Keto Tortillas Recipe (Only 3.3g Net Carbs!)

Last Updated on August 20, 2021 by Toya

These low carb keto tortillas are made with only 4 ingredients (including water and salt) and are a must try for anyone who likes Mexican dishes or recipes that require tortillas! They’re also made in minutes and are grain free and gluten free!

keto tortillas

Keto Tortillas Recipe

These easy keto tortillas have only 3.3g net carbs per tortilla and are so versatile that they can be used to make low carb snacks, keto breakfast recipes, keto lunch and keto dinners!

Made with blanched almond flour these almond flour tortillas are perfect for anyone trying to eat less carbs without giving up good food.

The best part about these tortillas is that they’re not ‘eggy’ as no eggs were used in this recipe!  So for the days when you’re craving some tacos, quesadillas or fajitas, this keto tortilla recipe is totally worth making especially if you want to enjoy taco Tuesdays on keto

Ingredients & Substitutes

Here are a few easy substitutes you can make if you do not have all the main ingredients needed for the recipe on hand:

  • 1 cup of blanched almond flour – If you do not have this on hand, you can substitute with 1 cup of sunflower seed flour or  1/2 cup of coconut flour. 
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk powder – The psyllium husk in this recipe acts as a binding agent because gluten free flours, like almond flour, do not have a binding agent and can fall apart easily. This is one of the main ingredient that helps the almond flour tortillas to keep their shape and remain malleable. If you do not have psyllium husk powder on hand, you can use and extra teaspoon of xanthan gum instead. 
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum – Some xanthan gum is also used to help the gluten free tortilla dough bind together. This is a very important ingredient for the tortillas to prevent them from breaking apart. You cannot skip this ingredient if you want to have gluten free tortillas that are actually malleable.
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

How to make keto tortillas

Start by gathering all of the ingredients in one place. 

gluten free, sugar free, keto tortilla ingredients

Step one: How to make low carb tortilla dough:

Melt the butter in a microwave. Next, in a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and knead for about 3 minutes or until the dough forms. 

Tip: Alternatively, if you own a food processor, you can pour all of your ingredients in there and mix for 10 -20 seconds until a dough forms. 

Once the dough is made, it should be moist but not sticky.

If you find that your dough is very sticky, add a little more almond flour and knead until it is no longer sticky. 

Divide the tortilla dough into six portions and roll each in a small ball then place on a plate. Cover these with some plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 10 minutes (or as long as 24 hours) until you’re ready to make your gluten free tortillas. 

dough for making tortillas

Step two: How to roll out your tortilla 

The easiest way to do this is to use a tortilla press if you have one. Otherwise without a tortilla press handy, follow the easy steps below to make them with a rolling pin:

  • To make the tortillas, use olive oil to lightly oil the center of 2 pieces of parchment paper or wax paper. Then place the ball of dough between the 2 pieces of oiled parchment paper.
  • Next, using a rolling pin, flatten until a 5 X 5 inch circle forms, making sure to be very gentle throughout this process. 
  • Then gently remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a round bowl or spring form that is wide enough to evenly shape the homemade tortillas. Place the springform or bowl onto the dough and use a knife to trace around the edges of the bowl or springform to form the tortilla shell. 
  • Remove the excess dough from the sides, lift the bowl away, and gently lift the tortilla shell from the other piece of parchment paper.

Step three: Cooking the keto tortillas

Coat a non-stick skillet with some cooking spray and cook each tortilla for 1 -2 minutes per side on medium heat. Once cooked, remove from the heat and place on a plate. 

cooking tortillas

 

Repeat this process six times until all your keto tortillas are cooked.

You can now serve your 10 minute gluten free, keto tortillas in any way you’d like! I’ll show you some ideas below.

low carb tortillas

How to serve these gluten free tortillas

These tortillas are very versatile and can be used to make a ton of  keto recipes. Also, because these low-carb tortillas are so flexible, you don’t have to worry about your tortillas crumbling. With these low carb tortillas you can make:

  • Keto fajita tacos with these chicken fajitas
  • Keto wraps such asa chicken salad wrap made with chicken salad
  • Keto tortilla cups
  • Keto flatbread pizzas
  • Keto nachos
  • Keto quesadillas
  • Keto burritos and so much more.

Lastly, you can use these to make keto tortilla chips to have with spinach dip, with guacamole or with pico de gallo.

Storing and freezing low carb tortillas

Store the raw dough in a fridge, wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to make the tortillas, simply unwrap and follow the steps outlined above to help you roll out the shells and cook them.

You can also freeze these tortilla doughs. To freeze roll out your tortillas, place parchment paper between each tortilla, place in a ziplock bag or air tight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Also, it is possible to freeze the cooked tortillas. Simply place a piece of parchment paper between each cooked tortilla, then place in a ziplock bag or air tight container and freeze for up to 5 months.

To serve; remove from the freezer for 5 minutes. From there, you can either reheat in the oven, for 5 minutes at 350F. or warm up in a non stick pan, coated with cooking spray for 1 minute on each side. 

Variations of keto friendly tortillas 

These tortillas were made very basic and only used salt to season. If you’d prefer, you can also add different flavors to your tortillas by playing around with seasonings, spices and ingredients. Here are some tortilla flavor combinations I’ve tried before: 

  • 1/4 tsp of chicken bullion, 1/4 tsp lime juice, 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder,  1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 2 tsp xanthan gum, 1/4 tsp salt,  mixed with 1 cup of almond flour
 

Keto almond flour tortillas FAQs

Can you eat tortillas on keto?

Yes! If the tortillas are made of low carb/ keto ingredients then they’re okay to have on keto. This recipe for example is made using only keto ingredients and so you can eat these low carb tortillas with no issues. 

How many carbs are in a keto tortilla?

As stated above this tortilla recipe uses keto friendly ingredients Therefore, in every keto tortilla there are 3.3 grams net carbs. 

When it comes to recipes like these keto tortillas, do not expect them to taste exactly like traditional corn tortillas. However, for a delicious low carb, gluten free option, these are a close second and you’ll be glad you found this recipe!

Keto Tortillas - 3.3g Net Carbs!

Keto Tortillas - 3.3g Net Carbs!

Yield: 6 Tortillas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These low carb keto tortillas are made with only 4 ingredient (plus water and salt) and are a must try for anyone who likes Mexican dishes or recipes that involve tortillas! They’re also made in just 10 minutes and are grain free and gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of blanched almond flour (or 1/2 cup of coconut flour)
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk 
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

    1. To start, gather your ingredients in one place. 
    2. Melt the butter in a microwave. Next, in a bowl, combine all the ingredients and knead for about 3 minutes or until the dough forms. 
    3. Once the dough is made, it should be moist but not sticky.
    4. If you find that your dough is very sticky, add a little more almond flour and knead until it is no longer sticky. 
    5. Divide the tortilla dough into six portions and roll each in a small ball then place on a plate. Cover these with some plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 10 minutes (or as long as 24 hours) until you’re ready to make your gluten free tortillas. 
    6. To make the tortillas, lightly oil the center of 2 pieces of parchment paper. Then place the ball of dough between the 2 pieces of oiled parchment paper.
    7. Next, using a rolling pin, flatten until a 5 X 5 inch circle forms, making sure to be very gentle throughout this process. 
    8. Then gently remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a round bowl or spring form that is wide enough. Place the springform or bowl onto the dough and use a knife to trace around the edges of the bowl or spring from to form the tortilla shell. 
    9. Remove the excess dough from the sides, lift the bowl away, and gently lift the tortilla shell from the other piece of parchment paper.
    10. Coat a non-stick skillet with some cooking spray and cook each tortilla for 1 -2 minutes per side. Once cooked, remove from the heat and place on a plate. 
    11. Repeat this process six times until all your keto tortillas are cooked.
    12. You can now serve your 10 minute gluten free, keto tortillas in any way you’d like! I’ll show you some ideas below.

Notes

I tested out these keto tortillas using both almond flour and coconut flour. Both versions were soft and pliable which I believe is due to the use of both the xanthan gum and the psyllium husk powder in the recipe.

However the almond flour tortillas were a bit more flexible than the coconut flour tortillas. Therefore, the almond flour keto tortillas as best for foods like tacos.

On the other hand, the coconut flour tortillas were made with 1/2 a cup of coconut flour and an extra 1/4 tsp of salt to cut down on the sweetness of the coconut flour (all the other ingredient measurements were the same). For me personally, they felt a little drier than the almond flour version, but overall, not drastically different.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1 tortilla
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 7.9gNet Carbohydrates: 3,3gFiber: 4.6gSugar: 0.8gProtein: 4.8g

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