Coconut Flour Tortillas

By abbeysue

At three grams of carbohydrates, coconut flour tortillas are a smart choice for people with diabetes. Plus, they're gluten and dairy free!

Coconut Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup egg whites

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if mixture is too thick)

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 tsp cumin (each:, and garlic)

  • 1/4 tsp salt (each:, and cayenne pepper)

  1. In a blender pitcher, combine all ingredients. Process for 10 to 20 seconds to break up any lumps in the coconut flour. Let sit for 10 minutes so the coconut flour hydrates.

  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and oil the bottom lightly. When hot, pick up the pan and pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the center of the pan, giving the pan a tilt-rotate-jiggle to spread the batter into a thin pancake about 8 inches or so across.

  3. Put the pan back on the burner and let it cook until the top of the tortilla doesn’t look shiny anymore and is not sticky to the touch. If it feels solid enough to flip, it's time to flip. If it needs another minute, give it another minute. Timing isn’t crucial.

  4. Use a big, wide pancake turner to flip it onto the other side. Another minute of cooking and your tortilla is done. I recommend removing it to a paper-towel-lined plate to free up the skillet for the next tortilla.

  5. Makes 6. The last tortilla might be smaller than the others if you have less than 2 ounces of batter remaining at the end.

Nutritional Facts

Per tortilla
Calories - 46
Total Fat - 1 g
Sodium 170 mg
Carbohydrates - 3 g
Dietary Fiber - 1 g
Protein - 4 g

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6 replies

lexibexi 2017-05-23 13:27:20 -0500 Report

Mary1130 You can make coconut flour by putting flaked coconut in the blender til it looks like a flour.

Anonymous 2016-11-29 23:52:05 -0600 Report

Mary1130…using regular flour will increase the carb content a great deal. I've been able find coconut flour at some Wal-Mart SuperCenters and Sam's Clubs.

Mary1130 2016-09-15 10:29:16 -0500 Report

Question: It's hard for me to go to a health food store, and I have been unable to find coconut flour in our stores. Can I use Coconut milk and regular flour? Please and Thank you.

miswiz 2016-07-06 17:27:04 -0500 Report

these would make for some excellant fish or shrimp tacos—-gonna have to try these

ohneclue 2016-07-02 19:02:52 -0500 Report

This is a good substitute for regular tortillas for those times you just need a tortilla. Yesterday we had tacos made with lettuce leaf "tortillas" which we like. Lettuce leaf has even fewer calories so you can eat even more "tacos" but these are many times better than traditional tortillas.