Homemade Tortilla Chips
Making your own tortilla chips is super easy!
Perfect for nachos! Baking up your own tortilla chips can be nice for a few reasons – you can customize them to your liking, adapt for food allergies or sensitivities, or make them healthier, and they are easy and cheap. Especially cheap if you make your own tortillas!
You can pretty much use any type of tortilla for these baked chips. I have used whole wheat, corn, and white flour tortillas before with success.
If you’re doing the TERRAfit Challenge with us, you’ll notice on the food list that chips (of all kinds) are on the unhealthy list. However, whole grain, high fiber tortillas are good to go, as long as you keep it to no more than a fist-size per serving. So, baking up some whole grain tortillas is a great substitute for those store-bought tortilla chips!
Baking time may vary, so keep an eye on them because they can burn real fast! Once cooled, you can eat them up or store them in an airtight container at room temperature. For sweet version, you could try using melted butter instead of the oil, and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar in place of the salt and pepper.
Note: Sophie recommended dipping the tortillas in water, or spritzing them with water, then patting them dry before placing them on the pan. Then she used the oil, salt, and pepper, and so on. I haven’t tried the water before, but please let me know if you have and if it is worth doing!
These tortilla chips are perfect for Buffalo Chicken Nachos!
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Updated May 2016
Homemade Tortilla Chips
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Cut the tortillas into wedges or strips, placing them in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Spritz with olive oil. (Or you can brush olive oil on before cutting the tortillas.)
- Then sprinkle each tortilla piece evenly with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating pan halfway through, if needed, until light golden brown.
- They can begin to burn quickly, so keep an eye on them!