This gluten free keto tortilla recipe takes only minutes to make and looks and tastes like real corn tortillas, without all the carbs!
Tortillas are the cornerstone to family favorite recipes like Enchiladas and Tacos, but with all the carbohydrates in flour and corn tortillas, they just don’t fit into a keto diet. This recipe is my favorite for low carb tortillas since it’s high in fiber, low in carbs, and has only three ingredients. There are only 0.6 g carbs per tortilla!!
This keto tortilla recipe doesn’t use coconut flour, psyllium husk, egg, gluten containing flours or cheese. Instead, a soft, pliable is created using 3 main ingredients – almond flour, lupin flour and xanthan gum!
The key to making these tortillas look and taste like a corn tortilla is the lupin flour. Lupin flour has a texture and flavor just like cornmeal but is high in fiber and low in carbs– perfect for a keto diet!
You can easily make a big batch of these tortillas and freeze them to have on hand anytime you need a taco shell or wrap.
How to make keto tortillas
- Combine ingredients – almond flour, lupin flour, xanthan gum and salt in a bowl. Mix with water until dough forms.
- Divide the dough into eight balls to make mini tortillas or four balls to make 6” tortillas.
- Flatten using a tortilla press or use a rolling pin to flatten between two sheets of parchment paper.
- Place a tortilla in a hot non-stick skillet and cook for 30-60 seconds or until the underside turns brown in some spots, flip and repeat on the other side.
Pro Tip: If the dough is too tacky and moist, sprinkle in more almond flour. If the mixture isn’t forming a dough and is too dry, add just a splash of water to moisten it.
- Almond flour – This flour has a delicate texture and is often used in keto baked goods like my keto pizza dough and almond flour cookies. It’s gluten-free, low in carbs and high in fat, making it perfect for this keto almond flour tortilla recipe.
- Lupin flour – You’ll find this flour used in a lot of high protein keto products on the market. It’s made from lupin beans and is high in protein and fiber while low in carbohydrates. It’s a great substitute for wheat flour in a lot of recipes as it has a light and fluffy texture similar to whole wheat flour. It has a similar flavor to cornmeal which makes it an excellent choice in this keto tortilla recipe!
- Xanthan gum – This is a thickener and stabilizer that’s needed to help hold the tortillas together and help with flexibility, so your tortillas don’t break when you bend or wrap them. Without it, your tortillas will stick to the parchment paper and crumble easily after cooking (not ideal!). Other recipes use psyllium husk to help the tortillas keep their shape; however, psyllium husk can cause your low carb tortilla dough have a purplish color.
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Keto Tortillas Ingredients
Keto Tortillas Directions
Make tortilla dough
In a small bowl, combine almond flour, lupin flour, xanthan gum and salt. Pour in water and mix until dough forms. The dough should feel similar to play-doh.
- ½ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup cup lupin flour
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons water
Roll into balls
Divide dough into 8 balls to make mini tortillas (4”) or 4 balls to make 6” tortillas.
Flatten into tortillas
Flatten into a tortilla using a tortilla press. Sandwich a ball between two sheets of parchment paper and press down to flatten. Can flatten using a rolling pin as well.
Place a tortilla in a skillet heated on high heat. Cook for 30-60 seconds or until the underside starts to turn brown in some spots. Flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds. Remove from skillet and place back on parchment paper to cool.