Anonymous says:

      LLI – You can always roll them with a rolling pin. Works just as well.

  20. Tiamaria75 says:

    I made these the other night – I didn’t have a press and I used my rolling pin – worked great! And they were very good!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Tiamaria – Wonderful!! I guess I had to buy the tortilla press to satisfy my obsession with kitchen gadgets! Ha! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Lews – I’ve never tried freezing them, but my gut says they would not freeze well. You could certainly try it, but I would try it with one or two first to see how it goes.

    1. Shari Mernett says:

      I have made a few batches and frozen the leftovers with parchment paper inbetween. They freeze fine.

      1. graciouspantry says:

        Shari – Thanks!

  22. Anonymous says:

    EliseMM – If you can grind it fine enough to qualify as flour, then yes, it’ll work fine. Enjoy!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Stephanie – Fabulous! That’s the best part about cooking…. the playing around!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Kris – You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Kissmynurse – Wonderful! I hope you’ll enjoy them!

  26. graciouspantry says:

    Mfpeacock – That is my assumption, yes. Though you’ll want to check the packaging to be sure.

  27. graciouspantry says:

    Janet – That’s great! How old is your daughter?

  28. graciouspantry says:

    Brainne – Interesting. I do freeze tortillas often and it works pretty well. But I can see where freezing the dough would be a good choice.

  29. graciouspantry says:

    LBOHU – They are such wonderful memories and it’s so important to give those memories to the next generation.

  30. graciouspantry says:

    Vanessa – I would guess that it would be better to toast them first. But that’s just a guess.

  31. graciouspantry says:

    Vanessa – So they turned out! Corn tortillas are a good consistency. How was the flavor?

  32. graciouspantry says:

    Kddeitrick – Be my guest! Thanks!

  33. graciouspantry says:

    Shannone – My pleasure! Enjoy!

  34. I’m somewhat new to the clean eating. Is brown rice flour something you can buy clean at most grocery stores or markets?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Marissa – You’ll find it at health food stores. Call first so you don’t run around all over the place. But most do carry it.

  35. Mommamari78 says:

    curious about how pliable these are…. good for the clean eating taquitos?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Mommamari – If you roll them while they are warm off the pan, yes.

  36. graciouspantry says:

    Julianna – I have a feeling you could use just about any flour with this.

  37. Stephanie Masters says:

    Im def going to be using just regular flour next time lol. Making my own from the quinoa was a nightmare and they didnt come out very well. Oh well lol learned something new 🙂 But the refried beans are to die for my husband tried to eat them for breakfast

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Stephanie – Awww, yes, with the proper ingredients, it goes much smoother. Glad he enjoyed the beans!

  38. love these!! Thanks!! I’m not a fan of corn tortillas and can’t do gluten!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Glad you enjoyed them!

  39. graciouspantry says:

    Not at this time, sorry.

  40. Kelly Hewitt says:

    Can you use pastry flour to make these?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      You could. You might have to adjust the amounts a bit, but it should work okay. Quinoa flour tends to soak up more liquid than wheat.

  41. chic shades of green says:

    These look great, I have been looking for a gluten-free recipe for tortilla. I suppose if I don’t have a tortilla press then I should put the dough between two pieces of wax paper and roll with a rolling pin?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yes, that would work.

  42. graciouspantry says:

    Feel free, I only ask that you do not use my photos and that you include a link back to my site. Glad you enjoyed them!

  43. Can you keep the dough in the fridge?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yes, but I would wrap it tight with plastic and don’t keep it any longer than a day or 2 at the most.

  44. graciouspantry says:

    I haven’t tried myself, but I would think you could substitute any gluten free flour.

  45. graciouspantry says:

    It’s quinoa flour. Not whole quinoa.

  46. Thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for a GF tortilla recipe. I just made them tonight. They came out good. Takes a little while to get use to the quinoa flour taste, but overall a good recipe. Have you tried another flour?

  47. Heather Neff says:

    Do you have a brown rice alternative for this recipe. I’m allergic to rice ;(

    1. graciouspantry says:

      You could try using oat flour instead.

  48. Hi, I’m looking forward to trying these out! How flexible are they? Thank you! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Hot off the pan, they are as flexible as any tortilla. But they do stiffen up after being in the fridge. Good news is, you can rewarm them and they become almost as pliable as they were at first.

