You’ve probably noticed that there aren’t many coconut flour tortillas recipes on the blog. In fact, I probably only have one or two. That’s because I’m not a fan of coconut, and I despise anything that tastes like coconut.
Trust me when I say that these coconut flour tortillas don’t taste like coconut at all. I was really surprised by the final product and double-checked that I actually used coconut flour in the recipe!
I made this low-carb tortilla recipe with and without seasoning to see if I could get a hint of the coconut flavor, but luckily there was none. The spice gives it a little Mexican touch and also contributes to the plantain’s mild taste.
Like my keto almond flour tortillas, ketones, and low-carb pizza crust, both are made from plantains, but these coconut flour tortillas are super soft, flexible, and stretchy. , you can cook your favorite dishes. Think low-carb tacos, enchiladas, keto fish tacos, Mexican lasagnas, wraps, burritos, and more.
Coconut Flour Tortillas
The possibilities are endless. At least once or twice a month, I do my best to enjoy a “fusion” night when I’m cooking dinner. One of my favorite nights is definitely Mexican Night. There are so many great Mexican Paleo recipes you can make – everything from enchiladas to tacos can be made in a completely Paleo-friendly format. After trying several recipes, I think I finally found the ultimate tortilla in his recipe. These low-carb coconut flour tortillas are great for all kinds of Mexican recipes, and they’re also easy to make.
To keep this recipe as allergy-friendly as possible, we’re technically offering two different low-carb tortilla shell recipes. We are kind, but we are here to serve you! For simplicity, the base for both versions is the same. I’m just making some small changes to suit my needs. Take a look at the ingredients and tips below to ensure your tortillas are perfect every time, no matter which version you choose.
We love wraps and tortilla alternatives like those used in Swiss Chard Salad Wraps with Apple Slaw, Paleo Breakfast Egg Wraps, and Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps, but sometimes you want the original. Luckily, I created these coconut flour tortillas to satisfy your cravings and remain allergy-friendly. increase!
How to Make Coconut Flour Tortillas
What makes these homemade tortillas so great is the fact that they’re made with entirely wholesome ingredients. Instead, these low-carb tortillas primarily use two different, archaic-friendly baking ingredients: arrowroot flour and coconut flour.
Arrowroot flour is a starchy flour that, like tapioca, is great for adding a slightly chewy consistency to recipes. And while refined flour has been associated with intestinal inflammation, arrowroot has been shown to ease digestion, especially in infants.
Coconut flour is another great Paleo baking ingredient that is also quite nutritious. A great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, this flour adds a delicious coconut flavor to your dishes. Of particular interest is that despite the fact that most of the fat content in coconut is saturated fat, it actually has cholesterol-lowering effects in certain individuals with moderately high cholesterol.
Apart from these two baking flours, this recipe requires baking powder, salt, eggs, and almond milk. Once all ingredients are mixed, let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Once that’s done, the tortillas can be cooked in a skillet and served warm with your favorite filling.
Don’t let the short list of ingredients used to make these tortillas fool you. They are definitely one of the best Paleo recipes I’ve come across in recent times. It doesn’t have to be too flashy. This recipe is proof of that. Consider this tortilla recipe the next time you crave spicy Mexican food.
When it comes to Mexican-style cooking, there are plenty of Paleo-friendly Mexican recipes you shouldn’t miss, like this recipe for chicken fajitas with paleo tortillas. If you’re a fan of spicy soups, try both this Spicy Beef Tortilla Soup with Avocado and Slow Cooker Taco Soup and last but not least, this Spicy Mexican His Cauliflower Rice is the perfect accompaniment to all these meals. It will be a perfect side dish.
Ingredients For Coconut Flour Tortillas
Here are the ingredients you’ll need, plus warm water:
- Coconut flour – is naturally gluten-free and allergy-friendly. Sift it so there are no lumps.
- Psyllium husk – The husks from the psyllium plant are pure fiber. Makes gluten-free tortillas fluffy and pliable
- Baking powder
- Extra virgin olive oil – for additional flexibility
- Egg – Use the whole egg or just an egg white
- Salt and spices – I used garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin
Method to Make Coconut Flour Tortillas
Step 1: Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add olive oil and egg whites, mix, add lukewarm water and whisk with a fork.
Use a fork to knead the dough in the mixing bowl.
Step 3: Knead the dough by hand for a few minutes. Then form a ball of dough and let it rest. This gives the coconut flour and flea seeds time to absorb the moisture. Form quarters of dough on parchment paper.
Step 4: He cuts the dough into 4 pieces and rolls them into small balls. Place the ball between two pieces of parchment and flatten it with your hand. Then roll it out thinly with a rolling pin. Place the pot lid on top of the rolled dough.
Step 5: Remove the top parchment. Take a pot lid about 15cm in diameter and cut out a circle. Remove cut edges.
If you have a tortilla press, make it. I hear that it is easy to use! Tortillas fried in a frying pan.
Step 6: Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet or skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each coconut flour tortilla for about 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown and slightly mottled.
Repeat until you run out of dough. My dough made 6 tortillas.
You can also try other recipes like White Corn Tortillas or Soft And Easy Recipes For Corn and Flour Tortillas.
Substitutions For Coconut Flour
We love to offer substitutions where possible, but this recipe requires you to make it with coconut flour—no other flour will work for this particular recipe. See the bottom of this post if you can’t eat coconut. There are many other grain-free vegan tortillas that are easy to make.
Flea seed shells are also non-replaceable. The plantains give these tortillas an egg-like texture and lift (yes, they puff up!). Other egg-free options such as flaxseed flour and chia seeds will not work as a substitute.
How to Make Tortilla Dough
From the moist and elastic dough into a smooth ball. This dough is very forgiving and therefore easy to work with. Don’t worry about making mistakes. Almost impossible.
Place the rolled dough on a cutting board and divide it into 4 equal parts.
For coconut flour tortillas, he divides the dough into quarters on a wooden cutting board.
Roll each piece into a ball. This step is quick and easy because the dough is so easy to work with. Then place one of the balls between two pieces of parchment or wax paper. Wraps are also good if you have them on hand.
Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a circle with a diameter of 17.5 cm. Doesn’t have to be perfect! Don’t worry if the “circle” looks like an amoeba. Simply pinch the fabric in one place and tuck it in another as needed. Or keep your amoeba shape. It will still be delicious.
Coconut flour tortillas are the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican spread. You can mop guacamole, turn it into burritos and tacos, or use it for fajitas.
I had it the other day with keto turkey chili. No leftovers.
Of course, coconut flour is also used to make wonderful flatbread wraps with fillings of your choice. Think roasted vegetables, smoked salmon, or simply lettuce, ham, and cheese.
The same applies here. Coconut wraps are healthy as part of a balanced diet. They’re rich in fiber and healthy fats from vegetable oils, but they’re not a great source of nutrition in and of themselves.
When it comes to nutrition, corn tortillas have the advantage of being made from whole grains, which means they’re low in calories, sodium, and carbs, and have more fiber than flour tortillas. When it comes to cooking and eating, some people complain that corn tortillas are fragile.
Looking at coconut flour contains 68.7 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Of that, 38.5 grams are fiber, and sugar accounts for another 8.7 grams, leaving about 17.6 grams of starchy carbohydrates. It contains a total of 76.3 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams compared to hard flour.
Now that you know about this recipe you should try it out.
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