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Keto Almond Flour Tortillas

This is easily the Best Low Carb Tortilla Recipe and is what you have been waiting for! Our keto tortillas are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and are only made with a handful of ingredients. Coming in at only 2.6 NET Carbs per tortilla they are a nice healthy alternative and they make the best tacos!

Easy Almond Flour Tortillas

Have any of you been missing tortillas the way I have? Do you miss the classic taco, enchilada, or quesadilla? If you have been, then you don’t need to miss them anymore.

It took a bit to finalize it but we finally got our almond flour tortilla recipe just right. They are easy to make, easy to shape, and are very pliable. 

If you are a fan of our Low Carb Tortilla Chips, this recipe will blow you away. Tortillas have never tasted so good as they do now! I really hope you guys love them as much as we do. 

If you want to try a different kind of shell for your tacos, then check out our Crispy Keto Cheese Taco Shell…made entirely out of just cheese. Yup that’s right, a cheese lover’s paradise.

What are Low Carb Tortillas?

Low carb tortillas are pretty much what you expect…it’s a tortilla made from either almond flour, coconut flour, or even a combination of both. 

Our keto tortilla recipe is made with superfine almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, egg, water, and a little bit of salt.

All the ingredients are mixed together to form a dough and then rolled out and cut into 6” circles. The xanthan gum is what makes the tortillas bendable and “flour-like.”

Are Tortillas Keto-Friendly?

Easy Keto-Friendly Tortillas

Most corn tortillas that you find in the grocery store or at a restaurant are not going to be keto-friendly. But that’s why we worked so hard to get the right keto tortilla recipe for you. 

I’ll show you the difference between the best low carb tortillas that are homemade and store-bought ones.

  • 1 of our Low Carb Tortillas – 2.6 NET CARBS 
  • 1 Mission Yellow Corn Tortilla – 8.5 NET CARBS 
  • 1 Mission Flour Tortilla – 25 NET CARBS

Are Corn Tortillas Good for a Low Carb Diet?

Unfortunately, traditional corn tortillas are not keto-friendly. They are mostly made of carbs with very little fiber and their 2 main ingredients are corn and flour which are not suitable for a keto diet. 

The average serving size is 2 corn tortillas, which contain a minimum of 17 NET CARBS per serving. That’s way too high when eating keto. 

It’s ok because our low carb tortilla recipe looks and tastes so much like regular corn tortillas, you’ll love them!

Is there a No Carb Tortilla?

Well…sort of. It’s not called a tortilla, it’s called a Crepini Egg Wrap. It’s a wrap made with eggs and cauliflower powder. They are very thin and have become super popular. 

You can find them at most Costco’s and Walmart’s. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, and ZERO NET CARBS. Here are some of the nutrition facts:

1 Crepini:

  • 30 calories 
  • 1.5g Fat
  • 0g Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 0g Sugar 
  • 3g Protein

What Ingredients are in Low Carb Tortillas?

Low Carb Tortillas Ingredients
  • Almond Flour – Superfine almond flour is the best, do not use almond meal. Costco makes my favorite brand of almond flour based on quality and price. 
  • Xanthan Gum – This is a must-have ingredient, without it the dough will be very crumbly and won’t hold together long enough to work with. 
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp baking powder. Use a paleo-friendly baking powder if you are super strict. 
  • Egg – 1 egg will help bind the ingredients together. If you are egg-free you can replace the egg with a chia or flax egg instead. 
  • Salt – Just a little for some flavor, ½ tsp to be exact. 
  • Water –  1 tbsp room temperature water.

Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour for Tortillas

I actually tried making our low carb tortillas with just almond flour, and then I tried a recipe with a combo of almond flour and coconut flour. Honestly, they tasted very very very similar but I ended up going with just almond flour in our gluten-free tortillas

It was what everyone in my house preferred, but it was a close tie. 

If you decide to add coconut flour to the dough, you need to add more liquid. Probably at another tablespoon of water, because coconut flour needs more liquid.

Do Tortillas Have Lard?

For the most part, no, there is not any lard or shortening in tortillas, especially the ones that are factory-made. We do not use lard in our tortillas recipe.

However, there are some families in Mexico that have made tortillas using some lard, but it’s not a common ingredient.

Do Tortillas Need Baking Powder?

In pretty much all keto tortilla recipes there is ½-1 tsp of baking powder. Why? The reason is it just gives a little bit of fluffiness to the grain-free tortillas.

Different Variations of This Recipe

Best Low Carb Tortillas

If you’d like to substitute the almond flour you can use sunflower seed flour instead. It’s a great substitution if you have a nut allergy.  Sunflower seed flour is a 1:1 ratio with almond flour. 

