Homemade Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips

by Maggie on May 16, 2013

Homemade Tortilla Chips from She Let Them Eat Cake

I am a huge fan of guacamole.  I would happily eat it every day (with a spoon or a cracker, but especially on a corn chip from our local Mexican restaurant).

Sadly though, corn and I don’t get along very well.  Which I am okay with most of the time (except when we go to that local Mexican restaurant, then I give in).

At home, it’s much easier to avoid corn.  We don’t eat many packaged foods, so we don’t get it there.  If I do buy corn, I make sure it’s organic and preferably local so I can chat with the farmer.   That way I know it’s free of pesticides and it’s hopefully not genetically modified.

But every now and then, a girl wants some crunchy chips to go with her guacamole!  That’s where these Homemade Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips come in to play.  They’re corn-free too!  And my kids love them as much as we do!  I haven’t put them in their lunchboxes yet, Callum is at that stage where he wants his lunch to look like everyone else’s lunch.

That will pass, right?

Homemade Tortilla Chips 2  from She Let Them Eat Cake

Homemade Tortilla Chips
Inspired by our friend Lisa K. Thanks Lisa!


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
¾ teaspoon paprika
¾ teaspoon sea salt
3-4 gluten-free, corn-free tortillas, depending on size


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, paprika, and sea salt.
  3. Grease a large baking sheet with oil, paprika, and salt mixture.
  4. Cut tortillas in half and then into strips – or chip-sized pieces.
  5. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush each chip with the remainder of the oil, paprika, and salt mixture.
  6. Bake for 8- 10 minutes or until crisp – watch them as they can easily burn.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 servings

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Carol May 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

I make my own tortilla chips all the time but I never thought of adding paprika, I can imagine it is so good! What is your fav gf, cf tortilla?


Maggie May 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Hi Carol – I use La Tortilla Factory, a Canadian company – they’re made with teff flour! My fave.


Hallie @ Daily Bites May 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

My mom has a total thing for chips. She only eats them every once in a while as a little something special. I’ll have to make her these sometime. 🙂


Maggie May 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Hallie I have a weakness for chips too! I hope she loves them!


Erin May 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

What brand of GF and CF tortillas do you use?


Maggie May 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Hi Erin – I use La Tortilla Factory, they’re a Canadian company. Where are you located? I have used Food For Life too, though they cook faster and I know some people with celiac have problems with them (though my husband never has). Hope that helps! I bet the UDI’s ones would work! Maybe cook a little longer since they’re thicker.


Tabi@eatsgeeks.com May 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

What are the chips made from? They look great! Would love to make my mum sime gf cf tortilla chips.


Maggie May 19, 2013 at 8:05 am

Thanks Tabi!
They’re made by a company called La Tortilla Factory – they use teff flour!
I hope your Mom loves them,


Elle May 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Maggie, this looks so very delicious and so simple to make. I wish I had tried it before.

I am not as big of a guacamole fan as you seem to be but I am already imagining these with some homemade salsa.

Tomatoes, onions, peppers, a little lime, and these chips will make a great weekend treat. Or even an everyday treat for that matter.

Don’t worry, I think at some point delicious food will outweigh wanting to look like everyone else. Then you will have all of the other kids asking for these yummy chips.

I can’t wait to see what else you cook up!


Maggie May 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

Hi Elle – Thanks so much for checking it out!
Homemade salsa would be amazing too!
Thanks for the tips – I’m trusting in that too 🙂
Have a great day,


Louise May 19, 2013 at 4:54 am

Being from a tiny island where tasty, gluten free, healthy products are close to non existent and hellishly expensive I was excited to read the title Homemade Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips. Imagine my dismay and utter disappointment when the main ingredient is non existent here in Malta and the recipe is just an embellished tortilla!!! Is it possible to have a recipe to actually do Homemade Gluten-Free Tortillas/chips from scratch please?


Maggie May 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

Hi Louise-
I’m so sorry to hear you were utterly disappointed by this recipe.
I don’t make my own tortilla chips from scratch, but as you probably know you can do so by using masa harina (corn flour), perhaps you can get this in Malta? I try to avoid corn though.
You could try making them from scratch using The Spunky Coconut’s Tortilla Wraps http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/02/tortilla-wraps-egg-free-grain-free.html and then try my method? Though Kelly’s recipe uses expensive ingredients that might also be hard to come by on your island.
Sorry about the disappointment.
I don’t think I’ll spend my time creating and developing and testing a recipe for Homemade Gluten-Free Tortillas/Chips from scratch.
Have a great day,


Kim-Cook It Allergy Free May 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

I love these! Corn-free and baked tortilla chips! I am totally going to give these a try since we do not really do much corn around here either! Great recipe, Maggie!! 😀


Alisa May 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

Oh, I SO need to make these! A friend once made some pita chips this way that were amazing!

Hadn’t heard of that book, sounds excellent!


Maggie May 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

Hey Alisa – It is an excellent book. I am so impressed, and so glad that it’s on my course reading list!


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