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How to Make Almond Flour Tortillas in Just 15 Minutes!

Make tortilla wrap in just 15 minutes? Isn’t that a bit impossible? With all the kneading and cooking involved, it usually takes up to an hour before you can make a decent looking tortilla but that is all in the past. You will be amazed at how easy and fast it is to make this tortilla.

And we also have one secret that we want you to know – this tortilla is keto-friendly! But how can this tortilla be keto friendly and how to make almond flour tortillas? Well, here are the answers!

What Makes This Tortilla Recipe Keto-Friendly?

Instead of using regular flour (which is laden with carbs), this recipe uses an almond flour which has lower carbohydrate content. In fact, this recipe only has 2 g of carbohydrates which makes it suitable for your keto diet!

What You Will Need:

As compared to a regular tortilla wrap, this one may require more ingredients. Here they are:

  • 100 g of almond flour
  • 20 g of coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum
  • 1 piece of egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons of water
  • Cooking equipment

The tools and equipment you will need include food processor, cling film, skillet, spatula or knife, and kitchen cloth. You may also need a tortilla press, but if you do not have one, a parchment paper and a rolling pin will do.

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Make Almond Flour Tortillas

I am sure you are already pretty excited about making your own tortilla so without further ado, here are the steps that you need to take:

Step 1. Mix the dry ingredients.

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Place the almond and flour tortilla together with the salt, baking powder and xanthan gum to your food processor. Pulse until everything is already well combined.

Pro Tip
Make sure that you weigh your ingredients well so your dough will have the perfect texture.

Step 2. Add the wet ingredients.

Add the tablespoon of vinegar while the food processor is still running for even distribution. After that, add in the lightly beaten egg then the water. Once the dough has already taken the shape of a ball, turn off the food processor. The dough should be sticky to touch by then.

Step 3. Wrap the dough with cling film.

After mixing everything, wrap the resulting dough mixture with a cling film. Knead the dough while it is still wrapped in cling film (squeeze it like you would a stress ball) for about 2 minutes. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

Pro Tip
It is important that you let the dough rest for the flour mixture to completely and evenly soak up all the liquid.

Step 4. Shape the tortillas.

How to Make Almond Flour Tortillas
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Divide your dough into 8 equal parts. Roll out each ball in two pieces of parchment paper with the use of a rolling pin. Continue rolling it out until the tortilla is already 5 inches in diameter.

Pro Tip
Using tortilla press will make this process a lot easier and more efficient.

Step 5. Cook the tortilla.

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Place skillet over high heat. Once it is hot enough, place the tortilla and cook it for 3 to 6 seconds. Use a spatula to flip the tortilla and cook the other side for 30 – 40 seconds. Do the same on the other side.

Pro Tip
  • You can test the hotness of the skillet by sprinkling water on it. The water droplets must run through the pan. It shouldn’t evaporate.
  • Coconut flour easily burns so it will give your tortilla its charred marks but may also cause the tortilla to burn fast so you should keep a closer look at your tortilla while cooking it.
  • Keep your skillet as hot as you possibly can so you can cook the tortillas faster, ensuring that they remain pliable. If it is not hot enough, the tortilla may crack.

Final Thoughts

You may think that going keto means that you have to say goodbye to your favorite taco or burrito recipes. Well, with this recipe, you can eat your favorite dishes while sticking to your strict diet at the same time!

For sure, you are already excited to try this out and make this recipe, you definitely should! After all, nothing else can beat the taste of tortilla, savory meat, refreshing cucumber, and delightful lettuce. I can already imagine it! In fact, I might whip up this recipe now, and I recommend that you do too!

I hope that you learned a lot from this simple tutorial. Maybe you can share it with your friends too? In this way, they can enjoy their tacos and burritos guilt-free!

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