Keto Tortilla Chips
Crispy, crunchy keto chips made with only 3 ingredients
Crunch on your favorite snack chip - the tortilla chips - with this keto tortilla chip recipe. These chips are super crispy and perfect for scooping up your favorite low carb dip.
There are some foods that we really miss on the keto diet and chips is one of them. Right now, to satisfy that need for a crunchy snack, we only have pork rinds. I make it my mission to turn our favorite foods into keto versions like crackers or french fries and these tortilla chips are no exception.
You no longer have to stare down the potato chips aisle with puppy dog eyes thanks to this keto tortilla chip recipe. It’s so easy to make this keto snack so you can satisfy your crunch craving in about 10 minutes. And with only 3 ingredients, this is one recipe that you will always be ready to make when that desire hits.
Unlike other recipes, these keto chips are super crispy. They even look like a fried tortilla chip from Juanitas with the bumps on top! I’ll share my tips for getting the crispiest tortilla chip. Then you’ll be set with a bowl of fresh guacamole and salsa or use to make keto nachos.
These low carb tortilla chips are made from almond flour and unflavored protein powder. Other recipes use fathead dough made from mozzarella cheese. You are basically making keto cheese chips that don’t taste or look like tortilla chips. These tend to be puffy and more lime a toasted flatbread instead of low carb chips.
How to make keto tortilla chips
- Make dough by combining almond flour, unflavored protein powder, xanthan gum, salt and water.
- Roll out dough very thin.
- Cut into triangle shapes using a knife or pizza cutter.
- Fry in avocado oil until golden brown.
- Almond flour – This nut flour is the base for our chips. Using almond flour yields a nutty flavor and provides substance to our chip. Almond flour also turns golden brown as it fries.
- Protein powder – This ingredient is what makes these chips crunchy and crispy. You can’t substitute the protein powder and you shouldn’t omit it. Make sure you select unflavored or else your chips may have a strange sweet flavor.
- Xanthan gum – The gum is what holds the dough together. It makes it pliable for rolling and frying. You may be able to substitute with other gums like guar gum; however, I haven’t experiment with that.
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Keto Tortilla Chips Ingredients
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon unflavored protein powder
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 dropperful corn extract, optional
- avocado oil for frying
Keto Tortilla Chips Directions
In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, protein powder, xanthan gum and salt. Stir to combine. Pour in hot water and mix until dough forms.
Roll it out
Place dough in between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out in all directions (attempting to form a rectangle shape) until the dough is very thin. The thinner the dough, the crispier the chip. To easily keep the dough from sticking to the parchment paper, carefully peel away the top parchment paper. Then replace and flip over. Then remove the new parchment paper on top. Now the dough will remove easily when you cut your shapes.
Cut into triangles
Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough into triangle shapes. Let the dough dry for several minutes - usually the time it takes to prep and heat the oil.
Fry in oil
In a large skillet add enough avocado oil to cover the dough as they fry. Heat oil to medium heat. Once hot, add a few triangles to the oil (enough to cover the surface) and fry until golden brown. You can flip the chips if desired or lightly press them individually into the oil with a metal spatula.
Dry & salt
Once the chips are golden brown, remove them using a slotted spatula or spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet. Slightly season with salt.
Looks great, will make them when my delivery from Thermomix Aus arrives, not sure these are available in USA? anything to make life easier! https://thermomix.com.au/products/snack-roller-bundle
Is there a replacement for the xanthan gum? I have tried these 3 times already and can’t stomach the xanthan gum.
You can decrease the quantity, try a different gum like agar. Someone on my youtube channel said they use an egg instead and it worked.
Can you bake them instead if frying?
I haven’t tried baking them, but if you do, let me now how it turns out.
This is my 4x finding this recipe and making them. My husband demands them on Sundays! 🙂 So happy he is eating keto.
I have a tortilla press, is that ok to press out the dough?
Yes! A tortilla press will work perfect to flatten the dough.
Annie, can these be used as a soft tortilla? Just a quick fry in a dry non stick pan?
Possibly. The protein powder is what helps to make them crispy. I do have a tortilla recipe coming out in January.
Looking forward to it
These are great to dip in guac and my teenage daughter has made nachos a few times now in the microwave with these as the tortilla chips.
Can you use soy protein powder?
I haven’t tried soy protein or pea protein powder. If you do try it, let me know if it works so I can update the recipe.
Hi! I made the crispy taco shells and they were wonderful. This looks like the same recipe, just in half, if that is the case, should the xantham gum also be reduced to 1/2 tbs? I appreciate your help!
Can you air fry them?
I haven’t tried air frying them, so I’m not sure how well it will work.
Just fyi, tried using psyllium powder instead of Xanthan gum; couldn’t peel them off the parchment paper without them falling apart. So not a good substitute.
Still tried frying them; boy do they fry quickly before burning!
Will try the egg next time.
I made two batches today, one following the recipe, only I used egg white protein powder instead of whey protein powder because that’s what I had. The second batch I replaced a quarter cup of almond flour with Lupine flour. Also experimented with some flavorings, sweet corn and corn bread. I preferred the lupine flour batch made with corn bread extract as far as flavor. Neither batch came out crispy, more bready, like a sopapilla, they puffed up and reminded me of that. I think they would be good drizzled with keto honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Would using a different protein powder cause them to not get crispy?. I was hoping egg white would be a fine substitute, so I don’t have to buy another protein powder. Thanks
Yeah, I bet it was the egg white powder instead of the whey protein powder. Thanks for experiment though. I love sopapilla. Maybe that’s a good replacement for that. I’ll have to try it! Thanks!
Just made these for our KETO Cinco de Mayo dinner and the chips turned out delicious. Followed the recipe and made a few operational changes – shaped the dough into a small 1.5″ diameter roll. Divided into 8 pieces, and used my tortilla press with parchment on both sides. Cut them in quarters with a pizza cutter and fried them up. 32 chips were perfectly crisp and awesomely delicious. Thank you for creating this recipe.