Another good variation is instead of using xanthan gum some people have chosen to use psyllium husk powder instead. The results may not be quite as good but they will still be solid tortillas. You can just experiment a bit.

Tools to Use

  • Mini Food Processor – This is perfect for making the dough. It combines the ingredients perfectly and it’s done in just a minute, two minutes max. 
  • Food Processor – Use a larger food processor if you are doubling the recipe. 
  • 6-inch Round Food Cutter – In my opinion, this is an absolute must. I use this instead of a tortilla press because the press just didn’t get the tortillas thin enough.
  • Rolling Pin – Another must-have tool to roll out the dough. 
  • Parchment Paper – 2 sheets of equal size to roll the dough. 
  • Non-Stick Frying Pan or Non-Stick Griddle

Do I Need to Use a Tortilla Press?

That’s ok, honestly, I found that the tortilla press just didn’t work that well at all. I thought it would be perfect but it just didn’t get the tortilla thin enough.

Can You Make Tortillas with a Rolling Pin?

YES!! This is the best way to make homemade almond flour tortillas. I recommend rolling the dough out in between 2 sheets of parchment paper and then use a 6-inch food cutter to get the shape and clean edges you want.

How to Make Low Carb Tortillas from Scratch 

Now let’s learn step-by-step how to make the best keto tortillas recipe: 

STEP 1: Mixing Ingredients

Gather all of your ingredients. In a food processor add the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, egg, and water.

Process the ingredients until a ball of dough forms.

Low Carb Tortillas dough in mixer

Remove the dough and gently work the dough with your hands and form it into a ball. This will help to activate the xanthan gum.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.

STEP 2: Shaping the Tortillas

After about 15-30 minutes unwrap the ball and cut it into 4 equal-sized pieces.

Roll each piece into a small round ball and set them aside. 

4 balls of Low Carb Tortilla dough

Lay a piece of parchment paper on the counter and place one of the balls in the middle and cover it with another piece of parchment paper.

Ball of Low Carb Tortilla dough

Press the ball down with the palm of your hand.

Pressing the dough

Use a rolling pin to finish rolling out the dough. You want it to be at least 6-inches in diameter, I try to make mine a little bigger than 6 inches.

Carefully peel back the top piece of parchment paper.

Low Carb Tortilla flattened

Press the 6-inch cutter directly into the center of the dough.

Cutting Low Carb Tortillas into circles

Very gently pick up the tortilla and move it to another piece of parchment paper while you make the rest of them. Take the excess dough and put it aside, be sure to save it. 

Uncooked Low Carb Tortillas

Repeat these steps with the rest of the tortillas. 

Gather all excess dough, roll into a ball and make the 5th keto tortilla.

STEP 3: Cooking Tortillas

Heat a non-stick pan on the stove to medium-high heat. You do not need any oil or butter for the pan.

Uncooked Low Carb Tortillas on the counter

Once the pan is hot, add the keto tortilla to the pan. You only want to cook it for about 30-40 seconds on the first side. The tortilla will turn from a yellow color to almost a white color.

Keto Tortillas in a pan

When the keto tortilla changes color, gently flip it over and cook for 5-10 seconds. If you cook it any longer than that, you will overcook it which will result in a tortilla that can break very easily.

Transfer to a plate.

Keto-Friendly Tortillas on a plate

Repeat until all the keto tortillas are cooked. Once you are finished, use the tortillas for whatever dish you want to make.

How to Use Low Carb Tortillas?

What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of tortillas or low carb tortillas? 

Here’s what comes to mind: 

  • Keto Enchiladas – Recipe coming soon! 
  • Keto TacosChicken, beef, pork, steak, and shrimp. 
  • Low Carb Quesadillas
Keto Low Carb Tortillas

FAQs & Best Tips

  • For 1 batch use a mini food processor. 
  • For a double batch use a large food processor. 
  • Xanthan Gum is a must-have ingredient for getting the right bendable texture. 
  • Low carb tortillas are great made the day before and stored in the fridge for meal prepping.

My Tortillas Fall Apart

Your gluten-free tortillas may have fallen apart if you overcooked them

Make sure the pan is hot, then only cook the keto tortilla until the color turns from yellow to white, it only takes about 30-40 seconds. Then flip and cook for 5-10 seconds, quickly remove from the pan. 

Also, be sure to use the xanthan gum, which will really help the keto tortilla from falling apart.

Why Do My Tortillas Crack?

Your gluten-free tortillas probably cracked because they got overcooked. The longer you cook them the higher the risk of them cracking.

Make-Ahead Options

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe

Making keto-friendly tortillas ahead of time is actually a great idea. I always recommend making the dough and storing it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but you can store it for up to 1 day.

How to Store Low Carb Tortillas 

To Store: Leftover low carb tortillas should be stored in the fridge. I always recommend putting parchment paper in between the tortillas to prevent them from sticking. 

Place the homemade almond flour tortillas on a plate and cover them with plastic wrap, or place them into a large Ziploc bag and transfer them to the fridge.

How to Reheat

To reheat your keto tortillas all you need to do is place them in the microwave for 15 seconds or reheat them in a pan for a minute on medium heat.

Can You Freeze Homemade Tortillas?

You can absolutely freeze homemade tortillas! 

  • To Freeze: Freeze the leftover almond flour tortillas in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
  • To Thaw: Thaw at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.

Other Diets This Recipe is Good For

  • Gluten-Free: A lot of gluten-free tortillas are made with corn instead of wheat. So not only being gluten-free tortillas they are corn-free tortillas as well. 
  • Dairy-Free: 100% dairy-free making it a great low carb tortilla recipe that is perfect for pretty much anyone.

Best Low Carb Tortillas to Buy

Low Carb Keto Tortillas

There are some good low carb tortilla options that you can buy if you don’t have the time to make your own. Here are some that I recommend: 

1. Siete Tortillas (Almond Flour or Cassava Flour) 

These are probably my favorite store-bought grain-free tortillas. You can’t find them at most grocery stores, I always get mine at Whole Foods. Siete tortillas are higher in carbs, but their ingredients are top-notch. Those who eat paleo tend to go with these. 

1 Tortilla has:

  • 90 Calories 
  • 5g Fat
  • 10g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber 
  • 1g Protein
  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

2. Mission Carb Balance Flour Tortillas 

These will resemble your typical soft shell taco or burrito shells. You can find them at most grocery stores making them very accessible. They are perfect for burritos and quesadillas. 

1 Tortilla has: 

  • 70 Calories 
  • 3g Fat 
  • 19g Carbs 
  • 15g Fiber 
  • 5g Protein 
  • NOT Gluten-Free

3. NUCO Coconut Wraps 

Loved by many and has great ingredients. Something to keep in mind they have a very strong coconut flavor. 

1 Wrap has: 

  • 70 Calories 
  • 5g Fat 
  • 6g Carbs 
  • 2g Fiber 
  • 1g Protein 
  • Gluten-Free, and Organic

4. Crepini Egg Thins 

These might be the best option when it comes to nutrition facts. In my opinion, they aren’t my favorite option, I don’t love the taste of them. But just because I don’t doesn’t mean you won’t. They can be bought for Costco. 

1 Egg Thin has: 

  • 8 Calories 
  • 0g Fat 
  • 0g Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 1g Protein 
  • Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Dairy-Free

5. La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas 

Similar in taste to the Mission tortillas but probably is just a little healthier. These also can be found in a lot of grocery stores. They are pretty sturdy and will hold up well however they are cooked. 

1 Tortilla has: 

  • 70 Calories 
  • 2.5g Fat 
  • 15g Carbs 
  • 9g Fiber 
  • 5g Protein

Other Similar Low Carb Recipes

Here are a few of our other easy and delicious Mexican recipes that you may also like to make.

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All of them are easy to make, Keto-friendly, and will have your friends and family raving!

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Keto Low Carb Tortillas

Keto Almond Flour Tortillas


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings (1 Tortilla Per Serving) 1x
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This is easily the Best Low Carb Tortilla Recipe and is what you have been waiting for! Our keto tortillas are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and are only made with a handful of ingredients. Coming in at only 2.6 net carbs per tortilla they are a nice healthy alternative and they make the best tacos!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour  
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum 
  • 1 tsp baking powder  
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tbsp water 

Instructions

Notes

2.6 NET CARBS PER TORTILLA 

For 1 batch use a mini food processor. 

For a double batch use a large food processor. 

Xanthan Gum is a must-have ingredient for getting the right bendable texture. 

Low carb tortillas are great made the day before and stored in the fridge for meal prepping. 

To Store: Leftover low carb tortillas should be stored in the fridge. I always recommend putting parchment paper in between the tortillas to prevent them from sticking. Place the almond flour tortillas on a plate and cover them with plastic wrap, or place them into a large Ziploc bag and transfer them to the fridge. 

To reheat: Place them in the microwave for 15 seconds or reheat them in a pan for a minute on medium heat. 

To Freeze: Freeze the leftover almond flour tortillas in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

To Thaw: Thaw at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. 

  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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Josh

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Love these!

Leigh Oskwarek

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Hi Josh, We are so happy that you enjoyed our recipe for almond flour tortillas!! Thanks for letting us know how much you love them. Please feel free to try some of our other recipes too.