  49. Awwww…. Loved your back story on your Grandma!! I love my grandma’s tortillas!!! I need to do my tamale-making post with pics of my grandma barely reaching inside the big pot because she is so short!!! 🙂

    And I love quinoa!! Can’t wait to try these! Thank you for posting!!

  50. would it be ok to use white rice flour instead of brown?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      You can, but it won’t be clean eating at that point. Also, you may have to play around with the amounts used to get the right consistency

  51. westcoastcora says:

    For those asking about quinoa flour, you can make it yourself! Take your quinoa and grind it in a spice or coffee grinder – mine makes it fine enough to use in all my recipes that call for quinoa flour 🙂

  52. I have just made these tortillas & they are quite good… I did use my rolling pin to roll them out, since I don’t have a press, & it worked wonderfully… only problem is there was hardly enough water to wet the flour & I had to add some extra… has this happened to anyone else or did I do something wrong?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Could be the brand of flour or even your elevation. Could be a lot of things. I wouldn’t worry about having to add some extra water though if they turned out well. Glad you enjoyed them!

  53. Thank you for this recipe! I saw some people were saying they couldn’t find a tortilla press. If you cannot find one just do the same process but with a big pan. Put the dough in a ziplock or plastic bag then with the pan or pot press it down with even pressure. It worked for me when i didn’t have a press.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Awesome idea! A rolling pin works too. 🙂

  54. Do they actually have the taste and texture of regular tortillas? I have had such a hard time finding good tortillas (I ate them every day) since I went GF after finding out I have Celiac Disease.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      The flavor is different than corn or tortillas, but it’s very tasty. The texture is pretty comparable, though they do get tougher faster.

  55. I’m so looking forward to making these tonight! Since this recipe makes 18 and I live alone, I’m guessing I could just portion the ingredients equally to make a smaller quantity right? Otherwise I’ll be eating a lot of wraps!! Thanks for the great recipe – I’ve been searching a lot for quinoa flour recipes and they’re hard to find!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I would just cut the recipe in half to make it easy. Hope you enjoy them!

  56. Hi there! I’m on a strict candida diet and has been searching for a “bread” recipe I can easily make at home. I found this recipe last night and decided to make it today. I substituted the brown rice flour with milled flax seeds (because i wasn’t sure if i should be taking rice so early on in my candida diet). Oh boy, these babies taste so so so good! They were soft, even when they’re no longer warm. I served it with a minced curry. Many many thanks for your generous sharing! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wonderful tip Jo! Thanks!

  57. I am so excited to try these! I was wondering…are they pliable so you can use them to make Taquitos or Fajitas?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Emily – They are when they are hot off the pan, but they get a bit tougher to bend as they cool.

  58. Could these be baked to make tortilla chips? I have all these awesome clean-eating salsa recipes I want to try but no clean and healthy chips to use them with! Maybe baking would make them last longer too?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lea – I haven’t tried myself, but I see no reason why not. They should bake up just fine!

  59. If you use straight quinoa flour they will taste bitter, has anyone used something besides rice flour? (We cannot have rice anything)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nancy – While the flavor may be different, I think you could use almost any gluten free flour as a sub.

  60. MissFoodFairy says:

    I always buy tortillas but they go off quickly – especially as we don’t eat them all the time. If i don’t have a tortilla press can you just roll them? Thank you for sharing

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      MissFoodFairy – Yes, you can roll them. They freeze well too.

  61. Hi

    Is it possible to substitute the brown rice flour with just more Quinoa or maybe something like Chia Seeds? I am trying to avoid eating grains, and so I want to avoid, Wheat,Rice and Corn, i do use a lot of Chia Seeds though, so wondered whether they could substitute the Rice Flour. I had heard you could substitute Chia Seeds 1 for 1 with Wheat Flour, but have never tried it.

    i would be keen to hear what your thoughts are on this.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Grant – To be honest, I’m not sure. I haven’t tried it. But grain free tortillas are definitely on my list. For the time being, try googling “Cauliflower Tortillas”. I believe the the only thing in them is cauliflower and eggs. But can’t remember for sure now. Hope that helps!

