Low carb tortilla chips are so easy to make at home. The process uses homemade or store-bought tortillas and turns them into crispy keto chips.
After making my own homemade almond flour tortillas, I knew they would taste great as low carb chips. So, it was just a matter of time before I gave that a try.
These simple almond flour tortilla chips make a wonderful low carb appetizer. Just serve them with my cucumber salsa which has less sugar than a traditional tomato based one. It’s my version of keto chips and salsa!
Although you can easily find low carb tortillas in most food stores, most of them are made with wheat which adds gluten. That’s why I recommend making your own.
A cast iron tortilla maker works great to flatten out the dough quickly. But if you don’t have one, a rolling pin works too. It just takes more time to roll the dough out by hand. So I recommend getting the tortilla maker if you plan to make your own tortillas and keto wraps regularly.
How to make low carb tortilla chips
Although you may be able to use uncooked tortillas for this keto chips recipe, I fried them first. Then, I let the cooked tortillas sit in the refrigerator overnight. For some reason, they are always more flexible the next day after chilling for several hours.
When I was ready to make the low carb tortilla chips, I used a pizza cutter to slice the chilled tortillas into triangles. Next, I placed them onto a baking sheet that was sprayed with a little olive oil. Then I sprayed a little more olive oil onto the tops of the chips and sprinkled on some salt.
After baking at 350°F for about 7 minutes, I took the pan out of the oven and flipped each triangle. I also sprinkled on a little more salt. The pan was then returned to the oven for another 7 minutes to finish crisping up the chips.
I typically just add salt to the chips. But you can add in some spices like garlic powder, cumin, and or chili powder for added flavor. However, if serving them with salsa or a keto cheese dip, just lightly salt them.
Can they be cooked in an Air Fryer instead?
If you have an air fryer, it can be used instead of baking in the oven. The process is basically the same, but you don’t have to preheat.
Instructions for making homemade tortilla chips in an air fryer:
- Spray the basket with a little olive oil
- Add the tortilla triangles in a single layer
- Spray a little more olive oil on top of the chips
- Sprinkle salt on the chips
- Air fry for about 6 minutes at 350°F
- Flip the chips and continue to cook about 2-3 minutes
- Remove if the chips are crisp, otherwise keep checking after a couple minutes until desired crispness is reached
Don’t have an air fryer? You may want to consider getting one as things do cook faster and it’s a great way to “fry” with little oil. I recommend getting one with at least a 5 quart basket like this one: Cosori 5.8 quart Air Fryer.
I make the following recipes in my air fryer:
Why this low carb chips recipe?
Most recipes for keto tortilla chips use either eggs or mozzarella cheese. However, I wanted chips that are both egg-free and dairy-free. That's why this recipe doesn't use eggs or cheese.
I've seen others use a Fat Head style dough for low carb tortilla chips. I may give that a try later using either almond or coconut flour along with mozzarella cheese. Although I have a sensitivity to egg whites, I'm not sensitive to dairy products.
The other great thing about this recipe for low carb tortilla chips is that you can use store-bought tortillas like these instead of making your own. However, the net carb count will be lower if you make your own.
And if you need another great keto dip recipe for the chips, check out this restaurant style salsa!
Why I use psyllium in my tortillas
I like to use psyllium husks in the tortillas because it's a fantastic ingredient to use in gluten-free bread. And, psyllium has zero net carbs because all the carbs are fiber carbs. There are also a number of benefits you get from consuming psyllium.
If you are doing a lot of low carb keto cooking, you should definitely keep some psyllium powder in your pantry. It can be used to make the most amazing low carb bread recipes too.
I've started using psyllium a lot more after I discovered my egg white sensitivity. To replace each egg in a recipe, I use 1 Tablespoon whole psyllium husks to 3 Tablespoons water.
I used to eat tons of eggs before I got tested for food sensitivities. The main symptom that I have after eating egg whites is that I get tired. So, if you get tired after eating eggs, you may want to get tested.
Kitchen Tools for Homemade Low Carb Tortilla Chips
I recommend having the following items for making the recipe:
- Baking Sheet
- Oil Mister
- Pizza Slicer
- Air Fryer (for alternate method)
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Low Carb Tortilla Chips (Keto, Gluten-Free)
- 6 low carb tortillas or store-bought
- avocado oil or olive oil
- sea salt optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut each tortilla into small triangles.
- Using a mister, spray a baking sheet with oil. Place tortilla triangles onto baking sheet then spray tops with more oil. Sprinkle salt on top.
- Bake at 350°F for 7 minutes. Flip the triangles. Add additional salt on top if desired. Return to oven and bake for another 7 minutes or until crisp.
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 153 [carbohydrates] => 7 [protein] => 4 [fat] => 12 [saturated_fat] => 1 [sodium] => 308 [fiber] => 6 [sugar] => 1 [calcium] => 40 [iron] => 0.9 [serving_unit] => tortilla )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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Post updated in May 2019. Originally published June 2017.
I'm excited to try my hand at making these chips! I'm having a hard time deciding on the best dip to have with them.
Guacamole and salsa are my favorite things to dip the tortilla chips in.
How long do these keep and how would you store them? I would like to make the day before I would be using them for a lunch for a group of people.
They are okay at room temperature for a couple days. But I like to keep them in the refrigerator.
This recipe only tells you how to cook the already made tortilla. Do you have a recipe for the actual tortilla? And instead of psyllium, can flaxseed eggs be used?
Yes. Flaxmeal can be used in place of psyllium in my almond flour tortilla recipe.
Hi cannot c any proportions so I can try this recipe
You only need a little olive oil to spray and pre-made tortillas. It can be made in any amount desired.
This may be a silly question, but are you still pan frying them first and then cutting them into triangles, before baking? Or are you rolling out the dough, cutting into triangles and then baking? Thanks!
You can do it either way. But, I do like them pan fried first.
I love this site. I made these tonight with Mission Low Carb tortillas and Ole Extreme Wellness tortillas. At 350 degrees and the convection fan on, I did not even have to turn them. BTW Carb count will be higher for store bought. Thanks for a great shortcut!
Store bought is a good option if you don't have the time to make your own tortillas.
Is the carb count for 1 chip or 1 whole tortilla cut into triangles?
One whole tortilla cut into triangles.
Funny, after I posted a comment, it went to a new window and it pinned just fine. So it did work for me. Thank you for the baking directions to make these chips.
I'm seeing an issue on the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10. Is that the system/browser you are using?
I have made the tortillas and they are great! I will try to make this next time. I can't get it to pin either. I have tried a couple of the different pin icons.
I had no trouble pinning on different computers and browsers. Here's my pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/497084877611991769/
Looks good! Can't get the pin to work....?
Pin is working here. There should be a pin button on each image too.
I'm seeing an issue in the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 so if that's what you are using, try another browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer.