There is nothing more depressing than arriving at your friend’s party, finding out that they got your favorite gluten-free dip just for you, and then discovering that the chips have gluten in them.
Never fear! This guide lets you know what you can and can’t dip with. We also include a recipe below so that you can make your own tortilla chips at home (the most tasty option if you ask me)!
While most tortilla chips are made from corn flour, this fact can be misleading. While they often don’t have gluten ingredients, they are made in facilities that use gluten and are therefore contaminated. It’s always important to make sure that the package is labeled gluten-free.
When in restaurants it’s also important to double check that their corn tortillas and tortilla chips are not dusted with flour, a common restaurant practice that can disguise what would otherwise be perfectly fine tortilla chips.
There are several manufacturers who make gluten-free tortilla chips. Frito-Lay includes a list of their gluten-free products on their website:
- Baked Tostitos Scoops
- Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips
- Fritos Corn Chips (Original and Lightly Salted)
- Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips
- Santitas Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
- Tostitos Tortilla Chips (Bite Size Rounds, Cantina Thin & Crispy, Cantina Original, Crispy Rounds, Restaurant Style, Reduced Fat Crispy Rounds, Simply Blue Corn, Simply Yellow Corn, Scoops, Stadium Style, Thick & Hearty Rounds)
Food Should Taste Good: These tortilla chips come in a variety of funky flavors, including olive and chocolate!
Way Better: This brand not only has certified gluten-free tortilla chips, they also make their chips in a dedicated gluten-free zone. They also have some super delicious flavors, including sweet chili.
Garden of Eatin’: This brand makes a variety of gluten-free tortilla chips, but also makes a variety that are not. Make sure any Garden of Eatin’ tortilla chips you buy are clearly labelled as gluten-free.
Kettle Brand: Kettle Brand tortilla chips are certified gluten-free, but some varieties contain dairy.
Snyder’s: Snyder’s whole grain tortilla chips are certified gluten-free. Their other tortilla chip varieties do not contain gluten ingredients, however are not certified gluten-free due to where they are manufactured.
Mission: All Mission tortilla chips are labelled gluten-free. My favorites are the yellow corn tortilla rounds!
Gluten-Free Baked Tortilla Chips
There are two main reasons why I love making homemade tortilla chips. First of all, they are healthy! Making them myself gives me the ability to bake instead of fry and to control the amount and type of oil used. The second reason is that I can season them however I want, and the possibilities are endless!
Some of my favorite combinations are the classic salt and paprika, cinnamon and sugar, or chili powder and lime juice. Whip up some homemade guacamole or salsa and you’ve got yourself the perfect gluten-free (and guilt free!) snack.
Gluten-Free Corn Tortillas
Spices of your choice – I use sea salt and paprika
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil and spices.
- Grease baking sheet with mixture.
- Cut tortillas into chip-size pieces and place them on the baking sheet – don’t crowd the chips! Leaving ample room in between the chips will make them crispy.
- Brush chips with oil and spice mixture.
- Bake 10-15 minutes, paying careful attention that the chips don’t burn.
The entire process takes around 20 minutes. Try it out and let us know below what sorts of spice combos you came up with!