Oct 07, 2023

Homemade Doritos (Tortilla Chips)

By Ela on 22. August, 2023 | 2 Comments. This post may contain affiliate links*. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Make quick and easy homemade Doritos (corn tortilla chips) in an oven or air fryer – They’re crisp, crunchy, and loaded with flavor but MUCH healthier and made with REAL ingredients!

Whether you have dietary restrictions, are looking for healthier alternatives, or trying to save money – it’s surprisingly quick and easy to make homemade versions of some of your favorite snacks! When it comes to salty, savory snacking, I’ve already shared a recipe for potato chips. Now it’s the turn of crunchy homemade Doritos.

Honestly, this baked Doritos recipe (air fryer method also included!) is so simple to prepare! Just chop corn tortillas, add just a little oil, toss them in your desired seasonings– I’ve included several spice mix ideas below for you to choose from, then cook them.

Once cooked and cooled, these homemade tortilla chips are super crunchy, made with just a handful of simple and inexpensive pantry ingredients, a fraction of the fat, yet still taste AH-MAZING – perfect for satisfying savory snack cravings in under 25 minutes.

Plus, unlike family-sized sharing bags of Doritos that are so easy to mindlessly crunch on while watching TV until it’s empty, by learning how to make tortilla chips at home, you can control the portion amount. They’re perfect for game nights, Cinco de Mayo, and regular snacking.

If you’re looking for even more simple savory vegan snacks/ appetizers, check out my recipes for air fryer zucchini chips, crispy chickpeas, or cheesy garlic breadsticks!

Depending on where you’re based and the flavor variety, the ingredients found in store-bought Doritos can change. However, they’re all made with a base of:

Corn (whole maize kernels), vegetable oils, and salt. Flavored varieties typically contain several flavorings, often including MSG, maltodextrin, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and often some form of dairy/non-vegan ingredients, like cheese, whey, buttermilk, lactose… All together, about 30 ingredients…

Luckily, it’s easy to make healthy Doritos with whole ingredients like corn tortillas, just a little oil, and whole herbs and spices. The ingredients I’ve used include:

Please read the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, measurements, complete recipe method, and nutritional information.

Pile several tortillas together to make this process quicker.

Keep an eye on them after 10 minutes, so they don’t burn.

This version needs to be cooked in batches. Carry out steps 1-4 above, then spread the chips in a single layer in your air fryer basket and air fry for about 8-10 minutes (flipping halfway) at 350F/175C. While one batch cools, cook the next one.

First, make sure they’re FULLY cool before you store them. Any residual heat can cause steam, which will soften the nacho chips. Once cool, store them in an airtight container (I use a Ziplock bag) at room temperature for up to a week.

They may soften slightly towards the end, but you can usually bring back some extra crunch with an extra few minutes in the oven (or air fryer).

Enjoy these homemade Doritos in all the same ways you would the branded kind:

While it’s possible to make tortilla chips from flour tortillas, they’re denser and won’t become as crispy as corn tortillas, AND they aren’t going to taste like classic Doritos. They also require slightly less cooking time (to avoid burn).

While possible, they won’t be as crunchy, and the oil also helps the seasonings adhere. To reduce calories, you could use a 1kcal cooking spray instead.

You might also enjoy browsing through my list of 32 vegan Superbowl snacks.

If you try this homemade Doritos recipe (tortilla chips), I’d love a comment and ★★★★★ recipe rating below. Also, please don’t forget to tag me in re-creations on Instagram or Facebook with @elavegan #elavegan—I love seeing them.

Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically

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