Are you looking for easy to make low carb tortillas? You’ll love the taste and texture of these almond flour tortillas for keto wraps.
I’ve been wanting to try making my own keto friendly tortillas for a long time. Because I want to use them for my low carb fajitas and Mexican chicken lasagna recipes.
When I first started on a low carb diet, I used to rely on packaged foods. One of the things I used to buy a lot of are the Mama Lupe low carb wraps. They are low in carbs, but made with wheat and a lot of hard to pronounce ingredients.
I had some time this weekend to work on some almond flour tortillas. To get the right texture, I added in some psyllium which is also a wonderful egg replacer.
The great thing about psyllium is that all the carbs are fiber so you end up with zero net carbs. And, when you mix it with water, it forms a gel that can mimic gluten as well as eggs. So these low carb tortillas are not only gluten-free, but egg-free too!
It’s so easy to make your own low carb keto tortillas at home. For my egg-free recipe, I use the following ingredients:
- Whole psyllium husks
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Baking Powder
- Sea Salt
- Oil (for frying)
As you can see, the low carb tortilla recipe uses wholesome ingredients including gluten-free flour. And with psyllium, there’s no need to add any xanthan gum or cream cheese.
Making Low Carb Tortillas at Home
The psyllium, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt are whisked together first. Then hot water is added and the mixture is kneaded to form a dough. If needed, additional water is added.
I blended the ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl. However, next time I’ll use a food processor to get the psyllium mixed in better.
Next, the dough is divided into six equal pieces. Each piece is formed into a ball using your hands.
I rolled out each ball into a flat circle using a rolling pin. To prevent the dough from sticking to the pin, I put the dough between sheets of parchment paper. A tortilla maker can also be used to flatten each dough ball out.
The final step is to grill the tortillas on medium heat. You can use either a skillet or an electric griddle. This cooks and browns the sides of each tortilla.
How to Use Homemade Almond Flour Tortillas
With the amount of ingredients used, I got a half dozen six inch almond flour tortillas. It’s a great recipe to use for tacos and other Mexican dishes. But they work great as grain free keto wraps too.
These egg free tortillas kind of reminded me of a thin flat bread. So, they are perfect for making sandwich wraps to take for lunch. I’d like to try them in a low carb panini too.
You can even use them to make keto tortilla chips if you cut them in triangles and bake them up crisp.
Low Carb Wrap Recipes
There are so many things you can do with these yummy low carb tortillas. Here are a few of my other recipes that you may want to use them with:
- Low Carb Quesadillas
- Keto Tortilla Chips
- Pesto Chicken Salad Wrap
- Fish Tacos
- Chicken Salad with No Mayonnaise
I’m pretty excited to have this recipe for egg free almond flour tortillas. And I’ll be finding lots of ways to enjoy them.
With Cinco de Mayo just a couple weeks away, I need to spend a little time coming up with new low carb Mexican recipes. I’ve always loved enchiladas and chimichanga so maybe I’ll work on something like that.
Notes on the Recipe
I feel like I’m becoming an expert in low carb psyllium recipes. Having to eliminate chicken egg whites in my diet really pushed me to experiment with more egg free low carb recipes.
Although you can use chia seeds in place of eggs, psyllium doesn’t have the hard seed shells to deal with. I’m just amazed by how well it replaces wheat gluten and eggs.
If you can’t find psyllium, flax meal will also work in the recipe. But I think psyllium results in a better taste and texture.
You do need to be careful about fiber, though. I find if I eat too much, it causes gas and bloating. So, I’m trying to limit the amount I eat so I don’t overdo it.
The great thing about these egg free almond flour tortillas is that they don’t have any eggy taste. That’s because there are NO EGGS in the recipe.
Other keto wraps use a ton of eggs in the recipe so there is no way to hide that egg taste. I suppose you could cut back on the whole eggs and use egg whites.
Low Carb Wrap Brands
Some of the popular brands of keto wraps include:
- Nuco Coconut Wraps
- Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat
- Mission Soft Taco Tortillas
- Ole Xtreme Wellness Wraps
If you’ve been buying those pre-made low carb tortillas, I encourage you to give this recipe a try. You may even find that you like these homemade wraps even better.
What are your favorite things to do with tortillas? Do you make your own or buy pre-made ones?
Kitchen Tools Used
To make homemade tortillas, it's good to have the following items on hand:
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Almond Flour Low Carb Tortillas - Egg Free Keto Wraps
- ¼ cup whole psyllium husks 30 grams
- 1 cup almond flour 99 grams
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour 12 grams
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup hot water
- hot water as needed
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
- In medium bowl, whisk together the psyllium, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
- Add ¼ cup hot water then knead into a dough.
- Add in more hot water as needed to form dough.
- Divide dough into 6 balls. Then, flatten each ball as thin as possible into round tortilla shapes.
- Heat oil onto pancake grill to about 350°F. Grill each side of tortillas until browned. Cool on rack.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 140 [carbohydrates] => 9 [protein] => 4 [fat] => 11 [saturated_fat] => 1 [sodium] => 168 [potassium] => 42 [fiber] => 7 [sugar] => 1 [calcium] => 40 [iron] => 0.9 [serving_unit] => tortilla )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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Post updated in April 2019. Originally published March 2017.
If I use ground psyllium husk (because I already have that on hand), does the quantity change at all?
Yes. You can use weight or try using about half the amount of whole.
Hi Lisa. Do I have to use coconut flour? I get an allergic reaction to it
You don't have to use coconut flour. You could try using another flour instead or even unflavored whey protein powder.
Why cant you use yeast?
Yeast typically needs sugar to feed off of and it's not needed in this recipe.
Mine looked like the state of Texas but tasted wonderful. I got interrupted while making them after adding the hot water Added a little more to dampen them again. They were great.
Nothing wrong with a Texas shaped tortilla!