  62. Ok, why didn’t these work for me?? Mine were all sticky, did not look like dough at all.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Megan – My guess would be that something was mis-measured. How did they cook?

  63. I didn’t even get that far… they were too sticky to do anything with, more like a paste than a dough. I’ll try again and make sure to measure everything carefully.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Megan – Okay. Be sure you have the right flour as well. Let me know how they turn out!

  64. Do these tortillas roll up? or are they stiff? Does that make sense?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – They get stiff when they are cold, but are more pliable when warm.

  65. These are amazing. I just had the best ever cod fish tacos with these tortillas, romaine with vinaigrette drizzles on top, steamed cod with olive oil and sea salt drizzled on top and big pieces of avocado that were also dressed in the vinaigrette. Best lunch ever. I envision making these again and again. I ground my own flour with my blendtec. I used short grain brown for the rice flour and white quinoa. Cook these in a little olive oil for even more flavor. Yummy.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kathleen – Yum!! Sounds amazing!!

  66. What a great flavor! I’m completely impressed and the family loved them. I rolled them out and found it far too sticky to succeed – so I told the kids they should probably get me a tortilla press for Christmas! They’re all over it. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anne – My pleasure! If you find they are too sticky, feel free to add a bit more flour to make it more manageable.

  67. There seem to be a lot of accolades for this recipe (based mostly on the photos) but I just spent a very frustrating hour following this recipe to a “T” and still ending up with what I can only describe as crackers and unusable ones at that. Is there a difference in the recipe between sea level and higher elevations? If so do you have a conversion table? Much a appreciated. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      T – Sorry you’re having trouble with it. Yes, elevation makes a HUGE difference. I don’t personally know any conversions because I’ve never lived at a higher elevation. But if you google it, I know they are out there. All of your cooking/baking will most likely need adjustments and higher elevation. Sorry, wish I could be more help!

  68. Hey! i just discovered your your blog and im loving it! aspecially this recipe, but! i live in europe and i simply cant find a substainable conversion table for “cups” to a weighing measure. How much does a cup of quinoa/brown rice flour weigh?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Helene – I’ll have to get some and measure. I’m not sure off the top of my head. Most of my recipes do not have metric measures. But it’s something I’m working on changing. Today is a holiday for us, so I will try to find out when the weekend is over.

  69. Just made them and they are great! I did need to add an extra 1/4 cup of water and another tsp of oil. The dough was still dry but I was able to make them super thin and got double the number of tortilla about the size of my palm or a little bigger for an hors de ovres party. Serving them tomorrow night so I’m hoping they will re heat well. My daughter is allergic to wheat and eggs so she’s been stuck with rice wraps and little else if she wants a bread product. I’m going to buy the press this week as this will be a staple. Hope the price of quinoa flour comes down!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – It’s often cheaper to buy quinoa and put it through a processor or blender yourself. Worth a shot. I hope you enjoy them!

  70. Heather Mitchell says:

    I’m making these right now, making a half batch and substituting one cup of quinoa flour for oat flour. Quinoa flour costs me $10 for 4 cups so this recipe makes a very expensive tortilla!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Heather – Great! Let me know how they turn out!

  71. Hey Tiffany. Can these be frozen and reheated once you are ready to eat them?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sharon – Yup!

  72. I’m allergic to rice, Corn, oats, and wheat can you give me a substitute flour to use in this receipe. I can have flaxseed, tapioca, black bean flour etc. Please help I have limited foods that I can eat I need some good receives.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mary – Any gluten free flour that you can have will work to replace the rice flour. I’m not sure how much it would change the flavor, but anything should work.

    2. Maybe buckwheat flour

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Alison – Awesome! I might have to try that myself! 🙂

  73. The recipe looks terrific, but the post was sheer poetry! Thank you for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ann Mc – Thanks so much! 🙂

  74. Is there another flour I could substitute for the rice flour? Found out I have an allergy to rice, corn and potato.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Castula – Pretty much any flour, except coconut flour, should do the trick. Let me know what you end up using and how it turns out!

