This simple recipe for homemade baked tortilla chips is a staple for whole-food, plant-based kitchens. These chips can be eaten on their own, served alongside dips such as hummus and salsa, topped with a cheesy sauce for nachos... the possibilities are endless.

By Chef AJ,


  • 1 12-ounce package oil-free corn tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut each tortilla into fourths. Place on a cookie sheet covered with a Silpat* and lightly spray each chip with water.
  • Sprinkle with herbs or salt-free seasonings, if desired.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Turn chips over and lightly spray again with water. Bake another 8-10 minutes, until crisp.

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For an additional flavor experience, you can spray with lime juice instead of water to help your spices adhere.

Garth Helgesen

Would lime juice work as well as water for more taste?

Valerie Valdez

Trader Joes has great corn tortillas, 3 ingredients: corn, water, lime. I cook mine in my air fryer and they come out great!

Judith Fogarty

What brand carries oil free tortillas?

Naomi M

If you could find Ezekiel sprouted corn tortillas at a co-op or some place then those should be oil free! I’ve also seen oil free brands locally. Not sure the brand names, but I remember the ingredients list.


Corn tortillas from the store don’t usually have oil in them.

Theresa Boucher

I have made chips before just like this. I usually cut tortillas in 6ths but wanted to try a bigger chip, less flipping. I also put some lime in my water spray for flavor.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 44 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ airing on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight and the best-selling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss and Own Your Health. Chef AJ was the executive pastry chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar-, oil-, salt- and gluten-free desserts. She is the host of YouTube show Chef AJ Live. She is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.
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