Why did we make this recipe for low-carb tortillas? Keto diets have continued to grow and evolve over the last few years from a super trendy weight-loss diet into a diet principle and lifestyle. Learn how to make these easy, delicious tortillas so you can feel like you're breaking your diet, without any of the guilt.
As far as we can tell, the Keto diet has been gaining strength and popularity for the past five years and shows no signs of stopping.
Why is the Keto diet so popular?
Unlike many diets, Keto diet actually seems to be working for countless people. Take a look at some Keto "Before" and "After" pictures on Instagram, and you'll see tons of fantastic results that regular people are seeing.
This low-carb diet comes with one downside, though - sometimes we miss bread. Apart from being very delicious, regular bread is full of carbs. That's exactly why it is not Keto-approved.
Luckily, there are plenty of people developing recipes for Keto-dieters so that they can have the feeling of eating high-carb foods without actually eating them.
Below, we have also created a super simple recipe for Keto tortillas - we simply swapped the regular flour with almond flour, coconut flour, and changed a few other vital ingredients.
It will fit into your Keto diet and allow you to enjoy some of the best tortilla-wrapped foods like tacos, burritos, and more!
What is Keto?
Keto, or the Keto diet, is a high-fat and low-carb diet that puts your body into ketosis, a metabolic state that makes your body more efficient at burning fat stores for energy.
- The Keto diet can help you burn fat and lose weight more quickly and balance blood sugar levels.
- There's scientific evidence linking the diet to a lowered risk of some forms of many diseases, too.
- The typical Keto diet breaks down into a daily intake of 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbohydrates. Generally, this means limiting carbs to 20-50g per day.
- There are few other variations of this diet, but they all contain minimal carbs, which causes the ketosis reaction. The lack of carbs and glucose in your diet forces your body to turn to fat stores for energy.
Are Tortillas Keto?
Regular wheat tortillas contain 50g of carbs per serving, which is likely more than most Keto-dieters are eating in an entire day!
Therefore, wheat tortillas have no place in a Keto diet, as they'd take the body straight out of ketosis.
The classic corn tortilla contains 45g of carbs, far too high to maintain ketosis.
Corn tortillas have fewer carbs than wheat, but they still aren't suitable for a Keto diet.
Our Keto tortillas contain just 7.1g of net carbs, less than one-fifth of a regular tortilla; they can easily fit into the daily diet of anyone trying to keep their body in ketosis.
Keto-friendly tortillas base is made of almond and coconut flour, which are both higher fat and low-carb.
A bit of baking powder helps these tortillas puff up well while an egg keeps them held together nicely, so they won't crumble on you as you eat your favorite tacos.
Keto Tortilla Recipe: How to Make Keto Tortillas
This gluten-free tortilla recipe comes together quickly, so you can enjoy freshly-made tortillas as often as you like.
A few things to consider about this recipe before we get started making tortillas:
- We used a food processor for our recipe. If you don't own a decent food processor, you can use a hand or stand mixer to make your tortilla dough instead. Don't use a blender, as the dough is too sticky and thick, easily damaging the blades.
- It's worth a small investment in a cast-iron tortilla press if you're going to make these Keto tortillas often - the press saves you a ton of time and guarantees an even result.
- Coconut flour can burn quite quickly. These tortillas need cooking at a high heat to keep them from over-cooking and cracking, but you'll need to keep a close, keen eye on them as they fry to prevent burning.
Per 1 serving:
118 kcals; Protein 4.4g; Total Fat 8.6g; Carbohydrates 7.1g; Cholesterol 20.5mg; Sodium 117.4mg.
Keto Tortillas Recipe - FAQ
Do I need a tortilla press?
It's not necessary to have a tortilla press, however we recommend using one, as you'll cut down your prep time and get the most consistent results.
If you don't have a tortilla press:
- Place one dough ball between two parchment paper sheets and use a rolling pin or wine bottle to roll out the tortilla.
- Remove the tortilla from between the paper.
- Repeat for the remaining dough balls.
You can also place the tortilla dough balls between parchment and get a flat, heavy item like a cutting board. Use the cutting board to press down the dough ball until flattened.
Are these wraps vegan?
These wraps are vegetarian, but they're not vegan, as they contain egg.
You can easily adapt these wraps to be entirely plant-based by replacing the hen's egg with a flax egg, though:
- Mix one Tbsp of ground flaxseeds with 3 Tbsp of filtered water.
- Leave it to sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- When you remove the flax egg from the refrigerator, it will be thick and gel-like, like an egg's real texture.
- One Tbsp of flaxseed will increase your carb intake by 0.25g.
What is raw apple cider vinegar, and can I use regular instead?
Raw apple cider vinegar is cloudy, unfiltered, and usually contains small pieces of "the mother," which are raw, natural enzymes and bacteria.
We use raw vinegar over the clear, filtered apple cider vinegar because it's much more beneficial for your body.
Raw apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and all of that bacteria from the mother is incredibly good for balancing gut health.
My dough is dry. What do I do?
If your Keto tortilla dough is too dry or crumbly, keep adding more water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until your tortilla dough reaches a sticky consistency.
Are almond flour and coconut flour good for you?
These flours are both great low-carbohydrate options and are exceptionally good for you compared to wheat flour, too.
- Coconut flour comes from the uber-healthy coconut and is rich in fiber and MCTs, or healthy fatty acids. It can promote stable blood sugar levels in the body while aiding digestion and heart health.
- Almond flour contains high protein levels, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and manganese. It has a low glycemic index, making the flour an excellent choice for anyone trying to lose weight.
Final Notes: The Best Low-Carb Tortilla Recipe
The best part about these Keto tortillas, other than their superb taste, is that they actually stay together when you use them to wrap up your favorite tacos and burritos.
The recipe will easily keep your body in ketosis as you enjoy feeling like you're indulging in some carby comfort foods. We hope you enjoy it!
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