  75. These have been such a life saver for me and my family! We cannot live without these in the fridge/freezer at all times. lol We do not have a tortilla press, so we roll ours out on parchment paper with some brown rice flour so they don’t stick. We fry them in coconut oil….some lightly so they are more pliable, others longer to make them nice and crunchy. We then salt them generously with Real salt immediately after being removed from the skillet. We eat them as tacos, with huevos rancheros, with avocado egg salad and just on their own like chips. I don’t know ANYONE who doesn’t love these (even people who don’t like quinoa!) My husband even used the dough to make egg rolls. I really can’t thank you enough for this recipe!!!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – Wow! Even egg rolls! Might have to try that myself!! I’m so happy you’re enjoying it. 😀

  76. My step-son cannot have rice flour, so what would be a good substitute?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kim – You could try oat flour.

  77. When I make regular white flour tortillas I find that using lard like my grandma used to, rather than using oil makes the tortillas much softer. I’m wondering if you would have a lard substitute for this tortilla recipe instead of using the oil. I don’t know if it’ll keep the tortillas softer. Thinking maybe coconut oil?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Yvonne – You could certainly give coconut oil a try. I’ve never cooked with lard, so it’s hard for me to make a comparison. But it should work just fine here. The only issue would be making sure that the oil gets incorporated well enough due to how it hardens quickly. So make sure the dough is warm from the water to get the oil dispersed well enough.

  78. Thanks for the recipe! I tried making this today but failed :(. I ground quinoa into flour in my magic bullet as quinoa flour is quite expensive I thought I would try making my own but I think it wasn’t ground fine enough… When I tried to make a dough it was very crumbly and impossible to roll out thinly without it crumbling apart. Ended up adding more water to make a thin pancake batter consistency instead to salvage it but the “tortillas” ended up quite thick. Oh well will try again if I end up buying quinoa flour.

    Quick question, what is the purpose of the brown rice flour here? Does it add anything to the texture or is it just for nutrition?

    Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cherry – Did you use hot water? Was it measured correctly? I am guessing it could have been the grinding of the flour, but I can’t be positive. The brown rice flour is both for flavor and texture.

  79. Hi,
    Would this recipe be best frozen as raw dough or the cooked tortilla?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tash – I would say as a cooked tortilla.

  80. Hi, we have just discovered my little 2 year old daughter is not allowed to eat wheat anymore. Has been a learning curve for us both. Gluten is in pretty much everything in a box. So we are making loads from scratch. Shes really missing her bread. I am very grateful to have stumbled on to your blog. Here’s hoping she likes the quinoa tortillas. ( she’s off dairy too- it’s a challenge)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Claire – I’m off diary as well. And yes, it’s a rough adjustment. I almost think that dairy is harder to give up than wheat. But with time, you do get used to it and you learn what makes for a good substitution. Hang in there!

  81. Made these today and they were amazing, added some cumin for some extra flavour but otherwise they worked out fine, thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Charlie – Fantastic! I’m happy you enjoyed them! 🙂

  82. I am wondering if you think Tapioca flour would be an ok sub. for the Rice flour? My son cannot have rice, I was so excited to find this recipe, however need a substitute for the rice flour, my options are Teff, Tapioca,- maybe potato? Any thoughts are appreciated!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sara – I think you could get away with anything that is a bit grainy like the rice flour. If memory serves, isn’t tapioca more like cornstarch? If so, I would try something else. Maybe the Teff…

  83. I feel like my aunt might be your friend’s grandmother.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Haha! You never know! 😉

  84. Heather @ Simple Fresh Natural says:

    I cannot wait to give these a try! I had a tortilla making disaster shortly after buying a tortilla press that came with no instructions (should have been my first clue things weren’t going to go smoothly). It ended with tortilla particles all over the kitchen. It gave me a good laugh though. I feel like with all the pictures you provided, I should be able to make these successfully!! Thanks for the post!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Heather – Oh no!!! Maybe the dough was too dry? Let me know how your next attempt goes. There really is nothing like homemade tortillas. So delicious!!

  85. I tried quinoa tortillas for the first time tonight, and they were really bland. I had used homemade quinoa flour that I don’t think was ground fine enough. I tried adding different things, and it just kept getting worse!

    I wrote a blog post about my experience, and then I started looking for other quinoa tortilla recipes to see where I might have gone wrong. I stumbled on this in the process, and it looks a lot like the recipe I had followed (or tried to). I wish I had seen your’s first – sounds like some others had the same problem I did!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jayni – I’m confused. Was it my tortillas that were bland?

