Baked tortilla chips

I don’t why I never thought to make my own tortilla chips. I often make my own salsa or guacamole but usually just have store bought chips. Perhaps this is because I never realized how easy it was.

If you often eat tortilla chips though, you should make them yourself at home. You can significantly reduce the amount of salt that is found in the store bought chips as well as to have these chips warm and just out of the oven at your own convenience in a matter of minutes.

I made these with store bought six inch corn tortillas. You could choose to make them with whole wheat tortillas or flour tortillas instead if you prefer those to the corn tortillas.

In the future, I am looking forward to attempting to make my own tortillas from scratch but until then, these tortillas will do and are much easier to prepare.

Cutting the corn tortillas

Serves: 2
As an appetizer with your choice of dip!

Here’s what you need:

  • Four six inch corn tortillas (or your choice of tortillas)
  • One pinch of sea salt
  • Olive oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

While you wait for your oven to preheat, take out your tortillas. I cut each six inch corn tortilla into eight pieces or “chips”. For two people, I cut up four tortillas, which yielded 32 chips.

You can adjust the amount of tortillas you use to yield the appropriate amount of chips depending on how many people will be eating them.

Brushing chips with oil

So take your tortillas and stack them up, then cut them into six equal pieces. If you stack them like this, it makes cutting them take only seconds as opposed to cutting each tortilla separately.

Then on a large cookie sheet or baking pan, brush your olive oil, or your choice of oil (vegetable, canola, etc.), on the bottom of the pan. Place your tortilla pieces on the pan or pans, depending on how many chips you are making. Brush the top of the tortilla pieces with a tad more oil and then sprinkle with salt.

Then bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool and serve immediately with your homemade salsa, guacamole, roasted red pepper and tofu dip, or your favorite dip!

Nutrition Facts

Chips nutrition facts

Chips nutrition facts 2

If you have two corn tortillas made into these delightful little chips, you will be consuming 173 calories and 8 grams of fat. There is about 100 milligrams of sodium and almost 100 milligrams of potassium. There is also 23 grams of carbohydrates, three of which come from your dietary fiber and half a gram that is sugar. You are also getting three grams of protein.

On to your vitamins and minerals…one serving of these corn tortilla chips will give you 5% of your daily vitamin B-6, 4% of your daily vitamin E, and 4% of your daily calcium. It was also give you 9% of your daily magnesium, 8% of your daily manganese, and 16% of your daily phosphorus.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.