Keto Corn-Style Tortillas

This recipe is posted as a courtesy to those following a variety of low-carb and ketogenic diets (not necessarily Meal Plans designed by me). This recipe may or may not be appropriate for you.

Keto Corn-Style Tortillas

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup powdered* psyllium husk
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. *Place 1/4 cup of whole psyllium husk in a clean, dry coffee grinder and pulse several times until it’s a fine powder.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, powdered psyllium husk, baking powder and salt and pulse until well mixed.
  3. Add the egg, apple cider vinegar and water and pulse the food processor until the dough forms a mass, then pulse the food processor a few more times until it forms a ball on the blade.
  4. Remove the dough from the food processor and then knead it as you would regular masa harina dough (the corn flour dough used to make regular corn tortillas) until it forms a smooth ball. Place the dough in a clean plastic bag and let it rest for a full 15 minutes before beginning to make tortillas.
  5. Preheat a stick proof skillet to a medium-high heat. 

6. Cut the ball of dough in half and then each half in 1/4 so that there are eight 1” balls. Lining a tortilla press with a piece of heavy plastic**, place one of the 1″ balls in the press and press well until it is the thickness of a standard corn tortilla. Be careful not to press it too thin or it will break when you try to get it off the plastic). If you don’t have a tortilla press, it can be rolled out between sheets of heavy plastic* until each is 5-inches in diameter.

**Note: I cut open a large freezer weight zipper-style bag to use in the tortilla press when pressing the dough. By peeling one side open, it makes it easy to peel off the other side before transferring the dough to the preheated skillet

7. Immediately transfer the pressed dough onto the preheated non-stick skillet and bake for 20 – 30 seconds (it will have the characteristic char marks!) then flip it over using a spatula and cook until “just” cooked (maybe another 10-15 seconds, maximum.  It is very important not to overcook these or they will not be pliable and will crack when folded. Place on a baking rack for a few minutes to cool, if saving for later or keep them warm wrapped in kitchen cloth until serving.

Can be wrapped in a heavy duty zipper plastic bag and refrigerated or frozen for future use.

Macros (per tortilla)

Energy: 119.2 kcals
Protein: 4.1 g
Net Carbs: 3.8 g
Fat: 8.1 g

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Author: Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD

Joy Y Kiddie MSc., RD - I'm a Registered Dietitian in private practice in British Columbia, Canada that provides low carb and ketogenic services in-person in my Coquitlam office, as well as by Distance Consultation (using Skype / telephone).