Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade – Baked corn tortilla chips homemade style taste so much better than anything you can buy. Just 3 simple ingredients and the crunch and sea salt factor is out of this world.
Literally, the Healthiest Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade
We all know that most salsa, guacamole, and hummus is full of nutrients and deliciously healthy for us. Even 7 Layer Dip can be made the Clean Cuisine way. The problem is never the dip. However, it’s always an issue finding a “clean” chip.
We have searched for a healthy tortilla chip and cannot find one single brand of chips that is 100% “clean”. This is mostly due to the highly refined omega-6 oils used in commercial chips. Even the chips that claim to be stone ground and whole grain are usually fried in pro-inflammatory oils. What’s a lonely, yet delectable, dip to do?
Make Your Own Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade, the Best Way!
The best way to get a nutritional crunch is to make my corn tortilla chips homemade style! Don’t worry though, you won’t be standing in the kitchen all day. There is no need to make the dough, knead it down, press tortillas or deep fry them.
These homemade tortilla chips are semi-homemade and very easy to make. With an oven and a few key products, you’ll be on your way to clean chips and dip in no time!
These tasty Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade Style are:
- baked at 350 — not fried!
- are 100% unrefined and whole grain corn
- amazing and have no refined flour.
- absolutely delicious and crunchy!
One Essential Ingredient – Healthy Anti-inflammatory Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The acronym EVOO might have been made popular by cooking personality Rachel Ray, but extra-virgin olive oil has been a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet and is one of the oldest known culinary oils. Extra-virgin olive oil contains predominately monounsaturated fat.
It also contains antioxidants and flavonoids that help prevent bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and becoming dangerous to your blood vessels. However, extra-virgin olive oil cannot be heated to extremely high temperatures or it will spoil, so be careful to cook on low heat, such as low-heat sautéing.
Enjoy Roasting Vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil too!
You can roast vegetables with extra-virgin olive oil and even bake with it, but again, keep the heat low, below about 400 degrees. By the way, a good test for any oil is that if it smokes, the heat is too high.
This oil is also perfect for these corn tortilla chips homemade style!
Our Favorite Dips for Chips!
We have a dip recipe category for a reason — we just love them! Which means, you are bound to find some of our favorite recipes to be perfect pairs with these corn tortilla chips homemade in your kitchen.
Try one of these dips:
- Homemade Guacamole Recipe — you can make it spicy or keep it simple!
- Clean Creamy Homemade Queso
- Cauliflower Hummus – loaded with healthy nutritional benefits!
- Make some homemade nachos – These chips are perfect with our Lime Crema recipe.
If you wanted to know — my favorite way to eat these chips is with a big bowl of homemade guacamole. If you’ve not made it yet, stop over to this recipe.
They are crunchy, satisfying, easy to store and perfect to eat. Be sure to let us know how you like them by leaving a comment below.
Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade
Baked corn tortilla chips homemade take no time to prepare and taste so much better than anything you can buy. Just 3 simple ingredients.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 14 minutes
- Total Time: 24 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 8 corn tortilla shells
- Sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a large knife, cut the tortilla shells into 6 or 8 slices and place them in a single layer on 2 large baking pans.
- In a small bowl, add the extra virgin olive oil. Using a small basting brush, lightly cover both sides of the cut tortilla triangles with oil.
- Bake tortillas for 6 minutes. Remove the baking pans from the oven and flip each one over individually. Season with sea salt and place back in the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes. Remove tortillas from the oven and let cool for at least 8 minutes before you start dipping.
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Why We Choose Homemade Over Store Bought
From a manufacturer’s standpoint, there are two big reasons that get in the way with using a healthy oil: 1) cost and 2) oxidation. Nutrient-rich, antioxidant-rich, unrefined oils are expensive. And to complicate matters, most oils are not heat-stable enough to withstand frying.
The Perfect Healthy Chip – Corn Tortilla Chips Homemade
Ideally, everyone would bake instead of fry chips. In addition, the the corn would be unrefined stone ground corn. Plus, the oil would be a heat-stable oil that is nutrient-rich, unrefined and rich in antioxidants. You could easily use any of these: such as macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, extra virgin coconut oil or unrefined red palm oil.
When I have the time and inclination, I make my own corn tortilla chips homemade style, which is actually way easier than you might think. And if you’re curious as to how I do this, here is a rundown of all the ingredients!