  86. I’m sorry for the confusion. I found a recipe for quinoa tortillas at the bakerette.com that has your exact ingredients. My tortillas turned out awful, but I think for a couple of reasons. I tried making my own quinoa flour, and I think I burnt some of the quinoa in the process. Plus, I don’t think I ground it fine enough. (I had the same situation as Cherry).

    I was saying I wish I had seen your post to begin with. Your pictures and explanations could have saved me a lot of grief.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jayni – Oh!!! I’m really sorry they didn’t turn out! That’s always a disappointment. But I hope you’ll try them again because they really are delicious!

  87. I just tried making these for the first time tonight but the tortillas came out really bitter…did anyone encounter the same issue? I used quinoa flour I purchased from the grocery story but maybe the flour wasn’t fresh? Any ideas to solve this mystery would be appreciated! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – That’s odd. The only thing I can think of is the flour. I know when quinoa isn’t rinsed before cooking it can sometimes have a bitter taste. So maybe it was just that particular brand of flour?

  88. Christina says:

    Do these freeze well? We’re empty nesters and I think it would take us a while to get through all of them, since quinoa flour is pricey. I would definitely like to freeze them if possible.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christina – Sure! I would recommend putting a small piece of parchment in between each one to keep them from freezing into one big brick, or freezing in smaller portions. Maybe 2-3 tortillas in one package. Also, be sure they are packed air-tight. If packed properly, they will probably last about 2 months in the freezer, give or take a little.

  89. Would it be possible to freeze these? I love wraps during the week, but with a baby I don’t have a chance to make them during the week. It would be nice to just be able to pull one out of the freezer for a quick lunch

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – Sure! I would recommend putting a small piece of parchment in between each one to keep them from freezing into one big brick, or freezing in smaller portions. Maybe 2-3 tortillas in one package. Also, be sure they are packed air-tight. If packed properly, they will probably last about 2 months in the freezer, give or take a little.

  90. hello, can i something other than the rice flour , i am allergic to rice. thanks

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Art – You could try simply using more quinoa flour or sub with oat flour.

  91. I just tried a test tortilla even though the dough was a bit sticky but i don’t think i rolled it out flat enough (after squishing it between two layers of baking paper using the bench and my chopping board haha) because it broke in half when i tried to bend it. What should one do when the dough is too wet? I had to put extra water in there because i didn’t have enough quinoa flour and so i put more brown rice flour in to make up for it, but then i put a little too much flour in! I put some extra brown rice flour in to make it drier and that’s when i chose to try a test tortilla.

    I’m keen to keep trying though and thanks very much for your recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Freya – Ya, changing the flour ratios can have a big impact! I would add more quinoa flour if you can get to the store for some, then adjust the water for a nice dough. Rice flour has no “stickiness” in a dough. So things tend to fall apart.

  92. Hello, this is the first time I’ve been to your site. I’m collecting all quinoa flour recipes. This looks great and boy do I miss tortillas! My question is, can I substitute something else for the brown rice? My kids and I are on a special diet to heal leaky gut syndrome and we are not allowed to eat rice because of the lectins. Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kara – I haven’t tried it with any other flour, but you could certainly substitute with a flour you can have and give it a try. The only one you definitely want to avoid is coconut flour. Just keep in mind you may have to play with the amount of liquid used. Different flours have different absorbency rates.

  93. Hello. I am very excited to try this recipe. It looks delicious! I was curious…have you ever tried freezing these? I am going to make some freezer quesadillas and wanted to try these for that. Any thoughts?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Courtney – I have frozen them and they do quite well for short amounts of time. I wouldn’t go longer than a month or two though.

  94. Hi, would these taste the same using only quinoa flour and no brown rice flour? My granddaughter can not have brown rice flour. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kathryn – I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure you’d probably get pretty close. The thing is that quinoa flour soaks up more liquid than rice flour. So you may have to adjust the recipe slightly to accommodate that.

  95. Can buckwheat flour be used?
    I mean instead of brown rice flour, I know you posted it long ago but I just came across it, and I think it will work for me.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tracey – It might. I believe buckwheat has gluten though. So you may have to play around with the amount you use a little. Let me know how it turns out!

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